Blockchain Association

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Blockchain Association
Founded 2018
Headquarters 718 7TH ST. NW, Washington, DC 20001
Key People Kristin Smith, executive director; Jacob Hample, senior manager - public policy; Miller Whitehouse-Levine, manager - industry relations; Graham Newhall, communications advisor; AnnMarie Brockhouse, executive assistant
Products Digital currency advocacy group
Twitter @BlockchainAssn
LinkedIn Profile
Facebook Page
Website Blockchain Association Homepage
Releases Company News
Blog BA Blog

The Blockchain Association is an American digital asset industry advocacy association.


The Blockchain Association is an organization consisting of companies in the digital asset and blockchain industry. The Association is involved with advocating for policymaking that supports "American leadership" of these industries, according to its official website.[1] Its board consists of general counsels and executives from companies like Ripple, Polychain Capital, Cumberland DRW LLC, and Circle.[2]


The Blockchain Association consists mostly of large exchange operators, mining firms, and other organizations in the cryptocurrency and blockchain space. Its member organizations as of August 2020 are 0x, Anchorage, Binance.US, C-Labs, Circle, Coinlist, Compound, Cumberland DRW LLC, The Digital Currency Group, Electric Coin Co., eToro, Forte, Grayscale Investments, Hangar, Kraken, Maker, Orchid, Polychain Capital, Protocol Labs, Ripple, Stellar Development Foundation, Tokensoft, and USV.[3]

The Blockchain Association's membership also included Coinbase for a time, but Coinbase left when Binance.US joined the association in August 2020.[4]

Key People[edit]

  • Kristin Smith - Executive Director
  • Jacob Hample - Senior Manager - Public Policy
  • Miller Whitehouse-Levine - Manager - Industry Relations
  • Graham Newhall - Communications Advisor
  • AnnMarie Brockhouse - Executive Assistant