Andrew Lampe Joins the Bitcoin Foundation as Technical Director

By July 27, 2014Bitcoin Business
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The Bitcoin Foundation in its official blog announced to the world that it has brought in another notable personality into its board as former NASA veteran Andrew Lampe has joined it as new Technical Director. Joining the non-profit organization, which seeks to standardize, protect, and promote Bitcoin usage, Andrew Lampe has shown his commitment for the digital currency.

Coming from rich technical background, Andrew Lampe is expected to help the organization develop technology infrastructure. He has tons of work experience e.g. he worked at NASA’s Goddard Spaceflight Center in Maryland on the HIVE supercomputer and later on he moved to work at in the late 1990s.

Andrew Lampe is an Ex-NASA Employee

The blog says that with huge experience working for NASA, Mr. Lampe will be given huge job responsibilities. For instance, he would be given the task for leading the web development team and providing oversight for the Foundation’s technical grant program. Also, he will be overseeing corporate technology infrastructure.

Bitcoin Foundation has a lot of expectations from Andrew Lampe as Jinyoung Lee Englund writes that his range and depth of experiences allow him to easily switch between the roles of CTO, lead architect and software developer, when necessary.

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Relevant Work Experience Will Help Andrew Lampe Take the Organization to the Next Level

The organization says that membership engagement is a priority and it’s excited to have Andrew’s expertise in developing that experience while maintaining high standards for integrity and security of the overall infrastructure. Not just the work experience but the Andrew’s passion for the digital currency is relevant as well in his appointment at the Bitcoin Foundation.

Lampe sees the potential in this digital currency as he says it is pure technological genius in terms of its convenience as well as ability to allow private and secure transactions. He says that transactions in Bitcoin are simple and wonderfully elegant. Given the kind of experience he comes with, he is expected to add additional layers of security in Bitcoin transactions.

According Andrew Lampe it’s exciting to serve with the ecosystem’s leading trade organization and help it pave the way for the community to move forward and build great businesses. The Bitcoin Foundation says that Andrew’s experience will be put to use with the deployment of a new Bitcoin Foundation website, which is slated to go live sometime next week.

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