Global Blockchain Business Council

Global Blockchain Business Council (GBBC) is the largest leading industry association for the blockchain technology and digital assets community. Launched in Davos in 2017, GBBC is a Swiss-based non-profit, with more than 500 institutional members, and 231 Ambassadors across 109 jurisdictions and disciplines. The organization is dedicated to furthering adoption of blockchain technology by convening regulators, business leaders, and global changemakers to foster collaboration and advance dialogue to create more secure, equitable, and functional societies. 

GBBC Digital Finance (GDF) is the UK-based financial services division of GBBC. GDF focuses on the adoption of best practices for cryptoassets and digital finance technologies through the development of conduct standards in a shared engagement forum with market participants, policymakers, and regulators. 

InterWork Alliance (IWA), an initiative of GBBC, empowers organizations to adopt and use token-powered services in their day-to-day operations, across use cases and networks, bringing inclusivity to globally distributed applications.

BITA Standards Council (BITA) is GBBC’s global transportation and commerce initiative. GBBC’s BITA initiative consists of global companies with a shared vision to leverage blockchain technology to define and grow open-source supply chain standards.

In 2023, Global Blockchain Business Council (GBBC) announced the appointment of their 2023 Ambassadors, broadening GBBC’s global reach to 231 ambassadors and 109 jurisdictions and disciplines

GBBC Ambassadors are innovators and changemakers who strive to provide powerful insights, particularly in areas of technology, governance, law, finance, civil society, and academia.

Since its inception, GBBC has relied on its global Ambassador network to expand our global community, presence, and impact. GBBC Ambassadors act as trusted advisors to GBBC’s leadership and members, providing invaluable guidance and assistance on how to engage with diverse global communities to carry out GBBC’s mission to the highest standards.
Read the announcement: Introducing the 2023 GBBC Ambassador Cohort – Global Blockchain Business Council (

In December 2022, GBBC released Global Standards Mapping Initiative (GSMI) 3.0, the most comprehensive effort to map and analyze the blockchain and digital assets ecosystem across six key areas: 

  1. Digital Assets Regulation Map 
  2. Taxonomy  
  3. Technical Standards 
  4. Blockchain & Digital Assets Landscape  
  5. University Courses & Degree Programs 
  6. Fact Cards on Key Themes 

GSMI 3.0 builds upon GSMI 2.0 – released in 2021 – by mapping, cataloging, and analyzing data from 210  jurisdictions with regulatory developments for blockchain and digital assets, 180+ terms in a sector-specific taxonomy, 50 technical standards bodies, 2,000+ stakeholders in the blockchain and digital assets landscape, and 700+ university courses and degree programs to provide a holistic view of the industry’s global activity.

Spotlight: Jacqueline Cooper, J.D.: Ambassador – Media | Global Blockchain Business Council (GBBC)

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