Vision: Creating Opportunities for the Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Communities

Mission: To promote a thriving global Blockchain and cryptocurrency community by connecting people, ideas, and resources

Core Values

Community First
The underlying premise of Blockchain and crypto is decentralization.  Our vision is first and foremost to develop and support our member and partner community in a decentralized environment.

Be Agile
Blockchain and crypto technology is experiencing rapid change and evolution, so shall we as a group

Encourage New
As a collaborative community we welcome, share and socialize new ideas, new people, new opportunities and challenge our constituents to embrace and deploy new technologies

Board of Directors

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John Verdon

President, Co-Founder, Executive Director,
North America

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Mike Holland

Treasurer, Co-Founder, Director of Operations

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Marc Wolenik

Executive Director,

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Pam Mueller

Secretary & Director of Marketing
North America

Melissa Quinn - Director Emeritus

Director, Canada

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Paul Gupta

Director, India

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Karl Johannesson

Executive Director University and Research Institutes,
Director, BeNeLuxm

Edward Ng


Samir Patel

Director, Legal
North America

Board of Advisors

Joe Ciccolo

Regulatory Compliance Advisor

The Blockchain Users Group (BUG) is a global not for profit organization formed under the Internal Revenue Service of the United States as a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization. The BUG is organized exclusively for educational purposes. No part of the BUG’s net earnings may benefit any individual.