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The Alberta Blockchain Consortium (ABC) was founded to unite our province’s diverse community of blockchain business owners, developers, adopters and those interested in exploring the technology’s transformative potential. Seeking to educate and raise awareness of blockchain’s incredible economic and social value, the ABC supports ecosystem development and hosts monthly gatherings with expert speakers, along with other high-profile events with international reach.

Why is blockchain economically important? Alberta’s resource industries are challenged with increasing regulations, lower margins, and growing operational complexity. If our primary economic sectors, such as oil & gas, forestry and agriculture, are going to compete and thrive in the next decades, optimization is critical. Blockchain has the ability to streamline operations, dramatically lower administrative and data management costs, and provide a trusted, verified store of information.

These benefits also apply to industries like healthcare, financial services, cannabis, and logistics, all predicted to be significant growth areas in Alberta over the next decades. Technology is the foundation that will help these new economic potentials take flight – and as our province moves toward necessary economic diversification, Blockchain will play a key role in building a strong technology community.

As global technological development moves toward an integration of data management, analytics and information transfer, blockchain’s decentralized, secure database will form an essential foundation for other revolutionary digital technologies. The ABC is focused on developing this convergence through inter-relationships and collaboration with Alberta’s artificial intelligence, robotics and Internet of Things communities.

Across the world, governments and industries are seeing blockchain’s disruptive potential, investing billions of dollars a year into research and development. Alberta has the technological talent, creativity and entrepreneurial drive to take a global leadership role in building value and moving blockchain forward. As the ABC helps foster this innovative reputation, it will help our province attract new companies, specialized workers, and promote the growth of start-ups.

The ABC believes that Alberta now stands at a critical inflection point – caught between its legacy of traditional resource industries and the need to rapidly diversify into new, uncharted areas. Blockchain bridges these divergent priorities by helping optimize and increase the competitiveness of our primary sectors, while fostering new industries, promoting innovation, and demonstrating to the world that Alberta is a powerful force for technological change.

Blockchain’s main benefits are at scale – across transaction parties, industries and diverse players – which is why it’s so often called a ‘team sport’. If Alberta going to benefit from blockchain, it requires a strong and unified community through collaboration, awareness and relationship development. The ABC is working to unite industry, government and the blockchain community to build this fabric that will help form blockchain consortia and support adoption.


Upcoming events (1)

Blockchain; the Next Frontier

Calgary Marriott Downtown Hotel


The Alberta Blockchain Consortium (ABC) is proud to host “Blockchain the Next Frontier” at the Marriott downtown on June 7th from 5-9pm in collaboration with Inventure$ 2019. The ABC is hosting this event to raise awareness and create engagement between technology ecosystem VIPs (e.g., Industry execs, public official, researchers, students) and the ABC, YYChain and other organizations that are supporting Alberta’s inclusive technology ecosystem. Join us for an evening of networking, educations, drinks, and delicious appetizers and learn how these organizations are here to support our province and drive prosperity back into our region. Please RSVP by registering for your ticket on Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.com/e/blockchain-the-next-frontier-tickets-61412394124?ref=eios

Past events (127)

Alberta Blockchain Consortium May Event

McLeod law LLP

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