According to its website, The IBA is a registered nonprofit organization promoting the advancement of decentralized technologies such as Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. Its objectives include: working with authorities to build a regulatory framework for Bitcoin, enabling it for safe, legal use among the population; raising awareness about Bitcoin and disseminating credible information; advocacy for the Bitcoin community; a resource for Bitcoin users and to support businesses and startups interested in dealing with Bitcoin.
The meeting will review the organization’s activities in 2014, its current state and where it is heading.
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The meeting will also kick off campaigns for elections, to be held over the following two weeks, for the organization’s board of directors. Candidates will get a chance to briefly present. During the past year, the organization was managed by an interim board. This coming year will be its first under the guidance of democratically elected leadership, which will consist of seven board members including its chairman.
There will also be elections for IBA’s four-member audit committee, whose mandate is to ensure the organization operates appropriately.
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