Brian Forde, Director of Digital Currency at MIT Media Lab announces $900,000 Bitcoin Development Fund

Brian Forde, expert in digital currencyBrian Forde speaker announces $900,000 Bitcoin Developer Fund. The goal of the fund is to enable diversity of work and thought on Bitcoin by creating new positions and providing financial support for leading developers at MIT Media Lab.

In the midst of debates about block size and whether Bitcoin has a future at all, Brian emphasises the importance of being able to provide a neutral academic environment that allows developers to work on code and develop new ideas on cryptocurrencies with the assurance that they will not be fired for diversity of thought.

After popular demand from a number of donors, MIT Media Lab even decided to accept some of the donations via Bitcoin for the first time!

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