MaryLand Blockchain Association

Maryland Blockchain Association​

Welcome to the Maryland Blockchain Association, a pioneering organization dedicated to promoting blockchain technology’s awareness, understanding, and application across Maryland. Our mission is to create a robust ecosystem that fosters innovation, collaboration, and education for individuals, businesses, and educational institutions interested in the transformative potential of blockchain technology.

Our Mission

Education

the Maryland community about blockchain technology and its potential to revolutionize industries, governance, and societal structures.

Innovating

by supporting blockchain startups and projects that have the potential to positively impact Maryland and beyond.

Researching

areas of need within the community to provide resources to support the outcomes of the targeted surveys and research for the growth of blockchain technology and digital assets.

Advocating

for favorable policies and regulations that support the growth of blockchain technology and digital assets.

Leadership

Jacqueline Cooper, JD, MA LDT, NBCT, CCI, BMM: Chief Executive Officer

At the helm of our organization is Jacqueline Cooper, a visionary leader with a deep-rooted passion for blockchain technology and its capacity to drive positive change.

Jacqueline Cooper brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the Maryland Blockchain Association. She has a Masters from Notre Dame of Maryland University (MA LDT). She is a National Board Certified Teacher in the area of Exceptional Needs Specialist/Early Childhood Through Young Adult. She is dedicated to inclusion as well as the development of work skills and career opportunities for youth, young adults and career switchers.  She is certified in the areas of cryptocurrency investigations as well as an Assessor for the Blockchain Maturity Model (wwwgbaglobal.org). She is licensed as an attorney in the District of Columbia.  She has over a decade of experience in leadership roles and is now applying this to supporting the next generation of leaders within the blockchain community.  She is the author of the Bitcoin Cinderella blockchain adventure series, the Essential Digital Asset Organizer for Attorneys & Consumers and other references books for consumers, non profits, businesses and attorneys (available on Amazon). Finally, her major at Vassar College laid the foundation for her blockchain journey as it was multi-disciplinary in the area of Science, Technology & Society.

Before founding the Maryland Blockchain Association, Jacqueline is an internationally recognized author and Talk Show Host as well as the CEO of the Blockchain Legal Institute (www.bli.tools), where she spearheads a centralized library for the decentralized community and provides diverse educational projects that focus on innovative technologies. Her expertise spans across various blockchain platforms and applications, including cryptocurrencies, smart contracts, and decentralized finance (DeFi).  She is a Media Ambassador for the Global Business Blockchain Council.  She is the Co-Chair of the Government Blockchain Association’s Legal Working Group and the GBA Talk Show Host.  As a result of her work in this community, the Maryland Blockchain Association is also now part of the U.S. Blockchain Coalition.

A Maryland native, Jacqueline is deeply committed to her community. She envisioned the Maryland Blockchain Association as a platform to bridge the gap between blockchain technology and practical, real-world applications that benefit the local economy and society.

 

Under her leadership, the association is designed to support the vibrant community of blockchain enthusiasts, professionals, and advocates. Jacqueline’s strategic vision focuses on education, policy advocacy, and fostering innovation to ensure Maryland becomes a leading hub for blockchain technology.

Under her leadership, the association is designed to support the vibrant community of blockchain enthusiasts, professionals, and advocates. Jacqueline’s strategic vision focuses on education, policy advocacy, and fostering innovation to ensure Maryland becomes a leading hub for blockchain technology.

 

 

Join Us

Whether you’re a blockchain novice, a seasoned developer, or an organization interested in exploring blockchain’s potential, the Maryland Blockchain Association welcomes you. Join us to be at the forefront of blockchain innovation and to make a lasting impact on Maryland’s technological landscape.