Associations for Blockchain Technology, Digital Assets Adoption to Merge

The combined entity, to be named Global Blockchain Business Council, are merging to a 500-member institution, with teams across EMEA and APAC.

AccessTimeIconMay 25, 2022 at 12:30 p.m. UTC
Updated May 25, 2022 at 7:03 p.m. UTC

Jamie Crawley is a CoinDesk news reporter based in London.

The Global Blockchain Business Council (GBBC) and Global Digital Finance (GDF) – the major industry associations for blockchain technology and adoption of digital assets – will merge, creating a single association of nearly 500 institutional members.

  • The new group will be named Global Blockchain Business Council (GBBC), and will be the world's largest industry association of blockchain technology and digital assets, according to the announcement.
  • GDF will be renamed GBBC Digital Finance and be based in the U.K. with teams across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and Asia Pacific (APAC).
  • The aim of the merger will be to spur adoption of crypto and digital assets by institutional entities through the alignment of GDF's efforts with the GBBC's advocating for blockchain technology.

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