Announcing the Start of the Counterparty Foundation 2016 Election
The Counterparty Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the Counterparty protocol and its products, educating the community on the Counterparty technology, driving global Counterparty awareness, and ensuring Counterparty remains a successful and growing financial platform.
The Foundation is governed by five directors, one Founding Director, Robby Dermody, and four Community Directors.
On April 19th last year, the Counterparty community elected three Counterparty Foundation community directors to help shape the direction of the Counterparty project and grow the community around it. Candidates with most votes from the community were Devon Weller, Robert Ross and Chris Derose.
With the term of one year now coming to an end, the Foundation is preparing for new elections and invites everyone to participate by nominating candidates to fill four (4) Community Director seats.
Today, we’re happy to announce the start of the Counterparty Foundation Community Directors 2016 election.
For the next two weeks, from April 4th till April 18th, we are inviting everyone to participate in the election process by nominating candidates to fill four Community Director seats. The only requirement for the nomination is that the candidate hold at least 50 XCP and prove this by broadcasting a message from his or her address with the name of the nominee.
Please note that the sitting board of directors, by a super-majority vote, may disqualify non-viable candidates from election (as per https://github.com/CounterpartyXCP/Documentation/pull/66).
This will be the official election thread used to gather the names and addresses of qualifying candidates.
If you would like to nominate yourself or another candidate, please reply to this thread with the following candidate information:
- First and Last name
- Bitcoin address (must have at least 50 XCP)
- Tx of the broadcast used to verify the ownership of 50 XCP
On April 18th, the Executive Director will generate a Bitcoin address for each candidate that meets the requirement. Names and addresses of all candidates will be published on a public Blockscan voting scoreboard.
After the two week long voting period, at the voting closing block, top four addresses that receive the highest number of votes will be announced as winners, and their owners receive Community Director positions for the term of one year.
We’re looking forward to your candidacy and hope this election will be a fair, successful and transparent process of selecting the best candidates to fill these key positions.