Blockchain Associations in Asia – An Overview

Since 2014, blockchain associations have been established in various countries for the purpose of promoting blockchain/distributed ledger technology and exchanging best practice among their members. This article lists the Asian associations we are aware of. If any organization is missing, please be so kind and let us know.

Hong Kong

The HKBCS promotes sustainable and mature of the blockchain ecosystem. HKBCS works with government, academia, and industry to promote legitimate blockchain development through education & training, research & development, advisory, and other activities and services.

Major objectives of the Blockchain Association of Hong Kong are to promote Blockchain and related technologies to general public as well as to provide an open environment to encourage and cultivate innovations in blockchain among developers.

Founded in 2018, HKBA is an organization with open mind, equality and democracy. Through learning, communication and promotion of blockchain technology and its applications, HKBA aims to establish a platform to connect the blockchain practitioners in Greater China and in the world.

ABS was founded in 2018 and aims is to “create opportunities, freedom, equality, inclusiveness and coexistence” to deliver core values, always adhering to the business philosophy of “mutual benefit” and bringing together a group of highly qualified academic experts to contribute to the development of the Asian blockchain industry.

Mainland China

Zhongguancun Blockchain Industry Alliance was established on February 3, 2016. Purpose is to promote blockchain technology research, results transformation, application promotion and industrial development, promote the accelerated development of next-generation Internet infrastructure with blockchain as the core, and provide services for the business development of all member companies of the alliance.

The China Ledger Alliance, founded in 2016, is committed to researching and understanding the latest developments in global blockchain technology, and exploring the changes in the various technology routes of blockchain technology, especially for encryption algorithms, private chains, alliances, sidechain technologies, and lightning network technologies.

FISCO was established on May 31, 2016. It has so far attracted and admitted more than 100 members including financial institutions and financial information service companies. FISCO strives to integrate and coordinate research resources to advance financial blockchain technology, as well as promote synergy and collaboration for blockchain-based financial application research.

The Shanghai Blockchain Enterprise Development Promotion Alliance was launched by Zhongan Technology on November 2, 2016. It aims to use new technologies such as blockchain as an entry point, combining insurance technology, intelligent data, financial credit, health care and other business scenarios.


ABA is a non-governmental organization dedicated to guide and promote comprehensive adoption of blockchain technology across not only finance but different industries.
ABA creates an open platform for policymakers, regulators, technology innovators and markets to guide the public dialogue about the concepts and potentials.

South Korea

The Korea Society of Blockchain was established on November 25, 2016 by leading academics in Korea.

KOBEA is the voice of Blockchain technology in Korea. We support sound development of blockchain industry for entrepreneurs. KOBEA is a not-for-profit, industry-funded association representing one of the fastest growing industry of world.

Korea Blockchain Association (KBA)
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KBA is expanding the right knowledge of block chaining and password conversation to promote understanding of users and to settled and use it in a stable manner as soon as possible.


JBA was established on
September 12, 2014 with the purpose of contributing to Japan’s industrial development by promoting the development of sound business environment and user protection system of virtual currency and block chain technology.

Since 2016, BCCC promotes the widespread adoption of block chain technology, acquires latest information and basic knowledge of block chains, trains engineers and planners, forms networks, creates demonstrations and disseminates block chains to various businesses.


BFI is the liaison between blockchain businesses, startups, venture capitals, industry experts, and technology enthusiasts in India— connecting the community through events, conferences, meetups, and indoor meetings.


ACCESS believes in the transformative potential of bitcoin along with other cryptocurrencies and their underlying technology called blockchain. ACCESS envisions Singapore as a premier global hub for businesses driven by digital currencies and blockchain technologies. ACCESS was founded on 30 May 2014.


MBA is an international non-profit social enterprise established with a global vision to build a sustainable blockchain community through Malaysia cooperation.

ACCESS Blockchain Association is home of individuals, startups, businesses and organisations utilising and exploring blockchain technology in Malaysia. We are platform-agnostic and welcome financial and non-financial use-cases of blockchain technology.

Crypto Valley Malaysia Association started with a very simple mission, to put Malaysia on the world’s technology map. To achieve this mission, we are creating one of Asia’s leading Blockchain and Cryptographic technology ecosystem, where great minds meet.


Asosiasi Blockchain Indonesia has the intention and purpose to mobilize and organize Blockchain technology business people in creating a quality business environment that spurs the understanding, utilization, progress and competitiveness of Blockchain technology, in relation to the industrial revolution 4.0, both at national and international levels.


Purpose of the Philippine Blockchain Association is to introduce, educate, connect businesses, government and academe to the potential of Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) in order to build a thriving digital future for the Philippines.


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