|By Marketwired .||
|January 15, 2014 02:16 PM EST||
SANTA MONICA, CA and OAKLAND, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 01/15/14 -- Wednesday, January 22nd, 6:30 PM - 9 PM, Brock Pierce and GoCoin are proudly hosting a fundraiser at the exclusive Santa Monica Social House, 41 Ocean Club, supporting Bryan Parker, a 2014 mayoral candidate for Oakland, CA. This Meet & Greet introducing Parker to the Los Angeles and bitcoin communities is slated to include an illuminating "Insight Into Bitcoin" talk by Brock Pierce and gourmet delights prepared by Chef Jimmy Martinez.
"Bitcoin is a tool we can use to dissolve inequality, be it social or economic, and facilitate change for whole communities," said Mayoral Candidate, Bryan Parker. "I see the role of technology as solving real world problems, like job creation, in lasting ways, such as providing merchants cost-effective gateways into e-commerce and online markets."
"It's exciting to see a candidate for government office support the powerful technology of bitcoin," said host, Brock Pierce. "His sense of urgency when it comes to uplifting the community is refreshing and inspiring."
If you would like to make a donation to Bryan Parker's campaign, please visit: https://forms.gocoin.com/forms/bryan_parker_2014 for bitcoin donations and https://bryanparker.nationbuilder.com/donate for traditional donations.
ABOUT BROCK PIERCE
Brock Pierce is a 15-time entrepreneur best known for pioneering the market for digital currency. He has raised more than $200 million on behalf of his companies and led more than 30 acquisitions. Pierce is currently a Managing Director of the Clearstone Global Gaming Fund and sits on the boards of IMI Exchange, GoCoin, ExpressCoin, KnCMiner.cn, Robocoin Asia, Mastercoin Foundation, and others. He is also BitAngels' Los Angeles City Leader and an angel investor in numerous Bitcoin related startups such as BTC China.
ABOUT BRYAN PARKER
Bryan Parker is a member of the Executive Leadership Council and a former member of the Hilton Group, a designation for the top executives at Davita Healthcare where he grew a division from $400 million to $700 million in four years. He's led operations and development in the private sector, managing and growing multi-million dollar budgets and creating local jobs. Parker holds a BA in Political Science and Economics from University of California at Berkeley where he was a student senator. He also holds a JD from the NYU School of Law, where he was president of his class.
The GoCoin international payment platform enables merchants to reap the benefits of accepting digital currency eliminating credit card fraud and identity theft. GoCoin removes all of the perceived risk by accepting the digital currency on behalf of merchants and clearing the payments instantly via their sophisticated proprietary back end systems. GoCoin processes Bitcoin and Litecoin payments for online and brick and mortar retailers.