Community Governance

RChain Annual Membership Meeting Oct. 24: Online voting begins October 22

Annual meetings are on October 24 each year, regardless of the day of the week.
All voting is done online before the meeting.

TL;DR  An email will be sent out the week of October 15 with voting instructions. All voting will take place online before the meeting, starting October 22. 


Make sure you are a verified member

Only active members who are verified may vote.
Please check your email for an email with the subject line
Reminder: ID Verification/Annual Meeting
sent on Friday, October 12th. If you received this email, please follow the instructions to make sure you are verified so you can vote. If you joined as a member and did not receive this email, you should be fine.
You can double check on the member site to make sure you are registered. If you joined the co-op and you are not registered, please send an email to or ask @greeter for help in the Discord #lobby channel.


For 2018, all paid members will be emailed voting instructions. Every member who registered and paid $20 on prior to October 11 will be sent an email the week of October 15 containing voting instructions.
All voting will be conducted online before the meeting, starting at midnight PDT on October 22.
If you aren’t sure what to expect, see last year’s annual meeting summary.

Items of Business

The #items-of-business channel on Discord is where members submitted  and showed support for proposals with a thumbs up. Any IOB that received either (1) signatures of at least 10% of the members (160 members) OR (2) support of at least 3 board members (33%) will be included on the ballot.
The final list will be updated as soon as finalized during the week of October 15, 2018
See last year’s proposals and votes.

Voting for Board Directors

This year, there are 4 Board seats that will be voted on. Five seats have terms that do not expire this year.


Nominees for Board of Directors October 2018

Medha Parlikar                   Pyrofex, Inc.                                  @medha#8330
Barry Cynamon                  Better Future Forward, Inc.      @Barry Cynamon#2628
Christoph Frehsee             Stanford University                     @Christoph#1622
Kevin Goldstein                 Kee Global Advisors                    @KevinG#9534
Navneet Suman                 Pithia                                             @ns#2597
There is a new channel in the members Discord called #director-campaign-2018 where members and nominees can converse.

Nominee statements


Board responsibilities

The Cooperative members elect the Board of Directors. The Cooperative is managed by the Board of Directors. The officers and employees are appointed by the Board.
See Article VIII of the Articles of Incorporation and the Bylaws for more detailed information about Board responsibilities and obligations.
Board Meeting minutes and legal documents are publicly available.

Current Board of Directors

Board does not have a chair
Greg Meredith
Kenny Rowe
Ian Bloom
Evan Jensen
Vlad Zamfir
HJ Hilbolling  (term expiring, not running)
David Currin  (term expiring, not running)
Navneet Suman  (term expiring, running)
Compensation of board members: $60,000 per year less any compensation received as employee or contractor.

Become a member

Membership requires filing a written agreement and paying a one-time membership fee (currently $20).
Members who have signed the membership agreement and paid the membership fee are considered active members until the platform launches in Spring 2019. In order to remain active once the platform launches, a member must purchase at least $10 worth of services per year, or pay a charge of $10 per year.
Membership will automatically terminate if a member is inactive for five years.

RChain Membership Sign-up Tutorial

If you have any problems when trying to sign up as a member, please send an email to or ask @greeter for help in the Discord #lobby channel.