The organization broke the news via blog post on 18th February, setting a 7th April deadline for nominations.
Voting will be held on 21st April, with multiple voting rounds set to occur if there are a large number of nominees.
In addition to the overview of the voting process, the Bitcoin Foundation provided information on how prospective nominees will be allowed to campaign for the position, as well as a list of the specific responsibilities of board members.
To nominate someone for the seat, you must first be a member of the Bitcoin Foundation, or you must become a member by 31 March. Voting will also be closed to members.
As the seat is an "industry" seat, only "Industry Members" can nominate and vote. Further, nominees will be required to declare their intent to run for the position.
Interested industry luminaries were also invited to inquire in more detail as to the specific functions served by board members.
Said the organization:
Current board members
Once elected, the new appointee will join the seven-member board of directors at the organization. The board is comprised of one founder's seat, three individual seats and three industry seats.
Of course, Charlie Shrem is not the only member of the Bitcoin Foundation to have fallen under scrutiny. In recent weeks, a growing number of bitcoin users have begun to call for the resignation of Karpeles after he made what some deemed misleading statements about Bitcoin protocol to the mainstream press that were later debunked by other industry figureheads.
To date, a petition to have Karpeles removed from the board has received 563 votes. It has since been passed along to the organization, the petition organizer said, though a formal response has not yet been issued.
The Bitcoin Foundation has not responded to emails from CoinDesk asking for clarity on Karpeles' standing at the organization.
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