Bitcoin Foundation Election Deadline Extended Due to Voting 'Hiccups'
The Bitcoin Foundation has extended the voting deadline in the election to fill its two vacant industry seats.
The Bitcoin Foundation has extended the deadline for voting in its ongoing special election to fill the two industry seats left vacant by Mt. Gox CEO Mark Karpeles and former BitInstant CEO Charlie Shrem.
Though voting was originally slated to end at midnight EST on 28th April, the deadline has been extended to Wednesday, 30th April.
Brian Goss, chairman of the Bitcoin Foundation's election committee, sent the message via email to eligible voters, notifying them of the change.
The issues were previously reported and resolved on 22nd April, however, Goss has stated that the change was made to ensure that no votes were lost in the process.
Candidates for the open seats include Gyft CEO Vinny Lingham, BTCChina CEO Bobby Lee and BitcoinBlackFriday organizer Jon Holmquist.
For more details on the candidates and their respective platforms, visit the Bitcoin Foundation's official election forum.
CoinDesk will continue to monitor this developing story.
Ballot box image via Shutterstock
The leader in news and information on cryptocurrency, digital assets and the future of money, CoinDesk is a media outlet that strives for the highest journalistic standards and abides by a strict set of editorial policies. CoinDesk is an independent operating subsidiary of Digital Currency Group, which invests in cryptocurrencies and blockchain startups. As part of their compensation, certain CoinDesk employees, including editorial employees, may receive exposure to DCG equity in the form of stock appreciation rights, which vest over a multi-year period. CoinDesk journalists are not allowed to purchase stock outright in DCG.
Learn more about Consensus 2023, CoinDesk’s longest-running and most influential event that brings together all sides of crypto, blockchain and Web3. Head to consensus.coindesk.com to register and buy your pass now.