[ANN] Starting the Foundation Election 2017 voting period

The Counterparty Foundation is announcing the start of the 2-week long voting period for the election of four community directors. The voting will start on block 462450 and end on block 464556

Start and End of Voting

Start Block: 462450
End Block: 464556


Voting Procedure

Users who want to give their votes to one or more candidates may do so by broadcasting a message with the following parameters:

  1. text = XCPELECTION2017 + Candidate Number
  2. value = votes

For more information on how to publish a broadcast read our Broadcast Tutorial.

NOTE: There is currently a one-broadcast-per-block limitation when using Counterwallet. If you want to publish multiple votes, please wait while the block containing your first broadcast is published on the blockchain and then create the second broadcast.


  • One user can make several broadcasts
  • The sum total of the values must be less than the balance of the
    source address at the close of the voting period

Valid Example

  • User has 50 XCP in his address at the end of the voting.

  • User broadcasts: text=XCPELECTION2017 1, value=20

  • User broadcasts: text=XCPELECTION2017 2, value=30

  • Both votes are valid and will be taken into account

Invalid Example

  • User has 50 XCP in his address at the end of the voting.

  • User broadcasts, text=XCPELECTION2017 1, value=50

  • User broadcasts, text=XCPELECTION2017 2, value=30

  • The second vote is invalid as the user already spent 50 XCP in his
    first message

Candidate numbers used as the broadcast parameter:
1 - Michael Sullivan
2 - Shawn Leary
3 - John Villar
4 - JP Janssen
5 - Dante DeAngelis
6 - Trevor Altpeter

At block 464556 we will count all votes and announce the names of the top four candidates.

Joe Looney has created a election vote scoreboard at : https://rarepepewallet.com/xcp-foundation/

The candidates AMA thread can be found at : [AMA] We are the Counterparty Foundation Community Director candidates

Please feel free to visit this thread and ask the candidates anything.

Good luck to all the candidates and once again thank you for your support!

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The voting period has ended and the winners are announced at : https://counterparty.io/news/announcing-the-names-of-the-2017-counterparty-foundation-community-directors/