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Government of Gibraltar Strengthens Ties with Global Blockchain Business Council - 188/2021

March 04, 2021

The Hon Albert Isola MP named GBBC 2021 Ambassador, as Gibraltar features in annual report and speaks at Virtual Members Summit EMEA event

Gibraltar – 4th March 2021 – H.M Government of Gibraltar has today announced that The Hon Albert Isola, Minister for Digital and Financial Services, has been appointed a 2021 Ambassador for the Global Blockchain Business Council (GBBC), a leading industry association for the blockchain technology industry.

Officially expanding the organisation's global reach to 76 jurisdictions and disciplines, Minister Isola is among 130 global ambassadors to join the council, which includes other notable national and international government representatives, business leaders, and lawmakers. A full list of ambassadors can be viewed here

H.M Government of Gibraltar also features prominently in the GBBC Annual Report was recently released, alongside other leading industry names. The report provides an overview of the council’s recent activities, memberships, and a message from each ambassador. In addition to this, Minister Isola also spoke at the invitation-only GBBC Virtual Members Summit EMEA earlier this week. In a roundtable discussion on Digital Infrastructure and the Digital Economy, which was led by Dr. Catrina Luchsinger Gähwiler, Partner, FRORIEP, Minister Isola was joined by Patricia Nwobodo, CEO, Rowet Group, Savannah Bank, Nigeria.


The Hon Albert Isola, Minister for Digital and Financial Services said, “From their desire to develop the emerging tech industry through education, advocacy, and partnership, to their commitment to advancing global understanding of blockchain, the GBBC’s values align closely with Gibraltar’s position as one of the leading proponents in the advancement of the technology. The GBBC creates a collaborative environment for innovators and pioneers and we are determined to play our part in driving the industry forward.”

H.M. Government of Gibraltar announced it had joined the GBBC in November 2020 as an Observing Member. Launched in Davos in 2017, the GBBC brings together innovators and thought-leaders from over 50 countries to further adoption of blockchain technology by engaging and educating regulators, business leaders, and lawmakers on the benefits and applications of this ground-breaking technology.