Publicly Approved BitShares Spokesperson
Name/bfid 201710-spokesperson
Category Legal
Freelancer BitShares Blockchain Foundation - BitShares Blockchain Foundation
Total $50,000
Duration 2017/10/18 - 2018/12/31 (15 months)
Worker ID 1.14.61
Accounting & Reporting


The strength of BitShares is that of its technical superiority, but by nature of its decentralized and autonomous community organization all the rest is not continuously attended unlike in most other platforms. Over the last week, this created a major problem for our community.

In a decentralized ecosystem, we are not looking for leaders or owners, but we are looking for leadership.

The strength of BitShares is that of technical superiority, and distributed governance, but by nature of its decentralized and autonomous community organization all the rest is not continuously attended unlike in most other platforms. In some areas now with very undesirable effects. There is no one following a bigger picture, not business development, public relations, or even marketing. This needs to change.

Our team is based throughout Europe and has two bodies in the shape of Foundations:

  • BitShares Foundation, that deals with education sessions on request and Escrow services and
  • BitShares Blockchain Foundation, that deals with processing worker proposals and technical aspects of the platform, as well as keeping in touch with broader community.

In order to grow strength and gain sufficient traction several things need to change. All we need in order to do so is the support of the BitShares holders.


We here propose to appoint the BitShares Blockchain Foundation, a legally based, Chamber of Commerce registered entity under Dutch Law, to engage in external communication as the only spokesperson with the authorities, market parties and legal council. To coordinate and distribute work and to act as representative. If need be the foundation may sign on behalf of the community when it is a document that protects its interests in registration or public tradability.

With the support of the BitShares holders, we suggest this becomes the public face of BitShares.

As long as this worker is approved, we feel obligated to represent BitShares publicly in the best interest of its token holders. BTS holders keep their freedom to terminate this proposal at any time.


There can be only one representative for the BitShares blockchain, as otherwise other parties will use this to disqualify all. This is one of the mayor obstacles right now. We have no options here. Authorities have a need for one channel. Cryptonomex has already declared not to have this position or to want to step forward in these matters to sign on behalf of the community. Its role will be clear through a legal acceptable document that it is not a party to represent the community in this. Leaving loose ends here jeopardizes us all


Our mission is to

  • grow the global recognition of BitShares as a financial technologies platform
  • forward worker proposals to increase marketing and technology
  • guide further development of the BitShares core backend
  • introduce new features to the platform
  • partner with businesses that are already growing within and outside of the Graphene-family


We are asking for ongoing funding though the BitShares Blockchain Reserves and seek a budget of 50,000 bitUSD for the next 15 months, payable from October 10th 2017 until December 31st 2018. Monthly invoices will be provided publicly.

What to expect from us

  • public announcements and press releases
  • event organizations (separately funded)
  • intermediate business development for BitShares


This far, Blockchain Projects BV has put the hours already in last week to do this work. In the past, we have already worked with technical expertise from Fabian Schuh, Ronald Kramer, and will (where necessary) also work with Bill Butler, Sigve Kvalsvik, Peter Conrad or anybody that is required from the wider and trusted community to get high quality results.

  • Annemieke Dirkes, CEO and founder of (amongst others) Blockchain BV, Blockchain Projects BV, Blockchain Development UG. In IT since 1987, in managerial roles since 1990. Expertise in general and business development with a strong focus on compliance and legal. She has already met with representatives of Bittrex Inc. and working on clearing up the situation and looking for positive solutions. She will continue to have these conversations or coordinate.

  • Danique Sterenborg, Consultant and Project Manager. Danique is a recent cum laude Master in Business, accountancy and Finance at Blockchain Projects BV. She will be involved in planning and coordinating the content changes in documentation.

  • Fabian Schuh, CEO and founder of ChainSquad GmbH and Blockchain Development UG, also known as xeroc. Will be assisting in all matters historical and technical to further the process of creating a clear and transparent picture of the BitShares Blockchain.

  • Ronald Kramer, Registered Accountant, Fintech and Blockchain expert. Next to being CFO of the named companies, Chairman of the BitShares Blockchain Foundation, Founder of the Blockchain Academy and part of Saxion university developments in Blockchain, Ronald will be responsible for all financial payments made and provide proper documentation to the community where payments on the proposals are made.

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