Alastria in a nutshell

Alastria is one of the largest public-permissioned, multi-sector blockchain platforms in the world. It has over 500 members of different sizes and from various sectors, including business (micro-enterprises, SMEs and large companies), academia (universities, business schools, training centres, and technology and science parks) and government.

Alastria is a neutral meeting point for responsible, trusted and regulation-aligned knowledge generation, innovation and blockchain development; a place to boost the digital economy by promoting decentralised technologies and the use of blockchain.

Our Aims

  • Democratise access to blockchain technology.
  • Strengthen the public-private blockchain ecosystem.
  • Foster new digital economy business models..
  • Support the development of blockchain networks promoted by our members.
  • Gain new insights into blockchain technology by leveraging real-world use cases.

International Activity

  • Alastria is held as a benchmark in key organisations and forums for the future of distributed ledger technology (DLT). We are member of organisations such as the European Blockchain Partnership, European Blockchain Services Infrastructure, ESSIF, INATBA and LACChain.
  • We also actively participate in blockchain-related standardisation bodies such as UNE, CEN/CENELEC, ISO and ITU. 

Projects

  • Trublo

    Horizon 2020 project to stimulate and to scale solutions related to trusted content on the internet.

  • Technology and Innovation Platforms 2020

    Project focused on dissemination and promotion activities to boost knowledge of blockchain. Project funded by the Ministry of Science and Innovation.

  • Blockchers

    Horizon 2020 project to stimulate the DLT revolution in European SMEs.

Awards

  • Digitalization Award 2022. Community of Madrid
  • Business Excellence Award 2020
  • Italia4Blockchain Awards 2019
  • Ecofin Award 2019. Titans of Finance

How we work

At Alastria we encourage all our members to actively participate in different working groups. This helps create links between them so that together they can build knowledge, infrastructure, developments and resources for all their benefit.

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Governing Bodies

Our governance structure includes a number of decision-making bodies at various levels.

General Assembly

The General Assembly is the association’s highest governing body and is composed of all members.

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Board of Directors

Its purpose is to ensure that all decisions made at the General Assembly are implemented, as well as overseeing and supporting the work of the various committees.

Miguel Ángel Domínguez

Miguel Ángel Domínguez ADD4U

President

Mª Concepción de Monteverde

Mª Concepción de Monteverde Banco Santander

Vicepresident

Luis Pastor

Luis Pastor Grant Thornton

Vicepresident

Moisés Menéndez

Moisés Menéndez Garrigues

Secretary

Francisco Maroto

Francisco Maroto BBVA

Bursar

Nuria Ávalos

Nuria Ávalos Repsol

Jesús Ruiz

Jesús Ruiz IN2

José Luis Núñez

José Luis Núñez Telefónica

Luis Garvía

Luis Garvía Universidad Pontifica Comillas

Carmen Chicharro

Carmen Chicharro Metrovacesa

Isidro Cucó

Isidro Cucó MAPFRE

Manuel Calderón

Manuel Calderón Inetum

Cristina Martín Lorenzo

Cristina Martín Lorenzo Usyncro

Carlos Kuchkowsky

Carlos Kuchkowsky Independiente

Almudena de la Mata

Almudena de la Mata Blockchain Intelligence

Wladimiro Navarro

Wladimiro Navarro Finweg

Antonio López Lópeze

Antonio López Lópeze SILO

Participation Bodies

The committees and sectoral committees are where Alastria’s activity happens, with members engaging and working to further advance blockchain technology. The committees address the cross-cutting, multi-sectoral impact of blockchain deployment, while the sectoral committees focus on solving challenges and adding value to this technology in a variety of industries with the support of all relevant stakeholders.

At Alastria we work with a decentralised approach and rely on the strength of local ECOsystems (ECOs) to foster talent and develop use cases in each territory.

Technology Strategy Committee

Maps out the technology strategy and makes technical decisions on how to build, accelerate and improve decentralised infrastructures. The core teams of the blockchain networks promoted by our members play a key role, with support from the Alastria Tech team.

Identity Committee

Designs and develops Alastria’s open source digital identity model. Promotes the standardisation and development of use cases using the model across industries.

Resilience Committee

Implements the necessary policies to ensure the security of the networks promoted by Alastria’s members, constituting the third line of defence.

Legal Committee

Develops Alastria’s legal corpus on the juridical issues surrounding distributed ledger technology, in order to position Alastria as a point of reference in national and international forums dealing with legal and regulatory matters.

Standardisation Committee

Plays an active part in Spanish and international standardisation bodies, developing technical specifications related to blockchain, mainly for digital identity.

Research and Technology Transfer Committee

Promotes applied research in the field of decentralised technologies and the relationship with universities and higher education centres.

ESG Committee

Maximising the positive impact of Alastria's activity on the environment, society and good corporate governance, as well as supporting members in their contribution and impact. Defining the principles of sustainable and responsible blockchain and leveraging its use.

Talent Committee

Fosters technology-related (and especially blockchain-related) talent. Highlights the challenges and opportunities of technology-based professional profiles as new needs emerge in the labour market.

Arts and Digital Culture Sectoral Committee

Builds synergies to speed up blockchain uptake in this industry for the market’s key players: artists, platforms and investors. It has three working groups: legal and tax, functional and technological.

Financial Services Sectoral Committee

Creates a network effect with an inclusive outlook, encouraging the participation of stakeholders from regulated industries and those pending regulation (crypto, DeFi, etc.). It has five working groups: payments; cooperative and rural banking; insurance; asset management and wealth management; and wholesale, corporate and investment banking.

Transport, Logistics and Supply Chain Sectoral Committee

Identifies challenges in the transport, logistics and supply chain space and the value contributions of blockchain.

Real Estate Sectoral Committee

Supports members who are working on innovative projects for the industry and shares use cases that promote the application of blockchain technology in real estate.

Energy and Industry 4.0 Sectoral Committee

Connects energy industry challenges with blockchain-driven solutions.

Cyber/AI Sectoral Committee

Explores the impact and benefits of converging blockchain with other disruptive technologies.

Health and Pharma Sectoral Committee

Raises awareness of the advantages of blockchain in healthcare. Promotes the development of use cases in this field.

Technology Strategy Committee

Maps out the technology strategy and makes technical decisions on how to build, accelerate and improve decentralised infrastructures. The core teams of the blockchain networks promoted by our members play a key role, with support from the Alastria Tech team.

Identity Committee

Designs and develops Alastria’s open source digital identity model. Promotes the standardisation and development of use cases using the model across industries.

Resilience Committee

Implements the necessary policies to ensure the security of the networks promoted by Alastria’s members, constituting the third line of defence.

Legal Committee

Develops Alastria’s legal corpus on the juridical issues surrounding distributed ledger technology, in order to position Alastria as a point of reference in national and international forums dealing with legal and regulatory matters.

Standardisation Committee

Plays an active part in Spanish and international standardisation bodies, developing technical specifications related to blockchain, mainly for digital identity.

Research and Technology Transfer Committee

Promotes applied research in the field of decentralised technologies and the relationship with universities and higher education centres.

ESG Committee

Maximising the positive impact of Alastria's activity on the environment, society and good corporate governance, as well as supporting members in their contribution and impact. Defining the principles of sustainable and responsible blockchain and leveraging its use.

Talent Committee

Fosters technology-related (and especially blockchain-related) talent. Highlights the challenges and opportunities of technology-based professional profiles as new needs emerge in the labour market.

Arts and Digital Culture Sectoral Committee

Builds synergies to speed up blockchain uptake in this industry for the market’s key players: artists, platforms and investors. It has three working groups: legal and tax, functional and technological.

Financial Services Sectoral Committee

Creates a network effect with an inclusive outlook, encouraging the participation of stakeholders from regulated industries and those pending regulation (crypto, DeFi, etc.). It has five working groups: payments; cooperative and rural banking; insurance; asset management and wealth management; and wholesale, corporate and investment banking.

Transport, Logistics and Supply Chain Sectoral Committee

Identifies challenges in the transport, logistics and supply chain space and the value contributions of blockchain.

Real Estate Sectoral Committee

Supports members who are working on innovative projects for the industry and shares use cases that promote the application of blockchain technology in real estate.

Energy and Industry 4.0 Sectoral Committee

Connects energy industry challenges with blockchain-driven solutions.

Cyber/AI Sectoral Committee

Explores the impact and benefits of converging blockchain with other disruptive technologies.

Health and Pharma Sectoral Committee

Raises awareness of the advantages of blockchain in healthcare. Promotes the development of use cases in this field.