The Chamber is Turning 4!

Today, the Chamber of Digital Commerce is the world’s largest trade association representing the digital asset and blockchain industry, with our membership now comprising more than 200 of the most exciting and inventive companies in the space. In this ever-changing industry, the Chamber will adapt, grow and continue its mission of promoting the adoption and use of blockchain technology. Below you will find a small sample of the Chamber’s many accomplishments over the past four years. We are extremely grateful for the relationships we have developed with our Members, partners and policymakers, and the progress we have made. We look forward to continuing our mission in the years to come!

 

Chamber Top Accomplishments:

 

July 19, 2014: Chamber of Digital Commerce launches

In 2014 the Chamber of Digital Commerce launched with 15 member companies and immediately began its mission to promote the acceptance and use of digital assets and blockchain-based technologies.

 

August 2014: Chamber holds its first Education Day on Capitol Hill

At the time, the industry needed a policy-focused, boots-on-the-ground association to work directly with regulators to educate them on the realities of blockchain technology and the promise it held. Within a month of the Chamber’s founding, our mission began with the first-ever Bitcoin Education Day on Capitol Hill. Later in 2017, more than 70 Chamber members held meetings with more than 100 Congressional offices at our Congressional Blockchain Education Day

 

October 22, 2015: Chamber launches Blockchain Alliance 

Founded by the Chamber of Digital Commerce, the Blockchain Alliance is comprised of a broad coalition of companies and other institutions that have come together to address public safety concerns about digital currencies and the blockchain. https://digitalchamber.org/blockchain-alliance-forms-washington-dc/

 

March 2016: Chamber holds the inaugural DC Blockchain Summit (followed by record breaking attendance at our Summits in 2017 and 2018)

In 2018, the Chamber of Digital Commerce and Georgetown University’s Center for Financial Markets and Policy brought more than 600 participants to its Third Annual DC Blockchain Summit, held in Washington, DC. The Summit featured discussions from more than 70 global thought leaders on a range of topics, including: key market developments, initial coin offerings, bitcoin futures and ETFs, trading and investing in cryptocurrencies, smart contracts, legislative and regulatory trends, and more.

March 16, 2016: Chamber Testifies before Congress

In 2016, the Chamber testified in the U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee hearing entitled “Disrupter Series: Digital Currency and Blockchain.” Matthew Roszak, co-founder of Bloq, testified on behalf of the Chamber of Digital Commerce to underline the benefits of blockchain technology, its potential to drive innovation, jobs and investment, as well as highlight the industry’s current scalability challenges and potential solutions to build consensus.

 

June 3, 2016: Chamber Meets with Janet Yellen, presents at Federal Reserve with over 90 Central Banks

The Chamber helped facilitate discussions at an event hosted by the Federal Reserve, World Bank, and IMF in Washington, DC. Central banks from over 90 countries participated at the event titled “Finance in Flux: The Technological Transformation of the Financial Sector.”

 

September 27, 2016: DC Blockchain Center Ribbon-cutting

The Chamber and technology incubator 1776 partnered to launch the DC Blockchain Center to serve as Washington, DC’s entrepreneurial resource for technology providers and governments investing and innovating in blockchain-based technologies. The DC Blockchain Center is the first blockchain incubator in Washington, DC. It’s focused on helping regulators and government agencies, including state, federal and international, understand the potential benefits of blockchain technology and public-sector use cases, and to provide a forum for the public and private sectors to collaborate.

 

October 2017: Chamber hosts first ever blockchain certified trade mission to the United Arab Emirates

The blockchain trade mission included a delegation of Chamber members with representatives from Bloq, Cisco, CMT Digital, Cognizant, Gem, Hogan Lovells and Netki. A key part of the mission focused on increasing US-based companies’ presence in the UAE to help collaborate in implementing the “Dubai Blockchain Strategy,” a vision to make Dubai the first blockchain-powered government in the world by 2020.

 

November 2017: US Department of Commerce and Chamber of Digital Commerce Lead US Business Delegation to Singapore FinTech Festival

The U.S. Department of Commerce Commercial Service, together with the Chamber of Digital Commerce, led the U.S. Business Delegation to the second edition of the Singapore FinTech Festival.

The delegation included more than 25 FinTech and blockchain representatives from U.S.-based companies and Chamber of Digital Commerce members. The Festival was organized by the Monetary Authority of Singapore with more than 25,000 attendees from over 100 countries. The mission included a comprehensive program to promote and support U.S. FinTech and blockchain business in the ASEAN region, including access to regional investors, private briefings from ASEAN regulators and special networking events.

 

December 19, 2017: Launch of the Foundation of the Chamber of Digital Commerce

The Chamber announced the launch of its affiliate organization, The Foundation of the Chamber of Digital Commerce in 2017. The Foundation is a non-profit charitable organization that sponsors and supports research and educational activities to promote the acceptance and use of digital assets and blockchain technologies.

 

July 2018: Chamber reaches 200 members.

The Chamber reached 200 members in July 2018. Consisting of Fortune 500 companies, start-ups and top law firms, the Chamber is the largest blockchain trade organization in the world.