Andreas M. Antonopoulos educates Senate of Canada about Bitcoin (Oct 8, ENG):
In Canada, the public debate surrounding Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies is currently being formalized as the official "Study on the use of digital currency", a consultative exercise conducted at the initiative of the Senate of Canada's Banking, Trade and Commerce committee.
Although the Senate of Canada exerts less authority than the House of Commons, its standing committees have proven to be an influential source of expertise and opinion. It also enjoys considerable international attention: according to Stuart Hoegner, general counsel at the Bitcoin Alliance, "no other parliamentary body in the world has publicly canvassed the breadth of materials and opinion that this committee has".
"Andreas is absolutely, mind-blowingly amazing at relaying the thoughts and ideals of this community, as well as taking into account that he needs to be spot-on with the norms and ideas of the listeners (in this case the Canadian Senate)."