IOTA Foundation Undergoes Overhaul After Founders Shut Out of Directors Board

The IOTA Foundation launched a public statement August eight with the intention to quell fears of a significant disagreement amongst senior administration after a transcript of a dialogue between the founders and the Board of Directors was leaked.

A statement seen by Cointelegraph explains that following a interval of uncertainty over IOTA founders Serguei Popov and Sergey Ivancheglo’s entry to the Foundation’s Board of Directors, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) would now permit them entry.

As a German-registered non-profit, the IOTA Foundation wanted to behave inside the legislation, that means altering its statute is feasible “only by a supervisory board resolution,” the assertion says. IOTA’s Supervisory Board had not but met, regardless of Popov and Ivancheglo ready for Board of Directors’ entry.

The assertion notes that the “circumstances lead to a situation, where two of the IOTA founders have been ‘waiting for board seats’ for more than four months,” including:

“Unfortunately, sufficient priority was not given to this open issue, and there was a failure to keep the missing board members informed about progress.”

Tensions simmered beneath the established order, leading to Ivancheglo demanding embattled board chairman Dominik Schiener to stop. The assertion notes that “Sergey Ivancheglo has since stated that asking for Dominik to resign was an emotional reaction to the situation, which had built up over months. The situation did not feel fair to him, being an integral member of the team behind IOTA as we know it today.”

The MoU ought to be in place by August 10, an interim measure forward of the Supervisory Board’s first assembly in September, IOTA’s assertion writes.

Both the Foundation and Schiener have confronted criticism over the previous 12 months. In April, a scandal broke out after Schiener instructed an impartial safety researcher that she “wanted a slap. And in May, University College London cut its ties with IOTA altogether, writing that it was “inappropriate for safety researchers to be topic to threats of authorized motion for disclosing their outcomes.”

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