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Bitcoin - The Currency of the Internet

A community dedicated to Bitcoin, the currency of the Internet. Bitcoin is a distributed, worldwide, decentralized digital money. Bitcoins are issued and managed without any central authority whatsoever: there is no government, company, or bank in charge of Bitcoin. You might be interested in Bitcoin if you like cryptography, distributed peer-to-peer systems, or economics. A large percentage of Bitcoin enthusiasts are libertarians, though people of all political philosophies are welcome.
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'Bitcoin Foundation: Election Facts and Clarification' - members were notified three times by email to activate for voting

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Bitcoin Foundation Election Results

Good morning Reddit!
Jinyoung from the Bitcoin Foundation here. We have our election results! Please join us in welcoming Olivier Janssens and Jim Harper to our Board of Directors!
For more details, please visit: https://blog.bitcoinfoundation.org/election-results/
Thank you everyone for your active participation and feedback! I'd love to hear if moving forward, having a Bitcoin Foundation subreddit will be helpful for disseminating news and hosting discussions. Please let me know! :)
And I hope that in the future, you'll join us in supporting developers for ongoing technical development of Bitcoin Core!
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Francis Pouliot, Director at the Bitcoin Embassy and Canadian Bitcoin advocate, announces candidacy for Bitcoin Foundation elections - outlines roadmap to reform

Francis Pouliot, Director at the Bitcoin Embassy and Canadian Bitcoin advocate, announces candidacy for Bitcoin Foundation elections - outlines roadmap to reform submitted by btcmbc to Bitcoin [link] [comments]

Bitcoin foundation election

Apparently there has not been any discussion on the election and I think that is very important.
So the people being voted in are as follows:
Thoughts?
Personally Bobby Lee should not be voted in as I feel he has not been completely honest about what is happening in China. Everytime he says everything is fine and a while later things take a turn for the worst.
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Bitcoin Foundation: Election For 2 Vacant Industry Seats - Who would you like to see?

With the resignation of Mark Karpeles the Bitcoin Foundation now has another vacant industry seat, for a total of 2 seats which are up for grabs.
Who would you like to see filling these positions?
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I have one of the coveted votes in the Bitcoin Foundation elections. Who should I vote for and why?

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Bitcoin Foundation Election Results: Election Runoff 4 Candidates & additional opportunity to register to Vote

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Brock Pierce responds to controversy around Bitcoin Foundation Election

Brock Pierce responds to controversy around Bitcoin Foundation Election submitted by kholin to Bitcoin [link] [comments]

5/9/14 Video News: FEC's confusing guidelines, China censors Bitcoin, and Bitcoin Foundation election results

Video: http://moneyandtech.com/may9-news-update/
Today in Money & Tech:
Yesterday, we reported that the Federal Election Commission issued guidelines allowing bitcoin political donations in response to a specific request from political action committee Make Your Laws. However, we've since learned that the parameters of this decision may extend beyond those laid out specifically for this individual use case. We're joined by Christopher David, founder and CEO of CoinVox, who shed more light on what this decision from the FEC actually means.
USA Today has temporarily changed the logo in the header of their website incorporating the Bitcoin symbol. Clicking on the Bitcoin logo leads to an article on the FEC's approval of bitcoin political campaign donations.
Voting on the Bitcoin Foundation’s two vacant board seats concluded last night with BTC China CEO Bobby Lee and bitcoin entrepreneur Brock Pierce winning by a small margin. Bobby Lee has been a strong voice for the bitcoin community in China, where his bitcoin exchange BTC China has been doing it's best to stand up against the China central bank’s ban on bitcoin-related bank accounts. Brock Pierce, another avid proponent of the bitcoin community, is involved in several bitcoin startups such as GoCoin, ExpressCoin, KnCMiner and Robocoin Asia, and is helping drive the proposal to revive bankrupt bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox.
The proposed plan to revive bankrupt bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox has received preliminary approval in an Illinois court, allowing it to be more formally vetted in Japan. The plan would involve settling the current class action lawsuits, and then granting those former exchange users a 16.5% equity stake in the new operation. However, the defense argues that this plan would also create new lawsuits from both the new and former Mt. Gox users, which could keep the accused parties in litigation for an undefined period of time.
The IRS announced Wednesday that it will be contracting out to cybersecurity nonprofit National Cyber-Forensic Training Alliance starting June 1st. The contract will involve researching crimes utilizing digital currencies, and providing the federal government with real-time cyber threat intelligence. According to the IRS document, the Alliance will be expected to “identify significant cybercriminals engaged in financial crimes, as well as initiatives that highlight virtual currencies and virtual currency exchangers that service criminal clientele.”
The Winklevoss Twins have filed with the SEC to have their new Winklevoss Bitcoin Trust listed on the NASDAQ stock exchange, which would make it the first publicly-listed bitcoin exchange traded fund. According to the SEC filing, the Winklevoss ETF is expected to IPO for $1 million total shares worth a total of 200,000 bitcoins, so that each share is worth one-fifth of a bitcoin.
The China Digital Times has leaked a set of documents instructing Chinese media to censor their coverage of certain sensitive issues in China. This time, bitcoin made the list, which ended with instructions to refrain from participating in or reporting on The Global Bitcoin Summit 2014 kicking off tomorrow in Beijing. The instructions said "All websites are asked not to participate in or report on the summit. Do not hype bitcoins. All reporting on bitcoins must henceforth accord with the specifications of financial regulatory agencies." This comes as additional negative news for the Summit, after the recent announcement from 5 of the largest Chinese bitcoin exchanges that they will not be attending or participating in the event.
Meanwhile in China, a company called Hardbit has announced the release of a physical Bitcoin wallet. About the size of a credit card but thicker, the device touts many security features, as well as a camera to allow it to make in-person bitcoin transactions quickly. The wallet is now on sale in China, with plans to distribute internationally from May 10th onwards.
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How to vote in the Bitcoin Foundation elections

Sadly, the process to vote in the Bitcoin Foundation elections is quite confusing. Here is the breakdown on how to to it that the BF just sent to members:
*During February 13-17, 2015, we will be having an election for two individual board seats. In order to be eligible to vote in these elections, you have to be an individual member (industry membership does not count).
If you are an industry member but would like to vote, you will need to become an individual member. Individual memberships are $25/year or $250/lifetime. To join, visit https://bitcoinfoundation.org/join/
If you are not sure if your membership is active, please email [email protected].
If you need to renew your membership, you can do so here: https://bitcoinfoundation.org/join/
Today (Friday, Feb 6) is the last day to join or renew your membership to be eligible for this election.
Also, as per our bylaws, members who wish to participate in voting need to confirm their status as active members. For further information on why, see this pull request.
I want to vote, how do I confirm myself as an active member
Simple. Login to https://members.bitcoinfoundation.org, click on the “Election” tab, and follow the on screen instructions.
When is the deadline to confirm myself as an active member? Please note that new members must join by February 6th to get voting rights. February 10th is the last day for current members to confirm as an active member. After that we cannot guarantee that you’ll receive a ballot, but we will try.
Where can I find out more information about the election? You can find more information by reading this blog post.
The confirmed and final list of candidates eligible for an individual board seat will be announced in an elections mailing next week. Stay tuned!*
Essentially, you need to
1) make sure your membership is not expired 2) make sure your email address is confirmed 3) confirm your status as an eligible member (membership portal, different account than the Forum) 4) receive further instructions? (still unclear as to how members will vote but it seems it will be through an email)
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5/2/14 - Robocoin Bank, FXBTC shuts down, Bitcoin Foundation elections

Video: http://moneyandtech.com/may2-news-update/
Wrap up this week with your top news updates in Money & Tech:
Las Vegas-based bitcoin ATM manufacturer Robocoin announced Thursday the introduction of their new Robocoin Bank, which they are calling "the first Bitcoin bank with a physical presence." The project will involve turning the company's entire army of existing Robocoin ATMs into banking branches, fully integrating them with the company's online banking services. The rebranded kiosks will also have the ability to send bitcoins anywhere via a phone number, without needing an address or QR code, and then provide instant bitcoin-to-cash withdrawals to create what the company calls “banking and remittance 2.0″.
Canadian digital currency exchange CAVirtex announced plans on Thursday to launch a network of bitcoin ATMs across Canada. The launch would also come with a number of service improvements, including re-introducing their balance deposit feature, as well as a new trading API and merchant user interface. The company has reportedly been in touch with several different ATM manufacturers, but hasn't yet announced any more details or official timeline for deployment.
Chinese bitcoin exchange FXBTC announced today that it will be officially shutting down on May 10th, finally caving to the “unprecedented pressure” from the People’s Bank of China and the resulting restrictions on its banking services. The company posted the news on their website today, saying “no matter how hard we work, when faced with the PBOC’s blockade, we are essentially powerless.”
Despite the bleak regulatory news in China, Bitcoin startup Bihang has launched in Beijing with the intent of separating peer-to-peer transactions from reliance on centralized organizations and third-parties. The startup's two co-founders see the opportunity for ""a whole new set of rules for the game, which will turn a lot of traditional trading practices on their head.""
Senator Rand Paul offered his thoughts on bitcoin in an interview with Fortune on Thursday, saying he thinks it could work, but adding, “I’d make it exchangeable for stock... if you’re going to create a currency, have it backed up.” This is a similar sentiment to that expressed by his father, former Texas Senator Ron Paul, who also supported bitcoin but said the digital currency does not have the characteristics of “true money.”
Voting for the two vacant Bitcoin Foundation board seats ended Wednesday night with no definitive winners. According to the Foundation's bylaws, candidates must be elected by “a majority of quorum of Industry Members”. And although there were clear favorites this round, with BTC China CEO Bobby Lee receiving 44 votes, and venture capitalist Brock Pierce garnering 34 votes, none of the candidates received the required 52 vote majority to be elected to seat. As a result, a second round of voting will be conducted, with more details on that coming early next week.
We also have more interviews from the recent Dogecon SF event, which we’ll be bringing you later today. In the meantime, watch our interview with Dogecoin creator Jackson Palmer.
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Bitcoin Foundation elections hits bump, surrounded in controversy: Bitcoin Magazine

Bitcoin Foundation elections hits bump, surrounded in controversy: Bitcoin Magazine submitted by greenaddresslava to Bitcoin [link] [comments]

Meet the 13 Candidates Running in Next Week's Bitcoin Foundation Election

Meet the 13 Candidates Running in Next Week's Bitcoin Foundation Election submitted by voyagerdoge to DogeNews [link] [comments]

Clarification re. Candidacy and Emerging Bitcoin Foundation Elections Changes

Clarification re. Candidacy and Emerging Bitcoin Foundation Elections Changes submitted by BitcoinAllBot to BitcoinAll [link] [comments]

Dima Starodubcev - Bitcoin Foundation Elections

Dima Starodubcev - Bitcoin Foundation Elections submitted by vlarocca to Bitcoin [link] [comments]

The Bitcoin Foundation Elections Have Started

The Bitcoin Foundation Elections Have Started submitted by voyagerdoge to DogeNews [link] [comments]

Bitcoin Foundation Elections – February

Bitcoin Foundation Elections – February submitted by voyagerdoge to DogeNews [link] [comments]

5/9/14 Video News: FEC's confusing guidelines, China censors Bitcoin, and Bitcoin Foundation election results

Video: http://moneyandtech.com/may9-news-update/
Today in Money & Tech:
Yesterday, we reported that the Federal Election Commission issued guidelines allowing bitcoin political donations in response to a specific request from political action committee Make Your Laws. However, we've since learned that the parameters of this decision may extend beyond those laid out specifically for this individual use case. We're joined by Christopher David, founder and CEO of CoinVox, who shed more light on what this decision from the FEC actually means.
USA Today has temporarily changed the logo in the header of their website incorporating the Bitcoin symbol. Clicking on the Bitcoin logo leads to an article on the FEC's approval of bitcoin political campaign donations.
Voting on the Bitcoin Foundation’s two vacant board seats concluded last night with BTC China CEO Bobby Lee and bitcoin entrepreneur Brock Pierce winning by a small margin. Bobby Lee has been a strong voice for the bitcoin community in China, where his bitcoin exchange BTC China has been doing it's best to stand up against the China central bank’s ban on bitcoin-related bank accounts. Brock Pierce, another avid proponent of the bitcoin community, is involved in several bitcoin startups such as GoCoin, ExpressCoin, KnCMiner and Robocoin Asia, and is helping drive the proposal to revive bankrupt bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox.
The proposed plan to revive bankrupt bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox has received preliminary approval in an Illinois court, allowing it to be more formally vetted in Japan. The plan would involve settling the current class action lawsuits, and then granting those former exchange users a 16.5% equity stake in the new operation. However, the defense argues that this plan would also create new lawsuits from both the new and former Mt. Gox users, which could keep the accused parties in litigation for an undefined period of time.
The IRS announced Wednesday that it will be contracting out to cybersecurity nonprofit National Cyber-Forensic Training Alliance starting June 1st. The contract will involve researching crimes utilizing digital currencies, and providing the federal government with real-time cyber threat intelligence. According to the IRS document, the Alliance will be expected to “identify significant cybercriminals engaged in financial crimes, as well as initiatives that highlight virtual currencies and virtual currency exchangers that service criminal clientele.”
The Winklevoss Twins have filed with the SEC to have their new Winklevoss Bitcoin Trust listed on the NASDAQ stock exchange, which would make it the first publicly-listed bitcoin exchange traded fund. According to the SEC filing, the Winklevoss ETF is expected to IPO for $1 million total shares worth a total of 200,000 bitcoins, so that each share is worth one-fifth of a bitcoin.
The China Digital Times has leaked a set of documents instructing Chinese media to censor their coverage of certain sensitive issues in China. This time, bitcoin made the list, which ended with instructions to refrain from participating in or reporting on The Global Bitcoin Summit 2014 kicking off tomorrow in Beijing. The instructions said "All websites are asked not to participate in or report on the summit. Do not hype bitcoins. All reporting on bitcoins must henceforth accord with the specifications of financial regulatory agencies." This comes as additional negative news for the Summit, after the recent announcement from 5 of the largest Chinese bitcoin exchanges that they will not be attending or participating in the event.
Meanwhile in China, a company called Hardbit has announced the release of a physical Bitcoin wallet. About the size of a credit card but thicker, the device touts many security features, as well as a camera to allow it to make in-person bitcoin transactions quickly. The wallet is now on sale in China, with plans to distribute internationally from May 10th onwards.
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Insufficient Votes Hang Bitcoin Foundation Election; Runoff Will Be Held

Insufficient Votes Hang Bitcoin Foundation Election; Runoff Will Be Held submitted by BTCNews to BTCNews [link] [comments]

CoinPrices Bitcoin Weekly - Bitcoin Foundation Election Underway • Bitcoin Core 0.10.0 Released

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Bitcoin Foundation Elections. Who Would You Vote For?

Bitcoin Foundation Elections. Who Would You Vote For? submitted by BTCNews to BTCNews [link] [comments]

Bitcoin Foundation Elections: Distributed Opinion System

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The Bitcoin Foundation Submitted An Opposition Letter On The “Crypto-assets” Amendment Presented By LREM MPs To The French Parliament Special Commission To Review The “PACTE” Bill Photo credit: Alex Guibord via Flickr Contact: Pierre Ciric (00) 1 212 260 6090 (NY Fixed), (00) 1 917 846 9744 (Portable), email: [email protected] or […] We have reached out to the candidates for the upcoming Bitcoin Foundation Elections and asked each candidate a set of questions. In the interest of fairness, all candidates were asked the same questions at the same time, and all responses (that did respond) have been received before the publication of this article. Bitcoin Foundation Board Members (2012 to 2019) (Source: Bitcoin Foundation Website, BitMEX Research) Critics can point to the fact that the governance structure gave too much power to the initial founders and that new members of the organisation should have been able to join as equals to the founders. Board Elections We have reached out to the candidates for the upcoming Bitcoin Foundation Elections and asked each candidate a set of questions. In the interest of fairness, all candidates were asked the same questions at the same time, and all responses (that did respond) have been received before the publication of this article. Elections are underway at the Bitcoin Foundation after two high-profile resignations. CoinDesk takes a look at the candidates. Meet the 15 Candidates for the Bitcoin Foundation Board Elections

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