Bobby Lee, Brock Pierce Join Bitcoin Foundation’s Board of Directors

Bobby Lee, Brock Pierce Join Bitcoin Foundation’s Board of Directors

(CoinDesk) Bobby Lee and Brock Pierce have joined the Bitcoin Foundation’s board
of directors, after coming top in a second round of votes cast by the
organisation’s industry members.
The run-off election featured three candidates, including BTC China CEO Bobby Lee, venture capitalist Brock Pierce and CEO of mobile gift card provider Gyft, Vinny Lingham.
The results were particularly close, with Lee receiving 79% approval
and Pierce scoring 65% – just 2% above Lingham, who received 63%.
With the announcement, Lee and Pierce join a board that includes executive director Jon Matonis, bitcoin chief scientist Gavin Andresen, Bitcoin Magazine’s Elizabeth Ploshay and Ribbit Capital’s Micky Malka, alongside founder and chairman Peter Vessenes.
This news follows the 1st May results of an initial round of voting, which ended with none of the original 15 candidates reaching the necessary vote threshold to win a seat.
These industry seats have been vacant since the resignation of two founding members – former BitInstant CEO Charlie Shrem and Mt. Gox CEO Mark Karpeles – earlier this year.

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