Amount the global blockchain market is expected to be worth in 2024


Percentage of banks that are experimenting with permissioned blockchains


Blockchain Market to Grow at a CAGR of 61.5% by 2021

Empowering the exchange of ideas and resources


Education, Training and Certification – blockchain technology is evolving rapidly and becoming more pervasive. ECBA will support and lead initiatives to inform and educate all stakeholders in the ecosystem.


Governance – ECBA will promote good governance and best practice in a transparent and accountable fashion, and seek Canadian and international partnerships and collaboration.


Startups, Incubators and Investment – ECBA will provide mentoring and guidance to startups, incubators and investors to support innovation and growth in the digital currency and blockchain technology ecosystem.


There is still much work to do around merchant adoption, friendlier user experience, regulatory clarification, the opening of bank accounts for cryptocurrency startups and trading accounts around the world, closing the gap between innovation and regulatory roadblocks


With an eclectic mix of backgrounds and experience in the blockchain industry, ECBA offers a wide array of research expertise. From compliance and regulation to developer community and position papers, ECBA acts as a central think tank for blockchain and digital currency.


We at ECBA believe in the transformative potential of cryptocurrencies and their underlying technology called blockchain. With responsible use and proper regulatory support, we see digital currency applications and distributed ledgers benefiting everyone.

A Voice of the Caribbean

Eastern Caribbean Blockchain Association ("ECBA") is a non-for-profit educational and trade organization dedicated to advancing blockchain technology. We aim to guide and promote the comprehensive adoption of blockchain technology so that individuals and businesses can realize the full potential of its benefits.

Empowering the exchange of ideas and resources

ECBA, the Eastern Caribbean Cryptocurrency and Blockchain industry association, promotes and protects the use and development of digital currencies and blockchain technologies.


With ECBA, we look to find a balance: the innovation and use of blockchain technologies with the protection of users and commercial entities engaging with the industry.

What We Do?

We host a range of events and programs to promote blockchain in the Caribbean communities and beyond, largely centered around education, consulting, and innovation.


We promote blockchain through educational courses, organize blockchain and crypto meetups in the Caribbean and host tech talks, developer tutorials, workshops and more.


We work with companies to develop strategic approaches to implement blockchain technologies. We build Proof of Concepts, and translate new developments into use cases and novel approaches.

Research and Development

We build side projects and do research with cutting-edge blockchain and crypto technologies. Our expert panel includes "who is who" of the industry. All of our work is open-source.

News & Events

Learn about the latest developments in blockchain and cryptocurrency.

The World Bank is betting big on blockchain-based bonds

The World Bank has announced that it has hired one of Australia’s biggest banks to manage what it calls the “first bond globally to be created, allocated, transferred and managed” using a blockchain—one of the clearest signs yet that the … Read More

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Facebook Backpedals, Reverses Ban on Cryptocurrency Ads

Facebook has announced that it is revising its blanket ban on all cryptocurrency advertisements on the social media site. The announcement highlights that this is a revision of Facebook’s cryptocurrency policy, rather than a removal of the policy altogether. For … Read More

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Alipay takes on MoneyGram with blockchain-based remittances

Having failed to buy MoneyGram, Ant Financial is looking to pound it into the ground with the launch of a home-grown blockchain-based cross-border remittance service. The first remittance corridor for the new service will run between Hong Kong and the … Read More

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"The Blockchain could disrupt everything.. we think blockchain is a very promising technology with a wide range of potential applications beyond digital currencies."
Technology Division
Goldman Sachs
“Blockchain is to Bitcoin, what the Internet is to email. A big electronic system on top of which you can build applications. Currency is just one application.”
Sally Davies
Financial Times Reporter
“Blockchain will change a great deal of financial practice and exchange. 40 years from now blockchain will figure more prominently in that story than will bitcoin.”
Larry Summers
US Former Treasury Secretary
ECBA is committed to helping individuals and organizations understand, implement and benefit from blockchain and crypto technologies