The Bitcoin Foundation has “unanimously” voted for Llew Claasen to be its new Executive Director, replacing the incumbent Bruce Fenton.
Also read: Bitcoin Foundation Has a Few Months Left, Recent Gift Not Enough
Foundation ‘In a Great Position’
Claasen’s appointment was agreed at a vote June 14, the Foundation said in a press release issued today. Members of the board unanimously voted for Claasen to take on the role, with the exception of Vinny Lingham, who abstained due to a “long business relationship and friendship” with him.
Speaking in the press release, Fenton, who is credited with reversing the Foundation’s poor finances in recent months, said Claasen’s skills were “exactly what is needed now.”
“The foundation is in a great position and in great hands,” he said. “I look forward to supporting Llew however I can in this exciting new chapter.”
Fenton will remain a Bitcoin Foundation board member. On Facebook, he was more candid in his praise of Claasen.
“In other words, we took a lemon, kicked it’s [sic] ass into lemonade and now are turning it over to a chef. Let’s do this,” he wrote.
Claasen himself has thus far been little known