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CUA Law Alumnus is New Head of The Bitcoin Foundation

 

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Patrick Murck, Class of 2006, is the new executive director of The Bitcoin Foundation, a lobby group founded in 2012 to "standardize, protect and promote the use of Bitcoin cryptographic money for the benefit of users worldwide." 

Murck’s elevation to the post follows the Oct. 30 resignation of its former executive director. Murck served most recently as general counsel to The Bitcoin Foundation. In that capacity, he met with representatives from several U.S. government agencies in 2013 to discuss first steps towards appropriate regulation of digital currencies.  
 
Last November, Murck testified before a United States Senate committee convened to assess digital currencies, at which the reception of Bitcoin by lawmakers was generally positive.
 
Earlier in his career, Murck worked for the law firm Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth and a number of companies in the technology and virtual economy spheres, including Engage Legal, Engage Strategy, and bitcoin startup CoinLab.
 
Murck has indicated he will continue the foundation's lobbying efforts with policymakers, defending the community's "right to open innovation and participation" and working with other recently formed bitcoin policy-focused groups.