The Bitcoin Foundation announced Wednesday that it had allied with its first chapter affiliate in Eastern Europe, Fundatia Bitcoin Romania.

This makes the fourth chapter affiliate for the Bitcoin Foundation in continental Europe, after Germany, the Netherlands and Denmark. In a statement, the foundation said Fundatia Bitcoin Romania will push educational efforts in the country of 21 million and encourage consumers as well as merchants to adopt Bitcoin locally.

“I believe that Bitcoin is at point where everyone who believes in it — be it the currency or protocol — needs to work together to help it move forward,” said Victor Cazacu, board member of Fundatia Bitcoin Romania.

“The partnership with the global foundation is our first step in this direction. Our main goals are to support Bitcoin in the region and to educate people about the potential of this technology.”

- Victor Cazacu

Cointelegraph’s Carlo Caraluzzo reported in early August that Bitcoin is booming in Romania, despite reservations from the government in Bucharest.

Reuters reported a similar trend in late July, noting that Romania’s reputation as a technology hub helped facilitate Bitcoin’s rise.

Fundatia Bitcoin Romania’s leadership team includes:

  • Cazacu, board member
  • Dragos Birsan, board member
  • Daniel Daia, board member
  • Radu Georgescu, board member
  • Edward Russell, board member
  • Cezar Zamfir, general counsel

As well as Europe’s fourth chapter affiliate, Romania joins seven other chapter affiliates of the Bitcoin Foundation around the world — the four others include Australia, Bangladesh, Canada and Mexico.

Bitcoin Foundation chapter affiliates get marketing support and guidance from the global foundation and its members as well as access to intellectual property, such as logos, and digital property, such as a subdomain redirect. Revenue sharing is also part of the relationship.

For any organizations seeking to become a national chapter affiliate, there is a sign-up page for more information on the Bitcoin Foundation’s website here.

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