24 Feb '14, 6am

Bitcoin Core Development Falling Behind, Warns BitcoinJ’s Mike Hearn

Bitcoin Core Development Falling Behind, Warns BitcoinJ’s Mike Hearn

Say what you like about Google, but it isn’t an easy place to get hired at. The entrance interviews are notoriously tough, and it is a highly desired employer – which makes Mike Hearn’s departure all the more notable. Hearn is an expert in low-level software development, who worked as a site reliability engineer at Google, and focused on account security and antispam. He has also been one of the leading lights in the bitcoin community, heading up the open source development team for bitcoinj , which is the Java implementation of the bitcoin protocol. He is leaving in part because of his growing interest in and commitment to bitcoin. Hearn sees a challenge ahead for the virtual currency: the core development team is shrinking. Honey, I shrunk the team “The long tail has grown longer, but the heavy lifting and design work has been done by a handful of people. That’s quite co...

Full article: http://www.coindesk.com/bitcoin-core-development-falling-...

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