The Government Blockchain Association (GBA) is an international nonprofit professional association with its headquarters located in Fairfax, Virginia since March 8, 2017. GBA focuses on its members as individuals and organizations that are interested in promoting blockchain technology solutions to government but does not advocate for any specific policy position. Membership is available to government employees along with student organizations, private sector professionals, and corporations. Membership fees are waived for government employees.

GBA cultivates professional workflows between technologists, public policy makers, application specialists, and those who want to learn about the new and emerging digital currencies. Furthermore, GBA acts as a catalyst in creating a public dialogue around the creative, profitable, and positive leveraging of blockchain technology.

Please contact GBA’s Executive Director Gerard Daché at gerard.dache@ if you have questions or thoughts about the advantages and increasing opportunities by joining GBA.


Government at workGBA connects people and organizations with blockchain technology-based solutions to problems typically faced by government entities.  

GBA is not a lobbying organization. However, our mission is to bring together all levels of governments from around the world with various industries for creating helpful dialogue that facilitates the efficient, ethical, and rational adoption of blockchain technology to increase the quality of life for all citizens on a global level.

Moreover, we strive in conducting and promoting several professional advantages and opportunities for all our members, such as offering networking, training, and educational events.

As part of our ongoing mission to educate our members about new advancements within the blockchain technology field, we publish and support new content to help members understand and communicate important blockchain technology information.

Ethics Statement

GBA commits to reflecting various viewpoints and positions from many perspectives among its members. Yet, technology, like an inanimate object, is neutral with regard to human motivations.  Therefore, the following tenets will guide GBA leadership and its members as we engage with public policy makers, industry influencers, and citizens at large:

  1. Technology is a resource that can and should be globally used for good, on behalf of all citizens;
  2. The resultant uses of technology, such as blockchain technology and related innovations, strives to improve the quality of life of all citizens;
  3. Governments, government employees, and laws are instituted by citizens and nations to serve and protect — not suppress or hinder the free and positive pursuits of the governed;
  4. The inalienable rights and dignity enjoyed by citizens shall not be unduly suppressed by the authority of governments as they carry out their mandated roles and responsibilities; and finally,
  5. GBA will only pursue goals that serve to form a more perfect union between and among governments and the citizens they serve. We do this by establishing justice, ensure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense of citizen’s rights and welfare, and securing the blessings of liberty in a free society.

For more information about GBA Ethical Standards & Code of Conduct, contact Dr Vasiliu Feltes.


Finally, GBA’s global advisory boards guides its leaders and members for making the best decisions. GBA’s global advisory boards represent the interests of government, corporate, and individual stakeholders. Learn about our GBA Advisory Committees and Strategic Priorities.

Role Name
GBA Board of Directors
Chair Bryant Nielson
Dr. Ingrid Vasiliu-Feltes
Dr. Sindhu Bhaskar
Gerard Dache
Thomas Goldstein
Operations Staff
Executive Director Gerard Dache
Chief Data Officer (CDO) Mark Montoya
Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Deputy CFO
Kevin Gottlieb
Sean Kurzweil
Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Mark Waser
Chief Ethics Officer (CEO) Reid Blackman, Ph.D.
Director Business Development Ross Myers
Director, Chapter Operations Jovan Marjanovic
Director, Events Kathy Dache
Director, Program Mgt Office (PMO) Robert Perry
Director, Training Programs Eric Guthrie
Director, Website Support Jordan Dache
Director, Marketing Istiaque Doza
Global Ambassador Nitin Nanda
Regional Leads
Americas Don Lovett
Asia-Pacific Andrew Koh
India Amit Jindal
Europe, Middle East & Africa Shiv Aggarwal

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