Since October 18th ‘17, the BitShares Blockchain Foundation has been elected as official spokesperson and public face of BitShares.
The nomination as spokesperson arose in response to the turmoil around BitShares not having an entity that represents it in the public - in particular in discussions with exchanges, on-/off-ramps and third party businesses looking to integrate with the BitShares Blockchain.
To address these difficulties that come with being a DAC, the BitShares Blockchain Foundation proposed to function as the only spokesperson for BitShares in external communication and to become the public face of BitShares.
The approval of the proposal by the BTS holders results in a mandate that will be active for as long as proposal keeps the required approve during the next 15 months (until December 31st 2018), unless BTS holders withdraw their mandate.
Being appointed as an official representative highlights BitShares’ technical strength and governance process of this unique decentralized and autonomous community (DAC).
We would like to emphasize that this mandate does not allow us to guide the future of the BitShares blockchain. If we see need for further approval of actions by BTS holders or to make changes to the underlying protocol, separate proposals will need to undergo the scrutiny of the BTS holders by means of approval voting.
Furthermore, we would like to encourage everyone interested in meeting the people behind the BitShares Blockchain Foundation to make an appointment via email.