Newly appointed Bitcoin Foundation executive director Bruce Fenton has indicated that the trade organization is unlikely to pursue proposed plans to support bitcoin core development.
Fenton reported that he was "not part" of discussions about the core developers joining MIT, but that the Foundation would continue to be supportive of the developers. Further, Fenton distanced the organization from past reports that it was seeking to form a venture-funded entity as part of a plan to spin off its development efforts.
Fenton told CoinDesk:
The executive director added that the Foundation aims to pursue areas where for-profit activities aren't likely to compete with its efforts.
Outgoing interim executive director Patrick Murck, who first proposed the new development-oriented company in March, was equally supportive of the move.
"This is a big step forward for MIT and the bitcoin project," he continued, adding:
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