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The Team – Passionate and committed to the blockchain sector.

Blockchain Australia is the industry body that represents Australian businesses and business professionals participating in the digital economy through blockchain technology.

Our Story

Our origins can be traced back to 2014. In the establishment of the Australian Digital Currency Commerce Association (ADCCA). ADCCA was formed as the country’s leading council and representation of and for digital currency businesses and key industry participants. 

The organisation mandate was to “act as the essential connection between merchants, industry, government, regulators, financial institutions and influential policy forums which give direction to the emerging industry at home and abroad”

The origins of Blockchain Australia can be traced back to 2013. The organisation was formed with a mandate to act as “the leading community association dedicated to the education, policy development and promotion of Blockchain and Digital Currency in Australia”

ADCCA and Blockchain Australia merged in 2019.

Our Board

Adam Poulton

Adam Poulton

Chairperson, Blockchain Australia

Adam’s primary focus over the years has been adoptive use of blockchain technology by all sectors of the Australian economy and he continues this work with Get Paid In Bitcoin, a payroll provider offering bitcoin in wages to all Australians.

Adriana Belotti

Adriana Belotti

Head of Communities

Adriana Belotti has a background in web development and digital marketing and is currently the Head of Marketing and Community at Prismatik, a technology consulting firm that provides software delivery teams and technology consulting services for startups and corporates.
Michael Bacina

Michael Bacina

Partner

Michael leads Piper Alderman’s Blockchain Group, which was a finalist for Blockchain Advisor of the Year in 2019. Michael also is part of Piper Alderman’s Fintech Group and is a Key Contributor to the  Blockchain National Roadmap RegTech Working Group.

Austin Lewinsmith

Austin Lewinsmith

Co-Founder

Austin Lewinsmith is a co-founder at Blockchain Collective. He is a strategic and forward thinking business director and entrepreneur. Blockchain Collective envisages proficient, educated and skilled people to support the demand and adoption of blockchain technology, globally.
Caroline Bowler

Caroline Bowler

Chief Executive Officer

Caroline Bowler is CEO of BTC Markets, based in Melbourne. Caroline has worked in Financial Services since 2004, originally in stockbroking and investment banking. Caroline began directly advocating for our industry in 2015, founding the first FinTech & Blockchain-focused communications agency in Asia.
John Bassilios

John Bassilios

Partner

John has a broad range of corporate commercial, financial services, funds management and banking and finance experience with a particular emphasis on financial services and funds management.

Lisa Wade

Lisa Wade

CEO

Lisa is currently leading the development of blockchain projects in Australia. The CBDC with the Reserve Bank of Australia – Project Atom, Project Carbon – digitally originated carbon tokens & NEOMI, Australia’s first instance of codefi a blockchain impact token and funding platform.
Kelsie Nabben

Kelsie Nabben

Researcher & Consultant

Kelsie is a researcher in the RMIT Blockchain Innovation Hub and a PhD candidate in the Digital Ethnography Research Centre at RMIT University.
Jackson Zeng

Jackson Zeng

Chief Executive Officer

Over his 4-year tenure, Jackson Zeng has scaled Melbourne’s cryptocurrency brokerage Caleb & Brown from a team of 1 to 45. Across his experience from COO to CEO, Jackson seeks to lend his experience to Blockchain Australia in supporting operational maturity, member alignment, and execution of Blockchain Australia objectives.
Jack Deeb

Jack Deeb

COO & Co-Founder

Jack Deeb is the Chief Operating Officer of leading Australian blockchain business, Mycelium. After attaining a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws (Honours) degrees from The University of Queensland, Jack pursued blockchain technology and ultimately Co-Founded Mycelium full-time. Notably, Jack has co-authored a number of published works that examine how regulation could apply to novel applications of blockchain technology including DAOs, Zero-Knowledge proofs, and DeFi protocols. He has also played a pivotal role in preparing submissions to government as they draft legislation and regulatory frameworks for the burgeoning industry. Jack is an advocate for the industry’s growth in Australia, helping the team at Mycelium improve access and efficiency of financial markets via blockchain technology.
Harry Papacharissiou

Harry Papacharissiou

Developer Advocate / Software Engineer

Harry is a Developer Advocate and Software Engineer for Chainlink Labs, the leading provider of secure and reliable open-source blockchain oracle solutions. After writing his first Ethereum smart contract back in 2018, Harry fell down the blockchain rabbit hole and started to focus on the blockchain and web3 space, transitioning away from his enterprise consulting background specializing in systems integration and solution architecture.

Our Team

Amy-Rose Goodey

Amy-Rose Goodey

Head of Operations

As the Head of Operations, Amy-Rose successfully supports the implementation of strategic processes and growth-focused objectives, while providing overarching administrative assistance to streamline operations.

Merilee Lewis

Merilee Lewis

Communications Manager

Merilee is responsible for administration at Blockchain Australia. She prepares collateral, invoices, and provides logistics support for the team. 
Gordon Little

Gordon Little

Policy Lead

Gordon is the Co-founder and current MD of Iress Blockchain. A private permissioned blockchain connecting participants in wealth management to solve data sovereignty and compliance issues, including Advice Fee Consent and Design and Distribution Obligations. Gordon has many years experience in working with Industry bodies to drive government policy.

Nathan Halliday

Nathan Halliday

Stakeholder and Membership Engagement

Nathan has 15 years’ experience in Financial Services across Australia and Asia. Most recently he led a Digital Currency Exchange’s expansion into Australia and is passionate about blockchain innovation. Nathan is supporting Members and Stakeholders on behalf of Blockchain Australia.