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Bitcoin Foundation Fights Back Against Stifling Regulation in the US

Category: Bitcoin, News, Regulation

Bitcoin Foundation Fights Back Against Stifling Regulation in the US

The world’s leading bitcoin advocacy group, the Bitcoin Foundation, announced that it had retained legal counsel to seek advice on how to fight back against stifling federal and state level regulations that are hindering the progress of bitcoin and other digital currencies as an innovative new financial technology. According to a press release by the Washington-based nonprofit organization that seeks…

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Bitcoin Foundation Announces New Executive Director

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Bitcoin Foundation Announces New Executive Director

The Bitcoin Foundation has a new Executive Director. Llew Claasen, managing partner at Newtown Partners, a venture capital firm based in Cape Town, South Africa, will take the reins from outgoing director, Bruce Fenton who has served in that volunteer position since April of 2015. The announcement was made this morning at the Blockchain Training Conference in Toronto. Over the…

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The BTCMANAGER Weekly News Round-up – Jan. 9, 2016

Category: News, News Digest

The BTCMANAGER Weekly News Round-up – Jan. 9, 2016

We’ve compiled some of our top stories from the week. For full articles and up-to-date news and bitcoin prices, visit our website or click on the links below. It’s been a busy week for bitcoin as its price went shooting up amid global financial turmoil. Here is how the news looked on the BTCMANAGER site. Compiled from articles by Jamie Homes…

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Fenton Responds to Criticism of Bitcoin Foundation; Open to Audit

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Fenton Responds to Criticism of Bitcoin Foundation; Open to Audit

In an open-letter style post on r/bitcoin entitled “Bitcoin Foundation: Where did all the Money Go?” Bitcoin Foundation chairman Bruce Fenton has responded to recent criticism and requests from the Bitcoin community for a complete audit. The Foundation had successfully raised around 5,800 bitcoins in 2014 which were equivalent to around US$3.9 million at the time. Those funds, however, have…

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Bitcoin Foundation Ends Tumultuous 2015 with New Mission, New Board Members

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Bitcoin Foundation Ends Tumultuous 2015 with New Mission, New Board Members

The past year has been one of upheaval for the Bitcoin Foundation. In February, it held a contentious election, fraught with technical difficulties. Last week, the two new individual members who earned seats in that election, Jim Harper and Olivier Janssens, were compelled to give up those seats. On December 22, the Foundation announced the formation of three new board…

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US Department of Justice Holds First Digital Currencies, Blockchain Conference

Category: News, Regulation

US Department of Justice Holds First Digital Currencies, Blockchain Conference

The US Department of Justice has held its first-ever summit dedicated to digital currencies and blockchain technology. The event aimed at bringing together industry participants and government representatives to discuss ways to combat criminal activity on the blockchain without stifling innovation. Held last week at the Federal Reserve Bank in San Francisco, the summit was hosted by the US Attorney’s…

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Bitcoin Foundation Will Not Partner with Enforcement Agencies

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Bitcoin Foundation Will Not Partner with Enforcement Agencies

The Bitcoin Foundation, an American non-profit organization formed to promote the use of bitcoin has announced that the organization will not be entering into a strategic partnership with the National Security Agency (NSA), the Immigration Department or the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). The organization’s board of directors and management have come to a consensus that a partnership with US enforcement…

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