In an official blog, the Bitcoin Foundation announces that it has added Bitcoin France as its newest international chapter. So far, the Foundation has chapters in Australia, Bangladesh, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Mexico, The Netherlands, Romania, and Slovenia, and France is going to be the newest one.
The Association Bitcoin France which is headed by Philippe Rodriguez, the President of Bitcoin France, is quite active in promoting the digital currency. France has been one of Europe’s Bitcoin hubs for years now and its capital city, Paris is even home to a Bitcoin embassy and Bitcoin startup incubator known as la Maison du BTC.
Executive Director of the Bitcoin Foundation, Jon Matonis, welcomed the Bitcoin France and said that France is a country where liberty ranks high as a top value this according to him makes the country fertile ground for innovative services and companies using the Bitcoin protocol. Similar sentiments were shared by the Bitcoin France.
Philippe Rodriguez, President of Bitcoin France said that his organization is delighted to join forces with the Bitcoin Foundation to promote the Bitcoin protocol and educate policy-makers in France. He admitted that he deeply believes that Bitcoin has the potential to disrupt not only part of the financial system but, down the road, other markets where trust in a central organization is the current status quo.
France has been pro-Bitcoin for quite some time; one such instance came this past August wherein the Minister of Finance Michel Spain noted that when it comes to regulation, they prefer to take the middle road, “halfway between the strictest regulations from China, Japan or Russia or the lightest regulations adopted by countries such as the United States, Canada or Israel.
Bitcoin Foundation Aims to Reach All Continents
According to the Bitcoin Foundation blog Bitcoin France will serve as a voice for local media as well as provide Bitcoin education to merchants, consumers, policy-makers and regulatory agencies. Thus, it looks the job for the organization is to expand the reach of the digital currency to new people and businesses.
Now that the Bitcoin Foundation has added Bitcoin France in the league of Australia, Bangladesh, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Mexico, The Netherlands, Romania, and Slovenia, it is expanding its reach to almost all continents. The expansion to new countries and realizing its global presence is fundamental aim of the Bitcoin Foundation.
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