The States of Alderney is the legislative assembly of the Channel Island of Alderney, which remains a separate jurisdiction within the Bailiwick of Guernsey. The main economic drivers on Alderney include business services, finance, eGaming, tourism and energy. Previously the States of Alderney provided regulatory oversight for the InterChainZ research project, which developed mutual distributed ledgers for a variety of ‘use cases’ within financial services.


Z/Yen is the City of London's leading commercial think-do tank promoting societal advance through better finance and technology. Z/Yen helps organisations make better decisions about enhancing reward, controlling risk and increasing certainty. Z/Yen's clients are in many sectors, most often where technology and finance try to achieve a social purpose. Z/Yen works with clients to discover, solve, and act on opportunities by managing programmes and projects, building systems, and creating collaborative communities. Z/Yen implemented its first mutual distributed ledgers (aka blockchains) in 1995.


The Long Finance Initiative was established in 2007 by Z/Yen Group in conjunction with Gresham College to improve society’s understanding and use of finance over the long-term. Long Finance seeks to address the underlying question “when would we know our financial system is working?” through community building and a wide-ranging research agenda. Substantial research has been conducted on mutual distributed ledgers (aka blockchain technology), covering topics from system design to commercial applications.