WASHINGTON, July 16, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Chamber of Digital Commerce, the world’s leading blockchain trade association, announced today the addition of new members to its Executive Committee. Five leading financial services and blockchain technology innovation firms - BitPay, Civic, DocuSign, Nexus and SALT - will play an integral role in helping to shape and drive the mission of the organization.
“We’re pleased to welcome the new member companies to the Chamber,” said Perianne Boring, founder and president, Chamber of Digital Commerce. “These innovative companies are reimagining financial services and redefining the way consumers and businesses participate in the emerging blockchain-based economy. We welcome their perspective and expertise as we continue in our work to advocate for the power and future of blockchain.”
Statements from New Members
"As one of the oldest cryptocurrency companies, BitPay’s goal is to make it easy for businesses to accept cryptocurrency,” said Stephen Pair, chief executive officer, BitPay. “We started in 2011 with a merchant processing solution and today offer a cross-border payment solution for businesses who need to send and receive international payments directly and more economically than traditional bank wires. As a Chamber member, we want to support efforts to promote acceptance and education of cryptocurrency benefits to businesses globally."
"Civic is solving one of the biggest challenges in our modern world: how do you securely prove your identity for both online and physical services? Personal data is increasingly vulnerable to data breaches, and many people still lack access to basic identification documents. Our digital identity ecosystem expands access to identity verification, empowering more businesses and individuals to interact efficiency, safely, and securely in the world," Vinny Lingham, CEO and co-founder, Civic. "As Chamber of Digital Commerce members, we look forward to continue working with the community to break down adoption barriers, shape the emerging blockchain industry, and preserve incentives for innovation."
“As longstanding proponents of legislation and regulation that put proper guardrails in place to speed digital business, DocuSign is pleased to unite forces with the Chamber of Digital Commerce to work with Washington around digital assets and blockchain-based technologies,” said Reggie Davis, general counsel, DocuSign. “We look forward to bringing our 15 years of leadership in electronic signature and our expertise on modernizing the System of Agreement to this promising arena.”
“Nexus is committed to improving the world by connecting people through advanced distributed ledger technology and peer to peer networking. By collaborating with other organizations as part of the Chamber of Digital Commerce, Nexus can help aid the collective mission of supporting regulatory structure, through advancing education and innovation in the blockchain space,” said Ajay Ahuja, chief executive officer, The Nexus Embassy. “It’s exciting to see so many organizations come together to grow this industry and promote the principles of decentralization, transparency and empowerment.”
“SALT Blockchain Financial Technology launched the first platform to offer membership-based borrowing, allowing people to leverage cryptocurrencies for cash loans while simultaneously giving financial institutions and investors a way to become indirectly involved with this new asset class," said Shawn Owen, president & CEO, SALT Blockchain Financial Technology. "We are honored to join the list of top tier businesses supporting these important industry efforts. In the coming months and years we must come together to advance informed legislation driving innovation while protecting consumer and investor interests.”
About the Chamber of Digital Commerce
The Chamber of Digital Commerce is the world’s largest trade association representing the digital asset and blockchain industry. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., the Chamber is the founder of the Token Alliance, Blockchain Intellectual Property Council, Smart Contracts Alliance, Blockchain Alliance, Global Blockchain Forum and many other key industry initiatives. For more information, please visit: DigitalChamber.org, and follow us on: @ChamberDigital.
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