Bitcoin Alliance founder Anthony Di Iorio resigns as Executive Director

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The Bitcoin Alliance of Canada (BAC) announced today the resignation of Executive Director Anthony Di Iorio.

The Bitcoin Alliance of Canada (BAC) announced today the resignation of Executive Director Anthony Di Iorio. Mr. Di Iorio has served as Executive Director of the BAC since it was formed in 2012 and helped spread awareness of Bitcoin to Canadians from coast to coast. Mr. Di Iorio has stepped down from his position as Executive Director and as a member of the Board. Moving forward, he will continue to help support the BAC in an advisory position.

Mr. Di Iorio stepped down as Executive Director to focus on his business ventures and to spend more time with his family. The BAC wishes Anthony the best of luck and success with his endeavours and extends many thanks to him for the time he has dedicated to it. In his time as Executive Director, Mr. Di Iorio was responsible for successfully organizing Canada’s first Bitcoin conference, and also represented the Alliance at numerous international conferences over the past 2 years. He was a driving force behind many of the BAC’s initiatives and and has contributed greatly to the growth of Canada’s Bitcoin community as founder of the Alliance as well as the Toronto Bitcoin meetup.

The BAC board has appointed Kyle Kemper to act as interim Executive Director. Having served as an existing board member since April 2014, Mr Kemper has a strong familiarity with the BAC’s workings and is eager to ramp up its activity level and member involvement. He has a background in business, finance, technology, and politics. Within the cryptocurrency space he is known for his roles with both the Bitcoin Strategy Group and CAVIRTEX.

Speaking about his appointment, Mr Kemper said, “I am honoured to accept this appointment. Anthony Di Iorio was a great leader and will be missed; the Alliance thanks him for his tireless efforts. Moving forward, I hope to continue growing our membership while promoting bitcoin across Canada. The bitcoin ecosystem evolves dynamically and I think it’s important that we, as an Alliance, focus our efforts to maximize this opportunity.”

About the Bitcoin Alliance of Canada

The Bitcoin Alliance of Canada is a Canadian federal not-for-profit corporation dedicated to raising awareness about bitcoin among Canadian consumers, merchants, and policy makers; to promoting bitcoin adoption in Canada; and, to furthering the study and research of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. For more information please contact the BAC at info(at)bitcoinalliance(dot)ca.

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