The Blockchain Association of Australia Inc. is a Not-For-Profit Incorporated Association registered in Victoria, Australia. The goal of the Association is to grow and enhance the Australian Blockchain community and to further enhance the ecosystem. To achieve this, the Association, through the local community, and industry professionals aims to develop and bring forward activities such as;
Regular Meetup groups
Community hackathons and innovation challenges
Social media content
The primary objective of the Association is to uplift the Blockchain ecosystem and community and to address the critical skills gap in Australia with respect to Blockchain technology. The Blockchain Association of Australia aims to educate, develop and empower the Blockchain community of Australia and connect with both global leaders and best practice.
We are a membership based, organisation. To join our organisation, please click here. Note that whilst we are an Australian based organisation, we are happy to accept members who are not based in Australia.
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WHAT WE DO ?
Education and Awareness – Bitcoin and Blockchain technology is evolving rapidly and becoming more pervasive. Community and stakeholder educational is essential. The Association will support and lead initiatives to inform and educate all stakeholders in the ecosystem.
Community Outreach – Ongoing membership and community involvement will build capacity, and ensure the Association sustainability and impact.
Governance – The Association will promote good governance and best practice in a transparent and accountable fashion, and seek Australian and international partnerships and collaboration.
Regulation – There is still much work to do around merchant adoption, friendlier user experience, regulatory clarification, the opening of bank accounts for cryptocurrency startups and trading accounts around the world, closing the gap between innovation and regulatory roadblocks (who have legitimate concerns around compliance, consumer protection, KYC, fraud prevention and AML).
Startups, Incubators and Investment – The Association will provide mentoring and guidance to startups, incubators and investors to support innovation and growth in the digital currency and Blockchain technology ecosystem.
R & D – With an eclectic mix of backgrounds and experience in the Blockchain community, the Association offers a wide array of insights and expertise. From compliance and regulation to developer community and position papers, the Association acts as a central think tank for Blockchain and digital currency in Australia.
Chami AkmeemanaCEO - Blockchain Learning Group & Blockscale Solutions
Jared Hardwayne-GidanskyBNY Mellon, Enterprise Ethereum Alliance
Sophie GilderHead of Blockchain, Commonwealth Bank of Australia
Michael HendricksChief Risk Officer, ME Bank
Trent BarnesEntrepreneur & Investor
Paul XuerebBlockchain Strategy Consultant
Dr Liming ZhuCSIRO Data61
Steven Marshall Leader of the State Liberal Party of South Australia
Dr. Adrian McCullaghPrincipal at ODMOB Lawyers, International Blockchain Intellectual Property Committee
As the Blockchain Association of Australa is a not for profit organisation, we are primarily funded through our membership base, which supports the operating costs of the Association.
Membership fees are AUD$50, and your fees will go towards funding;
– Administering the association
– International guest speakers