EBA Structure

The European Blockchain Association is structured as a Decentralised Semi-Autonomous Organisation (DSAO).


The DSAO is a derivative of the original Decentralised Autonomous Organisation (DAO) that describes a type of network connecting individual nodes that act autonomously on the basis of self-created rules. A DAO’s financial transaction record and program rules are maintained on a blockchain and member activities are not influenced by a central government.

Key differentiators between the EBA and traditional DAO’s.

  • The EBA was founded by a legal entity – the European Blockchain Association e.V. – an association registered in Germany,
  • The DSAO is supported by a set of governance processes – headed by the EBA’s board. This facilitates the integration of the EBA into the society at large, by addressing social, legal, economic and environmental aspects and acting as a contact person.

With this structure of a decentralised semi-autonomous organisation DSAO, the European Blockchain Association combines the advantages of decentralised networks with the essential requirements of our society.

EBA Statutes

The statutes of the EUROPEAN BLOCKCHAIN ASSOCIATION are available for download:

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