A late July gathering to feature members of bitcoin’s development and mining communities, and organized by contributors to Bitcoin Core, will not focus specifically on the issue of scaling, according to materials provided to CoinDesk.
Originally reported as a more formal event that would see the digital currency’s global community attempting to break ground on how best to scale the network’s transaction capacity, it is now being labeled by organizers as an invite-only social function focused on improving relationships.
Of focus, organizers said, will be reducing the “language and cultural gap” dividing attendees on larger issues through activities such as sightseeing, community meals and informal discussions.
Organizers said that while the conversation will include “discussions about technologies that may help bitcoin scale”, these will be a byproduct of the conversation, rather than the specific mandate or goal of the event.
The meetup guidelines, sent to all attendees for signature, read:
“Participants recognize that because bitcoin consensus rules are decided by the users based on the software they choose to run, so proposed changes must be discussed in public with input from the whole bitcoin community. For these reasons, there will be no agreements or roundtable consensus coming out of this event.”
Bitcoin Core developer