[ANN] Start of the Counterparty Foundation 2019 Election - Nomination Period (Jun 10th - July 1st)

Announcing the Start of the Counterparty Foundation 2019 Election - Nomination Period (June 10th - July 1st)

The Counterparty Foundation is a group 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 platform.

The Foundation is governed by five Community Directors.

Today, we’re happy to announce the start of the Counterparty Foundation Community Directors 2019 election.

For the next three weeks, from June 10th till July 1st, we are inviting everyone to participate in the election process by nominating candidates to fill five 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.

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 July 1st, Names and addresses of all candidates will be published and a 2-week long voting period will begin. During this voting period a Foundation Election Q&A thread will posted where community members can ask questions of the candidates to help them better understand the candidates position on certain issues, and their plans for how to best move Counterparty forward.

After the two week long voting period, at the voting closing block, the top five 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.

The current Counterparty Foundation bylaws under which the elected foundation will operate is available here. After the new community directors are elected, they can propose and vote on any changes to the bylaws as needed.


I nominate Hon. Larry Shelton.

First and Last name: Shelton, Larry
Prefix: Hon.
Bio: Ambassador Diplomat: FWL UN

Gender: I’m not sure, but I imagine that it’s fluid-yet-solid.
Bitcoin address (must have at least 50 XCP): He’s got one, I’ve seen it, it has at least 50 XCP.
Tx of the broadcast used to verify the ownership of 50 XCP: We will prove funds if he decides to accept his nomination.


It appears that Japan is an important market for counterparty and counterparty based tokens.

*Zaif is probably the only significant exchange to list both counterparty XCP and counterparty tokens Pepecash and bitcrystals.

*IndieSquare (and Koji Higashi) appears to maintain an ongoing interest and involvement in supporting the use of counterparty tokens.

This interview is somewhat dated, but nonetheless interesting:

“IndieSquare Wallet talks Japanese Culture, Counterparty, and Gaming Tokens in Tokyo”

It would seem beneficial for the foundation to have one member from Japan, given Japan’s prominence in counterparty usage and liquidity.

*Someone from Fisco corporate. Fisco is a publicly listed company, and now owns the Zaif exchange.

*Koji Higashi (IndieSquare)

*Takao Asayama (president of Tech Bureau)
It is conceivable that Asayama-san has some lingering legal issues relating to problems at Zaif previous to its sale, as well as the Comsa token offerings. But if that has settled down, he is forward-thinking and well connected.

I’m sure there are other possibilities here in Japan.

But in general, a question: Does it seem likely that other foundation directors would be interested in working with a Japanese director, and would a Japanese director be welcomed\supported by the Counterparty community?



Thank you for spearheading the initiative here. I know some like to critique the effectiveness of a foundation but I think it’s a sensible and much needed positive step-forward in providing a ‘mouthpiece’ to more effectively align incentives and steer a community (especially a fragmented or low morale one) forward and upwards.

NEM for instance has had quite a few changes in foundation and structure over the years.
Recently the foundation wasn’t in good shape and optimism was way low

New elections occured and over the next year, things began looking much rosier, morale increased greatly and the new leader (and the foundation in general) got looked upon as very positive forces

I will comment a little later with more input specifically wrt elections.

But in general, a question: Does it seem likely that other foundation directors would be interested in working with a Japanese director, and would a Japanese director be welcomed\supported by the Counterparty community?

@IJIN Crypto-community is borderless and open. I think the Japanese community (definitely some of the name you mentioned and others) have been instrumental in evangelizing/developing and supporting the counterparty project so far. I believe a Japanese director would be fully welcomed and by the Counterparty community. (certainly by me, thumbs up there)


Thanks again for the quick and positive follow-up!

It is good to hear some interest in having a Japanese director on the Foundation.

If any of the senior Counterparty community developers/leaders have ongoing relationships in the Japanese cryptocurrency space, I think it would helpful for them to reach out and gauge interest among potential director candidates.

One of the more problematic issues may be finding someone who can communicate effectively in English in real-time.

Koji Higashi clearly has good English skills (based on youtube video w Chris Derose) and would be a good candidate.

I am not sure about T. Asayama’s English skills, but he is likely well-funded enough to have staff who can ensure smooth communication. The main issues are whether or not he has cleared his plate of legal issues, and whether or not his reputation and influence in Japan are still strong.

Fisco is more of a traditional Japanese company, so I imagine initial contacts would be best made in Japanese (I could help with that). But assuming that they want to maintain English language support at their exchanges and stay on top of industry trends, they must have technical and marketing staff who are proficient in English.


FYI, Koji Higashi was already a community director in the past and did a great job. He was always full of creative ideas and eager to work on Counterparty. I think he would make a good addition to the CP foundation :slight_smile:


I nominate myself.

First and Last name: Ryan Baptiste
BTC Address: 1EuFfnego8Pgb3P1VuUdh283tewQws8Qd1
Tx: https://xchain.io/tx/5a87309f401bd62345e046c5f2b96069a6fe14f64c5b9352996dc17a03a86f9f

The biggest reason I want to be a member of the Counterparty Foundation is my love for the Counterparty Protocol.

I first learned about CP 4 years ago. I was instantly enamored in three ways:

  1. XCP creation. It wasn’t a scam creation to enrich the creators. It was created for the good of the community. The creators had no obligation to burn the Bitcoin. It was a selfless display of gratitude to Satoshi and the Bitcoin Blockchain.

  2. It’s historic, history making. XCP utilizes the world’s most secure computing network created by Satoshi. I believe Satoshi would be truly enamored by XCP. It protects, secures, and serves as he intended.

  3. The community. Time and time again, I am incredibly impressed by the selfless acts of our leaders. They could of easily given up and cashed in elsewhere, but instead, they stayed course and continued to work.

I truly believe I would make a great foundation member if awarded.

I’m fair, I’m honest, hardworking, and creative.

No matter the price swings or chatter, I have NEVER lost faith in CP and it’s potential.

If you vote for me, I won’t let the CP community down.

It would truly be my honor to serve you.

Thank you!




I would like to nominate Devon Weller.

I do not know Devon personally and never talked to him, but I followed his CP work and threads over the years.

I was always super impressed by Devon and his ability.

The work he has done to lower the TX fees is A++.

I believe Devon resigned from the foundation before, but I would love to welcome him back if he would accept this nomination.

I don’t want Devon to miss the upcoming party :), come on Devon!



My official notice here. https://www.xcpelectionnotice.com/


I would like to nominate @benchbtc

Name: Ben Ch

Bio: I’ve known Ben for more than half my life, Ben has known bitcoin for more than half of it’s life and he has been acquainted with Counterparty for almost all of it’s existence. Years before the bitcoin white paper was published, he would wagecuck tirelessly, while envisioning his future life in a white lab coat. After seven postgrad years behind a (lab)bench :), Ben earned a PhD in Neuroscience, and is an academically published author for his research in normie science. In early 2013, Bench was introduced to the world of magic internet money, and by the end of that same year he was hooked. His foray into Counterparty was initially spurred by interest in the protocol itself, as a “second layer” for bitcoin; but, it wasn’t until tokenized digital artwork, in the form of Rare Pepe cards were created, that Bench was able to fully utilize his diverse skillset. His experience as a scientist in Clown World seamlessly translated to Meme World, where he took on the tough and prestigious role of Rare Pepe Scientist, a position that was an important stepping stone on the road to this nomination for the Counterparty Foundation today. Bench’s unwavering commitment to the space, and to public service, is further exemplified through his tenure at the Bitcorn Foundation, where his moist ideology and dank policies continued to be a guiding force in the unforgiving galaxypepe of memetics. This is a man who saw no fear when Cryptokitties(pussies) attempted to steal the thunder of Rare Pepe, an individual who scoffs at a Polo and Trex delisting (maybe people will use the Dex the way it was intended now?) and only manifests motivation from news of a complete Tux shutdown. Panic sell at will, because Bench is probably padding the bid side knowing that if he is elected, he will Make Counterparty Great Again. If we’re lucky, maybe he’ll dig into his addiction research and ELI5 why our neurotransmitter levels show a strong positive correlation with a cartoon frog.

Photo: (attached)

Address: https://xchain.io/address/15L7U55PAsHLEpQkZqz62e3eqWd9AHb2DH

TX Broadcast: https://xchain.io/tx/ba6e6790ffbd4cd3f7b60d6f223daebc58adfd7ba9cc029ee72753b7e2052b63


I would like to nominate @buddha who has been a member of the Counterparty community for many years and has demonstrated through his actions that he loves Counterparty and contributes to its success in every chance he gets.


Solid line-up of candiates here so far- definately support most of the names here as being positive influences past, present and more importantly future.

Would also like to float the idea (as one or two others have mentioned) of a “friends of counterparty/” “sponsor” page to be added, either to the counterparty foundation site or the existing donation page- Where entities- ( whether individuals, exchanges, API’s, Wallet providers etc) could consider donating to the counterparty development/foundation bounty and have their contributions recognized with a logo, URL and description. A number of donation centric coins have adopted a similar approach and found it to be a beneficial decision.





  • 名前と苗字 Osamu Takehisa

    GSOS運営者 https://www.gtagri.com/gsos/

  • 画像

  • ビットコインアドレス(最低50 XCPが必要)
    1GBUbYbRMBbYPV96okwFmmAJGdn48LyY7M(GSOS XCPaddress)

  • 50 XCPの所有権を確認するために使用されたブロードキャストの送信

GSOS was issued as the operating right to distribute the non-falling GNs created by Takehisa.

counterparty XCPの可能性は非常に高いと私は感じています。
しかし今のままの仕組みでは、おままごと(Play house)のようにも私は感じます。



                       Japanese Takehisa Osamu





BTC address: 1pUCG1mhhmK1HB8yDM1qQb1SUyZqVusxe
Pending broadcast:
Text: This XCP address was created by Takehisa to store the XCP for securing the value of the GSOS token.


Thanks, jdog -

  • First and Last name: Chris Salinas

  • Bio: Bitcoiner since '15, XCP since '16, I believe bitcoin will be the “xchain”, x like the variable in an equation, x as in anything, x as in everything

  • Picture: small_ava

  • Bitcoin address: 184gKLQTtQU29LXbxbYJkUV4if9SmW6v2d

  • Tx of the broadcast used to verify the ownership of 50 XCP:


I would like to nominate Ryan Peters (@TitaniumP on telegram) who has been a member of the Counterparty community for many years and has demonstrated through his actions that he loves Counterparty and contributes to its success whenever he gets the chance.


I accept this nomination. If selected I will give it my all!


Greetings Alan, J Dog, Trucker and the New Counterparty Foundation and All Counterparty participants

I formally accept my nomination as a Counterparty Foundation Member
I can verify my holdings of 50 XCP. I am from Houston Texas USA.

I am an ordain minister here to serve all. I, Hon. Larry Shelton come with healing in my wings (Malachi 4:2) as for you who fear out of reverence the Most High. My name by birth is Larry Simon or Solomon Shelton, Jr. I realized at the age of 17, I was born of god but still a growing child of the Most High (Psalms 82:6) called by most God, Thehos, Allah, Elohim, Yahweh and even Jah. My interfaith skills affords me the great ability to act as chaplin for the Counterparty Community.

Nominee Proposal:
This nominee a Nibiru Reserve member of Counterparty through the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal Action No. 27655 to end world poverty will make XCP and all counterparty projects and tokens more liquid using Nomni as the Counterparty Community medium of exchange or legal tender asset and liquid base token (https://xchain.io/asset/NOMNI) and by providing the easy access to it’s ecosystem through professional financial applications using financial institutions and merchant payment user cases that will be more appealing to governments, sovereign organizations, and financial institutions. The SDG Action No. 27655 allows goverments through their sovereign wealth and support can immediately give counterparty to issue new legal digital fiat tokens through the SDG action no. 27655 World Treasury Wallet giving Counterparty the push forward that it needs to becoming a more standard bitcoin by product! This nominee is definitely a Counterparty Goodwill Ambassador.

Nominee Wallet:


Best regards
Hon. Larry Shelton
World Temple
World Chaplin


Thank you Truck. Truly a honor my friend!
Lets make CP great again!


Thank you for the nomination JDog and others who has expressed an interest in my nomination.

First and Last Name: Ryan Peters

Bio: Bitcoin and counterparty believer since 2014. Serial entrepreneur with a marketing/advertising and project management background. Passionate about great ideas and new tech. Love bringing good talent together to achieve the impossible.

Picture: ryanpeters

BTC Address: 17CgNPGycaq9p8PPgSQmnX42LVG7fwvqAg

TX: https://xchain.io/tx/138f76aa9bb2f58ab5f275b0b0f592b3fa16907f49461bd558b8fca40d767738
TX Broadcast: https://xchain.io/tx/0280399076cd5919398f5237baefe8b0e43b3932bad8a79f629c714057875777

XCPThoughts: I have loved counterparty since the burn days. I have stayed close to the project for the majority of its existence. I have seen the platform go through many changes over the years, both good and bad. I remember the good ol’days of when CP had tremendous potential. Over the past couple years things have gotten a bit derailed. I would love to help get things back on track and help CP realize its potential. I have many great ideas to help the platform gain exposure and users.

IF Nominated: I will start with funding all the bounties to open up freewallet for all to use (approx 2000xcp). I will also donate 1000 xcp to future CIP funding developments. I will also like to suggest helping with a freewallet re branding, a new CP website, explainer videos on how to use the platform features. I would also like to work towards making it easier for companies to issue legal Security tokens, getting XCP listed on exchanges, encouraging platform tool expansion through CIPs, as well as a viral idea to help gain exposure.

Closing Remarks: I believe in XCP, I believe in its potential and I believe I can help. I am fair, balanced and objective. I am committed, hard working and focused. I would be honored to serve the community I love. Your vote for me will not go wasted. I will truly do my best if elected.


Ryan Peters


I would like to nominate @sasha-256 as she has been a contributing member of Counterparty for a while and has a vast legal background in crypto and I feel she would be a valuable contribution to the Counterparty Foundation.