Latest Bitcoin Core Developer News

  • OKCoin, BitMEX Sponsor Bitcoin Core Developer Amiti Uttarwar
    OKCoin, BitMEX Sponsor Bitcoin Core Developer Amiti Uttarwar
    OKCoin and BitMEX just sponsored another Bitcoin Core developer, Amiti Uttarwar, who is focused on privacy tech and education.
  • BitMEX and OKCoin award Bitcoin Core developer $150,000
    BitMEX and OKCoin award Bitcoin Core developer $150,000
    The pair gave Amiti Uttarwar the cash to continue work on Bitcoin’s peer-to-peer layer.
  • Former BTC Developer Settles ‘Rapist’ Defamation Suit
    Former BTC Developer Settles ‘Rapist’ Defamation Suit
    Former Bitcoin Core developer Peter Todd has settled a defamation suit against a cryptographer who accused him of being a rapist. Peter Todd, a former Bitcoin Core developer, has settled a defamation lawsuit against cryptographer Isis Lovecruft who accused Todd of being a rapist in a tweet posted in February 2019. The terms of the settlement will see the suit dropped without monetary compensation in exchange for Lovecruft issuing a statement “clarifying that they do not assert (as they have never asserted) that Todd raped or sexually assaulted them personally.” Lovecruft uses the pronouns ‘they/them’ and their name is a pseudonym. Sexual assault allegations from Jane Doe In February 2019, Lovecruft posted a tweet calling Peter Todd and two other cryptographers “rapists.” In proceedings that followed Todd filing a defamation suit in April 2019, Lovecruft claimed that Todd made “explicit, verbal advances” toward them during conferences and meetings in 2014. Lovecruft also filed an exhibit comprising screenshots of a Signal message exchange in which an anonymous woman referred to as ‘Jane Doe’ claimed to have been raped by Todd. Lovecruft not required to retract statements The terms of the settlement between Todd and Lovecruft were agreed on June 3, with the final written agreement being composed on June 10. According to a post published by Lovecruft’s legal defense to her Gofundme campaign for legal costs, as part of the settlement Todd has “agreed not to take legal action against any third party identified or referenced in the lawsuit” concerning their actions relating to the lawsuit.  Lovecruft agreed to waive attorney’s fees relating to the successful anti-SLAPP motion that they filed last midway through last year.
  • Former Mt. Gox CEO Mark Karpeles: Craig Wright is 'Either a Thief or a Fraud'
    Former Mt. Gox CEO Mark Karpeles: Craig Wright is 'Either a Thief or a Fraud'
    Former Mt. Gox CEO Mark Karpeles insists that the 80,000 Bitcoin that Dr Wright claims were stolen from the exchange, citing expert support. Former Mt.