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BBA 2020 |
  • Mission, Vision and Objectives
  • Memberships, Partnerships and Global Expansion
  • Events and Conferences
  • The JBBA
  • Centre for Evidence Based Blockchain (CEBB)
  • Fellowship (FBBA)
  • Social Media Expansion
  • Research Outputs
  • Other updates
This has been a year like no other. Against the backdrop of the global Coronavirus pandemic, the events of 2020 brought new challenges no one was prepared for - changing the way we live, work, network and connect with each other.

At the British Blockchain Association, we are immensely proud of supporting the work of so many brilliant minds and organisations in the blockchain space. We have accomplished continued growth and success during the most challenging of times: From delivering two major international blockchain conferences - to publishing two issues of the JBBA - to continued expansion of the Centre for Evidence Based Blockchain - BBA has consistently delivered in the midst of uncertainty. We are extremely grateful to the entire Team BBA for their tremendous contributions to the association.

In this year-in-review, you will find a list of accomplishments that would not have otherwise been possible without your support. We owe the success and growth of the BBA to our members, supporters, partners and well-wishers throughout the globe - the BBA network is operational now in 6 continents across 97 countries. We are delighted to have supported and promoted the work of so many brilliant individuals, organisations and networks - the evidence of which you will see below in this review.

Please look after yourself and people around you and do get in touch with your feedback, suggestions and ideas.

Wishing you a Happy Christmas and a blessed New Year.

Until next time,
Dr Mureed Hussain MD MSc FBBA
Executive Secretary
The British Blockchain Association
3rd Blockchain International Scientific Conference,
ISC2021, March 15, 2021
Mission, Vision and Objectives
Established in 2017, The British Blockchain Association (BBA) is the most influential voice in the blockchain industry. It is a not-for-profit organisation that promotes evidence-based adoption of Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT) across the public and private sectors. The advisory boards are drawn from the worlds of enterprise, research, academia, information technology and computer science in the field of distributed ledger technologies. BBA is a close-knit network of experts and organisations connecting policymakers, academics, blockchain engineers, venture capitalists and visionaries. 

BBA is home to the JBBA, CEBB, BBA Student Forum, Industry Think-Tank and an extended network of advisors, editors, ambassadors and affiliates in 97 countries.
Memberships, Partnerships and Global Expansion

Members and Partners:

Baker McKenzie (BBA)
University of Arkansas (CEBB)
BBC Global NEWS (ISC Partner)
Blockchain 121 (BBA)
Aren Strategy (BBA)
University of Burgundy (JBBA)
Singapore University of Social Sciences (JBBA)
BitNaj (BBA)
Patientory Association (CEBB)
Gresham International (CEBB)
Web3Labs (CEBB)
Edinburgh Napier University (CEBB)
Open university (CEBB)
RMIT University (CEBB)
Cryptoecon (CEBB)
AGM (ISC Partner)
Cointelegraph (ISC2020 Partner)

Working in collaboration with:
APPG Blockchain UK
Dept. for International Trade
British Embassy
Interwork Alliance
Enterprise Ethereum Alliance

Centre for Evidence Based Blockchain (CEBB):
- 14 new institutional members across 5 continents, including the largest university in the UK (Open University), enterprises, blockchain start-ups and think-tanks.
- 178 new individual members
- 13 Advisors and Institutional Leads

Journal of the British Blockchain Association (JBBA):
- 5 New Editors
- 18 New Reviewers
- 9 Academic Partners of 2 x Issues in 2020
Events (Conferences, Summits, Webinars)
> BBA Conferences and Summits:
  • 2nd Blockchain International Scientific Conference ISC2020, Edinburgh, UK (March 2020)
  • COVID19 Summit: The Future of Work, Education and Networking in times of a Global Pandemic (April 2020)
  • CEBB Africa Summit:Evidence Based Blockchain for building DeFi Applications (October 2020)

> BBA Keynotes:

 - BlockJakarta Summit (June 2020)
 - Trade finance Innovation and Regulation Summit
(September 2020)

> Industry and Research Webinars:

- How to write and present a World-class Blockchain Research Paper (September 2020)
- Blockchain Research Landscape in Israel (November 2020)
- Blockchain for Research - JBBA goes on ARTiFACTS (August 2020)
Blockchain Forum - The Roadmap (July 2020)
ISC2020 was picked up by many press and media outlets:
Blockchain International Scientific Conference #ISC2020, Edinburgh:
Rt. Hon. Martin Hughes MP was awarded BBA Fellowship (FBBA):
Prof Agata Ferreira, Robin Renwick and Daniel Uribe won Best Abstract Awards at ISC2020
BBA's Centre for Evidence Based Blockchain interviewed by CoinNews Extra (CNE)
CEBB Webinar: Blockchain Research Landscape in Israel
Commonwealth Secretariat gave a Keynote at CEBB Africa Summit hosted by the BBA
BBA was invited to give a Keynote at Trade Finance Summit, UK
BBA was invited to a Keynote at Block Jakarta Indonesia Summit
BBA's COVID Summit had speakers from 29 organisations
BBA was Media Partner at Blockchain Expo World Series
CEBB Masterclass: "How to Write and present Blockchain Research"
The Journal of The British Blockchain Association (The JBBA)
We published two issues of the JBBA in 2020: May and November. The journals feature peer-reviewed, ground-breaking, industry relevant research and case studies.

JBBA continues to grow from strength to strength. The editorial board now comprises of 97 editors and 110 external reviewers.

The JBBA has been indexed in all major universities' libraries around the globe.

Print copies are available at some of the largest libraries in the world including British Library, Cornell University Library and over 100+ more around the globe

Journal authors and readers rate the JBBA as outstanding. Checkout some of the Testimonials here

JBBA is Indexed in DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals)

JBBA create infographics of best research papers

Journal publishes Video Abstracts of research papers

Journal is ON the Blockchain - ARTiFACTS Blockchain Portal

Journal is permanently archived at PORTICO

JBBA is On Publons supporting Authors, Reviewers and Editors

JBBA offers Language Editing and Translation Services to non-native English speaking authors

JBBA is a publisher member of CrossRef
Journal has a YouTube Channel

JBBA papers are quoted by Government Officials, Policymakers, Regulators and High Profile Organisations - Creating a Global Impact

JBBA sent world-wide to 198 universities in 115 countries
JBBA received accolades and letters of support from the Royals
JBBA hard copies distributed worldwide
JBBA listed in the "top 4 featured journals" list for the third year in a row
JBBA offers Translation and Language Editing Services to Authors
JBBA announces recipients of Global Peer Review Awards
JBBA announces Best Paper Awards 2020
JBBA Launches Video Abstract Services for Authors
JBBA Goes on the ARTiFACTS Public Blockchain
Centre for Evidence Based Blockchain (CEBB)
CEBB highlights and progress to date:
  • 14 institutional members across 5 continents, including the largest university in the UK (Open University), enterprises, blockchain start-ups and think-tanks.
  • 200+ individual members
  • 13 Advisors and CEBB Leads
  • Designed over 2 dozen research infographics of some of the ground-breaking, industry-relevant blockchain research papers
  • State-of-the-Art Member Networking portal, active 24/7 , 365.
CEBB Launches Member Networking Portal
BBA Fellowships (FBBA)
In the year 2020, we received a total of 79 fellowship nominations of which 26 were self-nominations. To be eligible for the award of Fellowship, candidate must have fulfilled at least 8 out of the 11 essential eligibility criteria.

In November 2020, John Wolpert, Cofounder of IBM Blockchain, Hyperledger, and Baseline Protocol, was elected to the Fellowship of the British Blockchain Association. Earlier this year, Rt. Hon. Martin Docherty-Hughes MP, Professor R K Shyamasundar and David Rutter were elected to the BBA Fellowship. To see the list of current fellows, please visit the BBA Fellowship page.
Social Media and Press
  • 2500+ Twitter folowers
  • 4,750+ LinkedIn followers
  • Active Facebook and Medium channels with regular quality content posting and engagement
  • Youtube Channel with videos and contents from BBA's webinars, summits and meet-ups
  • BBA Mailing list (Mailchimp) of over 3000+ subscribers including members of parliament, policymakers, regulators, think-tank, academics, industry leaders, and visionaries.
  • BBA was interviewed by many press and news outlets.
BBA in Press and Media
Research Outputs
  • 19 Peer-reviewed JBBA research papers

  • 27 Conference Proceedings (ISC2020 and ISC2021)

  • 21 CEBB Research infographics

  • 1 X JBBA research Video Abstract

CEBB creates stunning Infographics of published JBBA research
Other Updates
Other important updates:
  • CEBB, BBA and JBBA are registered trade marks at UK Intellectual property office.
  • BBA becomes an accredited Continuing Professional Development Training Provider
  • BBA's brand new revamped website
  • BBA signed the World Economic Forum's 'Blockchain Bill of Rights’
  • Amazon enrolled JBBA as a registered global brand as an Intellectual Property Office approved trademark
  • BBA enters Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) Data Protection Register
  • BBA starts planning for 3rd Blockchain International Scientific Conference ISC2021
BBA becomes an accredited CPD Training Provider
Authors rate the JBBA as "Outstanding"
CEBB registered Trade Mark at UK Intellectual Property Office
BBA plans its next International Scientific Conference ISC2021
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