Ronald M. Tucker is the Founder and Chair-Emeritus of Blockchain Australia (formally Australian Digital Commerce Association, ADCA), the peak body for Blockchain businesses in Australia, co-convenor of the Global Blockchain Forum, (the international body representing trade body's for the US, Canada, the UK, UAE, Singapore, India, New Zealand, Philippines, Japan and Australia), and founder of the International Digital Asset Exchange Association (IDAXA).
Mr. Tucker has been living in Australia for the last several years and presently resides in Sydney as well as Asia. He launched Bit Trade Australia, the countries first crypto exchange, in 2013, and its sister company Bit Trade Labs, a Blockchain development consultancy a year later.
Ron organised and led the successful industry response to the Digital Currency Inquiry called by the Senate Economics References Committee in 2015, the two-day Global Digital Currency Conversation forum during the G20 Leaders’ Summit in Brisbane 2014, helped establish the Federal bi-partisan Blockchain caucus, and has worked closely with Australian and Chinese officials (as well as other cross-border industry stakeholders), on bi-lateral blockchain ecosystem development. He has worked consultatively with regulatory stakeholders resulting in progressive policy and legislative outcomes for the Digital Economy.
Mr. Tucker, also successfully spearheaded the self-regulatory DC Code of Conduct initiative by industry, contributing to these changes following the Senate's recommendations and subsequent adoption by Government.
He is presently engaged in consulting and government relations advisory work in the ASEAN region for the Digital Economy industry.
Most recently, Mr Tucker organised the Virtual Asset Service Providers Summit ("V20" - an officially endorsed business event of the G20), bringing together the worlds largest crypto exchanges, national trade associations, regulators and legislators in Osaka Japan, during the 2019 Osaka, Japan, G20 Leaders Summit.
Ron was born in Newfoundland, Canada in 1981, and undertook studies in IT (Canada) as well as Business Management (Australia). He travels extensively for work in his advisory roles, and has been an entrepreneur for most of his working life having started businesses in the areas of retail, marketing, technology, government relations, and publishing in the US and Canada.