Bitcoin Foundation Election Deadline Extended Due to Voting ‘Hiccups’

Pete Rizzo
Apr 25, 2014 at 23:05 UTC

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.

Wrote Goss:

“On account [of] the hiccups we had getting the vote launched as well as the numerous reports of ballots getting stuck in spam folders, we will be extending the voting deadline to 11:59 PM US Eastern time on Wednesday, April 30th.”

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.

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