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January 2020

In this Edition:

  • President's Message
  • ISC2020 Research Topics
  • David Rutter Awarded Fellowship of BBA
  • ISC2020 Latest News
  • Media Coverage of ISC2020
  • Conference Discounts
  • Partnership with BBC News Global
  • New JBBA Peer-Reviewed Research
  • JBBA among Top 4 Open Access journals
  • JBBA 5th Issue on Track for April
  • 3k+ LinkedIn Followers
President's Message
Dear colleagues

Hope you all had a great start to the new year!

Blockchain International Scientific Conference ISC2020 is just 6 weeks away! We are putting together an excellent event in collaboration with the Edinburgh Napier University. According to research, at least $20 to $30 million in funding is diverted to more effective use because of valuable information learned at academic conferences.

The 5th Issue of the JBBA is on track for April. This is going to be the special conference edition packed with ground-breaking cutting-edge research and review papers. Academic Partnership opportunities are available, should you wish your organisation to be featured on the cover page of the journal.

Congratulations to Mr David Rutter, CEO and Founder of R3, on being appointed to the Fellowship of the BBA.

We would love to hear your feedback, ideas and suggestions. Please do not hesitate to reach out to:

Until next time,


Dr Naseem Naqvi
FRCP FBBA MAcadMEd FHEA MSc (Blockchain & Cryptocurrency)
President, The BBA
Editor-in-Chief, The JBBA
Founding Chair, Centre for Evidence-Based Blockchain CEBB
ISC2020 Research Topics
A glimpse at some of the ground-breaking research projects and case-studies being presented:

Public Services, UK Digital Economy Act and Blockchain – What Next?

Quantum Attacks on Critical Blockchain Infrastructures – What could go wrong?

What happens when your DNA goes on the Blockchain?

6 Principles of International Blockchain jurisdiction...

$80 Billion global fraud and the role of Blockchain...

3 Vital steps in the evaluation of Cryptocurrency Cyber-laundering...

Who will be responsible for the Governance of 8 Trillion GDP on the Blockchain?

Can we design platforms to detect vulnerability attacks on Blockchains?

Diversity of Actors and the Blockchain Ecosystem – is harmonisation possible?

Which is the best model and framework for Blockchain-based Securities?

Malware and Virus attacks on Blockchain – Can we stop them?

Regulating Tokens – is your country a laggard?

Which is the most robust programming language for Blockchain?

IoT and Blockchain – The future of Smart Cities...

Is Aviation Industry about to be disrupted by Blockchain?

GDPR, Mining, and Privacy – Playing by the rules of the game?

And more…

Are you joining us?
R3's David Rutter Awarded Fellowship of the British Blockchain Association
Mr David Rutter FBBA

David E Rutter has been appointed to the Fellowship of the British Blockchain Association. Mr. Rutter is the founder and CEO of R3, an enterprise blockchain software firm working with a broad ecosystem of more than 300 participants across multiple industries from both the private and public sectors. R3 is developing blockchain applications on Corda, an open-source blockchain platform, and Corda Enterprise, a commercial version of Corda for enterprise usage.
Rutter founded R3 in 2015. In his role as Chief Executive Officer, he is responsible for the strategic direction of R3. He has over 30 years of experience leading some of Wall Street’s top institutions. He is a long-time creative thought leader in financial markets and innovation, and has played a significant role in the adoption of electronic trading in the global OTC derivatives industry. Rutter served for ten years as the CEO of Electronic Broking at ICAP Plc, the world’s largest interdealer broker, where he led the BrokerTec fixed income and EBS foreign exchange platforms. Prior to ICAP, he was co-owner and CEO (Americas) of Prebon Yamane.
On receiving the award of Fellowship, Rutter said:

'I am honoured to accept the Fellowship award.'
On confirming the award of Fellowship, Dr Mureed Hussain, Secretary of The British Blockchain Association, said:
'Mr Rutter has demonstrated an outstanding track record of excellence. FBBA is a recognition of exceptional achievement, leadership, advancing standards and best practices in the field of Blockchain and DLT. Our Fellows are an asset, not just to the BBA, but to the rest of the world.'
The BBA was established in 2017 and has Fellows based in the USA, Australia, India, Singapore, France, UK, Italy and The Netherlands. It publishes JBBA, the world’s first academic peer-reviewed blockchain journal, available both in print and online. BBA is also home to CEBB, the Centre for Evidence Based Blockchain, a global consortium of universities and blockchain research centres led by some of the world’s most eminent scientists and industry experts.
To view our list of existing Fellows, visit

ISC2020 Country List

Researchers from the following countries will be presenting their work at the Blockchain Int. Scientific Conference ISC2020: USA, Colombia, Spain, India, UK, Australia, Ukraine, Hungary, Ireland, Netherlands and Poland.

Latest Confirmed Speakers for ISC2020

Will Academics be the Torch-bearers of Blockchain revolution in this decade? From writing the National Blockchain Act to authoring the most downloaded blockchain research paper in the world, from setting up the world’s largest academic 'Think Tank' on Distributed Ledgers in 6 continents, to building the world's first Blockchain Identity Lab - the panellists are excited to share their experiences and pearls of wisdom at what is expected to be one of the most enlightening sessions of ISC2020. Don't miss out on this fascinating and gripping debate at the 2nd Blockchain International Scientific Conference, Edinburgh, 11 March 2020.

For more information and to register your place now, visit:

Universities at the ISC2020:

With scholars from some of the world's most prestigious universities and blockchain 'centres of excellence' across 19 countries in 5 continents, ISC2020 is set to be one of the largest gatherings of blockchain academics and industry experts in the year 2020. Blockchain International Scientific Conference ISC2020, Conference Programme.

ISC2020 Covered by Media Around the Globe

ISC2020 is attracting widespread media attention. The conference is being featured by many Blockchain and Crypto news outlets around the globe.
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Registrations and Discounts at ISC2020

The 2nd Blockchain International Scientific Conference will bring the world's most innovative scholars, thought-leaders and trail blazers in the Blockchain space to educate, inform, excite and inspire attendees.

Register for ISC2020 Now!

ISC2020 offers the networking opportunity of a lifetime to connect face-to face with some of the best and brightest minds (industry and academia) in the blockchain space, and all under one roof.

The conference will feature late-breaking abstracts highlighting novel and practice-changing studies in the field of blockchain and other distributed ledger technologies.

Special Discounts available for Public sector staff, education sector, students and BBA Members:

Book your place NOW!

ISC2020 Research Assessment Criteria

In addition to the novelty, methodology and overall contribution to the field of blockchain, researchers at the ISC2020 will also be assessed on their presentation skills, flow, and clarity of the spoken content using structured evaluation criteria.

BBC News Global Joins as Academic Partners for ISC2020

For the second year in a row, BBC Global News is joining us as Academic Partners of the Blockchain International Scientific Conference, to be held in Edinburgh on 11 March. We are grateful to the BBC's Global Director of Programme Partnerships for the ongoing collaboration. To become an academic partner of the ISC2020, email us at

Latest Peer Reviewed Publication from JBBA

NEW JBBA Research: *Gender Change, GDPR & Blockchain*.

Supported by the European Social Fund and Welsh Government’s Knowledge Economy Scholarship, funded by the Companies House UK, and authored by scholars from Cardiff Metropolitan University:

In the past two weeks, we received many messages of support from the Transgender, LGBT community and Human Rights activists for raising this important issue and publishing, perhaps the world’s first research, on Blockchain and Gender change.

Congratulations to the JBBA Research Fraternity!

JBBA Makes The Top Four on Scholastica 

The JBBA has made it to the 'Top 4 Open Access journals' on Scholastica, a platform that hosts over 800 journals and periodicals across all disciplines! Georgia Law Review was established in 1966; the flagship publication of the University of Georgia School of Law - this speaks volumes about what the JBBA has achieved in such a short space of time. The credit goes to the entire team, our editors, reviewers, authors, and the reader community.

Thank you!

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JBBA Academic Partnership and Sponsorship

The 5th issue of the JBBA is on track for April. Organisations wishing to become Partners of the journal should contact the Editorial office at Your company’s logo will be featured on the Cover Page of the journal.

JBBA Featured by the University of Münster

JBBA was also featured in the library catalogue of the University of Münster, one of the largest universities in Germany with more than 44,500 students, 15 research centres, 120 subjects, and over 280 degree programmes.

BBA has Reached Over 3200 Followers on LinkedIn!

We have surpassed 3000+ followers on LinkedIn and gained more than 200 followers in just the past three weeks! We want to take a moment to thank every one of you and look forward to sharing exciting and informative updates with you in 2020!

BBA Partners' Events
Trade Finance Innovation and Regulation Summit
3rd March 2020, London
With keynote addresses from The British Blockchain Association and the WTO, this summit will focus on offering practical ways for banks and corporations to concentrate on harnessing the benefits of digitisation for a more effective and transparent use of technology and data and a more streamlined approach to traditional business models. Sessions will focus on the latest developments within the international TF regulatory framework, the digitisation of trade finance, WTO E-commerce negotiations, regulatory compliance, risk management practices, FinTech innovation and their practical and long-lasting impact of all of these on the trade finance community.

BBA members receive a 20% discount.

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