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INATBA Signs Memorandum of Understanding with Blockchain Australia

Brussels, 2 August 2021 – Blockchain Australia and INATBA (International Association for Trusted Blockchain Applications), have signed an MoU to establish a partnership to help advance the global blockchain ecosystem. 

INATBA and Blockchain Australia have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that unites the organisations’ similar goals and establishes a partnership for blockchain and DLT advancement in Australia and worldwide. INATBA and Blockchain Australia have already co-hosted one event in June, MiCA Goes Global: Australia, that featured public and private sector speakers discussing the important role of regulation in the blockchain ecosystem and will continue to collaborate on future events and opportunities. 

Blockchain Australia is Australia’s peak industry network for businesses implementing or evaluating blockchain or distributed ledger technology. Members consist of industry professionals, startups, SMEs, digital exchanges, enterprises and international corporations. 

INATBA (International Association for Trusted Blockchain Applications) convenes industry stakeholders, startups, SMEs, policymakers, international organisations, regulators, civil society and standard-setting bodies to support blockchain and DLT to be mainstreamed and scaled-up across multiple sectors worldwide. INATBA promotes the usage of blockchain technology by developing transparent and trust-based global frameworks across several sectors including privacy, identity, climate action and more.

Commenting on the signing of the MoU, CEO of Blockchain Australia Steve Vallas noted: “We are excited to be working with INATBA, the global convener of the blockchain ecosystem, to build our organisation’s international reach and collaborate on industry-leading events.

INATBA Executive Director Marc Taverner added: “Blockchain Australia is the leading industry association in Australia and an expert on the Australian blockchain space. Our work together will help to build the global DLT ecosystem and shape the future of blockchain.

This memorandum intends to establish a strategic blockchain partnership between Blockchain Australia and INATBA by ensuring knowledge sharing and organisational support around similar industry goals. On the one hand, INATBA’s global work in the blockchain industry will provide Blockchain Australia members the opportunity to learn more about global blockchain policy and innovation, while on the other hand, Blockchain Australia and her members can enrich INATBA’s understanding of the DLT landscape within Australia and the Oceania region. The two organisations will also collaborate on events, including INATBA’s forthcoming flagship event, Convergence. 


About Blockchain Australia

Blockchain Australia is Australia’s peak industry network for businesses implementing or evaluating blockchain or distributed ledger technology. Collectively, Blockchain Australia members and the industries they service advance the adoption of blockchain technology in Australia. The members and industry partners work together to advocate for appropriate regulatory and policy settings. The amplification of projects is a priority of the organisation.

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INATBA is the leading convener in the global blockchain ecosystem, offering developers, companies, and users of blockchain/distributed ledger technology a forum to interact with regulators and policymakers and bring blockchain technology to its next stage. INATBA currently has 167+ active nonprofit and enterprise members and is advised by more than 40 academic institutions and 23 governmental organisations and agencies from 15 countries across Europe, North America, Africa, and Asia. INATBA often issues research and commentary on blockchain regulation and policy from its 14 workgroups spanning finance, governance, education, healthcare, identity, climate action, and more. The mission of INATBA is to develop transparent and inclusive governance and cooperation models for blockchain applications, to inform policy and regulatory measures that may contribute to harnessing the many opportunities of blockchain through a close dialogue with policy-makers and regulators, and promote regulatory convergence that drives potential impacts for society and the economy from these technologies. To learn more, visit

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