Elizabeth Ploshay

Elizabeth serves on the Bitcoin Foundation Board of Directors and as Secretary of the Board. She additionally serves Account Manager for BitPay, Bitcoin’s lead payment processor where she focuses on bringing charities, political candidates and non profits into the Bitcoin ecosystem. Prior to joining the BitPay Team, Elizabeth served as Director of Operations and Outreach for Bitcoin Magazine, the first international print publication dedicated to all things Bitcoin. Having previously served as the Scheduler and Policy Assistant for a US Member of Congress, she has a background in public policy, grassroots activism, and a keen desire to promote decentralization and individual liberties. Elizabeth is fascinated with Bitcoin and the multiple opportunities for this peer to peer disruptive technology and movement to empower individuals around the world. Since getting involved in Bitcoin, Elizabeth views the cryptocurrency realm as a gateway to empower individuals around the world and provide an opportunity for long term financial success for the unbanked population. Bitcoin IS a decentralized solution to many centralized problems that plague societies around the world today. Elizabeth holds a BA in Political Science from Wheaton College (IL).