Update: We have performed a correction to this story to correct the spelling of Grey/G2 Romania as it had previously appeared incorrectly.
The Bitcoin Foundation today announced the first Chapter Affiliate in Eastern Europe, Fundatia Bitcoin Romania. Fourth in the continent along with Germany, the Netherlands and Denmark to join the global foundation, Bitcoin Foundation Romania will lead localized education efforts in Romania and encourage adoption among consumers and merchants.
“I believe that Bitcoin is at point where everyone who believes in it – be it the currency or protocol – needs to work together to help it move forward. The partnership with the global foundation is our first step in this direction. Our main goals are to support Bitcoin in the region and to educate people about the potential of this technology,” said Victor Cazacu, Board Member of Fundatia Bitcoin Romania.
The leadership team is comprised of former CTO at Grey/G2 Romania, Victor Cazacu, board members, Dragos Birsan, Daniel Daia, Radu Georgescu, Edward Russell and Cezar Zamfir as General Counsel. This team has already spearheaded community outreach programs such as Bitoin courses at the Universitatea Politehnica Bucuresti and TechHub and will continue to reach out to universities all over the country.
“Engaging universities and students is important to the foundation and we’re pleased to see how successful and professional Fundatia Bitcoin Romania has been in their approach,” said Mark Woods, Affiliate Director of Bitcoin Foundation.
Romania joins the foundation’s growing international network of chapter affiliates around the world.