Bitcoin SV TSC

Bitcoin Association has formed a Bitcoin SV Technical Standards Committee as part of its effort to professionalise the development of Bitcoin in order to support major enterprise use and facilitate global adoption.

The mission statement of the Technical Standards Committee is:

To promote technical excellence and improve Bitcoin SV utility by enhancing interoperability through standardization by:

  • Facilitating industry participation in the development of global standards.
  • Ensuring technical standards are maintained and freely available.

The initial Committee members are listed below. They represent four continents, seven countries and diverse sectors of the Bitcoin SV ecosystem – including wallets, mining, applications, token solutions, venture investment and banking.

Using organisations like the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) as a model, the Committee will focus on governance of the standards process and provide an out-of-the-box toolset for use by specific technical workgroups. Substantial work for recommending standards will be carried out by designated workgroups for different technical areas; the TSC will issue calls for expressions of interest to participate in technical workgroups. In addition, there will be a public review period as part of the standards recommendation process. As a result, there will be many opportunities for participation from the wider Bitcoin SV ecosystem.

Steve Shadders

Committee Chair

CTO, nChain

Steve Shadders has been involved in Bitcoin infrastructure since early 2011.
James Belding
James is an engineer, entrepreneur, and ardent supporter of Satoshi Nakamoto’s original vision for Bitcoin.
Angus Brown

Co-founder & CEO, Centbee

Angus has been in the banking and payments industry for over 20 years.
Ryan X. Charles

Founder & CEO, Money Button

Money Button is a simple payment system that uses Bitcoin SV.
Alex Fauvel

Founder & General Partner, Two Hop Ventures

Industries: Investment, Security, Engineering, Supply Chain, Financial Markets. Discovering Bitcoin in the early stages of 2013 during a year in
Masumi Hamahira

Executive Advisor for the Islamic Banking Window, MUFG Bank

Masumi Hamahira has 21 years working experience in the banking and finance industry at MUFG Bank.
Justin Laue

Chief Scientist and Founder, Bitboss

Justin has over 25 years of software development and architecture experience.
James McLeod
James first entered the exciting world of Bitcoin in 2015 when he became a Product Director at The Workshop.
Andy Mee

Solutions Strategist, nChain

Andy joined nChain after working as an IT Consultant across a number of industries.
Kalev Truusalu
During 20 years of work experience in IT sector, Kalev has been holding multiple roles including CEO, CIO, CTO and PM.
Lin Zheming

Co-founder & CEO, Mempool

Co-founder & CEO, DotWallet

Trainer, Bitcoin Association

Lin Zheming is the co-founder and CEO of Mempool, a BSV/BTC mining pool and blockchain service provider for applications on top of Bitcoin SV.