Steve Vallas

Steve Vallas

Managing Director, BlockchainAPAC

I am a qualified lawyer, blockchain technology and management strategist.

My early-adoption of social channels combined with my lifelong study of economics and new tech has evolved into a deep and unique understanding of emerging blockchain technology and its impact across industries.

I am the Managing Director of Blockchain APAC. Digital Assets advisor at Zerocap and APAC advisor at GDF Global Blockchain Business Council and I was formally the CEO of Blockchain Australia.

I have played a longstanding role in shaping the Australian digital assets landscape.

Engaging with Australian regulators including the Australian Securities and Investments Commission, Commonwealth Treasury, ACCC, AUSTRAC and the Reserve Bank of Australia.

Contributing insights to Australian Senate hearings, advisory panels like the ASIC Digital Finance Advisory Panel and the Council of Financial Regulators. My involvement in the development of the sector has extended beyond Australia, engaging with New Zealand authorities such as the Financial Services Council, Reserve Bank of New Zealand, Department of Internal Affairs, and Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment.

I have engaged with international institutions, including the US Federal Reserve and the US Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Fostering partnerships and knowledge sharing with organisations like the German Ministry of Economics, APEC, Blockchain Ireland and the South Korean National Assembly.

I am committed to driving innovation and regulatory clarity within the digital asset ecosystem.

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