BGIN Block #11 Meeting
2024 October. 21 〜 2024 October. 22
Washington D.C.
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BGIN will hold the 11th general meeting, Block#11, in Washington DC, US from October 21 to 22 during the DC Fintech Week. Registration is coming soon.



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 the G20 2019 communique.
GIN Block #11, the BGIN's ninth general meeting, will be held from October to 25, 2024, in Washington DC, US, **during the DC Fintech Week

Goals of Block 11

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-stakholder 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!

Main Discussion Topics

Financial Applications

  • Anti-Money Laundering Measures in DeFi
  • Security Hazards in DeFi's Development
  • The Future of CBDC
  • Security requirements for wallets

Non-Financial Applications

  • Self-sovereign identity
  • Worldcoin Security Impact
  • MPC, ZKP and Applications

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

Past block meeting

BGIN Co-Chairs

  • Shin’ichiro Matsuo
  • Mai Santamaria

Identity Key Management and Privacy (IKP) Working Group Co-Chairs

  • Nat Sakimura
  • Mitchell Travers

Decentralized Treasury Working Group Co-Chairs

  • Leon Molchanovsky
  • Chloe White


Local Hosts


  • Takaya Sugino
  • Masato Tsutsumi
  • Lulu Ito
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