Chamber of Digital Commerce & Blockchain Association Merge In Canada
The Chamber of Digital Commerce, the world’s biggest and oldest blockchain trade association, has merged with the Blockchain Association of Canada (BAC) to form the Chamber of Digital Commerce Canada. The Chamber of Digital Commerce, which was established in July 2014, has seen growth of more than 100% for the past four years.
Today, the Chamber symbolizes more than 200 companies investing in blockchain technology and innovating. Tanya Woods-a renowned constitutional and policy advisor and BAC’s executive director-will act as the managing director of Chamber of Digital Commerce Canada, heading the organization’s Ottawa operations.
Woods’ prior experience involves supporting Canada’s digital innovation ecosystem, locally and internationally, for the Government of Canada and multinationals such as Microsoft, BCE and Nintendo.
Perianne Boring, founder and president of the Chamber of Digital Commerce, said “Bringing our two organizations under the same banner sends a powerful message to our 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. She is a strong advocate for the Canadian blockchain community.”
Woods said “Canada is a leader when it comes to driving innovation, entrepreneurship and the digital economy. 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.”
A few of the world’s most influential and prospective blockchain innovators call Canada home. The firm policy commitments of Canada to foster innovation and the digital economy continue to lure both blockchain investors and innovators.
Kyle Kemper, chairman of the board for the Blockchain Association of Canada, said “It has been such an honor to see the evolution of the Blockchain Association of Canada. Earlier this year it became clear that we need to elevate representation for Canada’s blockchain stakeholders to ensure that Canada can continue to succeed as a leading blockchain hub.”
Don Tapscott, executive chairman of the Blockchain Research Institute and advisory board member of the Chamber of Digital Commerce, said “Canada is well positioned to be a global leader in the burgeoning blockchain economy. 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.”