WASHINGTON, D.C., August 29, 2014 – Today the Chamber of Digital Commerce hosted the first ever Bitcoin Education Day on Capitol Hill. Over 32 Bitcoin professionals from 12 states flew to Washington, DC and briefed over 70 Congressional legislative aides, then introduced themselves to the remaining 365 offices. Bitcoin factsheets were delivered to the office of every member of the US House of Representatives.
Rep. Steve Stockman (R-TX) was the Member sponsor of the event and flew in from Texas to personally welcome the Bitcoin Education Day participants on Capitol Hill. According to Rep. Stockman “Perianne Boring and the Chamber of Digital Commerce have staged a breakthrough event, taking Washington’s grasp of Bitcoin up to a much higher level.”
Perianne Boring, President of the Chamber of Digital Commerce, said “The Chamber opened its doors just a month ago and has covered a colossal amount of ground in a short window of time, with very limited resources. We are grateful to all the participants who traveled to help lay the groundwork for Bitcoin on Capitol Hill. This day was made possible with the industry’s support and support from the Chamber’s sponsors.”
Erik Anderson of Bloomberg participated in the event and said “The Bitcoin family of technologies is very valuable. These technologies can be used to address many issues that the financial services sector is facing. It was obvious from these meetings that many Congressional staffers are aware of the benefits these innovations can provide for financial services.”
Official sponsors of Bitcoin Education Day include Washington DC Bitcoin Users Group, Buckley Sandler LLP, Banks Worst Fear, Tally Capital and eSpend.
About the Chamber of Digital Commerce:
The Chamber is the first DC-based, non-profit, trade association dedicated to promoting the acceptance and use of digital assets and currencies. The Chamber is building a full suite of government affairs services in Washington. The Digital Chamber will also offer a strong public affairs office, dedicated to providing authoritative information to policy makers on digital assets and currencies. See: www.digitalchamber.org.