Bitcoin Association Hires Marcin Zarakowski As Internal Legal Counsel & Public Policy Manager

Job Appointments | April 19, 2021 By:

Switzerland-based global industry organization Bitcoin Association has appointed Marcin Zarakowski as its first internal legal counsel & public policy manager.

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.

Zarakowski joins Bitcoin Association as an experienced hand in the blockchain space, making the move from the Lisk Foundation – another Zug-based non-profit operating in the blockchain technology and digital asset sector. He has particular experience with legal issues involving blockchain, data privacy, anti-money laundering (AML) compliance and intellectual property. Zarakowski has proactively contributed to regulation and legislation pertaining to blockchain technologies, both as co-chair of the privacy working group at the International Association for Trusted Blockchain Applications and as a member of the working group on DLT and blockchain as part of the Ministry of Digital Affairs of Poland. In addition to his legal experience, Zarakowski is a Certified Information Privacy Professional – Europe (CIPP/E).

In his new role, Zarakowski will handle both Bitcoin Association’s day-to-day legal matters, as well as contribute to its quickly expanding public policy agenda, with a focus on the European Union and surrounding territories.

“I am excited to join Bitcoin Association, as I see tremendous potential for the BSV blockchain to be successfully implemented across a range of different use cases in both the public and private sector,” said Zarakowski. “Because of its ability to scale unbounded, I firmly believe that BSV can be the catalyst that drives mass adoption of blockchain technology and successfully realises its truly disruptive potential. I look forward to helping Bitcoin Association and its Blockchain for Government Initiative navigate and contribute to the developing regulatory environment for blockchain technologies and digital assets in my new role.”

Bitcoin Association Founding President Jimmy Nguyen said that Zarakowski’s experience will be valuable as they expand their public policy work and government blockchain initiatives across Europe and surrounding territories – educating decision-makers about the power of BSV as the only public blockchain with the ability to scale unbounded to meet the needs of both enterprise and government.

“As a former lawyer myself, it’s wonderful to welcome another lawyer to the Bitcoin Association team,” said Nguyen.