Membership

Corporate membership

To address the needs of different companies on island BACI has created three different levels of membership:

1. Industry participants

The industry participant membership level is for entities working in the digital asset industry and might choose to keep their membership anonymous. This level is also for any companies that are not physically based in the Cayman Islands. These are companies who want to stay informed of all legislative changes and activities, but do not have the time to actively take part in quarterly calls and other activities.

2. Service providers

The service provider membership level has been created for community members who want to shape the direction of the digital asset sector in the Cayman Islands. These entities providing services to the digital asset industry such as accountants, lawyers, fund administrator, auditors and other service providers. Service providers generally actively take part in BACI membership meetings and events.

3. Regulated entities

The regulated entities membership level is for fully CIMA regulated virtual asset service providers in the Cayman Islands. This option is for firms that mainly focus on the blockchain and digital asset industry.

4. Industry bodies

NGOs, academic institutions, non profits, and governments & regulatory agencies will qualify under the Industry bodies category. This level of membership will be granted to institutions that open membership up to BACI and will be of a collaborative nature to share information and provide mutually beneficial results. Industry bodies qualify for a free membership and will have access to the benefits available to all members.

 

Membership benefits

All memberships include benefits such as:

  • Industry events – Priority invitations to partner and all BACI-sponsored networking events and training sessions focused on the Blockchain industry.
  • Working groups and roundtables – One of our main focuses is growing the Blockchain community in the Cayman Islands. Members have a voice in the conversation, contribute and strategize with our BACI working groups.
  • Training – Members have access to exclusive discounted BACI partner educational and networking events within the community.
  • Monthly articles by BACI – BACI will write monthly articles to promote the jurisdiction which will be featured on our site and can be shared with your clients. These articles will focus on relevant issues and promote the jurisdiction.
  • Participation in consultations – As a member you will have the opportunity to participate in all government consultations and receive regular updates from BACI on all announcements by the government.
  • Featured on website – Your company will be featured on the BACI website with a link back to your site and you can feature the BACI logo on your website.
  • BACI committees – Representatives can stand for BACI committee positions.
  • Voting rights – Attendance and corporate voting right at members’ meetings.
  • Young Caymanian support– Membership fees will be utilized to employ a young Caymanian, providing a valuable learning opportunity and igniting engagement in the industry.

 

Additional benefits per category

Industry participants

Industry participants enjoy the following additional benefits:

  • Privacy – A extra layer of privacy will be provided to all Industry participants upon request. Your company’s information will never be disclosed as a part of our members, your logo will not be displayed on the website and logins to meetings and events will be under an alias.
  • Regulatory support – Advocacy for all industry participants, creating helpful dialogue that facilitates the efficient, ethical, and rational adoption of blockchain technology by the government and regulator.
  • Marketing – Promotion of your training classes, products, services, publications, presentations, events, articles, press releases or any other type of promotional material through BACI:
    • Unlimited free job postings on the BACI Website’s industry jobs forum, an opportunity to advertise open positions in your company on our website.
    • Post on BACI’s social media platform up to twice a year, with over 2,000 blockchain specific followers.
    • Social media shares of your entities post up to 2 times a year on BACI’s platform.

 

Service provider

Service providers enjoy the following additional benefits:

  • Panels – Priority on BACI speaking opportunities organized for the Blockchain community and members.
  • Conferences – First option to participate in Blockchain conferences and join BACI’s booth at discounted rates.
  • Marketing – Promotion of your training classes, products, services, publications, presentations, events, articles, press releases or any other type of promotional material through BACI:
    • Unlimited free job postings on the BACI Website’s industry jobs forum, an opportunity to advertise open positions in your company on our website.
    • Post your entities content on the BACI website once a year.
    • Distribution of a branded email about your entity once a year to thousands of blockchain professionals globally through our distribution list.
    • Post on BACI’s social media platform up to twice a year, with over 2,000 blockchain specific followers.
    • Social media shares of your entities post up to 4 times a year on BACI’s platform.

 

Regulated entities

Regulated entities enjoy the following additional benefits:

  • Privacy – A extra layer of privacy will be provided to all Industry participants upon request. Your company’s information will never be disclosed as a part of our members, your logo will not be displayed on the website and logins to meetings and events will be under an alias.
  • Regulatory support – Advocacy for all regulated entities, creating helpful dialogue that facilitates the efficient, ethical, and rational adoption of blockchain technology by the government and regulator.
  • Panels – Priority on BACI speaking opportunities organized for the Blockchain community and members.
  • Conferences – First option to participate in Blockchain conferences and join BACI’s booth at discounted rates.
  • Marketing – Promotion of your training classes, products, services, publications, presentations, events, articles, press releases or any other type of promotional material through BACI:
    • Post on the BACI Website twice a year.
    • Free job postings on the BACI Website.
    • Social media shares of your entities post up to 8 times a year on BACI’s platform, with over 2,000 blockchain specific followers.

BACI is a Non-Profit Organisation and we keep our membership rates low to facilitate as much industry participation as possible.

 

Membership fees

Membership category Annual membership fee
Industry participants US$ 1,500
Service providers US$ 3,000
Regulated entities US$ 5,500
Industry bodies Free

 

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