Backed by Bitcoin Opportunity Corp., a leading investor inthe digital currency economy, DCC to set “professional standard”. Growing acceptance of Bitcoin creates major opportunities for professionals and professional services firms.
New York, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 09/22/2014 -- The Digital Currency Council (http://www.digitalcurrencycouncil.com), a new professional association created to foster best-in-class practices for lawyers, accountants, and financial professionals in the digital currency economy through training, certification, and ongoing support, was launched today.
The DCC is backed by the Bitcoin Opportunity Corp., the investment vehicle of Barry Silbert, the founder of SecondMarket, and a major investor in the digital currency economy. Its founder and chief executive officer is David Berger, the former CEO for the Americas for Campden Wealth and the Institute for Private Investors, the leading membership organization for family offices and the ultra-affluent.
“The emergence of digital currencies and their growing acceptance as a form of both commerce and investment is creating significant new business opportunities for many professionals, including accountants, lawyers, and financial professionals,” said Berger, noting that more than 1,000 new businesses are accepting Bitcoin every week including major companies like Dell, DISH Network, Overstock, Expedia, and 1-800-Flowers.com, among others.
“Our goal is to provide a placewhere professional firms and individuals can go to get comprehensive training in digital currencies, and to create astandards-based designation that will be recognized as conveying a professional level of expertise in digital currencies: ‘DCC Certified’,” Berger added.
“This is a seminal moment in the evolution of this industry,”added Silbert. “Iam investing in the DCC because I believe it isbest positioned to establish and promulgate an intellectually rigorous curriculum and a certification process that will set thestandard for professionals in the digital currency economy. The DCC Certification will be the mark ofcredibility and expertise for professionals, supporting best practices across the digital currency economy.”
Starting today the DCC will offer its training and certification program through its website,digitalcurrencycouncil.com, with a comprehensive curriculum specifically tailored for lawyers, accountants, and financial professionals. The curriculum includes, but is not limited to:
- Characteristics of each major digital currency type.
- Understanding how to exchange, mine, sell and invest in Bitcoin.
- Secure storage options.
- IRS, FINRA, FinCEN and SEC regulations as applied to digital currencies and their implications.
- International regulationsfrom key geographic markets.
- Bitcoin investment strategies, including a focus on trading signals.
- The leading platforms for Bitcoin utilization and investment.
In addition to the curriculum and certification, the Council will support membersin the development of their businesses by providingcontinuing education programs, access to the expertise within the Council itself, and a client referral platform.
Members and potential members can choose different levels of access to the Digital Currency Council materials. “Explorers” can access basic course materials and the member directory free of charge. The “Professional” level provides access to the association’s proprietary training modules and a practice Certification exam, and requires registration and a monthly access fee. The “Leader” level, which also requires a fee, includes all the benefits of Professional access as well as the opportunity to sit for the DCC Certification exam and enjoy continuing online education and access to peer-to-peer discussions with industry leaders, among other features.
“We aim to offer a membership experience that embracesthe entire spectrum of professionals seeking to capture this emerging opportunity, from those who have been involved in Bitcoin for years to those who are just beginning to explore,” said Berger. “We’re committed to making all our members successful.”
About the Digital Currency Council
The Digital Currency Council was founded in 2014 to provide training, certification, and on-going support to professionals seeking to thrive in the digital currency economy. The company is headquartered in New York, NY.
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