The largest blockchain trade association in Canada, the Chamber of Digital commerce has merged with the Blockchain Association of Canada (BAC), and will now be called the Chamber of Digital Commerce Canada. The chamber announced the merger in a press release on February 5.
The Chamber of Digital Commerce launched in July 2014 and currently represents over 200 companies that are investing in and innovating with blockchain technology in Canada. Some of the most notable members of the chamber include Microsoft, IBM, Overstock, and Bitpay.
Executive director and policy strategist of the BAC, Tanya Woods, will be taking over the position of the managing director of the newly established chamber. Wood’s experience working with the Canadian government, Nintendo, and Microsoft could help the chamber establish Canada as a blockchain hub.
Don Tapscott, executive chairman of the Blockchain Research Institute, said that Canada is “well-positioned” to become a global leader in the blockchain industry, adding that establishing a unified body that will drive blockchain adoption was “critical” for the country.