The Bitcoin Association has announced the turnover of a key leadership role, appointing Gregory Simon as its newest president.
Mr. Simon joins the Bitcoin Association from Ribbit.me, where he served as co-founder and chief financial officer (CFO). He will be succeeding former president Bruce Fenton, who recently shifted positions to executive director at the group.
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The Bitcoin Association is a fully-fledged not-for-profit group, focused on championing the role of Bitcoin via education and engagement with citizens, media and regulators.
According to Mr. Simon in a recent statement on the appointment, “I strongly believe in the potential for Bitcoin and blockchain distributed ledger technology to bring greater transparency and fairness to our society beyond just currency and financial markets.”
“I turn over the reins of the Bitcoin Association to Greg with great confidence. His passion for the technology and leadership skills will result in continuing our efforts to build a strong organization and increasing membership. I’m happy to help Greg and the team on an ongoing basis personally or in my new role at the Bitcoin Foundation,” added Mr. Fenton in an accompanying statement.