Blockchain Consortia

Wall Street Blockchain Alliance

Name of Association/Consortium

Wall Street Blockchain Alliance

Website and Maturity

https://www.wsba.co/

Website Maturity: Somewhat Mature

Focus

  • Business

Functional Area

  • Development - Industry

Industries

  • Financial Services

Legal Entity Type

  • 501C

Region

  • Region - North America

President/Executive Director

Ron Quaranta

Exact title

CEO

President/Executive Director Phone Number and Email

ron@wsba.co

Key Contact and Title

COO

Associate

Key Contact Phone Number and Email

Steve@wsba.co

Austin@wsba.co

General Information email

info@wsba.co

Mission Statement of Association

To guide and promote comprehensive adoption of blockchain technology and cryptoassets and across global financial markets. We do this by engaging with market participants, regulators, policymakers and technology innovators through direct communication, comment letters, studies and more to guide the public dialogue about blockchain, distributed ledger and smart contract technology, so that the financial markets can realize the full potential of these capabilities.

Charter/other text describing objectives

Focus: trade association for Global markets/Finance

Guidance of tech & product & strategy across global market trade/law

Working Groups (legal, recommending best practices, speaking to legislators & regulators), cryptoasset valuation, etc

Member companies

CBIZ; Libra; Outlier Ventures; KPMG LPP; Symbiont; BlockEx; RiskSpan; Blockchain Intelligence Group; OTC Exchange Network; Calypso Technology; Collaboration Initiatives with:; AICPA

Board of Directors

Chairman: Ron Quaranta

Emmanuel Aidoo (Credit Suisse)

Dr. Julio Faura (Adhara)

James Jalil (Thompson Hine)

Joshua Ashley Klayman (Klayman LLC)

Christian Martin (TeraExchange)

Eamonn Maguire (KPMG)

Allison Pax (Sparkit Space)

Catherine Wood (ARK Investment)

Membership fees if any

Individual: $399

Corporate - 3 Tiers:

$50K (large org - most amount of members)

$25K (medium-size org & number of members)

$10K (small org - fewest number of members)

Period for membership

Annual

Services offered

Individual members get access to information and weekly newsletters.

Corp members actively participate in Working groups meeting 1x - 2x monthly, Spin-up sandbox for prototypes as needed, Quarterly innovation spotlights to present new technologies/product.

Published Use Cases

Partnered w/Accord Project (focus on smart legal contracts that are legally binding)

Events and Meetings (2019)

Speaking at TradeTech FX, Feb 2019

https://tradetechfxus.wbresearch.com/speakers/ron-quaranta-1