Mr. Jimmy Nguyen
Founding President, Bitcoin Association for BSV
One of the world’s leading Bitcoin advocates, Jimmy Nguyen is Founding President of Bitcoin Association, the Switzerland-based global industry organization that works to advance business on the Bitcoin SV blockchain. Bitcoin SV is dedicated to the original design, protocol and “Satoshi Vision” of Bitcoin’s pseudonymous creator Satoshi Nakamoto – fulfilling Bitcoin’s true power as monetized data and the next major technology network since the Internet. Jimmy helps lead the Association’s global efforts to massively scale Bitcoin SV to be the world’s blockchain for enterprise data applications, and to make BSV the world’s digital currency.
Previously, Jimmy was CEO of nChain Group, the worldwide leader in advisory, research and development of blockchain technologies, and was Chair of its Strategic Advisory Board.
In January 2020, Jimmy was recognized as one of the “Most Influential Individuals in Blockchain” by TurgenSec, an information security research company. SFOX has listed Jimmy as one of “The Bitcoin SV People You Need to Know.”
With 21 years’ experience as an intellectual property and digital technology lawyer, Jimmy is well-suited to support enterprise-level adoption of Bitcoin technology. Over the course of his private practice career, Jimmy was a partner at three major U.S. law firms – most recently Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, where he represented multinational corporations and emerging companies in a wide range of sectors. In 2008, Lawdragon named Jimmy (at only age 36) one of the “500 Leading Lawyers in America” and described him as a “dynamo talent.” A leader in the IP community, Jimmy was formerly Chair of the State Bar of California’s Intellectual Property Law section. He has been honored as the Century City Bar Association’s IP Lawyer of the Year (2011), and with the Association of Media & Entertainment Counsel’s Industry Leader Award (2017).
Jimmy is also a strong diversity and equal rights advocate. He co-chaired the California Minority Counsel Program and was inducted into its “Diversity Leader Hall of Fame” (2015). Diversity MBA Magazine named him a “Top 100 Under 50 Diverse Executive Leader” (2015).
Jimmy graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles at the age of 19 (B.A., Communication Studies, specialization in Mass Communication, magna cum laude, 1992) and graduated law school at the age of 22 from the University of Southern California Law Center (Juris Doctor, 1995).
ABOUT BITCOIN ASSOCIATION
Bitcoin Association is the Switzerland-based global industry organization that works to advance business on the Bitcoin SV blockchain. It brings together essential components of the Bitcoin SV ecosystem – enterprises, start-up ventures, developers, merchants, exchanges, service providers, blockchain transaction processors (miners), and others – working alongside them, as well as in a representative capacity, to drive further use of the Bitcoin SV blockchain and uptake of the BSV digital currency.
The Association works to build a regulation-friendly ecosystem that fosters lawful conduct while facilitating innovation using all aspects of Bitcoin technology. More than a digital currency and blockchain, Bitcoin is also a network protocol; just like Internet protocol, it is the foundational rule set for an entire data network. The Association supports use of the original Bitcoin protocol to operate the world’s single blockchain on Bitcoin SV.