The only partnership of its kind, we are a collaboration of academia, government, businesses and the community developing a sustainable blockchain ecosystem in SoCal and abroad


Our founding partners include LA City, USC Viterbi Center for Cyber-Physical Systems and the Internet of Things ; UCLA Anderson’s Impact@Anderson initiative;  Institute for Money, Technology, and Financial Inclusion at UCI , Blockchain at UCI and Panasonic Ventures.

Our members are startups, investors, businesses, governments, blockchain protocols, and service providers. We provide:

(1) education and skills training

(2) consulting services

(3) ecosystem and resource mapping

(4) access to university research

(5) startup incubation (coming soon)

Our connection to top-ranking research institutes, groundbreaking startups, deep-pocketed investorsforward-thinking government officials, and innovative enterprises has unparalleled reach from Southern California to strategic cities and governments abroad.




If you are a blockchain trailblazer or simply blockchain curious and looking to help build our ecosystem or to connect with academia, government, business and community leaders, we invite you to join the Lab. Membership includes:

  • Community - access to our members, followers, and partners

  • Branding - website and sponsored conferences and events 

  • Cutting-Edge Research - access to university research projects and activities including annual pitch event

  • Networking - invitation to networking/education events for business and government

  • Industry-Leader Positioning - invitation to present at Lab sponsored events

  • Ecosystem - access to So Cal blockchain ecosystem map and semi-annual state of ecosystem report

  • Discounts - corporate education, feasibility studies, specific market research, event sponsorship

  • Talent - available for internships, job placement, proof-of-concept development, etc.