Global Voted Spokesperson / Business to Business Development
Name/bfid 2020-01-bitshares-spokesperson
Category Legal
Freelancer The BitShares Blockchain Foundation - The BitShares Blockchain Foundation
Total 24.000 EUR
Duration 2020/01/01 - 2020/12/31 (12 months)
Worker ID 1.14.244 (click the id to vote with Beet or go to reference UI)
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.

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

The lack of centralized leadership comes with undesirable effects. There is no one following a bigger picture, not business development, public relations, or even marketing.

The BitShares Blockchain Foundation (BBF) is tightly connected to the BitShares community and has been operating escrow services, and generally been available for the BitShares community and for businesses all over the world as a point of contact.

Many of the incoming requests and opportunities that present itself within the extensive network that the BitShares Blockchain Foundation has built over the years need tending, follow ups, research and simply put: effort hours to deal with.

The aim of this worker proposal is to provide a budget in order to get back on track and present the BBF as point of contact for business inquiries regarding the BitShares blockchain as a platform. This is not meant as an exclusive point of contact.


We here propose to appoint The BitShares Blockchain Foundation, a legally based, Chamber of Commerce registered entity under Dutch Law, to re-engage in external communication as a spokesperson for BitShares, to coordinate and distribute work and to act as business representative.

With the support of the BitShares holders, we suggest this becomes again a 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 may be several spokesperson for the BitShares Blockchain, this is in contrast to the legal representative, which has to be the sole one.


Our mission is to

  • grow the global recognition of BitShares as a financial technologies platform
  • forward worker proposals to increase marketing and technology
  • partner with businesses that are already growing within and outside of the Graphene-family
  • provide intermediate business development for BitShares when opportunities arise


Everyone’s time is valuable. As such, we are asking for funding though the BitShares Blockchain Reserves and seek a fixed monthly fee of 2000 EUR for the next 12 months, payable from January 1st 2020 until December 31st 2020. Invoices will be provided publicly through the accounting website. The fee only covers the hours spent by the entire team to subjects related only to this spokesperson role. Travel expenses or fees of 3rd parties are not included, and need to be funded separately. The payment of this fee will happen preferably in bitEUR, but may also happen in any alternative BitAsset, BTS directly, or in BTC depending on market conditions. The value indicated here and on later invoices represent FIAT values, and will be paid in equivalent value of the chosen crypto-currency. This worker carries no escrow fee.

The daily BTS payout is set to 14.723 BTS, which contains a devaluation multiplier of 3. In theory, if the price remains the same and the worker is voted active, it will take 4 months to collect the budget for the whole year.


The legal setting and involved entities can be found on the website

Individuals involved are:

  • Annemieke Dirkes, CEO and founder 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.
  • Dr.-Ing. 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.

Complementary worker proposal

This proposal is complemented by the Global Voted BitShares Legal Representative worker. See here for an overview.

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