The Bitcoin Foundation has announced their latest chapter affiliate in Romania, the first in Eastern Europe.
Bitcoin Foundation Romania, or Fundatia Bitcoin Romania, isn’t the first Chapter Affiliate in Europe as a whole, however. It’s actually the fourth, joining Denmark, Germany, and the Netherlands.
The task: educate the public on the benefits of bitcoin, and help spread adoption in the digital currency among merchants — many of whom are paying exorbitant fees to credit card processors.
“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,” said Victor Cazacu, who’s serving as a board member of Fundatia Bitcoin Romania. “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.”
Joining Cazacu on the board is Dragos Birsan, Daniel Daia, Radu Georgescu, Edward Russell and Cezar Zamfir (General Counsel).
Already, the Chapter Affiliate has been able to arrange bitcoin-related courses at the Universitatea Politehnica Bucuresti and TechHub, and will aim to reach out to more educational institutions throughout 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,” remarked Mark Woods, Affiliate Director of the Bitcoin Foundation.
Outside of Europe, Chapter Affiliates exist in Canada, Mexico, Australia, and Bangladesh.
For more information on the Fundatia Bitcoin Romania, you can visit their website at: fundatiabitcoin.ro.