Gavin Andresen Celebrates Competing Bitcoin Implementations

Gavin Andresen urges Bitcoin developers to “know your customer.” And no, he is not talking about regulation.

Mr. Andresen admits he did not always make the right choice during the two years he spent as Bitcoin’s first, and only, developer.

He remembers once asking himself whether or not Bitcoin should be used as a store of value or a means of exchange. “In hindsight, I should have spent more time working on the secure store of value problem; maybe Core would have great support for creating paper wallets and sweeping funds from them if I’d chosen differently.” He has called Bitcoin in the past “cash for the internet.”

The Bitcoin ecosystem is incredibly rich and robust these days, Andresen, who first programmed 3D images, celebrates. “I can’t keep track of all the development that is being done, and I’m excited to see multiple implementations of the Bitcoin protocol slowly starting to gain acceptance,” he wrote on his blog. “It will be a long process, but moving away from One True Implementation will be

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