CONTACT: Mark Montoya, GBA Chief Data Officer

FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA – The Government Blockchain Association is pleased to be named an affiliate for the Blockchain Research Institute Leadership for Blockchain Transformation Program. As an affiliate, Government Blockchain Association and its members will play an important role in the Blockchain Research Institute’s ground-breaking research on the implementation of blockchain technology across public and private sectors.

“We are thrilled to have GBA join the BRI and I look forward to working together. Thank you for your partnership,” said Don Tapscott, Chief Executive Officer of the Tapscott Group Inc., and Cofounder of The Blockchain Research Institute.

“The Government Blockchain Association is pleased to have the Blockchain Research Institute, one of the most prestigious blockchain organizations in the world as a GBA member,” said Gerard Dache, Government Blockchain Association’s President. “As an affiliate of the Leadership for Blockchain Transformation Program, Government Blockchain Association members are excited to partner with one of the world’s top global researchers to promote and expand the acceptance of blockchain technologies.”

Government Blockchain Association (GBA) promotes blockchain technologies by empowering individuals and organizations to connect, communicate, and collaborate to solve public sector challenges around the world through 100 GBA Local Chapters and 50 Blockchain Working Groups.

The Blockchain Research Institute (BRI) is an independent, global think-tank, co-founded by Don and Alex Tapscott. BRI brings together the world’s top global researchers to undertake ground-breaking research on blockchain technology.

Funded by a membership consisting of international corporations and government agencies, BRI’s research program is founded on more than 100 projects documenting the strategic implications of blockchain on business, government, and society. The new program, BRI 2020, introduces new deliverables in addition to our research, designed to help our members not just navigate the blockchain revolution, but lead it.

GBA’s mission is to bring together all levels of governments from around the world with various industries for creating helpful dialogue that facilitates the efficient, ethical, and rational adoption of blockchain technology to increase the quality of life for all citizens on a global level.

By cultivating professional networking, training, and educational opportunities between technologists, lawmakers, application specialists, and those who want to learn about the new and emerging digital currencies, GBA acts as a catalyst in creating a public dialogue and positive leveraging of blockchain technology globally.

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