APPG – Progress and Updates

APPG for Blockchain Technologies

This page showcases important APPG updates and minutes of Parliamentary meetings. APPG will hold regular stakeholder engagement activities and meetings at Westminster. The timeline below lists APPG policy responses, articles and reports, press releases, official updates, summary of events, statements, debates, parliamentary questions, upcoming meetings, and APPG Advisory Board activities 

  • APPG Blockchain - Industry Roundtable

    APPG Industry Roundtable, 16 Jan 2024

    APPG hosted Blockchain Industry Roundtable on 16 January, chaired by Natalie Elphicke MP.

    The British Blockchain Association, as a Secretariat of the APPG, facilitated the Roundtable, coordinated by Prof. Dr Naseem Naqvi MBE, President of The BBA.

    Meeting Minutes 

  • Blockchain Industry Roundtable 16 Jan 2024

    🇬🇧 Positioning the UK as a Web3 Powerhouse:

    ➡️ How can #Blockchain Technologies make a meaningful difference in people's lives?

    ➡️ What can the UK do to support an enterprise economy led by innovators in Web3?

    🌐 From revolutionising customs & trade to border & immigration, from reshaping social transactions and decentralised finance, from redefining arts & culture to self-sovereign digital identity, how can we harness the true potential of Blockchain technologies in the #UK?

    ✅ This APPG roundtable will explore the opportunities and challenges for the UK industry and the programmes and policies that need to be established to position the UK as a global leader in Web3 technologies.

    🎤 The Roundtable will be Chaired by Natalie Elphicke OBE MP, Chair of the APPG, and facilitated by The British Blockchain Association, APPG Secretariat, led by Prof. Dr Naseem Naqvi MBE.

    Date: Tuesday, 16 January 2024

  • Official Pics, APPG Industry Reception, 14 Dec 2023

    Click HERE to view official pics from the Parliamentary Blockchain Industry Reception, December 2023 

    Full Transcript of APPG Chair's Speech

    Summary of the APPG Reception

  • APPG Reception 14 December 23

    Industry Reception: 14 December

    Blockchain Industry Reception in the Houses of Parliament, hosted by the BBA, Chaired by Natalie Elphicke MP, with industry representatives, academics and policymakers from around the globe. 

    Full Text transcription of APPG Chair's Speech

    BBA Interviews with Industry Representatives

     

  • Blockchain for land registry

    26 OCTOBER 2023 

    Officer of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Blockchain Technologies, Rt. Hon. Alun Cairns MP, asked a question in Parliament on the potential merits of using Blockchain technology in digitising the land registry.

    You can view the exchange in Parliament here.

  • APPG Secretariat at govt. of gibraltar conference

    24 OCTOBER 2023

    BBA President Professor Naseem Naqvi was invited by the Govt. of Gibraltar to share updates on the mission, objectives and roadmap of the APPG on Blockchain Technologies. 

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  • APPG Blockchain

    APPG CHAIR'S BBA SUMMIT SPEECH

    Full speech of APPG Chair Natalie Elphicke MP, addressing 51 member nations that convened at the 3rd Annual Member Summit of the Blockchain Associations Forum in the Metaverse on September 20, 2023.

    Hosted by the BBA, Blockchain Associations Forum (BAF) is a neutral, transnational harmonisation forum, comprising 56 blockchain and digital asset associations from 51 countries across six continents.

    Watch on YouTube

  • In PRESS: 20 SEP 2023

    “Part of that is about making the U.K. an attractive hub for Web3 founders, developers, programmers and companies to work here.”, said Natalie Elphicke MP, APPG Chair.

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  • APPG Chair - keynote speech to 51 countries in the metaverse

    'As chair of the APPG on blockchain technologies, I was pleased that me and Avatar Natalie could join the British Blockchain Association’s Global Summit today to give a keynote speech - held in the metaverse.':

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  • IN PRESS: 20 Sep 2023

    "APPG Chair Natalie Elphicke OBE MP participated in the BBA Summit held in the metaverse":

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  • IN PRESS: 20 SEP 2023

    "Elphicke said that the UK has the potential to become a blockchain-enabled "smart country":

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  • IN PRESS: 20 SEP 2023

    "UK politicians address blockchain and web3 via the metaverse":

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  • APPG for Blockchain Technologies in Financial News

    IN PRESS: 20 SEP 2023

    "UK All-Party Parliamentary Group on blockchain Technologies has been launched":

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  • N Elphicke BBA Keynote 2023

    APPG OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE

    Natalie Elphicke OBE MP , Chair of APPG for Blockchain Technologies, delivered a Keynote speech at the Blockchain Associations Forum 3rd Annual Member Summit, held in the BBA’s Metaverse Headquarters.

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  • 18 SEP 2023: APPG CHAIR MEETS WITH THE BBA PRESIDENT

    BBA President Professor Naseem Naqvi MBE met with the Chair of APPG Natalie Elphicke OBE MP to discuss the UK’s approach to blockchain technologies and the potential of this emerging technology for industry, public services and the UK economy.

  • APPG for Blockchain Technologies - Parliamentary Register

    17 SEP 2023: APPG OFFICIALLY ENROLLED IN PARLIAMENTARY REGISTER

    APPG for Blockchain Technologies is officially enrolled in Parliamentary register.

     

    PARLIAMENTARY REGISTER

  • APPG: INAUGURAL MEETING minutes

    Minutes from the Blockchain Technologies All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) Inaugural Meeting Date: Wednesday 13th September 5-6pm.

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  • APPG ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

    APPG Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held in Parliament on 13 September 2023. Natalie Elphicke OBE MP was elected as Chair of the Group. The British Blockchain Association will act as a Secretariat of the APPG. Full list of all APPG Vice Chairs, Officers and Members can be found here.

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