Core Developer Bryan Bishop on Building Bitcoin

Interview location: Skype
Interview date: Friday 14th Dec, 2018
Project: Bitcoin
Role: Core Developer

Bitcoin may be the most important software project of our lifetime. A decentralised protocol, storing $billions in value, potentially $trillions in the future, yet this software is supported and developed by a distributed, volunteer group of developers.

How does this group of developers make decisions? What upgrades are important? Who gets to contribute to Bitcoin? How is code reviewed and pushed live? How are bugs reported and handled?

There are so many important questions that surround the development of Bitcoin and protection of the protocol, some of it shrouded in mystery. In this interview, I talk with Core Developer, Bryan Bishop about how developers work on Bitcoin. We discuss how ideas go from concept to code, testing procedures and the future of Bitcoin.