Roundtable Agreement

Satoshi Roundtable Participants Agree to and Sign Pledge for More Respectful Dialogue

The Satoshi Roundtable did not reach a consensus on the block size debate, but it did reach a very important agreement.  While it has been mentioned that an agreement to be respectful in the debates on block size and other Bitcoin developments, one of the biggest issues facing the debate over block size and direction of Bitcoin’s development has been the personal attacks and rage directed at those on opposite sides of the issue.  In many cases instead of an open dialogue people would fight and direct insults and invective language towards each other.  By agreeing to start dealing respectfully with each other the hope is that more conversation and progress can be made in furthering Bitcoin development.

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Satoshi RoundtableThere have been many deals, consensus promises and more in the last several months and while most have not lasted the Bitcoin community can hope this one will.  The Satoshi Roundtable participants agreed to this in the following statement.  Listed are all of the people that agree to the pledge and hopefully more will follow suit.  Too much is at stake for infighting and disrespectful behavior to derail continued development of Bitcoin.  The future is bright but it will not come easy.

The Satoshi Roundtable Respectful Dialogue Statement With All Signatories:

Statement in Support of Respectful Dialogue

We the undersigned, feel that while we may disagree on various technical and business issues, that it is best for all to foster an environment of tolerance and respect.

We will endeavor to hold ourselves to the highest possible standard in respectful and productive communications and we will also endeavor to hold our employees, our friends, and our industry associates to this high standard.

We will also take responsibility at times when it would be beneficial to work with our fellow signatories to help them engage in a manner consistent with these ideals.

We are,

Bruce Fenton, Managing Director, Atlantic FInancial
Matt Luongo, CEO, Fold
Salil Deshpande, Fidelity
Jonathan Teo, Founder and Managing Partner, Binary Capital
Riccardo Spagni, Monero
Craig Sellars, CTO, Tether
Daniel Castagnoli, CCO Exodus
Bill Karsh, Special Advisor, National Stock Exchange
Andrew “Flip” Filipowski, Partner/ Co-Founder, Tally Capital
Brock Pierce, Managing Partner, Blockchain Capital
Aaaron Voisine, CEO, Breadwallet
Adam Leonard, , CEO BlockEx
Michael Terpin, CEO, Transform Group
Charles Allen, CEO, BTCS
Charlie Lee, Director of Engineering, Coinbase/Founder of Litecoin
Paul Puey, CEO, Airbitz
Gabriel Abed, CEO, Bitt
Micah Winkelspecht, CEO, Gem
Raj Mehta, CEO of Kilowatt Capital
James Fierro, CEO, Recipco
Moe Adham, Co-Founder, Bitaccess
Anthony Di Iorio, CDO-Toronto Stock Exchange, Founder-Ethereum/Decentral/Kryptokit
Carlos Mosquera, Founder, HeroPay
Steve Beauregard, CEO GoCoin
Sam Cole, CEO, KNC Miner
Eric Lombrozo, Founder, Ciphrex Corp / Developer
Francis Pouliot, Director, Bitcoin Embassy, Board Member, Bitcoin Foundation
Roger Ver, CEO, Memory Dealers / Bitcoin.com
Patrick Byrne, CEO, Overstock / T0
Jez San, Angel Investor
Ryan Singer, Entreprenuer
Paul Snow, CEO Factom, Texas Bitcoin Conference
Joseph Vaughn Perling, New Liberty Dollar
Bo Shen, Co-Founder, BitShares
Ron Gross, Founder, Israeli Bitcoin Association
Nejc Kodric, CEO, Bitstamp
Judd Bagley, Communications Manager, Overstock
Thomas France, Founder, Ledger
Alex Morcos, Hudson Trading/ Core Developer
Peter Smith, CEO Blockchain
Stephen Pair, Co-Founder/CEO, BitPay Inc.
John Barrett, Host, Bitcoins and Gravy
Kristov Atlas, Founder, OBPP
Alex Fowler, VP, Blockstream
Paige Freeman, VP of Sales, Engineer, BitPay
Joel Dietz, Founder, Swarm
Charlie Lee, Director of Engineering, Coinbase/Founder of Litecoin
Michael Cao, CEO, zoomhash
Leo Iruke, International Law Attorney
Pelle Braendgaard, o-founder of Kipochi
Shawn Wilkinson, Founder, Storj
Paul Puey, CEO, Airbitz
Marshall Long, CTO, Final Hash
Tuur Demeester, Independent Investor
Juan Llanos, Execitive VP, Coinalytics
Ed Boyle, CEO, Blade
Zooko Wilcox, CEO, Z Cash
Steve Beaureguard, CEO, GoCoin
Gavin Andresen, MIT / Bitcoin Foundation
Alyse Killeen, Partner, Venture Capital Investor
Vinny Lingham, CEO, Gyft
Mike Belshe, CEO, BitGo
James Prestwich, Founder & CFO/COO Storj Labs
Michael Hatfield
Peter Todd, Core Developer
Scott Scalf, EVP/Head of Tech Team, Alpha Point

What are your thoughts on the participants working to create a more respectful dialogue with the hopes it will further conversation and collaboration in the Bitcoin community? Let us know in the comments below!


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