Archives TodayI see there are lot of people here claiming the Core devs are paid by Blockstream and that Core = Blockstream and similiar accusations. I would like to say first, that i am not fan of Core or r/Bitcoin or Classic btc… I am still not decided which team of developers i would choose if i had to…
However, i found out that the claim Blockstream = Core is quite false and there is a lot of FUD flying around… As you can see easily on the Blockstream website, there is a list of members working for Blockstream:
https://www. blockstream. com/team/To the comparing i used credits/ list of contributors, who contributed to the latest Bitcoin Core 0. 12. 0. release.
You can find it here:
https://github. com/bitcoin/bitcoin/blob/master/doc/release-notes/release-notes-0. 12. 0. md#creditsThe true is that some of the Core developers really ARE working for Blockstream. On both lists i have found: Matt Corallo Mark Friedenbach Gregory Maxwell Gregory Sanders Patrick Strateman Jorge TimГіn Pieter Wuille
7 coders are on both lists…
I counted that to the 0. 12. 0 Bitcoin Core release contributed 94 coders…
So 7 coders out of 94 coders are employees of Blockstream…
I think also important fact is, that to the 0. 12. 0 Bitcoin Core release contributed also Gavin Andresen, who i see personally as most trustworthy person in bitcoin development.
So when people say Core = Blockstream, you are forgetting the rest -> 87 coders… You are forgetting that there are 87 coders out there who are working on code to make your/our bitcoin network better and safer and who must take all the negatives and critisicm from community. It is really thankless job and i kind of feel for them.
Once again, please check the list of all contributors to Bitcoin Core releases before you get your opinion that all Core devs are working for Blockstream, because it is simply not true… https://github. com/bitcoin/bitcoin/blob/master/doc/release-notes/release-notes-0. 12. 0. md#creditsI am not saying you should choose Core over Classic or Classic over Core… I just wanted to share this, because i don’t think proper “research” on this FUD/claim was done yet.