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Wipfli joins Chamber of Digital Commerce

Monday, September 19, 2016

Wipfli LLP, one of the top 20 CPA and consulting firms in the nation, has announced its membership with the Chamber of Digital Commerce, the world’s largest 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.
“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,” said Brian Blaha, partner and Wipfli’s Growth Leader. “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.” 
With more than 1,700 associates and 36 U.S. offices, Wipfli ranks among the top 20 accounting and consulting firms in the nation. For over 86 years, the firm has provided private and publicly held businesses with a wide range of industry-focused solutions, including cybersecurity, technology consulting, risk management and fraud. In addition, 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.
“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,” said JoAnn Cotter, partner-in-charge of Wipfli’s Financial Institutions Practice.
The Chamber of Digital Commerce represents the world’s leading innovators, operators and investors in the digital asset and blockchain technology ecosystem, including start-ups, software companies, global IT consultancies, financial institutions and investment firms. Membership is open to all those committed to supporting and growing this community.