Wall Street Blockchain Alliance to Promote Cryptucurrencies, Not Just Technology

The distributed ledger advocacy group is returning blockchain to its roots, will focus on "Bitcoin, Ethereum, Zcash and more."

The Wall Street Blockchain Alliance (WSBA), a non-profit distributed ledger technology trade association, announced today a new group that will focus on native assets riding upon public blockchains, such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, Zcash, and more, chaired by Chris Burniske, Blockchain Products Lead at ARK Investment Management.

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Chris Burniske first joined ARK Investment Management as a Next Generation Internet Analyst in 2014, covering big data, cloud computing, cybersecurity, and cryptocurrency. After ARK became the first public fund manager to invest in bitcoin, he transitioned to Blockchain Products Lead. He now collaborates with the ARK business development team and performs deep dive research on the blockchain space.

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Ron Quaranta, CEO, Digital Currency Labs
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Ron Quaranta, Chairman of the Wall Street Blockchain Alliance, commented: “Chris Burniske has been a member of the WSBA almost since inception and is no stranger to providing thought leadership to our members as well as the wider marketplace. We look forward to our global membership benefiting from his expertise and leadership in this increasingly important aspect of blockchain platforms.”

Chris Burniske added: “Instead of focusing on how blockchain technology can be employed within existing financial architectures, this working group will return to the genesis of the blockchain movement that saw the need for native assets to keep decentralized and open systems in economic balance. The working group will emphasize that the assets are just as important as the technology, providing participants the environment they need to stay on top of the latest developments in public blockchain networks.”

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