‘Building’ Bitcoin’s Software Just Got a Bit More Trustless
There's a bit less trust now needed when developers compile the software at the heart of bitcoin.
Deep inside a forsaken coal mine on the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard, the Bitcoin Core code repository will be kept on film reels and stored for centuries.
An old debate is resurfacing in the bitcoin developer community, underscoring one of the critical challenges confronting decentralized systems.
HDR Global Trading has supported bitcoin maintainer Michael Ford since he was appointed last summer.
With bitcoin’s next likely major upgrade in the works, students of the cryptocurrency can inspect the code themselves, helped by core developers.
A privacy and scalability upgrade that could turn out to be one of bitcoin's largest to date has passed a couple of milestones that were little noticed outside technical circles.