After five years, Blockstream Chief Strategy Officer, Samson Mow, will be leaving Blockstream to focus on nation-state adoption of Bitcoin. Following a successful funding round, Mow felt it was a good time to move towards his focus on hyper-Bitcoinization.
“Today is my last day with Blockstream,” Mow tweeted on Tuesday. “It’s been a grand adventure working with Adam Back for the last 5 years and together we’ve accomplished a great deal from sidechains, to mining, to satellites. So what’s next? I plan to focus on nation-state #Bitcoin adoption!
With everything happening at light speed in El Salvador, and more and more countries interested in adopting #Bitcoin, I found my time each day just no longer enough anymore. Also, as Infinite Fleet nears Beta, more of my attention is being demanded by the Pixelmatic team.
So with Blockstream in a very good place and well capitalized after a successful Series B round, it was the right time to move on. It also feels like now is a pivotal point in #Bitcoin’s evolution – we’re on the verge of mass adoption, and I think that I can make it happen faster! ???”
From El Salvador-To the World
Mow was a key figure in the Bitcoin-backed volcano bonds in El Salvador. The bonds are set to be issued on the the Liquid platform this month.
“With everything happening at light speed in El Salvador, and more and more countries interested in adopting bitcoin, I found my time each day just no longer enough anymore,” Mow said.
More are speculating on which Latin American nation or region will follow El Salvador in the move towards hyper-Bitcoinization. President of El Salvador Nayib Bukele, has dropped hints, as well as Max Keiser, that there will be two other nations adopting Bitcoin as legal tender this year.