Announcing the Start of the Counterparty Foundation 2016 Election - NOMINATION PERIOD (Apr 4th - Apr 18th)

Announcing the Start of the Counterparty Foundation 2016 Election

The Counterparty Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the Counterparty protocol and its products, educating the community on the Counterparty technology, driving global Counterparty awareness, and ensuring Counterparty remains a successful and growing financial platform.

The Foundation is governed by five directors, one Founding Director, Robby Dermody, and four Community Directors.

On April 19th last year, the Counterparty community elected three Counterparty Foundation community directors to help shape the direction of the Counterparty project and grow the community around it. Candidates with most votes from the community were Devon Weller, Robert Ross and Chris Derose.

With the term of one year now coming to an end, the Foundation is preparing for new elections and invites everyone to participate by nominating candidates to fill four (4) Community Director seats.

Today, we’re happy to announce the start of the Counterparty Foundation Community Directors 2016 election.

For the next two weeks, from April 4th till April 18th, we are inviting everyone to participate in the election process by nominating candidates to fill four Community Director seats. The only requirement for the nomination is that the candidate hold at least 50 XCP and prove this by broadcasting a message from his or her address with the name of the nominee.

Please note that the sitting board of directors, by a super-majority vote, may disqualify non-viable candidates from election (as per https://github.com/CounterpartyXCP/Documentation/pull/66).

This will be the official election thread used to gather the names and addresses of qualifying candidates.

If you would like to nominate yourself or another candidate, please reply to this thread with the following candidate information:

  • First and Last name
  • Bio
  • Picture
  • Bitcoin address (must have at least 50 XCP)
  • Tx of the broadcast used to verify the ownership of 50 XCP

On April 18th, the Executive Director will generate a Bitcoin address for each candidate that meets the requirement. Names and addresses of all candidates will be published on a public Blockscan voting scoreboard.

After the two week long voting period, at the voting closing block, top four addresses that receive the highest number of votes will be announced as winners, and their owners receive Community Director positions for the term of one year.

We’re looking forward to your candidacy and hope this election will be a fair, successful and transparent process of selecting the best candidates to fill these key positions.

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Name: Krassimir Stoynov

LinkedIn address: https://ca.linkedin.com/in/krassimir-stoynov-b195753

Bio: I am IT specialist with ten years work experience in major international banks – Société Générale, Citibank and Emporiki Bank. I have worked as system administrator, software tester, web designer and Internet marketer. My marketing experience is related to SEO, link building, forums, message boards, blog posting, articles writing and social networks - FaceBook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google Plus. I found the web design and development company Creative Studio in 2000. I was the owner of Internet Forex Club from 2004 to 2006 - web site which provided Forex forecasts and trading recommendations.

I started to work with Bitcoin at the beginning of 2014. My experience with the blockchain technologies is related to:

• Mining with AntMiner S3 and investing in Cloud Mining companies
• Working with different wallets - desktop, web, SPV, mobile and multi-signature
• Exploring transactions on the Bitcoin blockchain with blockchain explorer
• Creating digital assets on the Bitcoin blockchain - stocks, currencies and commodities
• Installation and configuration of Multichain - private blockchain with manageable permissions

I worked with all the major blockchain and cryptocurrency platforms - Ripple, Ethereum, Omni Layrer, Colored Coins and Counterparty. I looked for marketplace for selling and buying of digital assets and at this time only Counterparty offers such platform. I created 40 tokens in CounterWallet which represent stocks, commodities and tickets. My interest in Counterparty is related to creation of digital asstes which represent different financial instruments - stocks, bonds, commodities, options, futures, binary options, ETFs, IPOs. I really appreciate the idea for this open source marketplace which offer a different approach to the financial business and capital markets.

If I am elected for a community director position I will focus my efforts in the following areas:
• Introducing new users to Counterparty
• Participation in discussions in the Counterparty Slack channel and providing information about the platform
• Presenting the Counterparty marketplace to companies which are interested in implementing the platform in the real buisness

I am located in Toronto, Canada. This year I developed the site Blockchain news

Picture:


**Bitcoin address** 15zCFkWisZvQuLovBQ9sJinmH1m1uGA63T

Broadcast transaction hash
f11bdf89b0292e7d4744313b06ea0fcfe4b765ff58a987cb824ae17db96d443f

First and Last name
Jeremy Johnson aka “J-Dog”

Picture

Bio
I was born and raised in Seattle, Washington and moved to Huntington Beach, California a little over 10 years ago. I have worked as a full time software developer for the past 15+ years and have a passion for software development. I am happily married to my wife Kimberley, and I have a 7-month old son and 2 labrador retrievers.

I became interested in Bitcoin in early 2013 and have been fascinated by the technology and the cryptocurrency space ever since. I stumbled upon Counterparty in late 2014 and was amazed at the features that are included in the platform. Ever since my introduction to Counterparty I and have been accumulating XCP, registering unique assets, and introducing new users to Counterparty whenever possible.

In late 2014 I decided to start up a company with the mission of making the Counterparty platform easier to understand and use for new users. CoinDaddy.io launched in March 2015 and offers the following services :

In addition to the above paid services, I have been a big supporter of Counterparty and run a number of Counterparty related services which are hosted at no cost to the community including:

I am a big believer in Counterparty and believe it has a bright future ahead and I plan on continuing to build services for Counterparty regardless of if I am elected to a position or not. If I am elected to one of the community director positions my primary areas of focus will be :

  • Improve communication between CP developers and community
  • Marketing strategy to attract more developers to platform
  • More documentation and side-by-side comparisons of platform features

Also, it should be worth noting that I am not at all interested in the price of XCP or in driving it up. I am long on XCP and believe that the short-term price of XCP is irrelevant and not something that a community director should focus on.

Thank you for considering me.

Bitcoin address with at least 50 XCP
1Lfm6jXgCQi8LvjpgFHa2F4hdr1uJVa5t4

Broadcast transaction hash
7985207465a4d48995b3d9008982ed99d141fbb486753f5c1504f4d67efc8119

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First and Last Name
Trevor Altpeter

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Bio
I am a long time XCP investor and one of the largest Counterparty asset creators. Counterparty developers have wisely allocated the majority of resources to development, instead of advertising, which leaves a marketing void to be filled by Counterparty Community Directors. Last year’s Directors did a great job creating XCP content but they have recently shifted their focus to personal projects. I have no personal products or services to promote, my sole agenda is the success of the Counterparty project and by extension the success of Bitcoin.

I think the importance of Counterparty is often understated. The autonomous financial system enabled by Counterparty is the most important cryptocurrency innovation since Bitcoin was created.

I am skeptical of the usefulness of private blockchains. To facilitate smart contracts and financial functions while reducing counterparty risk, value must be able to be escrowed directly by the protocol, leading to the conclusion that many of these new instruments must exist on a public blockchain. Bitcoin is the only public blockchain that currently meets the requirements of being reasonably secure and valuable. As of this time it appears unlikely that any competing blockchains will be able to match the security offered by Bitcoin.

The embedded consensus approach taken by XCP will prove to be an important innovation. Proof-of-Burn is a compelling distribution method and the larger Bitcoin community is generally unaware of the tremendous value offered by the Counterparty Decentralized Exchange. Community Directors should strive to inform Bitcoin users about these aspects of Counterparty.

If elected as Community Director I will:

  • Create a written bi-weekly update of XCP related news
  • Be professional while representing the Counterparty community
  • Actively work to bring positive exposure to Counterparty

Bitcoin address with at least 50 XCP
12vNTCFRmbF5NVpDtHY3GDYgqhBxrrzxVf

Broadcast transaction hash
b0f1d1e988e56af416d4a4110426d192a86294f4bc6007a7c0cf9fe121876c52

https://www.linkedin.com/in/mattlyoung

Hello,

I volunteered full-time for Counterparty when the project was in its infancy and I’ve been around ever since. I own a bunch of XCP and a bunch of assets. I’m invested in the success of the project. Success defined as wanting to see the technology improve and the value/utility of XCP and assets increase.

To that end, I will provide information to new and existing users that inquire about the project in all of the major communication channels. I’m a mod on Reddit and an admin on the Facebook page. I am active in the Skype and Slack chats as well as on BitcoinTalk.

The most important service I will provide is my willingness and ability to discuss nontechnical points with anyone who is uninformed or misinformed on Counterparty. That’s all the way from Robby making what I would consider to be a mistake (which I am only using as an example of my willingness to have difficult discussions with anyone, if required), Chris or Josh going off on a tangent, to someone who thinks we should forego profit, peg XCP price, and/or void the social contract made at the beginning of the project by creating additional XCP, or any other ridiculousness. I will be there protecting the project and the interests of those who are invested in it.

Address: 1N8HzzJfYbddHXCmiEPVTsCgUaZAEPGnUa
Broadcast: coming soon: http://blockscan.com/tx?txhash=9d38b095bfb34a93b7fd3c26ae18ba9efcc33e89b0e3176804afea0b46d3c992

Hello,

I am JP Janssen, known as JPJA on the forums and Slack.

I’ve been active in the community since the very beginning, and this February my project CounterTools won the 1st prize in the Devparty contest.

I am determined to stay active in the community and volunteer on offering support in the forums/Slack. I’d also like to contribute with documentation and code that can assist 3rd parties to build projects on Counterparty. Hidden deep within CounterTools (a lot of it borrowed from Chrome Wallet) there are APIs and functions that can be utilized by other projects.I aim to systematically document these code snippets so they can be more easily adopted by others.

What I can offer for the Foundation is, as you can see, rather specialized. However, I do believe more credibility will be added to this work if I am a Community Director, which in turn will benefit Counterparty. Of course, the community is in dire need for PR experts, and I hope they will fill one or two seats as well.

Name
Adam B. Levine

Bio

I’m the founder of Let’s Talk Bitcoin and CEO of Tokenly, which is a company adding value to the Counterparty ecosystem by making it possible to empower Counterparty tokens in various ways. We’re currently funding the next phase of Tokenly’s plan which will involve using Counterparty tokens to represent Rewards and Perks in Rewards Based Crowdfunding.

In spring of 2014 my team and I launched LTBCOIN which was the first ever cryptocurrency rewards program, introducing influential metrics like Proof of Participation that recast the idea of mining a cryptocurrency into performing virtually any task that could be quantified and rewarded. In summer of 2014 my team released the first version of Token Controlled Access, which allows a token to be made useful in a website or application by simply holding it in your wallet rather than requiring you to spend it.

Our projects are the largest single use of tokens on any protocol, and we’re still to my knowledge the largest users of the Counterparty protocol with LTBCOIN being sent more than 250,000 times.

Platform
As the largest user of the Counterparty platforms, my priorities are that it is

a) Managed with a long term point of view
b) Stable, Tested and Safe
c) Grows to take advantage of emerging opportunities as they become apparent
d) represented by professional, respectful individuals

I’m a conservative guy and just want the protocol to work. With Tokenly moving from a self-funded project to a real startup, we’re going to be building lots more new tools and pushing hard towards mainstream adoption outside the world of Cryptocurrency. I want to help make sure the protocol stays on the right strategic course and believe that your vote to put me in this position is the right choice.

Thanks for your support.

Bitcoin address (must have at least 50 XCP)
12717MBviQxttaBVhFGRP1LxD8X6CaW452

**Tx of the broadcast used to verify the ownership of 50 XCP

I couldn’t get a broadcast to work on either CounterpartyTools or Counterwallet, so I just signed a message and hopefully this is proof that I own the address.

-----BEGIN BITCOIN SIGNED MESSAGE-----
ABL for Counterparty Board
-----BEGIN BITCOIN SIGNATURE-----
Version: Bitcoin-qt (1.0)
Address: 12717MBviQxttaBVhFGRP1LxD8X6CaW452

IDIUUSUlBSBVZcDjB6XDDykprepQgGiNh3yE4aJtJqDBz/EDdXynWDJvqRJR8MUtT5uKMjAuhO045a21nszVi/g=
-----END BITCOIN SIGNATURE-----

Name: Haixiong Ouyang (slack username: Ori)
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ouyanghaixiong
Twitter:https://twitter.com/supersuber

Bio:

I am an ios development engineer seven years work experience in the field of mobile development.
In 2014, I developed an app named CounterpartyApp.
Source Code:https://github.com/supersuber/CounterpartyApp
Download Link:https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/counterparty/id896996585?ls=1&mt=8
Because of too busy working, I’m sorry I don’t have the updated version.
This year, I assist Robby to create a Counterparty official QQ group. QQ group ID is 553556987. Welcome you all to join.

I’m very interested in Counterparty, because I believe Bitcoin and Counterparty can change our lives. I am interested in technology and English, although my technology and English is not good.

If I am elected for a community director position I will focus my efforts in the following areas:
• Introducing new users to Counterparty In China.
• Bring the latest news about Counterparty to the Chinese community.
• building up the chinese community, speaking about counterparty at events.

I am located in Shenzhen, China.

Bitcoin address
1FpH8796RfK2kZUaUFYT4nxNLS4hkkwgQf
Broadcast:
http://blockscan.com/tx?txhash=b5b02ec3e30f4937597f307e4c792e4ded9de606eea79245a38d0db7befd0f3c

Name
Dan Anderson

Bio
I am Dan Anderson. As a Bitcoin professional, I feel like I have what it takes to become your next Counterparty CEO. It is my solemn promise to you that a vote for me is a vote for Anarcho-miLLinerist governance on the blockchain.

Picture

Bitcoin Address
1P2iQLiiDFNXKPCBEgHtxf3ZF4K4VA5nfW

Broadcast
I had issues with broadcasting as well, so I signed a message. See Here.

Name: Koji Higashi

Bio: Co-founder of IndieSquare, a provider of (probably the best) mobile token wallet for both iOS and Android out there. (wallet.indiesquare.me) I am also involved in Spells of Genesis, a mobile game that integrates Counterparty to represent game items on the blockchain.

I have been around the Counterparty community since fall 2014 and have been experimenting with tokens and involved in projects using Counterparty. I am not an engineer and not very technical btw, so I do a bit of everything that doesn’t involve coding at IndieSquare and do mostly marketing for SoG.

How I can contribute

・ Advocate for non-financial use cases of Counterparty

My personal interest and projects’ that I’m involved with is applications of Counterparty outside the finance industry, such as gaming, content creation, and entertainment. I would like to represent that side of Counterparty community and offer my unique perspectives and experiences to improve the protocol and make more interesting and unique applications possible.
(This is of course not to discourage financial use cases of CP by any means)

・ Represent the Asian community and encourage more diversity and global reach

As I’m based in Japan, I have a close connection with the Japanese Bitcoin community and nowadays the interest for Counterparty and tokens is booming here. Despite this, the official information and resources in the Japanese language is very limited and that is slowing down the further growth of the community here for example.

I believe Counterparty can do a better job at localization and getting non-English speaking communities involved such as China and Japan. This part is not really about the technology but making conscious and consistent efforts for clear communication. I can certainly contribute in this regard.
My hope is to have at least one representative from Asia on the Counterparty board for global outreach.

Bitcoin Address:1MSu9tdgzo4eNLFUYAEQEEwppMNimqHGFC
Broadcast:http://blockscan.com/tx?txhash=9e610b708eb6fce098442597ef944cc5195b738025a1ed712e377e447f8c9acd

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Everyone, the nomination period is over.

Here’s the final list of candidates:

  • Koji Higashi
  • Dan Anderson
  • Haixiong Ouyang
  • Adam B. Levine
  • JP Janssen
  • Matt Young
  • Trevor Altpeter
  • Jeremy Johnson aka “J-Dog”
  • Krassimir Stoynov

The 2 week long voting period will start as of block 407900 as last till block 409774 at which point we’ll announce the names of the four new community directors.

Please read all the details in the official voting thread (and follow our updates on social media and blogs): [ANN] Starting the Foundation Election 2016 voting period