About

The United States Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Association was founded with a patriotic spirit and lofty objective: to make the United States the #1 location for blockchain and digital asset companies.

It has become clear blockchain technology (more broadly distributed ledger technology) will irrevocably alter and improve most of the way the world and technology works, as we know it.

Yet, we are faced with a unique and growing problem in the United States: it is not among the most favorable places in the world to base or build a blockchain or digital assets based company.  Many of our brightest minds are leaving big US tech companies for opportunities in the blockchain industry. Regulations and tax laws in the United States make it very difficult to domestically implement the technology legally sending them out of the country.  For those already outside our borders, the United States is never a serious consideration when domiciling their businesses.

This will have a long lasting and severe impact on the United States position as a technology leader on the global stage.

The United States Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Association was created to solve this problem.

By advocating for sound industry practices, regulation and public policies that foster efficient, transparent and fair standards for the use of blockchain technologies, decentralized assets, and cryptocurrency. The USBCA will:

  • Drive communications that aggressively promote blockchain, while developing stakeholder champions for its transparency, security and cost advantages.
  • Provide timely, relevant industry statistics and information on emerging issues for enhanced industry transparency.
  • Create, maintain, monitor and advocate for standards and technical documents that encourage the use of blockchain.
  • Advance regulatory and legislative policy in state, federal and international arenas.
  • Convene forums on emerging and relevant issues in order to strengthen the industry.
  • Facilitate the sharing of best practices in security and safety performance.

The United States Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Association provides global standards, industry statistics and expert knowledge to professionals, member companies and policy makers nationwide. Highly engaged in public policy and technical forums, the USBCA is committed to advancing blockchain and cryptocurrencies as the distributed ledger technology and currency of choice around the world.

The USBCA is comprised of and represents domestic and international professionals and companies conducting business in the United States throughout the value chain, from development, implementation to ICO planning and advertising.  The USBCA is the industry’s leading voice in the United States providing global standards, business intelligence, research and industry expertise to member companies, policymakers and the general public.

The blockchain industry helps developers produce innovative products, including more data efficient accountability, exchanges of value and facilitates new methods of transacting business functions.  In the U.S., $945 million was spent on blockchain solutions in 2017. This amount is expected to reach $2.1 billion during 2018. Blockchain spending is expected to grow at a robust pace over the 2016-2021 forecast period with a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 81.2%, reaching a total spending of $9.2 billion in 2021.

USBCA Timeline

December 2017

First Meeting of the Connecticut Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Association

The USBCA’s origins can be traced back to a Meetup amongst new professionals and enthusiasts in Darien, CT to discuss crypto assets, blockchain technology and the latest concerns in the industry around legality and regulations.

December 2017

February 2018

First Meeting of the New York Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Association

Significant interest in New York City developed around the CBCA Meetup in December and the NYBCA was born.

February 2018

March 2018

United States Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Association Founded

Founders of the Connecticut and New York Meetups recognized a lack of industry representation at a national level as more interest in the events became evident.  With an absence of lobbying effort driven by non-private interests for the industry, the Meetups were merged into a singular organization titled the United States Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Association.

March 2018

April 2018

Lobbying Efforts begin in Washington D.C.

The USBCA begins working with a very experienced and high profile DC lobbyist passionate about blockchain technology who was involved in the 2016 Presidential Campaign for a major candidate, raising nearly $200M for the effort.

April 2018

May 2018

Launch of the USBCA Website

The official website for the United States Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Association goes live for the first time.

May 2018

June 2018

USBCA Sets Initial Policy Platform

The USBCA focuses its efforts on four main industry issues and creates its platform on policies around Taxation, Securities Regulations, Patents and Advertising.

June 2018

June 2018

USBCA represents the Industry for the first time during Alts Capital NY

Founder Peter Sinkevich represents the USBCA as a speaker during the Alts Capital NY event held at the Cornell Club on June 19th to a conference full of finance and industry professionals interested in investment into blockchain technology.

June 2018

July 2018

The USBCA is featured and quoted in it’s first press coverage

July 2018

December 2018

USCBA Speaks at Crypto Pro Miami Art Week

Founder Peter Sinkevich represents the USBCA during Crypto Pro Miami Art Week December 7th at Art Basel moderating and speaking on topics and concerns for investors looking to expose their portfolios to the blockchain and crypto asset classes.

December 2018

January 2019

USBCA Co-Hosts Crypto Pro Expo 2019

The USBCA is named the Co-Host of the Crypto Pro Expo 2019 two-day conference in San Francisco, January 29th – 30th at the Hyatt Regency SF.

January 2019

CRYPTO PRO Miami Art Week

An audience brimming with investors. The best hotel in Miami Beach. Open bar for 5 hours in front of the beach starting at sunset.
 
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