‘Satoshi Roundtable’ Brings Blockchain Bigwigs Back for Third Year

11 January 2017

An annual event traditionally aimed at giving cryptocurrency movers and shakers a chance to hash out industry problems (as well as relax) has opened wide its doors to the larger financial community.

In a post detailing the third annual Satoshi Roundtable, event organizer and Atlantic Financial CEO Bruce Fenton rattled off a list of attendees, including familiar names such as Blockstream CEO Adam Back, Shapeshift CEO Erik Voorhees and Bitcoin Core developers Peter Todd and Eric Lombrozo.

Also included are some members of the broader financial community, such as Fidelity Investments and the World Bank, both of which are returning for their second year.

In the article published to Fenton’s LinkedIn followers, he explained that the list of invited attendees was curated to increase the potential insights achieved between events.

Fenton wrote:

“At The Satoshi Roundtable, we design the entire event to foster and facilitate this type of deep, meaningful discussion among peers whether it’s the whole room, a dozen people, or a breakaway with three people who share a very specific common interest.”

The gathering slated for a discrete location in Mexico later this month also includes Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne, the president of t0, Jonathan Johnson and Bitcoin.com CEO Roger Ver.

According to Fenton’s post, event participants include developers, executives and other “influencers” working to develop products on a number of blockchain technologies, including bitcoin, ethereum, Hyperledger and more.

In 2015, the Roundtable was hosted in the in the Dominican Republic, followed by an event in the Port St Lucie Florida last year.

‘Unconference’ approach

The event has become a venue where leaders building a wide-range of applications on blockchain gather to discuss obstacles facing the industry.

Last year, conversation was largely dominated by questions surrounding the bitcoin scaling debate, according to multiple reports.

This year, the two-day long event will consist of roundtable sessions, coffee meetings cocktail parties and time for breakaway discussions.

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