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'Bitcoin Sign Guy' Has a New Job, But He's Keeping His Identity Secret

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Coindesk discusses Bitcoin Sign Guy's new job at CEI with his boss Jim Harper.

It's been a tumultuous week since the man known as "Bitcoin Sign Guy" held up a pad of paper emblazoned with the words "Buy Bitcoin" during a congressional address by US Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen.

But while details about Bitcoin Sign Guy remain largely shrouded in mystery, a few things appear to be certain. Namely, since drawing international attention to the cryptocurrency, he has apparently received thousands of dollars in bitcoin, become known (perhaps in jest) as one of the most often cited people in bitcoin and, most recently, got himself a new job.

In a blog post yesterday, the non-profit public policy organization, the Competitive Enterprise Institute, revealed Bitcoin Sign Guy was the newest member of its team.

Bitcoin Sign Guy's new boss, former Bitcoin Foundation board member Jim Harper told CoinDesk his latest intern, "BSG," had completed his first day of work, deeming it a success.

But what stands out in Harper's description is the persistent protection his latest hire's identity.

According to Harper, the decision to refer to Bitcoin Sign Guy by his given pseudonym is in line with the "bitcoin tradition" that began with the cryptocurrency's creator Satoshi Nakamoto.

Harper wrote in an email:

"I also wanted to see that he landed well, not suffering serious repercussions for tweaking the powers that be in Congress and the Fed."

Read the full article at Coindesk.