The Bitcoin Association Is Busy as of Late
Spiers joins the company after serving as the editor-in-chief to the Legal 500’s GC Magazine for more than three years. In addition, he has also served as the editor-in-chief for 2on4 Sports and has worked as a business journalist in New Zealand.
In a statement, Spiers expressed his joy over becoming the latest member of the Bitcoin Association:
It’s certainly an exciting time to be joining the Bitcoin Association. The bitcoin SV ecosystem has reached an inflection point and the opportunities for businesses and enterprises alike only stand to grow. I look forward to working with Jimmy and the team as we work to significantly increase content and communications outreach, in multiple languages, to educate business, developer, consumer, investment and government audiences about BSV’s potential.
The Bitcoin Association predominantly provides support for bitcoin SV (BSV), which emerged in late 2018 following a bitcoin cash (BCH) hard fork. The move proved very controversial, and the emergence of BSV is widely blamed for the massive bitcoin crash that occurred soon after.
Bitcoin had spent much of the summer of 2018 trading in the mid-$6,000 range, but later fell to about $3,500 following the completion of the fork. Some, like Craig Wright, claim that BSV is the true version of bitcoin that crypto creator Satoshi Nakamoto initially envisioned when he developed the bitcoin whitepaper in 2009.
Others, however, such as “Bitcoin Jesus” Roger Ver, claim otherwise, and choose to instead pledge their loyalty to BSV’s father BCH.
Nevertheless, the Bitcoin Association continues to grow despite the wary environment that has continued to form around BSV’s continued presence. Jimmy Nguyen – the founding president of the venture – explained in a statement:
As bitcoin SV rapidly rises as the blockchain for business, the Bitcoin Association continues to expand our team of experienced professionals in order to support our ever-growing membership and ecosystem. One of the bitcoin SV ecosystem’s advantages is strength of message. Hiring Alex as our head of communications is another big addition to that strength as we build a truly global organization that will help bitcoin’s original design – living now as bitcoin SV – to finally fulfill its potential.
This is the second major hire made by the Bitcoin Association within two weeks. The first occurred in early March and involved bringing Ella Qiang to the BSV table as the Association’s new manager in Asia.
The Second Major Hire This Month
Last year, the organization made headlines when it announced it was partnering with Cambridge University in the United Kingdom to develop a new study program that would allow pupils of the college to learn more about cryptocurrencies, specifically BSV.
The Bitcoin Association is headquartered in London.