We have reached out to the candidates for the upcoming Bitcoin Foundation Elections and asked each candidate a set of questions. In the interest of fairness, all candidates were asked the same questions at the same time, and all responses (that did respond) have been received before the publication of this first article.
He is running for one of the Individual Director seats of the Bitcoin Foundation .
I’m an active speaker in the Bitcoin space as well as an investor and advisor. I also was one of the founders of the Bitcoin Association. I’m a life member of the Bitcoin Foundation and very passionate about the space. Prior to bitcoin my background is in financial services. I founded an early web pioneer in the investment space and focus on emerging markets and emerging technology.
I believe the Bitcoin Foundation can serve as a positive influence that benefits Bitcoin. I believe it can be improved and I would like to help do so. Specific areas would be increased transparency, decentralization and member engagement.
I am supportive of transparent crowdfunding style funding when possible over top down funding directives. We should also have more active member engagement.
When possible and with resources permitting I believe there can be value in educating, communicating with and challenging regulators. I absolutely do not support asking for regulation or assisting with laws placing limits on Bitcoin. I do think there is value in educating government officials about how this technology works and in challenging those like Ben Lawsky who have proven to be our enemy.
I am a supporter of free market economics and personal freedom in general. I believe the only legitimate uses of force against another are when one has violated the life, liberty or property of another or is a threat to do so.
Yes, when limited to dealing with honest actors and education. Not supporting those who harm us.
There are some regulators who can benefit from education and knowledge about the technology, it is valid to interact with these groups. Those who seek to stop or limit Bitcoin should be fought.
Unlike many people I do not have a particular major problem with them. There are ideas for coins which could serve entirely different purposes than Bitcoin and these have a valid need.
Bitcoin is international and the Bitcoin Foundation should be an international organization.
Email: [email protected]
Candidate Thread: Bruce Fenton
The Distributed Opinion: https://bitcoin.consider.it/bruce-fenton
I’ve spent over 20 years dealing with new markets and new technology ams building consensus and furthering partnerships all over the world. I speak my mind, seek to make friends and allies but am also not afraid of a fight. I love this technology and believe that together we can use it to change the world. I appreciate your vote and support.
We at CCN.com would like to thank Bruce for taking the time out to reply to us and to wish him luck for the upcoming elections!
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