Accounting and business consulting firm Wipfli LLP has announced its membership with the Chamber of Digital Commerce, the trade association representing the digital asset and currency industries. The chamber’s mission is to promote the acceptance and use of digital assets and blockchain-based technologies. Through education, advocacy and working closely with policymakers, regulators and industry, the chamber’s goal is to develop a pro-growth legal environment that fosters innovation, jobs and investment.
Brian Blaha, partner and Wipfli’s Growth Leader, commented: “Rapid change is occurring now in all types of financial transactions and supporting channels, and it appears to be only in the initial stages. The impact of digital currencies and distributed ledger technology innovation will touch all of us, whether as individuals or organizations. As a business leader and an innovator, Wipfli wants to leverage our deep industry knowledge and depth of expertise in financial services including regulatory compliance, bank secrecy, anti-money laundering and cybersecurity to collaborate with other business leaders to shape the future of payments and delivery systems and the disruption around digital assets. Our membership in the Chamber of Digital Commerce will provide our firm with the opportunity to help lead this evolution in the business world.”
Wipfli has a number of industry focuses, including financial institutions, which could be greatly impacted by the use of digital assets and blockchain-based technologies.
Partner-in-charge of Wipfli’s Financial Institutions Practice, JoAnn Cotter said: “Wipfli is very excited to join the Chamber of Digital Commerce as it aligns well with our continued effort to be thought leaders in the financial services industry and to be a voice for our small and medium-sized financial services clients in this fast-changing and evolving sector of the economy,”