Welcome to Block 9

What is BGIN?

The Blockchain Governance Initiative Network (BGIN) is a multi-stakeholder discussion body / distributed think tank, which plays the same role as what ISOC/IETF/ICANN/IGF is doing for the Internet ecosystem for the blockchain ecosystem. BGIN was established following G20 2019 communique.

BGIN Block #9, the BGIN’s ninth general meeting, will be held from November 19 to 22 in Sydney, Australia, right after the Singapore Fintech Festival(FSS). BGIN recommends that the FSS participants extend their travel to Sydney.

Goals of Block 9

First is to bring voice to individuals focused on governance for digital economic networks, digital identity and more applications based on blockchain technology. Major themes to include are (not limited to):

  • governance of blockchain technology, applications and
  • digital identity
  • stable coin
  • security of smart contract
  • social-economic design
  • financial stability
  • ethics and
  • BGIN community growth for all stakeholders

Second is to promote multi-stakeholder dialogue to find alignment and explore solutions to key challenges in blockchain governance.

Third is to collaborate in working groups and produce documentation to maintain discourse on core topics nominated by the network of participants. Share learnings and create conversation with a diversity of stakeholders and geographies.

All sessions are not one-sided. We welcome all attendees to join the discussion with the main discussants

Who should attend?

  • Developers
  • Regulators
  • Business entities
  • Consumers
  • Civil society
  • Academia
  • And anyone interested in blockchain ecosystems!

Date and Time

Date: November 19th (Sunday) - 22nd (Wednesday)

  • Day 1 (Half-day event):
    Governance, regulation, multi-stakeholder dialogue
  • Day 2:
    Financial Applications
    Tokenisation, stablecoins, DeFi, CBDC, Treasury, Smart contract security
  • Day 3:
    Non-Financial Applications
    Identity, KYC/AML, Compliance, Data Governance, Wallets
  • Day 4:
    Industry & Australian Blockchain

Followed by Crypto Assembly (Blockchain Apac) 23rd & 24th of November


  • Day 1: Collider at 477 on Pitt Street
    477 Pitt Street, Sydney, NSW 2000
  • Day 2, 3: Sydney Startup Hub
    11 York St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
  • Day 4: Collider at 477 on Pitt Street
    477 Pitt Street, Sydney, NSW 2000)

Day 2 Program (Monday 20th)

Day 3 Program (Tuesday 21st)

Day 1 + 4 Program (Sunday 19th & Wednesday 22nd)