Elizabeth Ploshay and Micky Malka have been elected to the board of the Bitcoin Foundation.
Ploshay, manager of communications at Bitcoin Magazine, received 90 votes, which equates to 25.1% of all the votes cast for the individual seat. Serial entrepreneur, angel investor and venture capitalist Malka received 26 (72.2%) of the votes for the industry seat.
, executive director of the Bitcoin Foundation, said: "We welcome our new board directors and the wealth of additional experience they bring to Bitcoin Foundation, Inc."
The Bitcoin Foundation was created by a group of people involved in the space who wanted to make sure bitcoin reaches its full potential. The foundation has three primary objectives: to standardize, protect and promote the digital currency.
Ploshay, who is based in Atlanta, told Let's Talk Bitcoin earlier this month that she wanted to be elected to the foundation's board to "preserve and protect the merits and future of bitcoin". She added:
Ploshay beat off strong competition from the likes of Facebook software engineer Ben Davenport and BitPay investor Trace Mayer, while Malka was up against BitPay co-founder Tony Gallippi and Coinsetter CEO Jaron Lukasiewicz.
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.