The Bitcoin Foundation is an American nonprofit corporation and was founded in September 2012. According to its founding documents, the Bitcoin Foundation’s original members included Gavin Andresen, Charlie Shrem, Mark Karpeles, Peter Vessenes, Roger Ver, and Patrick Murck.
The Bitcoin Foundation is the oldest and largest group in the Bitcoin industry. The focus is to foster education, engage in advocacy, increase adoption and encourage development of bitcoin and blockchain technology worldwide. The membership includes a who’s who of prominent individual and corporate members with several international chapters.