Australian blockchain industry bodies merge

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Industry body for Australian blockchain businesses Blockchain Australia has merged with the Australian Digital Currency Association (ADCA), a body representing similar interests.

The boards of Blockchain Australia and ADCA had already approved the merger plan, which was sealed following an Extraordinary General Meeting of ADCA members.

The merger was formally signed last week. The new organisation will be called Blockchain Australia.

“Bringing the two organisations together will allow the whole Australianblockchaincommunity to speak more clearly and consistently to key stakeholders including governments and regulators and will strengthen the connections between all parts of the Australianblockchainecosystem,” said Blockchain Australia CEO and managing director Nick Giurietto of Blockchain Australia.

Former ADCA Chairman, Ron Tucker is chair of the new organisation, and chairman of the pre-merger Blockchain Australia, Adam Poulton serves as deputy chair.

A merged board will serve until the new organisation’s Annual General Meeting in November.

“Now that the merger has been formalised, first steps will include combining our website and newsletters. More importantly, we will soon be introducing better ways for businesses in theblockchainspace to connect with the many passionate and skilled individuals along with an enhanced offering of meet-ups and education services,” Giurietto added.

The merger brings with it a new logo for the organisation.

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