Interest in Bitcoin SV has been growing gradually globally. To boost this growth, the Bitcoin Association recently announced that it has appointed ambassadors for the Asian region. The pair who are from Malaysia and Singapore will be pivotal in the growth of Bitcoin SV in the Asian region.

The Bitcoin Association is a global organization that is dedicated to the advancement of Bitcoin SV. Its headquarters are in Switzerland and it operates as a non-profit association. The association is active internally via its global ambassador program. It has 20 ambassadors in 20 nations and regions after the latest addition. The two ambassadors appointed by the association are:

Jeff Chen from Singapore

Jeff Chen is the founder and CEO of the Maxthon web browser. Today, the browser has over 600 million users globally. Chen has been at the fore of the internet technology industry for years. He lives in Singapore and the Maxthon team recently released version 6 of the Maxthon browser. The new upgrade will integrate numerous features that support the Bitcoin SV blockchain. Chen is also working on NB Domain, which is a new domain registry and user ID system. The system is designed for the blockchain-based internet being powered by Bitcoin SV.

Masumi Hamahira from Malaysia

Masumi Hamahira is a financial executive with years of experience. He has been working at MUFG, the fifth-largest bank in the world for 21 years. Hamahira joined the bank in 2011 as the Executive Advisor for Islamic Banking at MUFG. He is also an expert in the application of blockchain in the capital markets and financial products. Besides that, he understands the benefits of using the Bitcoin SV blockchain in the Islamic finance sector. He has contributed his expertise in the financial sector to Bitcoin SV via membership in the Bitcoin SV Technical Standards Committee.

Hamahira and Chen are the latest additions to the growing presence of the Bitcoin Association in Asia. The association now boasts of six ambassadors in Asia in addition to the two full-time regional managers in the area.

What the Bitcoin Association Leadership Had to Say

According to Jimmy Nguyen the Bitcoin Association president, Asia is a region where there has been a growing interest in Bitcoin SV. He said that he believed this was the right time for them to expand in the region and accelerate their outreach to developers and enterprises. Special attention was given to Singapore and Malaysia, which are countries showing the most promise.

The association’s president noted that Hamahira and Chen had made huge contributions to the Bitcoin SV ecosystem. He added that they were firm believers in the benefit  the world could gain from the use of a single public and scalable blockchain. As leaders in their areas of expertise, he was confident that adding them as global ambassadors of the association would have a positive impact on the growth of Bitcoin SV.

The Bitcoin SV was formed from a hard fork of Bitcoin Cash, which was formed because of a Bitcoin hard fork. Its main selling point is that it offers massive scalability compared to the other hard forks of the Bitcoin blockchain. It aims to find use cases outside of spot trading for the blockchain and cryptocurrencies. In general, any project working to promote blockchain technology is a win for the crypto world. With over 90% of the world still to interact with the blockchain, there is a lot of room for growth.

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