Bitcoin Association Annual Report 2019 – Extracts: Ambassadors

In April, Bitcoin Association published its first annual report, charting the activities of the organization and the progress made by the Bitcoin SV network during the Association’s first year of operations. In these series of extracts, we take an in-depth look at elements of the report, this time looking at the Association’s global ambassador program – an essential element of it’s international outreach.

Bitcoin Association is a global organization, with a world-wide remit to advance business with Bitcoin SV. The benefits of Bitcoin are far from limited to countries of means or certain geographies – far from it. But spreading that message and educating the business community about how Bitcoin SV and its blockchain can be used as tools of enterprise is a monumental task, requiring a constant presence able to navigate the nuances of various jurisdictions.

To support its efforts, in addition to its full-time staff, Bitcoin Association runs a global ambassador program – selecting leading individuals from the Bitcoin SV ecosystem who have made a demonstrable commitment to the community, and providing them with the support and resources needed to advance Bitcoin in their geographies. 

In its first year of operations, Bitcoin Association appointed ambassadors covering 18 countries and territories, enlist specialists across the Bitcoin SV ecosystem, including developers, funders, financiers, entrepreneurs and business leaders to the positions. To celebrate the achievements – both past and present – of the Ambassadors, as well as the work that the they are doing to support BSV in their jurisdictions, Bitcoin Association is running a series of in-depth profiles of each of the Ambassadors.

The first profile published was Jan Smit, Bitcoin Association Ambassador for the Netherlands and founding partner of Bitcoin SV venture capital fund, Two Hop Ventures. Watch the video below and check out the full interview on the BA website.

To find out more about the work Bitcoin Association undertook in support of its international outreach in Year 1, as well as its goals and commitments in this space for the upcoming year, read the full Annual Report below.