Israel is a well educated middle-eastern country with a population of only 8.4 Million and GDP of almost US$300 Billion, of which their technology sector accounts for 15.7%. Startups contribute an unusually large portion towards these numbers, and lately, this trend has manifested itself as an unusually rich and constant stream of bitcoin and blockchain companies.
So many well-funded local startups are focused on blockchain business that Deloitte recently created a report focused on the Israeli blockchain business scene. Deloitte’s professional network provides financial advisory services to over 225,400 professionals around the globe, generating US$35.2b in revenue during 2015.
The report illustrates in clear detail that growth of bitcoin and blockchain startups in Israel has been pushing forward faster than anywhere else in the world, outside of silicon valley, at least.
“Israel has the highest concentration of technical companies outside of Silicon Valley and the highest number of NASDAQ-listed technology companies, after the U.S. and China. Also, Israel’s technology industry accounts for 15.7% of the country’s GDP.”
As you can see, there are plenty of small blockchain businesses and communities in Israel. Yet, there is no united place for communication between people in the blockchain area. There is no united place where the blockchain enthusiasts and professionals can gather together and talk and discuss about their ideas and plans. There is no united place where people can exchange their opinions about various blockchain businesses and projects.
The Israeli Blockchain Association (IBA) Solution & Mission
The Israeli Blockchain Association (IBA), founded by Gadi Isaev & Roman (Rafael) Gold on 2017, aims to educate, develop and empower the blockchain community of Israel and connect with both global leaders and best practice. They want to connect corporations, developers, policy-makers, and enthusiasts in order to foster knowledge sharing, testing, and development of impactful blockchain applications.
We see, how valuable blockchain communities are in Switzerland, Singapore, Ukraine, and Russia. Therefore our aim is to prove Start-up Nation brand of Israel and lead the country to the top of the blockchain space.
– Yana Levkovich
What do they do?
with Tier-1 Corporations and Government Bodies
Investment Banking, Technology Consulting and Scouting
Access to expertise and collaborations
round tables and meetups
Complete calendar of blockchain events in Israel
Israeli Blockchain Newsletter
IBA Team & Advisory Board
- Eugene Shimalsky (Founding Partner at Desmos),
- Sasha Tabak (CEO and Founder at Cluster),
- Noisy Miner
- IT Business Week
- Science Guide
- AI Lab
- Cluster Hub
- International Blockchain Application Federation (IBAF)
- VC Fund India
- Indian Blockchain Council
- Moscow ICO Conference
- Art Lab
- Blockchain Slovakia
- Blockchain Association Canada (BAC)
- Blockchain India