ForexMinute.com – Jon Matonis today took to his Twitter profile to convey the entire Bitcoin community about his resignation from the Bitcoin foundation. He is credited among the organization’s early founders and was serving there as an executive director. Alongside, he further hinted to resign from the board of directors group by the end of December 31st this year.
Matonis’s empty seat will soon be taken by the Bitcoin Foundation general counsel Patrick Murck, temporarily. The organization is scheduled to conduct internal elections in January 2015, where Matonis’s permanent successor will be voted in. This election will also look forward to appoint new members for the positions left by Peter Vessenes and Gavin Andresen earlier this year.
Matonis voiced his sentiment to the leading Bitcoin news website CoinDesk.COM, where he wished his ex-group for a wonderful future, while also announced to always promote the Bitcoin industry in his upcoming ventures. “Leading the Bitcoin Foundation has been [the] once-in-a-lifetime opportunity,” he quoted. “Merging the diverse interests of the bitcoin community has been intellectually and professionally stimulating and now it is time to pass the baton.”
During his tenure at the Bitcoin Foundation, Matonis worked in expanding Bitcoin’s reach all across the world. As an executive director, he successfully launched the group in the UK, Australia, Mexico, and France. He also became a renowned figure within the Bitcoin community thanks to its constant participation in high-end discussions, conferences, official blog posts, and via several other mediums.
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