Bitcoin Association Announces Bitcoin SV Technical Standards Committee

Bitcoin Association Announces Bitcoin SV Technical Standards Committee

Bitcoin Association, the Switzerland-based global industry organization that works to advance business with Bitcoin SV, announces the establishment and eleven initial members of its Bitcoin SV Technical Standards Committee. The Committee represents a major step by the Bitcoin SV ecosystem to professionalise the development of in order to support major enterprise use and facilitate global adoption.

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The Technical Standards Committee will be chaired by Steve Shadders, Chief Technology Officer of nChain – the globally leading blockchain research, development & advisory firm. One of the world’s foremost Bitcoin experts, Shadders serves as Technical Director of the Bitcoin SV Node team, overseeing work on the SV Node software and infrastructure.

The other ten Committee members represent four continents, seven countries and diverse sectors of the Bitcoin SV ecosystem – including wallets, mining, applications, token solutions, venture investment and banking.


Title & Company


Steve Shadders (Chair)

Chief Technology Officer, nChain

United Kingdom

James Belding

Co-Founder & CEO, Tokenized


Angus Brown

Co-Founder & CEO, Centbee

South Africa

Ryan X. Charles

Founder & CEO, Money Button


Alex Fauvel

General Partner, Two Hop Ventures


Masumi Hamahira

Executive Advisor for Islamic Banking Window – MUFG Bank (Malaysia)


Justin Laue

Chief Engineer & Co-founder, BitBoss


James McCloud

Chief Technology Officer, The Hopper

United Kingdom

Andrew Mee

Solutions Strategist, nChain

United Kingdom

Kalev Trusaalu

Chief Operations Officer, Domineum


Lin Zheming

Founder & CEO, Mempool and DotWallet


“Our Association is professionalising the industry, and that includes leading development of standards. Technology history has repeatedly demonstrated the value of seeking consensus on technical standards to fuel industry growth through compatibility and interoperability between different businesses. The Technical Standards Committee was formed now to ensure that Bitcoin SV grows to support a world where all business and online activity can be on-chain, like how the Internet grew with standards set to support a world where everything can be online.”

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