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Re: Intro

From: <pierre@rochard.org>
Date: Sun, 25 Aug 2013 14:09:10 -0400
Cc: public-webpayments@w3.org
Message-Id: <5C0794DB-EAC1-4BE4-A837-D5D0052D125F@rochard.org>
To: Margaux Avedisian <margaux.r.a@gmail.com>
Hi Margaux,

Are you a member of the Bitcoin Foundation? There's a lot of discussion around regulation/licensing/lobbying going on there, your perspective would be much appreciated.

Best,

Pierre


On Aug 23, 2013, at 12:05 PM, Margaux Avedisian <margaux.r.a@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi everyone, 
> 
> I just recently joined the group. My background is from the startup world on the business side opposed to technical. I've known about Bitcoin for a while but really got into it when I helped relaunch the first American digital currency exchange as VP of Business Development and Client Services, Tradehill.  I then was CEO and Co-founder of another digital currency exchange. Now I'm semi doing some things with mobile (hopefully within the remittance market). My passion is in payments with an emphasis on reducing the fees for the remittance market. 
> 
> What I like about Bitcoin is that it is a settlement method. It's decentralized. I don't need a bank account. It is relatively fast and cheap to send. Starting exchanges has made me pretty well versed in the current regulations, and I rather go over and beyond for compliance. The anonymous component doesn't interest me and with how the regulations are going in the US, I doubt it will stay that way.
> 
> I think bitcoin can change the world and I've been a huge advocate- whether in my day to day life or featured in a couple of documentaries. Here is a trailer that I'm in and it may be at Sundance. I'm not an engineer and I'm able to communicate well with the general public. I remember the first time I heard about Bitcoin and it took me a bit to wrap my head around it. I'm excited to learn more about what this group is doing and hope I can help in some way. 
> 
> Thanks,
> Margaux


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