Blockchain Association Of Canada, Chamber of Digital Commerce Join Forces To Jointly Expand Advocacy Mission

Blockchain, Group, News | February 5, 2019 By:

Blockchain trade association the Chamber of Digital Commerce has united with the Blockchain Association of Canada (BAC) to enhance the advocacy resources in Canada.

Launched in July 2014, the Chamber of Digital Commerce is the world’s first and largest trade association representing the crypto and blockchain industry. It represents over 200 companies that are investing in and innovating with blockchain technology. It is also the founder of the Token Alliance, Blockchain Intellectual Property Council, Smart Contracts Alliance, Blockchain Alliance, Global Blockchain Forum and many other key industry initiatives.

The BAC is a national non-profit dedicated to raising awareness, provide support, and further adoption of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technologies among Canadian consumers, merchants, businesses, regulators, and policy makers. It promotes studies and research and supports participation in Canadian and international partnerships and associations.

As part of its collaboration with the chamber, the BAC will be renamed the Chamber of Digital Commerce Canada. Tanya Woods, executive director of the BAC, will serve as managing director of the Chamber of Digital Commerce Canada, leading the organization’s operations from Ottawa.

“Canada is a leader when it comes to driving innovation, entrepreneurship and the digital economy,” said Woods, who previously worked for multinational companies including BCE, Microsoft and Nintendo. “Canada’s blockchain leaders and government would like to see a strong and coordinated blockchain ecosystem that is ready and able to effectively collaborate with policymakers to ensure the industry in Canada will thrive.”

Perianne Boring, founder and president of the Chamber of Digital Commerce, said that bringing the two organizations under the same banner sends a powerful message to their respective members, blockchain ecosystem participants, and policymakers.

“Tanya brings more than a decade of strategic advocacy experience and is a trusted advisor to the blockchain community and the Canadian Government at the highest levels,” Boring said. “She is a strong advocate for the Canadian blockchain community.”

The Canadian government has been investing in innovative technologies to help create good middle-class jobs and ensure the country punches above its weight in a competitive global market. As a result, some of the most prominent and forward-thinking blockchain innovators in the world call Canada home.

“Canada is well positioned to be a global leader in the burgeoning blockchain economy,” said Don Tapscott, executive chairman of the Blockchain Research Institute and advisory board member of the Chamber of Digital Commerce. “It is critical for Canada to have a unified local community driving blockchain adoption and I am pleased to see the Chamber of Digital Commerce’s investment in the Canadian blockchain economy.”