Digital Currency Association
1629 K Street , Suite 300
Washington, DC  20006
202-540-9920   Fax: 202-449-9500

January 1, 2018

Dear Member,

Bitcoin is the digital currency owned by the majority of members of the Digital Currency Association, and society in general.  DCA Certification Ratings can have an impact on the price of coins.

So, it is with great regret that the Board of Directors, after careful consideration, has voted to change the Certification Rating from A to B.

This is based on the increasing number of complaints about slowness of transaction times (sometimes hours), and high fees (sometimes $20). 

Slow, high fee transactions are not a good first exposure for people new to digital currency.   Fast, inexpensive transactions are a hallmark of digital currency.

The DCA cannot endorse a coin that is not in keeping with the ideals of Satoshi Nakamoto's white paper.

The board will monitor Bitcoin and take a vote every 90 days regarding BTC's certification rating.


Rick Shaddock, Chairman
Board of Directors