Bitcoin Association Appoints Two Asia Ambassadors

Job Appointments | July 24, 2020 By:

Bitcoin Association has appointed Jeff Chen and Masumi Hamahira as new Asia Ambassadors to accelerate more support for Bitcoin SV (BSV) in one of its fastest-growing regions.

Bitcoin Association brings together merchants, exchanges, application developers, enterprises, miners and others in the bitcoin ecosystem to advance the growth of bCommerce (Bitcoin commerce). The association supports Bitcoin SV as the original bitcoin, with a stable protocol and scaling roadmap to become the world’s new money and global public blockchain for enterprise.

The non-profit association maintains an active international presence through its global ambassador program, with 20 Ambassadors now appointed to 20 countries and regions following today’s announcement.

Best known as the founder and CEO of Maxthon – the web browser of choice for 600 million online users worldwide – Chen has for years been at the forefront of Internet technology. Now living in Singapore, Chen and the team at Maxthon recently released version 6 of the browser, set to integrate a slate of Bitcoin SV blockchain-related features, presently in beta mode. Chen is also developing NB Domain, a new domain registry and user ID system for a blockchain-based Internet that is only possible on Bitcoin SV.

A veteran financial executive, Hamahira has spent 21 years with MUFG – the world’s fifth-largest bank – where he was appointed in 2011 as Executive Advisor for the Islamic Banking Window at MUFG Bank (Malaysia). He is an expert in the application of blockchain technologies to capital markets and financial products, and the advantages of using a public blockchain (Bitcoin SV) to meet the unique requirements of Islamic finance. Hamahira is contributing his expertise as an initial member of the Bitcoin SV Technical Standards Committee.

“With Asia being a region in which we are seeing an explosion of interest in Bitcoin SV, now is the right time for Bitcoin Association to expand our presence and accelerate our outreach to enterprises and developers in two key Southeast Asian countries – Singapore and Malaysia,” said Bitcoin Association Founding President Jimmy Nguyen. “Jeff and Masumi have made considerable contributions to the Bitcoin SV ecosystem and are excellent advocates for the advantages of the world using a single public massively scalable blockchain. As leaders in their respective fields, I’m confident that the addition of Jeff and Masumi to our ranks of global ambassadors will be another positive step in the incredible growth story of Bitcoin SV.”