Tag: bitcoin core

Oct 19 2021

Who Funds Bitcoin Core Developers? Here Are The Facts

Even superheroes like the Bitcoin Core Developers have to eat. One of the most mind-blowing facts about Bitcoin is that a group of volunteers maintain and keep developing the code. Private companies, NGOs, and wealthy Bitcoiners support them via grants and donations. This is all done over the counter, with as much transparency as possible. Here’s a...

Sep 13 2021

Bitcoin Core 22.0 Explained

The Van Wirdum Sjorsnado has rebranded, and is now called Bitcoin, Explained!Watch This Episode On YouTubeListen To This Episode:...

Sep 01 2021

How Marco Falke Maintains The Bitcoin Network

Now Bitcoin Core’s most prolific developer, Marco Falke’s work is the daily maintenance and testing of an open-source project that must reject error.Last week, Bitcoin Developer Marco Falke logged his 1,752nd commit to Bitcoin Core’s codebase, passing W. J. van der Laan to become the most prolific Core Dev in terms of the sheer number of...

Aug 10 2021

Compass Mining Sponsors Bitcoin Core Developer Jon Atack For $80,000

Through the facilitation of the Human Rights Foundation, Compass has committed to a one-year donation of $80,000 to Jon Atack.Through the Human Rights Foundation (HRF), Compass Mining has announced their newest commit to sponsor Bitcoin Core contributor, Jon Atack, with a one year donation worth $80,000. Atack began his contributions to Bitcoin Core over two years ago in March 2019, reviewing code,...

Jul 20 2021

Bitcoin Node Network Marks An All-Time High After A Roller Coaster Journey

Bitcoin Nodes recently hit an all-time high of 13,000+ from 11,613 in January. This is the first time the nodes are crossing the mark and increased from what it was in early 2021. From the data released by Bitnodes.io, the reachable Bitcoin nodes achieve this increase earlier in July. Bitnodes.io is a dashboard where you can find...

Jun 12 2021

Taproot Activation Brings Massive Upgrades To Bitcoin

Taproot brings new optimizations to security and usability to the Bitcoin network as the activation is locked in.By the time this is published, Taproot will be locked-in for activation. This means that on block 709,632 (mid- November 2021), the new rules defined by a series of Bitcoin Improvement Proposals (BIPs) will be activated and start being enforced. This is a momentous achievement for...

Taproot Soft fork Almost Locked In. What Does This Mean For Bitcoin?

By the time you read this, Bitcoin’s Taproot soft fork will be approved. The tendency is irreversible. The technical aspects are too complicated for most people. What you actually need to know is this: the modifications will improve the Bitcoin network’s performance, bring a little more privacy, and lighten some transaction’s data requirements. It will also provide the basis for smart contract deployment....

May 19 2021

Bitcoin Optech #149: Relay Reliability Workshops And More

This week’s newsletter discussed the previously proposed transaction relay reliability workshop, updates to Bitcoin software and more.The Bitcoin Optech newsletter provides readers with a top-level summary of the most important technical news happening in Bitcoin, along with resources that help them learn more. To help our readers stay up-to-date with Bitcoin, we're republishing the latest issue of this...

May 12 2021

Bitcoin Optech #148: A Security Disclosure Affecting Protocols

This week’s newsletter covers a security disclosure, a summary of a Bitcoin Core PR Review Club meeting and more.The Bitcoin Optech newsletter provides readers with a top-level summary of the most important technical news happening in Bitcoin, along with resources that help them learn more. To help our readers stay up-to-date with Bitcoin, we're republishing the latest issue of this newsletter below....

May 03 2021

Bitcoin Core 0.21.1 Released With Taproot Activation Code

Bitcoin Core version 0.21.1 is now available for download, including activation parameters for the Schnorr and Taproot protocol upgrade.Bitcoin Core version 0.21.1 has been released and is now available for download. The update includes mainnet and testnet activation parameters for the...

Apr 21 2021

Bitcoin Optech #145: Lightning Network Offers, Taproot And More

This week’s newsletter covers using Lightning Network offers to address stuck payments, Taproot activation and more.The Bitcoin Optech newsletter provides readers with a top-level summary of the most important technical news happening in Bitcoin, along with resources that help them learn more. To help our readers stay up-to-date with Bitcoin, we're republishing the latest issue of this newsletter below....

Apr 15 2021

Speedy Trial Has Been Merged Into Bitcoin Core, Potentially Setting Path To Taproot Activation

Speedy Trial has been merged into Bitcoin Core, offering a path toward the Taproot protocol upgrade is miners signal their overwhelming support.According to a GitHub pull request, a BIP 9-based implementation of Speedy Trial has been merged with the code for Bitcoin Core, offering a potential path for activating the much-anticipated protocol upgrade...

Apr 14 2021

Bitcoin Optech #144: Taproot, Bitcoin Core Meetings And More

This week’s newsletter covers progress on Taproot activation, a Bitcoin Core PR Review Club meeting and more.The Bitcoin Optech newsletter provides readers with a top-level summary of the most important technical news happening in Bitcoin, along with resources that help them learn more. To help our readers stay up-to-date with Bitcoin, we're republishing the latest issue of this newsletter below. Remember...

Apr 07 2021

Bitcoin Optech Newsletter #143: LN Node Software

This week’s Bitcoin Optech newsletter includes a release for LN node software and notable changes to Bitcoin Core.The Bitcoin Optech newsletter provides readers with a top-level summary of the most important technical news happening in Bitcoin, along with resources that help them learn more. To help our readers stay up-to-date with Bitcoin, we're...

Mar 30 2021

Optimizing Bitcoin With Gloria Zhao

This time on the “Bitcoin Magazine Podcast” host Christian Keroles talks with developer Gloria Zhao about her contributions to Bitcoin Core.Watch This Episode On YouTubeListen To This Episode:...

Mar 02 2021

What Are Bitcoin Forks?

The word “fork” is somewhat confusing because there are different kinds of “forks” that can mean very different things.Codebase ForkA codebase fork is a copy of the code of a software implementation. A codebase fork typically makes tweaks to...

Mar 01 2021

What Is A Bitcoin Improvement Proposal (BIP)?

A Bitcoin Improvement Proposal (BIP) is a standard for proposing changes to the Bitcoin protocol, or in some cases a source for information for the Bitcoin community. Additionally, some BIPs are proposed changes to the BIP process itself.BIPs can include...

Feb 17 2021

Bitcoin Taproot Upgrade Nailed Down for July, but Some Finer Details Still Aren’t Finalized

The finalized code for Taproot will be shipped in March, but will it house the “user activated soft fork” feature that threatened to activate SegWit?

Feb 10 2021

Dogecoin’s Surging Price Has Resurrected Its Technical Development

Feb 10 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  bitcoin core development dogecoin people tech

Wow, after such price rise, Dogecoin’s developers have much coding to do.

Feb 03 2021

Taproot Update: Bitcoin Users Home In on Activation Plan, Date Still TBD

The meeting ended with rough consensus in favor of BIP8 (false), as well as with approval of two possible methods to put this BIP into motion.

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