Research Brief No. 1, Removing Impediments to Bitcoins Success, A Risk Management Study

The Bitcoin Foundation’s three-part mission to”standardize, protect, and promote Bitcoin” is a pithy statement of purpose. There is much implicit in that short summary, of course. A granular assessment of the foundation’s charge and the challenges it faces can help ensure that the foundation serves all its purposes well. What exactly makes Bitcoin special? What threatens Bitcoin? How can the Bitcoin Foundation protect Bitcoin against these threats? Articulately studying these questions can help drive community-wide consensus on what makes Bitcoin an asset, what the greatest risks to Bitcoin are, and how to address them. Risk management is an essential tool for exploring these issues and for planning the activities and communications of the Bitcoin Foundation.

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