The Politics of Bitcoin Development

In a recent conversation with Christian Decker from Blockstream, Bitcoin Magazine’s Shinobi delved into the intricate politics of Bitcoin development. Decker, a lead Lightning developer, provided a candid look at the current competitive atmosphere where developers often find themselves entangled in political maneuvering rather than engineering matters. 

Decker did not mince words when describing the challenges developers face. “We have been trying way too long to be clever in as much that we try to sidestep the discussion of whether we want covenants, what kind of covenants we want, or introspection, as we like to call it,” he said. The community’s cleverness has led to fragmented…

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