30 Apr '15, 9am

Remove Satoshi as Founding Member, Says Bitcoin Foundation Director

Remove Satoshi as Founding Member, Says Bitcoin Foundation Director

As part of a newly published roadmap for the Bitcoin Foundation, executive director Bruce Fenton has suggested removing bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto as a founding member. Though he called for the removal of all founding members from the organisation, Fenton singled out Nakamoto's inclusion as "not accurate", arguing that he or she was never involved in the group's creation. Now a largely symbolic title, the move would also strip Gavin Andresen , Peter Vessenes, Charlie Shrem , Roger Ver , Patrick Murck and Mark Karpeles of the distinction. Fenton's remarks suggest the intent of the change would be to underscore that the Bitcoin Foundation is a decentralized network, one that he believes should work to avoid venerating individuals over collective goals. He wrote: "Overall, we should reduce power of individuals but work to remain effective using decentralization, crowdfu...

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