ACCESS Appoints New Interim Chairperson

Exciting news! Anson from dtcpay has been appointed as ACCESS’s interim Chairperson, marking a pivotal moment in the evolution of crypto innovation.

12 Mar 2024 3 mins Read


Anson Zeall, dtcpay’s Chief Strategy Officer and Head of Compliance, has been appointed as ACCESS’s interim Chairperson!


In a significant stride for the crypto and blockchain ecosystem, Anson Zeall, our Chief Strategy Officer and Head of Compliance, and Co-Founder of ACCESS (Association of Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Enterprises and Start-ups Singapore), has been reappointed as the interim Chairperson. This pivotal move marks a new chapter in the association’s journey, with Anson at the forefront, leading the charge.

Background: Anson’s Pioneering Role and Reappointment

Anson’s illustrious history with ACCESS and his pivotal role in pioneering the local blockchain industry make him the ideal candidate for the interim Chairperson position. Having co-founded two influential blockchain associations, including IDAXA (International Digital Asset Exchange Association) with Ron Tucker, former Chair of Blockchain Australia, Anson has been instrumental in shaping the landscape locally and globally.

His reappointment comes at a critical juncture as the industry rapidly evolves. Anson’s experience and connections uniquely position him to navigate the complexities of the crypto and blockchain space, ensuring ACCESS remains at the forefront of industry developments.

Change-Making at ACCESS: A Legacy of Innovation

Anson’s influence at ACCESS extends beyond titles. He was a key driver in developing the Code of Practice, a critical AML/KYC guide offering guidance to industry stakeholders.
Initiatives like the establishment of CATF (the Compliance Action Task Force), a subcommittee of ACCESS, underscores Anson’s commitment to sharing best practices among Digital Payment Token (DPT) licensees in Singapore, facilitating collaboration and setting a benchmark for compliance within the industry.

Pioneering Industry Standards Locally and Globally

Anson’s collaborative efforts with FATF (the Financial Action Task Force) to advance Recommendation 16, also known as the Travel Rule, demonstrate his dedication to shaping global regulations.

By setting up IDAXA (which board comprises chairpersons of different crypto trade associations around the world), Anson has not only put Singapore on the map but has elevated the nation’s status as a key player in the international blockchain community.

ACCESS’s Role in Singapore’s Crypto & Blockchain Scene

As the first association to provide consultation responses to the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), Singapore Police Force (SPF), and the Association of Banks (ABS), ACCESS played a pivotal role in establishing the foundation for a regulated and respected crypto industry in Singapore.

Today, ACCESS continues to be the oldest and most respected association, representing the independent voice for Web3 and crypto companies in Singapore.

Looking Ahead: What Anson’s Appointment Means for ACCESS

With Anson at the helm, ACCESS is set to embark on a new era of growth and innovation. His role as the interim Chairperson comes at a critical juncture, where the industry is experiencing unprecedented expansion. Anson’s vision includes realigning ACCESS’s mission and providing enhanced support to Web3 and crypto companies, fostering an environment conducive to groundbreaking innovations.

Anson’s track record and commitment to industry advancement signal exciting developments on the horizon. ACCESS, under his leadership, aims to empower and propel Web3 and crypto companies to new heights, contributing to the evolution of the broader blockchain ecosystem.


Anson’s reappointment as the interim Chairperson of ACCESS signifies a strategic move to steer the association toward greater heights in an era of transformative change. As the crypto and blockchain industry continues to evolve, ACCESS, with Anson at the helm, stands poised to be a guiding force, shaping the future of Web3 and crypto enterprises in Singapore and beyond. Stay tuned for updates on the exciting journey ahead!