He is trying to make bitcoin the success that visa is. That is a worthy goal in my mind.
With the right support , the right people and emulating the methods of successful similar organisational structures bitcoin would take off. What this thread is aiming for is finding those key individuals. A lot of people have the passion for bitcoin but it takes more than that to get it to the next level.
The very purpose of bitcoin is not to require any centralized organisation. I don't see why bitcoin should try to mimic an organisation like Visa, for whom I have very little respect, personnaly.
Again, to me it seems just as weird as an organisation dedicated to gold, silver, salt, sugar or any other commodity.
Visa is not centralised. This isnt about a centralised organisation it would be more like a foundation such as the mozilla foundation in my opinion.
As for commodity organisations these exist in Australia and are called such things as a wheat board http://www.awb.com.au/growers
in which most of the growers are members and it helps them get better deals than one grower by themself could get.
Conceivably with a guiding foundation at the helm bitcoin may even become accepted by visa itself as a member.
Whatever comes of this has my fullest support. Im in as an evangelist
My first suggestion would be to form a consortium of interested parties and get a merchant account in each of the major markets ie the US,Europe,Asia etc... With many members each paying a membership fee which equals the yearly merchant account cost it would help spread the load and would mean the foundation would be a non profit. One membership benefit could be cheaper currency conversion.This would immediately stop the scammers and give the bitcoin economy the liquidity it needs to grow.
This would also enable any merchant wanting to accept bitcoin to do so safe in the knowledge that their cashflow would be assured.
One person or exchange by themself will be a target imo. This can be easily averted.