The Bitcoin Foundation has listed its new board members on their site. The new members are Brock Pierce, Co-Founder of GoCoin, ExpressCoin, KnCMiner.cn and Robocoin Asia, and Bobby Lee, CEO and co-founder of BTC China.
Pierce is also a financial partner of Sunlot Holdings, which has been in the works to buy Mt. Gox for one bitcoin. Pierce and his group want to rebuild the brand and eventually repay all those affected on the site. Mt Gox’s past users will get 16.5% of equity in Sunlot and get paid dividends.
With the news from China this week of banks closing Bitcoin sites’ trading accounts, Lee will be crucial for the future of Bitcoin in China. Although the banking situation in China, Bitcoin events will still be allowed to take place but will have to report developments within the community to the government.
The Bitcoin Foundation is having its annual “international forum, exhibition and networking conference” May 15-17 in Amsterdam. Both Pierce and Lee are on the speakers list for Bitcoin 2014 in Amsterdam.
Pierce will be a panelist on the “Global Bitcoin Investment Priorities in 2014″ and a judge for the Startup Challenge.
Lee will be a panelist for “The world of Financial Services Licensing”, “Global Pioneers of Bitcoin” and will give a presentation on “Bitcoin’s Rise and Regulation in China.”