ARK Joins European Blockchain Leaders to form ADAN

ARK Joins European Blockchain Leaders to form ADAN
ARK Joins European Blockchain Leaders to form ADAN

Today, we’re incredibly excited to announce that ARK is joining an esteemed list of industry veterans to form a brand new initiative. As founding members of ADAN, ARK will be joining forces with 11 leaders in the blockchain space such as Ledger, Consensys France & Blockchain Partner, to create a new professional association to help increase awareness and drive adoption of blockchain technology in Europe.

After months of work behind the scenes, we are now able to unveil our newest endeavour. ARK is proud to announce that we are one of eleven founding members behind a new professional association, ADAN.

L’Association pours le développement des actifs numériques (ADAN) is a professional association based in France. Created to help structure and develop the digital assets industry, ADAN will play a key role in representing the blockchain, cryptocurrency and wider digital asset industries both in France and in Europe.

With its mission to promote the development of the industry as a whole, ADAN will consult with public authorities, industry leaders and private bodies to promote the use of digital assets and all activities in this sector. This includes exchange platforms, brokers, hardware, protocols, decentralized applications and blockchain technology platforms.

Founding Members

Founding members include key players in the European blockchain and digital assets space. Such as:

ARK, Blockchain Partner, Coinhouse, Coinhouse Custody Services, Consensys France, iExec, Kaiko, Ledger, Nomadic Labs, LGO and Woorton.

You can find out more in the official announcement here

For ARK, being involved in ADAN builds on all the great work we are already doing in France; further positioning us as a trusted expert in all things blockchain. By joining forces with other industry leaders, we are able to work together with key industry players to contribute to the promotion and development of the digital assets industry, not just in France, but in Europe as a whole.

Representing ARK

ARK’s President, François Thoorens will join the board of ADAN to represent ARK officially.

Talking about the announcement, Francois commented that:

“We’re very excited to work with major players in the blockchain and digital asset industries to help drive awareness of blockchain, crypto and digital assets as a whole. Our work will be crucial in helping to represent, advise, influence and drive awareness amongst everyone from government bodies to the private sector.”

Stay tuned to the blog for more information regarding ARK’s work with ADAN, we’ll be posting further updates in the coming months.

In the meantime, for more information about ADAN, head on over to