Bitcoin Association

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Bitcoin Association is the Switzerland-based global industry organization that advances business with Bitcoin SV. It brings together enterprises, start-up ventures, developers, merchants, exchanges, service providers, blockchain transaction processors (miners), and others in the Bitcoin SV ecosystem to advance the growth of Bitcoin commerce. The Association seeks to build a regulation-friendly ecosystem that foste...

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Bitcoin Association names Patrick Prinz as Europe & Operations Manager

Bitcoin Association names Patrick Prinz as Europe & Operations Manager

The Swiss-based Bitcoin Association has named Patrick Prinz, CFA as its new Europe & Operations Manager. Mr. Prinz will serve to advance the growth of Bitcoin Satoshi Vision (SV) in Europe, and support the global needs of the association from his base in the Swiss town of Zug. “With Patrick’s addition, we welcome to our team another high-caliber professional with international business experience," said Bitcoin Association Founding President Jimmy Nguyen. “Patrick will play a vital role in operational management as we grow our headquarters in Zug, Switzerland. He will also be a strong business voice for Bitcoin SV across Europe – with his financial services knowledge, effective communication skills, and passionate belief in Bitcoin’s true power.” Mr. Prinz has experience in financial services and strategy consulting, with his last post a role as a senior investment advisor for a global asset management group. He is a strong advocate for Bitcoin SV as the original design for Bitcoin from its creator, Satoshi Nakamoto. “Bitcoin SV is finally fulfilling the potential that initially excited me about Bitcoin many years ago – to achieve efficiencies as the single public data ledger and micropayment system for the world,” said Mr. Prinz. “I am thrilled to join Bitcoin Association to work with businesses and entrepreneurs to educate them on the transformative power which Bitcoin SV brings to the world.”

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Bitcoin Association Appoints new Asia Ambassadors

Bitcoin Association Appoints new Asia Ambassadors

The Bitcoin Association has named two new ambassadors to increase growth in its Asia market. Masumi Hamahira will be based in Malaysia, and Jeff Chen will be based in Singapore. The pair are the fifth and sixth Asian ambassadors for the Swiss-based Association, and bring the total number of global ambassadors to 20. “With Asia being a region in which we are seeing an explosion of interest in Bitcoin SV, now is the right time for Bitcoin Association to expand our presence and accelerate our outreach to enterprises and developers in two key Southeast Asian countries – Singapore and Malaysia,” said Bitcoin Association founding president Jimmy Nguyen. “Jeff and Masumi have made considerable contributions to the Bitcoin SV ecosystem and are excellent advocates for the advantages of the world using a single public massively scalable blockchain." Mr. Hamahira is a veteran financial executive, having spent 21 years with the world’s fifth-largest bank, MUFG in Malaysia. His last position was as Executive Advisor for the Islamic Banking Window, and he is proficient in bringing blockchain technology to traditional markets. Mr. Chen comes to Bitcoin Association from Maxthon, a web browser he was founder and CEO of. He has a long history working in internet technology, and is also developing a new domain registry for blockchain-based internet.

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