Join the biggest and most active Blockchain community in Chile!
Are you a beginner and want to learn from those who are experienced? Are you a blockchain, mining or trading specialist? Or maybe you are representing a company and want to expand you business in Chile?
You may join the Cryptotechnologies Chilean Association (aka Bitcoin Chile NGO) by signing up as Member, helping us teach others and spread the knowledge about cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology, as you receive benefits for being part of our network of volunteers, enthusiasts and companies.
WHY SHOULD YOU BECOME A MEMBER?
We are the oldest community in Chile that is dedicated to cryptotechnologies topics (cryptocurrencies and Blockchain technology). Once you join Bitcoin Chile NGO you will have the opportunity to meet some of our experienced members and learn from them. As a matter of fact, we can proudly state that some of the most experienced chileans are members of Bitcoin Chile, among them: the creator of Prosus, the first chilean cryptocurrency.
Once you become a Member, you will have the opportunity to take part in our activities and even help us organize them. You will also receive exclusive information about the industry that is only shared with members or have early access to strategic actions before they are released to the public. Moreover, upon being part of Bitcoin Chile you will also be part of the Iberoamerican Blockchain Alliance, the biggest spanish speaking community that gathers international organizations related to cryptotechnologies.
We are the oldest organization in Chile around cryptotechnologies topics, so we know nearly everyone. Our Members have the possibility to ask about data or information through our networking both nationally and in the Ibeoamerican zone through the Blockchain Alliance. Get to know our Friends Circle.
Bitcoin Chile NGO generates actions of interest for the local community, which have media and potential regulatory reach. From time to time we are interviewed by the media and we have the chance to give our opinion on a topic of national or international interest, while we are in touch with regulators and government authorities to give cryptotechnologies in Chile a good development and legal support. When you join Bitcoin Chile you have a voice and vote right in the members convention, so this is a good opportunity to communicate your concerns and take action on the matter. In a way we are a spokesperson to assert the rights of our members.
To reward our members participation and their anual membership fee, we offer discounts at the Crypto Shop, courses, specialized workshops, and the chance to join meetings and paid events for free. We are always looking to add new benefits for our Members and special deals with traditional companies. Wanna join us? Just click on Sign Up and complete the registration form.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does the membership cost?
Memberships are annual from January to December, regardless of the registration date. Value depends on Member category:
- Observer Node Member: 1,5UF
- Complete Node Member: 2UF
- Company Node Member: 10UF (5UF if it is Start Up)
UF (Unidad de Fomento) is a legal stable coin based on chilean inflation rate. Check UF value here
If you pay with bitcoin or ether, you’ll have a 10% discount on the membership of your choosing, which is a lifetime lasting benefit as long as you pay with one of theses cryptocurrencies. Applications received after June 30th will have an additional 50% off for the second half of the year.
What is the difference between the three memberships?
Members have been classified in three categories:
- Observer Node Member: Beginner who has little knowledge on Bitcoin and blockchain technology. Ideal membership to join Bitcoin Chile and start to learn from others.
- Complete Node Member: Active and experienced member that knows how to use Bitcoin and Blockchain technology. Ideal membership if you wish to actively support Bitcoin Chile’s activities, take part, brainstorm, and vote decisions.
- Company Node Member: Organization which is considered a Donor Member and wants to collaborate with a higher amount of money to fund Bitcoin Chile activities. It is also possible to sign up as an individual and become a donor in this category.
The names of these categories are in figurative sense, members are not real nodes who take part in a Blockchain.
What are all the benefits for Members?
These are the benefits for the year 2020.
Can I become a Member without paying for the membership fee?
Every person or company that wishes to join and become a member for the first time, must pay for the annual membership fee, no exceptions.
Those who registered under the Complete Node Member category, once active, will have the chance to make work contributions or any other kind of collaboration (non-monetary). These contributions will be valued and depending on the contribution made, the Member will be partial or completely exempt from paying the membership fee for the next annual renewal.
The type of contribution a member can do depends only on their abilities, knowledge and experience that could help support the goal of Bitcoin Chile NGO and their activities. Moreover, one cannot be exempt from paying for simply promising to do something in the future. In other words, collaborative work must be done in a successful manner to receive benefits and be exempt from future membership renewals.
I am a Company / Start Up, can I become a Member?
Yes! The category you’re looking for is called Company Node Member. Once registering, you have to complete both your personal information and the information of the company you represent.
It is not necessary for your company to be directly related to the cryptotechnology industry. Every organization that wishes to support us is welcome onboard, upon approval of our board of directors.
If you are StartUp, you’ll have 50% OFF on the annual membership. The requirements for Start Up are:
- 2 years or less since the beginning of your commercial activities.
- Annual income being less than $85,000,000 CLP ($100,000 USD)
If you meet these requirements, send us your company deed (or commercial activities certificate where we can check the date you started your operations) and annual income statement to [email protected]
Do you financially administrate a Members fund?
No. Our goal is to teach and spread knowledge about cryptotechnologies, fund management is not part of our organization’s functions.
If Bitcoin Chile is a non-profit organization, why the membership requires payment and how do you use the funds?
Short answer: as an organization we must cover our costs and expenses, memberships fee is a way to fund what we do.
Long answer: When an organization is non-profitable, it means that the profits are reinvested for it to keep growing, which means there’s no withdrawal of profits. Associations and foundations in general use to charge for a social fee so the individual can be considered an active Member. In this case, we charge for an annual membership fee, which cost is justified alongside the benefits each member has.
Finally, all the money raised through social fee, companies sponsors, donations and merchandising sales is used to fund our activities, events, pay cowork rent, association management (accounting, back office, etc) and to keep growing as an organization, teach others and spread the word about cryptotechnologies across Chile.
In summary, profits are reinvested on the organization to cover costs and fund activities, which benefits the members themselves, the community and ultimately the society through spreading the word about cryptotechnologies.
If I sign up as "Observer Node" Member, can I switch to "Complete Node" Member later?
Yes! If you are a beginner, you can sing up as Observer Node Member paying the annual membership and switch to Complete Node Member in the next renewal. You must consider that you will have to prove your knowledge on cryptotechnologies to be validated as a Complete Node Member. You will have time to learn about everything you may need until the membership renewal. You can also check our beginners guide “Learn how to use Bitcoin in 4 steps” (in Spanish only), watching videos on our YouTube Channel, coming to the meetings or registering in one of CryptoTek Academy’s courses.