Government Blockchain Association (GBA) Rates’s Casino Technology as a Trusted Blockchain Solution’s ( land-based casino management platform became the first blockchain solution in history to be independently evaluated and rated by the Government Blockchain Association (GBA) in accordance with the Blockchain Maturity Model (BMM) (
“Why would a casino management system need blockchain? Because according to the US Financial Action Task Force (FATF), casinos are high-risk areas for money laundering and terrorist financing,” said Gerard Dache, GBA Executive Director. “Regulators world-wide need to have confidence that financial and compliance reports have not been falsified or altered. By writing data to a blockchain, regulators have confidence that the reports have not been altered.”

“That is why created a cloud platform and solution for their customers. But it was not enough to just tell their customers that they were using blockchain. Unfortunately, there are many false claims about blockchain solutions. submitted their solution to the GBA to have it formally rated. After an extensive evaluation by a world-class team of experts, using GBA’s globally accepted model, it was approved,” concluded Mr. Dache

The GBA assessment framework, called the Blockchain Maturity Model (BMM), examines a blockchain solution from eleven separate perspectives that are required for a blockchain solution to be trusted. The BMM is a technology-agnostic model utilizing an assessment methodology, training assets, and a suite of tools to improve solutions, ensuring that those solutions can be trusted. It provides confidence to investors, customers, and acquisition officials that the assessed blockchain solutions are unimpeachable.

Organizations become Trusted Blockchain Solutions thru the BMM.

For more information visit or attend GBA’s Future of Money Governance of Law conference on May 24-25 in Washington DC. Details are at

About the Government Blockchain Association (GBA)

The GBA is a global, non-profit business community with public-sector members in over 500 government offices worldwide (, and private-sector professionals in over 50 working groups ( Public/private sector members work together to use blockchain and related technologies to solve public sector challenges. For more information about the GBA visit

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The Government Blockchain Association (GBA) Publishes Blockchain Maturity Model (BMM) Overview Document

The Government Blockchain Association (GBA) is pleased to announce the publication of the Blockchain Maturity Model (BMM) ( Overview Document. It is available for download at, and provides an in-depth look at the content, structure, use, and maintenance of the GBA BMM.
The BMM is a comprehensive framework that includes requirements, resources, and tools applicable to blockchain solutions. A blockchain solution includes all layers (network, protocol, application, and transactions) of the solution. The model is designed to assist government organizations in evaluating and improving their blockchain capabilities.

“We are excited to release the BMM Overview Document, which will be a valuable resource for government organizations looking to adopt or improve their blockchain solutions,” said GBA Executive Director, Gerard Dache. “The BMM provides a clear and actionable roadmap for achieving maturity in blockchain technology.”

The GBA is a global non-profit organization that aims to promote the use of blockchain technology in government. The organization is committed to providing resources and support to government organizations looking to implement blockchain solutions.

For more information about the Government Blockchain Association and the Blockchain Maturity Model, please visit

Gerard Dache
Executive Director
Government Blockchain Association

The Government Blockchain Association (GBA)’s EMEA Lead to speak at UK House of Commons

The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Blockchain Chair in the House of Commons, Martin Docherty-Hughes MP, has invited Ms. Priya Guliani, (the Government Blockchain Association’s Regional Lead for Europe, Middle East, and Africa), to speak at the APPG Evidence Meeting on Sustainability & Climate Change: Energy Consumption & Other Issues.
This meeting is part of the APPG’s work on blockchain in the UK Parliament, and part of a series of APPG meetings to make the policymakers aware of blockchain technology’s developments, applications, and regulatory implications.

Representatives of academic institutions and the blockchain industry will bring their perspectives on how blockchain can be utilized to solve sustainability and climate change issues. Specifically, is blockchain harming the causes themselves? The issues surrounding blockchain, sustainability, and climate Impact will be discussed by experts, furthering the APPG’s understanding of the technology.

The meeting logistics will include speakers from different companies and institutions, followed by a Q&A with the members of the houses of Commons and Lords, the APPG on Blockchain Advisory Board, and the audience.

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Priya Guliani is the EMEA Director at the Government Blockchain Association. She is an impact and technology entrepreneur, building decentralized identity solution to bring social, financial, and digital inclusion. She is an MIT certified leadership professional and Oxford certified Blockchain expert with over 14 years of IT consulting experience. She is also an author and speaker in innovative technology and sustainability space. In response to the world succumbing to the global pandemic, Priya formed and leads the Sustainable Environmental Stewardship, working group within GBA. The group’s mission is to help public and private organizations create Sustainable, Attainable, and Maintainable solutions to combat climate change.

The Government Blockchain Association (GBA) is a non-profit, global organization, allowing the public and private sectors to connect, communicate, and collaborate over everything blockchain. Developing training materials, assessment tools, white papers, and applications for the blockchain community, GBA brings collaborators together through a variety of events. To find out more, visit GBA’s website at

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NITDA to host Blockchain Day at Digital Nigeria 2022

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), under the Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy, in partnership with Domineum Blockchain Solutions, a leading Distributed Ledger Technology Company in Africa, is set to host a one-day National digital economy awareness event: BLOCKCHAIN DAY will take place on 26th October, during the annual Digital Nigeria International Conference and Exhibition (Digital Nigeria 2022), happening from the 25th to 27th October. An audience of over 2000 Blockchain enthusiasts is expected in Abuja.
Digital Nigeria 2022 is taking place at the International Conference Centre in Abuja, Nigeria. The theme for this year’s conference is Digital Transformation: A Path to Sustainable Digital Economy, chosen to stimulate discussion on how the economy could benefit from digital technologies to create value. The objective is to Promote digital transformation, Digital inclusion, Emerging technologies, Data Protection, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship in Nigeria.

BLOCKCHAIN DAY will focus on scaling the blockchain ecosystem, with opportunities and best use cases from Africa and around the globe. Special focus will be given to Nigeria, a country blessed with talented people and over 200 million potential smart technology experts. BLOCKCHAIN DAY targets hosting 2,000 participants, global speakers, leaders and great personalities in the Blockchain industry. The conference will provide a platform for networking, co-creation and collaboration, sharing experiences, mentorship and knowledge circulation, stimulating conversation on emerging technology and incentives, with experts for tech startups.

Mr. Kashifu Inuwa, Director-General of NITDA, said “There are a lot of opportunities in Blockchain, and it is critical in every business. Talent is the human component of technology and innovation, with Blockchain and emerging technologies being about the new solutions they are bringing on board. So, you need to task yourself to know which solutions or offerings the industry requires.”

Mr. Mohammed Ibrahim Jega, co-founder Domineum said, “Blockchain is a technology that houses Cryptocurrency and other compelling ideas. It is important to demystify it, enable young people to get a proper grasp and expose themselves to this game-changing technology, and to take advantage of the numerous opportunities it presents.”

Over the past years, emerging economies have leapt to the forefront of blockchain adoption, with Nigeria being one of the frontrunners. The “Giant of Africa,” as proudly called, is making great strides in the adoption of blockchain technological innovation. According to a survey conducted by Statista in 2020, 32% of Nigerians have admitted to using or owning cryptocurrencies, the sheer numbers of which are perfect consideration when exploring Nigeria’s affinity for taking advantage of blockchain technology.

Digital Nigeria International Conference will provide a power-packed agenda and activities such as Keynote Speaking, Panel discussions, Fireside Chat, Training Sessions, Guest Speaking, Presentations, Pitch sessions, Question and Answer Sessions, an Exhibition and Networking, and One-on-one interactive workshop for attendees with global industry leaders.

Top speakers at the conference are Inuwa Kashifu Abdullahi (DG NITDA); Prof. Isa Pantami, The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy; Ray Sharma – General Partner, Pacer Ventures; Mr. Mohammed Ibrahim Jega – Co-Founder, Domineum; Ahmed Yousif – Lead, BSV Blockchain; Ray Youssef – Founder and CEO, Paxful; Lorien Gamaroff – CEO, Centbee; James L. Sisneros – Founder & CEO, The Possibility Company; Geoffrey Weli-Wosu – Founder & CEO, Domineum Blockchain Solutions Ltd; Simit Naik – Director, Commercial & Strategy, nChain; Faith C. Titus – Founder & CEO, Sonergy Data Technologies; Dr. Usman Gambo Abdullahi – Director, IT Infrastructure Solutions, NITDA; Dr. Rislan A Kanya – DVC IT Research & Innovation, Baze University; and many others.

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Blockchain Maturity Model (BMM) Experts are Ready

The Government Blockchain Association (GBA) has trained its inaugural class of Blockchain Maturity Model (BMM) experts. These GBA BMM professionals will do Blockchain consulting and participate on Blockchain enterprise appraisals. GBA’s first class of blockchain experts mean Blockchain Maturity evaluations are now underway.
Why is the BMM Important?
“Governments and organizations around the world are beginning to acquire blockchain solutions. But most do not have the knowledge or framework to distinguish between a reliable solution or a hyped prototype,” said Gerard Dache, Executive Director of the Government Blockchain Association. “The BMM helps solution providers demonstrate credibility to customers and creates a roadmap for continuous improvement. Governments will often provide financial assistance to use the BMM to improve and demonstrate blockchain solutions.”

Why Do We Need a Blockchain Maturity Model?
“Governments do not have the framework to judge blockchain solutions, they will default to traditional solution providers. Newer, agile, and innovative companies cannot compete with traditional government vendors. The Blockchain Maturity Model has been established to solve that problem,” continued Dache.

What is the Purpose of the Blockchain Maturity Model?
– Provide a roadmap to establish, implement, maintain, and continually improve blockchain solutions
– Demonstrate that a solution can be trusted to meet industry standards
– Provide acquisition professionals with the information needed to evaluate blockchain solutions
– Establish the criteria to achieve a Government Blockchain Association (GBA) certification

Who Developed the BMM?
The BMM was developed by the GBA Standards & Certification Working Group over a two-year span. This group includes 34 individuals from government and the private sector. Members of this group include Chief Information Officers, Chief Technical Officers, engineers, auditors, business executives and managers.

To learn more about the Blockchain Maturity Model (BMM) visit