Siân Jones

Founder, EDCAB European Digital Currency & Blockchain Technology Forum



Siân heads COINsult, a regulatory compliance consultancy focused on digital currencies and consensus-based technologies. She advises fintech startups worldwide on regulatory, compliance and jurisdictional strategy, and helps governments and enterprises evaluate cryptocurrencies, blockchain and distributed ledgers.

Siân also heads EDCAB, the European Digital Currency and Blockchain Technology Forum, an independent Brussels-based public policy platform where she helps EU policymakers and legislators shape sound policy and regulation relating to virtual currencies and distributed ledger technology. In January 2016, she addressed the European Parliament’s public hearing on virtual currencies and, later, organised a series of roundtables bringing global and financial institutions, academics, lawyers and industry stakeholders together with EU legislators and representatives from the European Commission and institutions.

Siân is a founder member of the UK Digital Currency Association and co-led its Regulation and Banking Group from 2014 to 2016. She contributes regularly to leading blockchain podcast, EpicenterBitcoin, and frequently speaks and sits on panels at conferences. Siân is an Ambassador for the Emerging Payments Association and also works with Credits, the first and only blockchain platform provider awarded a UK Government G-Cloud framework agreement.

Her 45-year career in information technology, security, data protection and compliance includes working in Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific, and with industries as diverse as banking, transport, healthcare, pharmaceuticals and security.