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I see my love;
I fly next to her;
I present her with my gift,
A small pice of solidified time,
Lovely markings are carved into time,
As soft to the touch as the mud in shallow sea.
She covers her body with time,
And pulls me along to fly to the edge of existence.
This is a spiritual flight:
In our eyes, the stars appear as ghosts;
In the eyes of the stars, we appear as ghosts.
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Hello, This is the only place available to post in on the forum for me, so that is why this is here. Please leave it here for the record. I am discontinuing my association with the Foundation as of today. Please refer to my past articles in the forum for my statements on different issues. Please support the Foundation's effort to help Theo Chino's case against the NY bitlicense. The Foundation should be commended for this stance against bitlicense in NY, and the battle against bitlicense should be a global one, waged both with legal advocacy and with technological privacy improvements. The Foundation has opted to discontinue the mandate for an Education Committee recently. A huge challenge for advocates of decentralized systems today is the growing apathy and lack of involvement by new entrants into bitcoin and similar systems. This challenge will continue, as many participants in bitcoin today do not seriously explore how they could more fully contribute, whether in terms of running a full node, helping review or write code for the bitcoin repository, or by advocating against bitlicense in various states and countries where it is introduced (and advocating for or participating in self regulatory organizations and efforts). More people should engage in such efforts and advocacy. The CryptoCurrency Security Standard or CCSS is a great effort and people should support that and ideas like it, and other self-regulatory concepts and approaches. We should also advocate for approaches such as that in Slovenia, where as of 2018, bitcoin is not discriminated against and is treated properly for the most part. Look up "Legality of bitcoin by country or territory," Slovenia's approach is reasonable in stating bitcoin is neither a currency or asset. Which is correct. Even better would be if they discontinued taxes in Slovenia on mining. But generally Slovenia got it right with the above approach. I continue working constantly with bitcoin professionally and also as a hobby (via my voluntary microdonations project). For those similarly involved, please continue your efforts to help future generations. Ok, that's all. Cheers all, ciao.
An important announcement for all Bitcoin Foundation Forum participants. For those of you who don't know me, my name is Llew Claasen and I was appointed as the Foundation's Executive Director in July 2016. The Foundation's mission is to coordinate the efforts of the members of the Bitcoin community, helping to create awareness of the benefits of Bitcoin, how to use it and its related technology requirements, for technologists, regulators, the media and everyone else globally. We have re-defined our Manifesto to align with our mission and launched a new website and member process in March 2017. The Bitcoin Foundation Forum served a great purpose in the past and earlier stages of Bitcoin, it provided a safe place to share information and debate views. As Bitcoin adoption has increased and garnered the attention of more people and governments globally, the conversation and debate have broadened and moved to more open and public forums like Bitcoin Talk, Reddit and Twitter. This is great progress for Bitcoin and we encourage all of you to partake in these public discussions. Because the conversation has moved on, participation in the Bitcoin Foundation Forum will be restricted and the forum will be closed in the coming months. A big thank you to all participants, moderators, and members for your contribution to the Bitcoin Foundation Forum. Where to from here? Some of you are already Bitcoin Foundation members and we appreciate your support. For those who aren't yet members, we recently updated our membership plans: Annual fee paid in Bitcoin ($100) Annual fee paid by credit card ($100) Monthly fee paid by credit card ($10) As a member of The Bitcoin Foundation you will be able to: Participate in the annual planning process for Bitcoin Foundation advocacy and training programs Receive access to exclusive discounts and special offers for foundation and partner events and products Access a dedicated members-only Telegram channel and a monthly newsletter Receive a monthly members-only financial & operational update report from the Executive Director And most importantly change the world! We look forward to welcoming new members to the Foundation. Yours in the service of Bitcoin, Llew Claasen