The past year has seen an explosion of interest in blockchain technologies globally and here in Ireland. The Blockchain Association of Ireland facilitates Irish business leaders, educators, policy-makers and citizens in learning how blockchain technology can be applied.to make Ireland the World's most blockchain literate nation.
Bitcoin's blockchain, and other distributed ledger technologies, are an imminent revolution. The finance, insurance and regulatory compliance industries are already facing disruption... but also currency exchange, healthcare, internet-of-things, real-estate, supply chain management, government and retail.
As these technologies converge, the wider societal impact promises to be significant; traditional job titles will change, new laws and regulations will be passed and entire industries will be transformed. The association is not just for multi-nationals and big business - it is crucial that smaller companies, start-ups and individual contributors are involved; we can only achieve our mission through multi-stakeholder collaboration.