It’s the time of year again for the second annual Satoshi Roundtable and this year is going to be a big one. This year, the private retreat is being held at a resort somewhere in North America. The Roundtable will host many of the talented people in the Bitcoin atmosphere to discuss and ultimately bring forth solutions and innovation to the industry.
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Satoshi Roundtable 2016
Last year the event announced by Bruce Fenton was deemed the “Bilderberg” meeting of the crypto-world. The meeting held in the Caribbean had many executives, developers, early adopters, and more gathering to create networks and build a better infrastructure. It was later revealed that the group met in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, February 6-8, 2015.
“Thrilled to be having this very special event again,” the roundtable organizer, Bruce Fenton, told Bitcoin.com. “Satoshi Roundtable is a unique opportunity for industry leaders to meet without the noise of a conference or distractions of the media for deep engagement with their peers in a relaxing environment.” He added:
This year is especially interesting because so much is going on in our industry and we once again have such a depth of attendees. My only regret is that we cannot fit more people.
This year, the Satoshi Roundtable will some prominent guests such as:
- Andrew Flipowski from Tally Capital;
- Decentral Founder Anthony Di lorio;
- Core Developer Gavin Andresen;
- Core Developer Jeff Garzik;
- Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne, and more.
Bitcoin investor and evangelist Roger Ver will also be attending. Ver told Bitcoin.com:
2016 will be my second year attending Satoshi Round Table. With all the rapid advances taking place in the Bitcoin ecosystem, I expect it to be even more productive than the last time.
The event will be limited to sixty people who work behind the scenes and on the front lines of blockchain technology. Representatives from Bain Capital and Fidelity Investments will also be in attendance. As usual, the Satoshi Roundtable creators explain everyone is welcome to ask for an invite, but it’s likely that you won’t receive an invitation.
“You are welcome to send a request for an invite — but it’s very, very limited space and even if you are a great person with many accomplishments in Bitcoin and lots of passion we just won’t likely be able to invite you. We apologize in advance. The best way to be invited is if you know someone who is attending and can get some references and also be either a well-credentialed developer or technical expert, CEO, industry thought leader or representative of a large company.”
— Satoshi Roundtable Website
The current list of attendees can be viewed here in alphabetical order. Some guests from last year are attending, and new faces will also be at the meeting this time around. It looks as though the industry pow-wow is pretty popular with developers and executives in this space. It seems to give them the opportunity to meet face to face and discuss building this new economy. One thing for sure is that the people attending the event are quite invested in this technology and plan on pushing its adoption forward.
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Images courtesy of the Satoshi Roundtable website