David asked me to post this on his behalf, due to time considerations:
I just wanted to drop a note here congratulating Ron Gross (ripper234) on volunteering to commit his full time efforts as the Executive Director for the Mastercoin Foundation (unanimously confirmed by the Board).
As many of you know and J.R. has stated here before, the Mastercoin Foundation has been searching for someone to take the Executive Director role for the last 70 days since the Exodus Address period finished.
This emerged organically as Ron began spending more and more of his time on the Mastercoin Project, after having participated in the Exodus Address and being very active in the community. I’ve witnessed first hand Ron passionately spread the word to many early adopters, host the very first Mastercoin meetup, actively recruit additional developers, advocate for improvements to the protocol including the Proof of Stake system / Contracts For A Difference, and get the Mastercoin protocol officially up on Github.
Thanks Ron for committing your time, energy and talents to this extremely important project for all of us in the Bitcoin / Mastercoin community.
David A. Johnston – Executive Director of BitAngels.co and Board Member of the Mastercoin Foundation
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