On Wednesday, Bitcoin Foundation welcomed Slovenia to its international network of chapter affiliates. The southern-central European country is home to Bitcoin Foundation Slovenia, or “Bitcoin Institut.”
According to a Foundation blog post, the Slovenian chapter is also the first to take full advantage of the Foundation’s full branding package, which includes a website, branding guidelines, and design collateral.
Bitcoin Foundation says that upon becoming partners, chapter affiliates have the option to use a full branding package or to create their own.
Affiliate Director Mark Woods says in the Foundation’s blog post:
“We’re thrilled to see Bitcoin Institut adopt the package as we’re meant to be a turnkey operation so that we save our valuable leadership time and resources in getting set up as an organization.”
The blog says this is an important feature as the majority of Bitcoin Foundation’s local leadership are volunteers with full-time jobs and busy lives. The post notes that Telekom Slovenjie, a major national telecommunications provider, is already receptive to the notion of possibly accepting Bitcoin as a payment option. The company is a sponsor of the first-ever Central European Bitcoin Conference, which is taking place today and Friday.
Sergij Foski, Bitcoin Institut’s chairman, says in the post:
“Bitcoin Foundation is clearly the leading non-profit trade organization globally for this digital currency movement. The foundation’s vision is to ensure all people have opportunity to realize Bitcoin’s potential is powerful and something we believe in and can really rally behind.”
Bitcoin Institut is the Foundation’s fifth European chapter, joining Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark, and Romania, with the latter having joined just two weeks ago. Bitcoin Foundation’s network of international affiliates also includes Australia, Bangladesh, Canada, and Mexico. The Foundation has two offices in the US – Washington, D.C. and Seattle – and one in London, England.
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