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In this very special episode of the Bitcoin Magazine Podcast, Christian Keroles sat down with Bitcoin Core employee John Newbery to discuss Newbery’s new Bitcoin development initiative Brink.dev.
Brink is committed to becoming a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit in the United States that will enable Americans to donate to Bitcoin development with tax breaks. Brink will write scholarships for Bitcoin projects and train promising Bitcoin developers in his scholarship program.
Keroles then turned to the bigger picture of Bitcoin evolution. Newbery discussed the difference between developing Bitcoin in a bear market and a bull market, what the Bitcoin development process looks like, and how a dispersed group of stakeholders can ensure that developers are working on the most important things in the log.
Most recently, Keroles and Newbery discussed Taproot and how it shows that the Bitcoin community has improved its coordination. They also discussed the concept of ossification in the Bitcoin protocol and how developers think about the Bitcoin code.
Other topics covered were:
- Start Brink with Mike Schmitt
- Bitcoin Optech
- 501 (c) (3) become charitable
- How the donation landscape for Bitcoin development is changing
- Comparison and comparison of the development in a bull and bear market
- Gloria Zhao
- Bitcoin and ossification
- Thinking about the taproot process