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South African To Head Up Global Bitcoin Foundation

South African To Head Up Global Bitcoin Foundation

South African to head up global Bitcoin Foundation Llew Claasen is the new executive director of the Bitcoin Foundation. (Supplied) Johannesburg - Cape Town based venture capitalist Llew Claasen has been appointed as executive director of the global Bitcoin Foundation. The Bitcoin Foundation, which was founded in 2012, aims to promote the use of the cryptocurrency. Claasen - who is described as a technology startup go-to-market strategist - joins another South African, board member Vinny Lingham, as part of the Bitcoin Foundation. Both Claasen and Lingham are partners of local investment firm Newtown Partners. But in a press statement, Lingham said he recused himself from the board vote owing to his long business relationship and friendship with Claasen. Nevertheless, the board still voted in Claasen who replaces outgoing Bitcoin Foundation executive director Bruce Fenton. Claasens appointment as executive director is effective from July 1. Broadly speaking, we're the oldest and largest Bitcoin advocacy group globally, Claasen told Fin24. I'll be working with our Board, the developers, customers and other ecosystem players over the next few weeks to put together a plan that enables us to increase the adoption of Bitcoin worldwide, Claasen added. Vinny Lingham - who shot to Silicon Valley fame in the US when he sold his virtual gift card service Gyft to First Data for over $50m in 2014 - has also commented on Claasens appointment. Lingham now heads up US-based identity protection startup Civic. Ive known Llew for many years and have worked with him in several capacities, said Lingham in a statement. I think he will be a perfect fit for the organisation as we build on the significant progress we have made, Lingham added. Meanwhile, Claasens appointment at the Bitcoin Fou Continue reading >>

Let's Talk Bitcoin With Llew Claasen (bitcoin Foundation) And Enjoy Our Year-end

Let's Talk Bitcoin With Llew Claasen (bitcoin Foundation) And Enjoy Our Year-end

Let's Talk Bitcoin with Llew Claasen (Bitcoin Foundation) and Enjoy Our Year-end THIS IS A PAID EVENT - PURCHASE YOUR TICKET HERE ( ) Let's Talk Bitcoin with Llew Claasen (Bitcoin Foundation) and Enjoy Our Year-end Party! Join Startup Grind Cape Town as we have our year end party as well as host Llew Claasen. Llew Claasen is Executive Director of the Bitcoin foundation and co-founder of Newton Partners. The Bitcoin Foundation is the largest and oldest Bitcoin advocacy global organization. The Bitcoin Foundation, which is headquartered in San Francisco, brings together members of Bitcoin to raise awareness around the benefits of the crypto currency giant. Llew is the Managing Partner of Cape Town based venture capital firm Newton Partners which invests in tech startups in African and the US. Newtown Partners recently invested in Wala Wala, a Cape Town-based blockchain-enabled fintech platform. Newton Partners also invested in SweepSouth an online platform for cleaning services that was accepted into Silicon Valleys reputable program 500 Startups and also in SAFlorist, an online florist platform that has been ranked one of the top 25 innovative companies by Fast Company Magazine in 2015. Join us at at Startup Grind to discuss bitcoin and cryptocurrency and also have a party. If you need help with transport to come to Startup Grind let us know. If you would like to contribute towards transport for those who cannot afford it, please purchase a transport contributor ticket. Thank you! Llew Claasen - Bitcoin Foundation/Newtown Partners (CEO) Sandras is director for Startup Grind Cape Town. He is the CEO and founder of Africa Trust Academy and Pranary and has worked with corporates and entrepreneurs in South Africa and Zambia. He has a BSc Computer Science and an MBA from Uni Continue reading >>

Bitcoin Foundation: Private Company Information - Bloomberg

Bitcoin Foundation: Private Company Information - Bloomberg

Bitcoin Foundation Presents at RegTech Data Summit 2018, Mar-07-2018 03:30 PM Bitcoin Foundation Presents at RegTech Data Summit 2018, Mar-07-2018 03:30 PM. Venue: Capital Hilton, Washington, District Of Columbia, United States. Speakers: Jim Harper, former Executive Vice President, Competitive Enterprise Institute, and former Global Policy Counsel. Bitcoin Foundation Appoints Llew Claasen as Executive Director Bitcoin Foundation announced the appointment of Llew Claasen as Executive Director, effective July 1. Llew brings many years of international tech experience and project management skills. He was elected by a board of directors vote on June 14. Llew Claasen is a venture capitalist based in Cape Town, South Africa and Managing Partner of Newtown Partners. He is a technology startup go-to-market strategist with deep expertise in designing, building, merchandising and marketing Online Mobile software products and services. Due to his long business relationship and friendship with Claasen, Lingham recused himself from the board vote. The remainder of the board was present and voted unanimously to approve his appointment. Claasen will begin his work on the transition immediately with an official term start date of July 1. He has said that he looks forward to speaking with individual members, corporations, developers and the community as he begins the role. Continue reading >>

South African To Head Up Global Bitcoin Foundation

South African To Head Up Global Bitcoin Foundation

South African to head up global Bitcoin Foundation Cape Town based venture capitalist Llew Claasen has been appointed as executive director of the global Bitcoin Foundation. The Bitcoin Foundation, which was founded in 2012, aims to promote the use of the cryptocurrency. Claasen who is described as a technology startup go-to-market strategist joins another South African, board member Vinny Lingham, as part of the Bitcoin Foundation. Both Claasen and Lingham are partners of local investment firm Newtown Partners. But in a press statement, Lingham said he recused himself from the board vote owing to his long business relationship and friendship with Claasen. Nevertheless, the board still voted in Claasen who replaces outgoing Bitcoin Foundation executive director Bruce Fenton. Claasens appointment as executive director is effective from July 1. Broadly speaking, were the oldest and largest Bitcoin advocacy group globally, Claasen told Fin24. Ill be working with our Board, the developers, customers and other ecosystem players over the next few weeks to put together a plan that enables us to increase the adoption of Bitcoin worldwide, Claasen added. Vinny Lingham who shot to Silicon Valley fame in the US when he sold his virtual gift card service Gyft to First Data for over $50m in 2014 has also commented on Claasens appointment. Lingham now heads up US-based identity protection startup Civic. Ive known Llew for many years and have worked with him in several capacities, said Lingham in a statement. I think he will be a perfect fit for the organisation as we build on the significant progress we have made, Lingham added. Meanwhile, Claasens appointment at the Bitcoin Foundation comes amid the cryptocurrency coming under particular focus in the last few weeks over its surging Continue reading >>

The Bitcoin Foundation Gets A New Executive Director

The Bitcoin Foundation Gets A New Executive Director

The Bitcoin Foundation Gets a New Executive Director Join our community of 10 000 traders on Hacked.com for just $39 per month. Over a year after being voted in as the executive director of the Bitcoin Foundation, Bruce Fenton is closing his term, with a relatively unknown South African venture capitalist, Llew Claasen, primed to take over. As a bitcoin advocacy group and trade organization, the Bitcoin Foundation will see a new executive director in Llew Claasen , a Cape Town-based venture capitalist. The South African is a managing partner at Newton Partners, a venture capital firm and investor with a focus on internet and mobile technology. Claasen will commence duties as executive director on July 1, after being elected in by the board of directors at the Bitcoin Foundation on June 14. While details of the new director are scarce, foundation board member and Lyft co-founder recused himself from the vote, having had a business relationship with Classen in the past. Classens appointment was voted for unanimously by the remainder of the board. Im looking forward to leading the Bitcoin Foundation going forward. There is an amazing opportunity for the organization to help the Bitcoin ecosystem. In the coming weeks, Ill be working closely with the board, membership, transition team and various stakeholders to create the best plan for success possible. Success would bring welcome respite for the advocacy body that has run into significant monetary issues, to the point where its very existence was at stake . In a board meeting in December 2015, outgoing executive director Bruce Fenton revealed that additional funding was required to retain employees at the foundation. As of November 30, 2015 the foundations total assets stood at $12, 553.06. In 2014, the foundation had blo Continue reading >>

Bitcoin Foundation Appoints Sa Head

Bitcoin Foundation Appoints Sa Head

Technology /21 June 2016, 10:06am/IOL Llew Claasen has been appointed Executive Director of the Bitcoin Foundation The Bitcoin Foundation has appointed South African Llew Claasen as Executive Director, effective from July 1. Llew Claasen is a venture capitalist based in Cape Town, South Africa and managing partner of Newtown Partners. Claasen said, Im looking forward to leading the Bitcoin Foundation going forward. There is an amazing opportunity for the organization to help the Bitcoin ecosystem. In the coming weeks Ill be working closely with the board, membership, transition team and various stakeholders to create the best plan for success possible. Outgoing executive director Bruce Fenton said: Im thrilled that Llew was appointed to this role, we think his skill set is exactly what is needed now. Last month Fenton had informed the board of a desire to close out his term, he will remain as a board member. The foundation is in a great position and in great hands. I look forward to supporting Llew however I can in this exciting new chapter. Board Member Vinny Lingham said Ive known Llew for many years and have worked with him in several capacities. I think he will be a perfect fit for the organisation as we build on the significant progress we have made. Due to his long business relationship and friendship with Claasen, Lingham recused himself from the board vote. The remainder of the board was present and voted unanimously to approve his appointment. The board also thanked Fenton for his work in adding transparency, financial controls and initiatives like DevCore. Continue reading >>

Cape Town Vc Llew Claasen Appointed Executive Director Of Bitcoin Foundation

Cape Town Vc Llew Claasen Appointed Executive Director Of Bitcoin Foundation

By Graham van der Made: Editor on 21 June, 2016 The Bitcoin Foundation has appointedCape Town venture capitalist Llew Claasen as its executive director. The appointment was announced during the Blockchain Training Conference in Toronto, Canada, on 20 June. Claasen was elected by aboard of directors on 14 June. Im looking forward to leading the Bitcoin Foundation going forward. There is an amazing opportunity for the organisation to help the Bitcoin ecosystem. In the coming weeks Ill be working closely with the board, membership, transition team and various stakeholders to create the best plan for success possible, wrote Claasen in a press release on the Bitcoin Foundation website . Claasen is managing partner at Newton Partners , a startup angel investment firm based in Cape Town, SA. Ive known Llew for many years and have worked with him in several capacities. I think he will be a perfect fit for the organisation as we build on the significant progress we have made, said board member of the Bitcoin Foundation and general partner at Newton Partners, Vinny Lingham. Lingham recused himself from the vote due to his relationship with Claasen. The remainder of the board voted unanimously on 14 June and approved Claasens appointment. Llews project management skills, geographic location and emerging markets experience are all huge advantages and we are all very happy that he has accepted this position, wrote board chair Brock Pierce. The Bitcoin Foundations previous executive director, Bruce Fenton, will remain on as a board member. He has been instrumental in adding transparency to the organisation and implementing the likes of DevCore. I came in to the foundation to turn it around. I think I accomplished that as well as anyone could have under the circumstances. As an unpai Continue reading >>

See Let's Talk Bitcoin With Llew Claasen (bitcoin Foundation) And Enjoy Our Year-end Party! At Startup Grind Cape Town

See Let's Talk Bitcoin With Llew Claasen (bitcoin Foundation) And Enjoy Our Year-end Party! At Startup Grind Cape Town

Join Startup Grind Cape Town as we have our year end party as well as host Llew Claasen. Llew Claasen is Executive Director of the Bitcoin foundation and co-founder of Newton Partners. The Bitcoin Foundation is the largest and oldest Bitcoin advocacy global organization. The Bitcoin Foundation, which is headquartered in San Francisco, brings together members of Bitcoin to raise awareness around the benefits of the crypto currency giant. Llew is the Managing Partner of Cape Town based venture capital firm Newton Partners which invests in tech startups in African and the US. Newtown Partners recently invested in Wala Wala, a Cape Town-based blockchain-enabled fintech platform. Newton Partners also invested in SweepSouth an online platform for cleaning services that was accepted into Silicon Valleys reputable program 500 Startups and also in SAFlorist, an online florist platform that has been ranked one of the top 25 innovative companies by Fast Company Magazine in 2015. Join us at at Startup Grind to discuss bitcoin and cryptocurrency and also have a party. If you need help with transport to come to Startup Grind let us know. If you would like to contribute towards transport for those who cannot afford it, please purchase a transport contributor ticket. Thank you! Continue reading >>

Cape Town Vc Llew Claasen To Head Bitcoin Foundation

Cape Town Vc Llew Claasen To Head Bitcoin Foundation

Llew Claasen (left), with outgoing Bitcoin Foundation executive director Bruce Fenton. Cape Town VC Llew Claasen to head Bitcoin Foundation The Bitcoin Foundation has announced the appointment of Cape Town-based venture capitalist Llew Claasen as its executive director. Claasen, alongside Vinny Lingham, runs VC firm Newtown Partners, which has invested in a number of South African companies, including SweepSouth and eShip . He was elected to the position of executive director of the Bitcoin Foundation, which is focued on increasing the adoption of bitcoin and fostering more development, by a board of directors vote on June 14. Im looking forward to leading the Bitcoin Foundation going forward. There is an amazing opportunity for the organisation to help the bitcoin ecosystem. In the coming weeks Ill be working closely with the board, membership, transition team and various stakeholders to create the best plan for success possible, Claasen said. Outgoing executive director Bruce Fenton said Claasens skill set was exactly what the organisation needed now. The foundation is in a great position and in great hands. I look forward to supporting Llew however I can in this exciting new chapter, he said. Lingham, who is also a board member of the foundation, said he had known Claasen for many years and have worked with him in several capacities. I think he will be a perfect fit for the organisation as we build on the significant progress we have made, he said. Continue reading >>

Bitcoin Foundation Starts Its Comeback By Appointing New Executive Director

Bitcoin Foundation Starts Its Comeback By Appointing New Executive Director

Bitcoin Foundation Starts Its Comeback By Appointing New Executive Director The appointment of South Africas Llew Claasen as the new Executive Director of the Bitcoin Foundation has been announced at the Blockchain Training Conference / DEVCORE in Canada. The appointment of South Africas Llew Claasen as the new Executive Director of the Bitcoin Foundation has been announced at the Blockchain Training Conference / DEVCORE in Canada. Claasen is a venture capitalist and Managing Partner at Newtown Partners in Cape Town, and takes over from Bruce Fenton effective July 1. Llew Claasen is a technology startup go-to-market strategist with expertise in designing, building, merchandising and marketing online and mobile software products and services (B2B, B2C, B2B2C). After an extensive search, I'm happy to say that the Bitcoin Foundation has appointed a serious and qualified person as the new Executive Director, venture capitalist Llew Claasen. According to Fenton, he came in to the foundation to turn it around, and he thinks he has accomplished that as well as anyone could under the circumstances . As an unpaid, volunteer position the role was never intended to be permanent, he notes. I'm proud of what the Bitcoin Foundation accomplished during my leadership. When I came aboard the organization had been through some very tough times with its very future in doubt. It was perhaps it's darkest hour. Today as I leave, the foundation is the best it's been in years, possibly ever. Fenton said they think Claasens skill set is exactly what is needed now to move the Foundation forward with a promise to support it in any way he can. Im looking forward to leading the Bitcoin Foundation. There is an amazing opportunity for the organization to help the Bitcoin ecosystem. In the coming wee Continue reading >>

New Bitcoin Foundation Director Claasen Exactly What Is Needed

New Bitcoin Foundation Director Claasen Exactly What Is Needed

New Bitcoin Foundation Director Claasen Exactly What Is Needed The Bitcoin Foundation has unanimously voted for Llew Claasen to be its new Executive Director, replacing the incumbent Bruce Fenton. Claasens appointment was agreed at a vote June 14, the Foundation said in a press release issued today. Members of the board unanimously voted for Claasen to take on the role, with the exception of Vinny Lingham, who abstained due to a long business relationship and friendship with him. Speaking in the press release, Fenton, who is credited with reversing the Foundations poor financesin recent months, said Claasens skills were exactly what is needed now. The foundation is in a great position and in great hands, he said. I look forward to supporting Llew however I can in this exciting new chapter. Fenton will remain a Bitcoin Foundation board member. On Facebook, he was more candid in his praise of Claasen. In other words, we took a lemon, kicked its [sic] ass into lemonade and now are turning it over to a chef. Lets do this, he wrote. Claasen himself has thus far been little known in the Bitcoin space and related sectors. A venture capitalist and angel investor based in South Africa, he has focused on bringing startups to market via his firm Newtown Partners . Speaking to Bitcoin.com , Fenton said Claasens location was a huge benefit. Not only does this open up easier direct lines to all the countries in Africa, it further broadens the foundations geographic footprint, he said. Bitcoin is global so we should look to the whole world for ways we can help further this tech. Claasen meanwhile was predictably buoyant about the prospect of heading up the Foundation in the current climate: There is an amazing opportunity for the organization to help the Bitcoin ecosystem, he said. I Continue reading >>

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Board Of Directors - Bitcoin Foundation

Board Of Directors - Bitcoin Foundation

Board of Directors Bitcoin Foundation 2017-06-13T00:31:50+00:00 Llew has over 12 years of executive management experience in digital marketing and product management. He co-founded Clicks2customers, SynthaSite (later Yola) and TrafficSynergy, international digital marketing properties with current billings in excess of $100 million a year. He is also an advisor and mentor in acceleration and corporate innovation programs for 2 Pan-African banks and a telecommunications company and a member of international marketing advisory boards The Forum to Advance the Mobile Experience, The Customer Experience Board and the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Council Advisory Board for Africa. Brock Pierce is a venture capitalist and serial entrepreneur best known for pioneering the market for digital currency. He is a Founder and Managing Partner of Blockchain Capital. Blockchain Capital has invested in more than 30 blockchain enabling technology companies. Pierce is also a founder, advisor, or board member of GoCoin, Tether, ZenBox, Blade Financial, Expresscoin, Noble Markets, BitGo, ChangeTip, BlockStreet, Coin Congress, and Plug and Play. Pierce is a BitAngels city leader and runs a top AngelList Syndicate. As an entrepreneur, hes raised more than $200 million for the companies hes founded and led more than 30 acquisitions throughout his career. Bobby Lee is CEO and co-founder of BTCC (formerly BTCChina), the first bitcoin exchange in China and the leading bitcoin financial platform worldwide. Before BTCC, Bobby was Vice President of Technology for Walmarts e-commerce business in China. Previously he was the CTO of SMG BesTV New Media, the largest IPTV operator in China with the most subscribers globally. He moved to Shanghai in 2007 and started off at EMCs China Center of Excellenc Continue reading >>

Bitcoin Foundation Appoints Llew Claasen As Executive Director

Bitcoin Foundation Appoints Llew Claasen As Executive Director

Stay current with the latest Bitcoin news, regulations and prices Bitcoin Foundation Appoints Llew Claasen as Executive Director Bitcoin Foundation 2017-03-10T12:36:42+00:00 Monday, June 20, 2016| Today, at the Blockchain Training Conference / DEVCORE Toronto, the Bitcoin Foundation announced the appointment of Llew Claasen as Executive Director, effective July 1. Llew brings many years of international tech experience and project management skills. He was elected by a board of directors vote on June 14. Claasen said, Im looking forward to leading the Bitcoin Foundation going forward. There is an amazing opportunity for the organization to help the Bitcoin ecosystem. In the coming weeks Ill be working closely with the board, membership, transition team and various stakeholders to create the best plan for success possible. Llew Claasen is a venture capitalist based in Cape Town, South Africa and Managing Partner of Newtown Partners. He is a technology startup go-to-market strategist with deep expertise in designing, building, merchandising and marketing Online & Mobile software products and services (B2B, B2C, B2B2C). Outgoing Executive Director Bruce Fenton stated, Im thrilled that Llew was appointed to this role, we think his skill set is exactly what is needed now. Last month Fenton had informed the board of a desire to close out his term, he will remain as a board member. The foundation is in a great position and in great hands. I look forward to supporting Llew however I can in this exciting new chapter. Board Member Vinny Lingham said Ive known Llew for many years and have worked with him in several capacities. I think he will be a perfect fit for the organization as we build on the significant progress we have made. Due to his long business relationship and frien Continue reading >>

Bitcoin Foundation Boss Urges Cautious Investment

Bitcoin Foundation Boss Urges Cautious Investment

Bitcoin Foundation boss urges cautious investment These are external links and will open in a new window Image caption Bitcoin Foundation's Llew Claasen sees huge potential for crypto-currency in Africa The head of the Bitcoin Foundation, Llew Claasen, has urged people to invest "no more than they can afford" in the crypto-currency. He was speaking at the TEDGlobal conference in Tanzania about the potential for Bitcoin in Africa. Billions lack access to formal banking, but the uptake of mobile money means many are willing to embrace alternatives. Bitcoin had been adopted in Nigeria, South Africa and Kenya, he said. The digital currency had particular resonance in countries with volatile economies, he said. "It offers people a chance to protect their savings from government abuse of monetary policy. "A lot of people in Zimbabwe are interested in it as an alternative financial system, but that is not an easy thing to do formally as we don't want to be perceived as wanting to disrupt economies," he told the BBC. The Washington-based Bitcoin Foundation is a non-profit organisation that promotes the use of Bitcoin around the world. Image caption Bitcoin reached a peak price against the US dollar in late August Like other crypto-currencies, it relies on a digital technology called the blockchain - a decentralised digital ledger that records every transaction. The tokenisation of crypto-currency - in which the rights to an asset are converted into a digital token on a blockchain - could also have a big impact on Africa, Mr Claasen said. "It means a small business owner can tokenise shares in his business so investors do not have to go through a central intermediary or register their shares." That would make it easier for investors to both put money in and take it out of busin Continue reading >>

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