The Blockchain Association Singapore (BAS) seeks to empower its members and the community to leverage blockchain and scalable technologies for business growth and transformation. The Association is designed to be an effective platform for members to engage with multiple stakeholders – both regional and international – to discover solutions and promote best practices in a collaborative, open, and transparent manner. It aims to promote blockchain literacy and build a strong talent pipeline for the digital economy in Singapore.
The BAS was the result of a merger of the Singapore Blockchain Association (SBA) (founded by former SBA chairman Chia Hock Lai) and the Blockchain, Enterprise and Scalable Technologies (BEST) (former BEST chairman Prof David Lee), both founded in 2018 and currently led by Chia Hock Lai and Tan Bin Ru.
Mr Chia said Singapore has become a burgeoning hub for blockchain and there is a need for an industry push to facilitate and encourage the development of new and existing players in this space.
Ms Tan added: "Firms today will need to stay nimble and find new, effective ways to enhance their business – blockchain is one of the technologies that can create tremendous value."
BAS has also partnered Singapore Polytechnic to support working adults and mid-career switchers in acquiring new skills to enhance their employability. The partnership is part of BAS's goal to promote blockchain literacy and build a strong talent pipeline for the digital economy.