Dima Starodubcev: There will be no Directors in Bitcoin Foundation if I’ll achieve my goal

Joel Dalais @JoelDalais
February 3, 2015

We have reached out to the candidates for the upcoming Bitcoin Foundation Elections and asked each candidate a set of questions. In the interest of fairness, all candidates were asked the same questions at the same time, and all responses (that did respond) have been received before the publication of this article.


Dima Starodubcev

Is a decentralization evangelist. He is the architect behind the Cyber Fund and creator of Cyber Shares. He is an early bitcoin miner, and a Ethereum, Maidsafe, Bitshares genesis investor.

He has ten years of experience managing audit, consulting, government interaction, e-commerce, retail structures and three years of entrepreneurship.

Tell us a little about your involvement in the Cryptocurrency (or related) sector?

I am founder of cyber•Fund and creator of cyber•Shares. Excited about consensus technologies and believe they fix existing economy, eliminate politics and significantly improve quality of our life.

What is your primary reason for running for a Director seat?

Significantly improve BF efficiency and turn Bitcoin Foundation to follow Bitcoin principles.

How do you plan to achieve this goal?

Turn Bitcoin Foundation to self-governing DAC as Bitcoin itself.

Once achieved what would be your secondary aim(s) as a Director?

There will be no Directors in Bitcoin Foundation if I’ll achieve my goal.

What are your thoughts on the free market?

It is possible and there is no way nor reason to stop.

Should there be interaction from the Foundation with regulatory bodies?

No. Core development only.

What is your reasoning for the above answer?

Code should silently work explaining everything for people by granting possibilities which any government cannot give. Governments are managed by people.

What do you think about alternative coins?

I don’t like concept of alternative coins. Bitcoin is not the most efficient technology already. Bitcoin is the first but there are technologies like BitShares, NXT which are already far away from Bitcoin (except adoption). Ethereum and MaidSafe are coming.

What do think about the international efforts of the Foundation?

Nothing. Code is nation and language agnostic.

What is your contact information for interested parties?

Email: d@cyber.fund

Blog: https://blog.cyber.fund

Twitter: https://twitter.com/21xhipster

Web: https://cyber.fund

Candidate Thread: https://bitcoinfoundation.org/forum/index.php?/topic/1217-candidate-dima-starodubcev/

The Distributed Opinion: https://bitcoin.consider.it/dima-starodubcev


We at CCN would like to thank Dima for taking the time out to reply to us and to wish him luck for the upcoming elections!

Other recent articles related to the elections that you may find of interest include Bitcoin Foundation Elections: Distributed Opinion and Bitcoin Foundation Elections – February.

Continue to follow us for more updates and interviews as we move closer to the election date.

Last modified (UTC): February 3, 2015 10:36

Joel Dalais @JoelDalais

Joel loves Bitcoin and Digital Currency. He holds a BSc (hons) in Criminology with Criminal Justice Studies and Sociology, contributes for Bitcoin Magazine, is an Ambassador for Coloured Coins, Software tester and Advises for GreenCoinX and MultiSigX, and is Director of IBWT ("In Bitcoin We Trust"), a Digital Currency Exchange.