BTC Core developer Samuel Dobson is officially leaving Bitcoin Core
BTC Core developer Samuel Dobson is the second developer to leave Bitcoin Core in the last two months and announced on Twitter that he will step down after three years as he can no longer afford the time required after completing her doctorate. Let’s find out more about it in today’s bitcoin news.
As the Bitcoin core wallet maintainer, Dobson directed access to the cryptocurrency’s code on GitHub with more powers to approve changes and make improvements to the BTC software, and he’s also responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the protocol.
When asked if there is any chance of returning as a BTC core developer, Dobson replied that the PhD is his main focus right now and he has not decided what to do after the good industry, but he is not developing other cryptocurrencies.
I am officially stepping down as a Bitcoin Core supervisor.
Working as a wallet maintainer for the past three years has been an absolute privilege and I would like to thank my incredibly generous sponsor John Pfeffer (@jlppfeffer) for his continued support. / First
– Samuel Dobson (@meshcollider) December 9, 2021
Samuel Dobson noted that he was grateful for the support of the generous donor John Pfeffer and said that without him he would not be able to prioritize BTC part-time work. He urged the Twitter community to consider developer support due to the nature of open source projects. He also said:
“Bitcoin Main’s evolution has clearly grown tremendously since it was traced back to Satoshi. As an open source project, it will always be in an interesting and challenging position in terms of funding, but things like Brink, Chaincode, Spiral, and the direct developer funding through GitHub helped a lot. ”
Bitcoin has had two maintainers since October, and when Dobson left the number of developers with access to Bitcoin’s code dropped to five, according to the latest report on the Bitcoin forums. As recently reported, Bitcoin developers are getting closer to implementing smart contracts in the protocol when they merge Schnorr’s BIP-340 improvement proposal with Bitcoin’s main library. Gentle Fork is the next major update for Bitcoin after SegWit since its launch in 2017. The update will be backwards compatible so usage will depend on demand from miners and users. The cryptocurrency expert Pieter Wuille merged the Schnorr signature support in BTC, while the Taproot merger and the smooth fork update were important steps in the implementation of intelligent contracts in the Bitcoin network.