I believe the benefits outweigh the costs. Here’s why.

The purpose of this article is to convince you, the crypto asset community, that, if done properly, the right regulatory structure for crypto assets would be a net benefit for the field. I am currently raising a small amount of funding from people that want to be a part of the formation of one such non-profit Self Regulatory Organization (SRO). I believe the time is now to get going on this, and I am willing to put in the time and effort to organize and launch this organization. However, I can’t do it alone.

In terms of convincing people that…


“Three reflective glass doors with signs and posters reading Polling Station and Opening Times” by Elliott Stallion on Unsplash

In the vast majority of countries on the planet, elections — in some form — take place. In researching this article, I was surprised to learn that even in North Korea, elections are held for their legislature (though they appear to be very one-sided).

In recent history, elections have proven to be the most practical way for a country to choose their governance. Yet elections around the world are wrought with fraud, with any vulnerability in election processes exploited by those that seek to rig the vote. Even in western countries, including my home, the United States, this problem festers…


Over the past several weeks and months, an especially alarming amount of poorly written code has resulted in at least $500 million dollars worth of losses, and I believe the number may potentially be even more. It’s caused some thought-provoking discussion. For example, here’s a thread on the Bitcoin Forum about it (my username in the thread is BenOnceAgain):

What I personally find to be the most egregious example (though I’m sure there are rivals) is the demise of Bitgrail, which lost over $170 million worth of nano cryptocurrency. The apparent reason? Check this out:

One source asserted: “There was…


Charitable giving is one of the best ways to support causes that change the world. Instead of counting on your government or maybe your employer to spend money to bring about change, choosing to support charitable causes that you believe in lets you take part in being the change.

Contributions of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies can be beneficial for donors, because of their tax benefits, which I’ll explain later in this article. …


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Many people identify the emergence of the modern Internet with the creation of the World Wide Web, which occurred in the early 1990s by researchers at CERN. While the Internet was surely not invented then (just ask Al Gore), it is the web that began its mainstream acceptance as an integral part of modern society. Twenty-five years later, we are now on the precipice of an evolution of the Internet just as significant, and in some ways more so — due to the profound impact this evolution will have on society. …


Tomorrow is a big day — we officially launch a brand new charitable organization called BTRIC. I have feelings of excitement and exhilaration, but also a little of that nostalgic feeling, thinking about how I personally got to this place.

Just before Christmas, I read an article on ZeroHedge and it made me laugh a little (only on the inside, of course). What at first glance may appear to some to be a company just trying to capitalize on all things blockchain actually has a personal resonance with me. Here’s the article:

Of course, my first thought was the same…


Traditional structures of power and control can be decentralized for the first time in human history.

I’m really excited to finally introduce you to Blockchain Technology Research Innovations Corporation, or BTRIC (we pronounce it like “bit trick”). BTRIC is a newly-formed, U.S.-based 501(c)(3) public charity. On #GivingTuesday, November 28, 2017, we will be launching our 2018 fundraising drive. In advance of that, I wanted to share with you the genesis of the organization, our mission, and what we’re doing to make it a reality.

My Background

My name is Ben Beideman and I’m a founding Trustee and Executive Director of BTRIC. I’ve spent my professional life working in the technology field, especially with non-profit organizations and implementing government…

Benjamin F. Beideman

“Dream it. Plan it. Build it.” Exec Dir, @BTRICorg. Emerging tech fan. Made in New Jersey. Views are mine. More about me at https://benjaminbeideman.com.

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