I am very pleased to announce that Bob Summerwill will be taking up the role of Executive Director of the ETC Cooperative.
Yes, that Bob Summerwill, of Ethereum, ConsenSys, CryptoChicks, and a million other community-building endeavors, is now joining ETC Cooperative. Hooray!
Bob will work to build relationships that benefit ETC and advance our mission of growing ETC’s development and community. Bob, like many ETC supporters, has been quiet about his support, although he recently got more vocal at the ETC Summit, urging us to avoid exclusionary tribalism and focus on sharing our ideas and beliefs with each other.
I would like the ETC community to be seen as it actually is, a strongly principled group of people who develop useful technology
More specifically, Bob will be supporting ongoing ETC initiatives such as Kotti (ETC’s coming PoA testnet, built hand in hand with many ETH developers), and peaceBridge (a bridge to move ETH and ETC between the two networks). He’ll be identifying and working with teams that want to bring more tech and ecosystem support to ETC, all while waving ETC’s flags of immutability, censorship resistance, and decentralization.
No one says it better than Bob himself:
I would like to heal the wounds of the past, and to help everyone get past this zero sum thinking. I would like the ETC community to be seen as it actually is, a strongly principled group of people who develop useful technology, rather than an ideologically driven group of zealots with no technical development.
I would like people to be hacking on Emerald at ETHDenver. I would like to work with IOHK on getting Mantis into Hyperledger, and having codebases which support ETC, ETH and enterprise scenarios.
There are so many opportunities for collaboration across the whole blockchain space. If we want the potential of blockchain to be realized, we should be working together, not fighting amongst ourselves.
I couldn't agree more. So onward and upward towards a bigger ETC with the same principles and rules that make ETC work.