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18 May 2022
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Dr Naseem Naqvi
President at The British Blockchain Association

Profile

Dr Naseem Naqvi founded and established the British Blockchain Association. He is the lead author of UK’s National Blockchain Roadmap (2021). Dr Naqvi works full time as a senior medical doctor on NHS front lines, and devotes every evening, weekend and precious family time to furthering the UK’s standing in this sector.

Dr Naqvi has transformed the UK (and indeed global) landscape of Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT). He played a primordial role in this, and raising the profile of Britain globally in the field, as he heads the BBA, one of the largest blockchain associations in the world.

Before Dr Naqvi, the UK had no national blockchain association to assume the necessary leadership role and represent blockchain both in Britain and abroad. He was the man who stepped up and took the lead:      

  • Lead Author, UK National Blockchain Roadmap (July 2021)
  • Set up UK’s first national Blockchain association and appointed advisors from: Northern Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales and an international advisory board of global leaders from: Singapore, India, USA, Africa, Israel, Mexico, Italy, Nigeria, Australia and France. 
  • In 2018, he was named a “Think-Tank” and a “Blockchain Influencer” by the UK Parliament in a report published by UK’s All Party Parliamentary Group on Blockchain.
  • He has set up the world’s first scientific, peer-reviewed, open-access blockchain research journal, the Journal of the British Blockchain Association (JBBA), which is available both in print and online. In 2020, during the global pandemic, Naseem oversaw and led the publication of two issues of the JBBA, whilst working full time on the NHS front lines.
  • Naseem has established a global, inter-connected network of thought-leaders in the field of Blockchain: The JBBA’s editorial and review boards now have advisors from 58 countries.
  • He has established and chaired three International Scientific Conferences – the ISCs, which are now a flagship annual scientific event for blockchain professionals in the world.
  • He has given over 300 talks (45+ keynotes) on blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies.
  • He has represented Britain at international conferences in the USA, UAE, Africa, Indonesia, at UK trade finance summit, and the 2019 and 2020 Blockchain Expo of industry experts.
  • Dr Naqvi’s commitment to evidence based practice led him to establish the world’s first Centre for Evidence-Based Blockchain (CEBB) in 2019, a transnational Think-Tank of blockchain academics, industry experts and universities in 6 continents. The Open University, the UK’s largest university, is a member of CEBB along with 11 other prestigious international universities.
  • Dr Naqvi was awarded an MSc in Blockchain & Cryptocurrency (with the prestigious Genesis Block Scholarship for ‘Exceptional & Notable contributions to Blockchain Technology & Cryptocurrencies’), whilst fulfilling all his duties as a front-line medical doctor. He has continued to work full time for the NHS during the COVID pandemic while running the BBA.