WHY THIS MATTERS?
WHY THIS MATTERS?
The ABCA is a not-for-profit, membership-driven community of stakeholders with a vested interest in the continued free development of blockchain- and distributed ledger-based technologies. These technologies are ushering in the next information evolution, which will see significant disruption to a broad swath of industries across the global economy, from finance and health care, to energy and the environment, consumer technology, supply-chain management, the delivery of public services, national defense and security, and on.
Since 2009, the classic innovation life-cycle has been characterized by rapid prototyping and "bleeding edge" adoption across a limited product set. The period 2015-2017 witnessed a rapid acceleration of cultural awareness about the financial and technical potential of cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Litecoin - assets which have fueled public interest.
However, the true potential of cryptocurrencies - and in particular, underlying foundational technologies such as blockchain cyber-infrastructure, decentralized and distributed computing, and distributed ledgers - have only begun emerging with viable business cases that fundamentally re-assess the underlying client-server/relational database model which underpins the vast majority of 50 years' worth of global information computing technology (ICT), innovation and infrastructure.
WHAT WE DO?
Timely analysis by our team of experts of all policy work which may impact the interests of the ABCA membership.
Coordinating and communicating cutting-edge training offerings for our members across a broad spectrum of topic classes.
Daily, Weekly and Monthly analysis of market trends, developments, market risks which could offer both opportunities and threats.
Regularly scheduled in-person and virtual networking offerings, helping connect members with one another and with thought leaders in the world of industry and policy.
Members-only research into ways that innovation is affecting transformation across and within industries on a local, statewide, national, and even international scale.
Regular engagement with key players in the worlds of technology, finance, compliance, risk management, and policy to advocate for our members and advance their interests.