The Chamber of Digital Commerce, together with the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), led the first blockchain certified trade mission to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), on October 1 through October 5, 2017.
The blockchain trade mission included a delegation of members of Chamber of Digital Commerce with representatives from Bloq, Cisco, CMT Digital, Cognizant, Gem, Hogan Lovells and Netki. A key part of the mission was focused on increasing US-based companies’ presence in the UAE to help collaborate in implementing the “Dubai Blockchain Strategy,” a vision to make Dubai the first blockchain-powered government in the world by 2020.
“This mission comes at an exciting time,” said U.S. Ambassador to the UAE Barbara A. Leaf. “Leading U.S. financial technology providers are here to share the latest in blockchain technology developments with UAE banks, investment firms, and government agencies to ensure the integrity of financial transactions. U.S. financial technology firms are uniquely poised to assist Dubai’s vision of becoming one of the world’s first governments to use this technology.”
“The UAE represents a progressive view in blockchain adoption, and serves as a great example for other governments around the world,” said Perianne Boring, founder and president, Chamber of Digital Commerce. “We look forward to creating new business opportunities and partnerships, thereby advancing global adoption of blockchain technology.”
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Headquartered in Washington, D.C., the Chamber of Digital Commerce is the world’s largest trade association representing the digital asset and blockchain industry. For more information, please visit: DigitalChamber.org.