Grant Thornton joins the global LACChain global alliance

Grant Thornton has announced that it has joined the global alliance LACChain

Grant Thornton Luis PastorGrant Thornton, the audit, consulting and tax advisory services firm in Spain, has announced that it has joined the global alliance LACChain, made up of different actors in the blockchain environment, led by the Inter-American Development Bank Group’s Innovation Lab (BID Lab) for the development of the blockchain ecosystem in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Grant Thornton and LACChain aim to exchange relevant and complementary information on blockchain-based services being deployed, as well as to develop materials and concepts related to blockchain technology and digital identity.

Among the latest additions to the Alliance are Telefónica Tech, the digital unit of the Telefónica group, Grant Thornton and Tribe, the Singapore-based global blockchain ecosystem developer.

In the case of Telefónica Tech, they will work together to support the creation of a community that facilitates the exchange of knowledge in the use of blockchain technology, including workshops and various training activities. The alliance also includes the possibility for Telefónica Tech to include its solutions in the infrastructure and technological tools of the LACChain networks.

Luis Pastor (pictured), Managing Partner of Business and Innovation Consulting at Gran Thornton in Spain, said: “This collaboration opens the opportunity to bring best practices and knowledge to one of the most important blockchain development clusters in Latin America and the Caribbean”. 

José Luis Núñez, head of the Blockchain unit at Telefónica Tech, said: “This alliance seeks to synergise, collaborate and coordinate with the blockchain ecosystem to unlock the potential that blockchain technology has in Latin America and the Caribbean. While Yi Ming Ng, CEO of Tribe, added: “This partnership represents an opportunity to drive innovation and create exciting technology solutions”.

With the addition of these alliances, LACChain now comprises 59 blockchain partners, supporting public-private partnerships and blockchain-based solutions in 16 countries in the region.