We lead blockchain policy in the state that leads the nation.
Organize educational opportunities; publish data and research to promote legislation and regulations that support the growth of the blockchain indsutry in California
Engage with decisionmakers at the state and local level to better shape and inform legislation and regulations relevant to the blockchain industry
Bring together industry, government, academia, non-profits and the public by hosting and participating in speaking events, rountables and education opportunities
Find ways that Government can drive and support a more decentralized economy & world
WHO WE ARE
The Blockchain Advocacy Coalition is the first and only membership driven industry association committed to educating legislators and regulators about blockchain technology in the state of California. We advocate for, sponsor and organize outreach efforts for blockchain policy. We partner with blockchain policy experts and coalitions across the state and nation to drive a cohesive and effective message when it comes to the potential of Web3 and its applications.
We led the effort to pass the first two blockchain bills in California in 2018, and have helped shape the state’s blockchain policy since through proactive legislation, facilitating educational roundtables with elected officials, and working with our state regulatory agencies to ensure that regulations work for industry. We are a coalition focused on achievable, forward-thinking and high-impact advocacy work.
Our team has deep expertise in all aspects of Web3 and includes developers, product managers, venture capitalists, privacy & identity experts, veteran lobbyists, CEOs, government relations leaders, campaign consultants, fintech attorneys, and community organizers.
Advisory Board Members
Kaliya Young, Digital ID Policy Advisor
Ben Weis, CEO, Coinflip
Dan Swislow, Head of Policy & Government Affairs, Block
Tony Rose, Head of Product-Identity, IOHK
Chris Hayes, Steward Asset Management
Leslie Katz, Partner, Practus
Brynly Lyr, World Economic Forum
WHAT WE DO
Our coalition is comprised of working groups focused on bringing industry experts together to grapple with some of the most complex policy issues facing the Web3 ecosystem today, while identifying solutions and opportunities.
IDENTITY & VERIFIABLE CREDENTIALS
The Verifiable Credentials Policy Committee is a subcommittee of the Blockchain Advocacy Coalition. It is made up of a group of businesses and identity experts who will help develop policy proposals, support legislation and provide expert testimony and guidance to the state.
Develop proactive & sensible virtual asset regulations that work for an ever-evolving and diverse industry. Work closely with key legislative policy committees and regulatory agencies to serve as a credible and trusted resource.
BLOCKCHAIN FOR PUBLIC GOOD
Connecting innovators to the Government to solve real problems. Unlocking the potential of Web3 to make life better for Californians.