Even though I made this website by myself, I didn't make this website by myself.
- Pieter Wuille
- Pieter is a bitcoin core developer who has answered an endless number of my questions about how bitcoin works via the bitcoin stackexchange board. A significant amount of what I understand about Bitcoin today (especially the trickier parts) is thanks to Pieter.
- Christian Decker
- Motivated me to use Neo4j as a graph database for the blockchain. Might not have thought it possible otherwise.
- When posting on the Bitcoin subreddit, Luke has often been the only person to fully understand my question and give a conclusive reply.
- Gregory Maxwell
- Wonderfully helpful on IRC. Exacting replies, and profound use of the English language.
- Wladimir J. van der Laan
- Great technical knowledge and happily shares it on IRC. I also enjoy his username there.
- My favourite website for technical documentation on Bitcoin.
- Some of the most intelligent and helpful people in the bitcoin community. My username is in3rsha.
- The Royal Fork
- Masterfully written technical articles explaining how key parts of bitcoin work.
- Bitcoin Blackboard 101
- Suprisingly good techincal videos by James D'Angelo. The elliptic curve cryptography ones were very helpful.
- Quick reference for the bitcoin-cli commands. Has been regularly handy.
- A clean bitcoin explorer. It's open source and just uses RPC calls (no database), so you can run it to browse your local node easily.
- Kyle H
- A bunch of lessons/videos for getting started with using Bitcoin on websites. Found his btcthreads.com website after stumbling across his lovely bitcoin websocket video.
- Mastering Bitcoin
- Useful technical book.
- Linux Mint / Ubuntu Server
- Bitcoin Core
- Neo4j - Michael Hunger is responsible for teaching me how to Neo4j.
- i3 - My default desktop environment. Fun to customize and allows me to work quickly.
- Emacs - Still getting the hang of it. I'm sure it will pay off 10 years from now.
- Vim - Excellent for quick edits.
- Inkscape - I use this for making SVG diagrams. The professionalism of my drawings is not a reflection of the program itself.
- Mercurial - Started using this before I learnt Git. I don't really use version control much outside of undo-ing hideous coding expeditions, so it does the job.
People I've Met
- Matthew Baldock - Met Matthew at Coinfest UK 2016. He runs workshops teaching people how Bitcoin works and how to use it safely, and it's all done in plain English. 08 April 2016
- Fritz - Met Fritz at Blockchain Amsterdam 2016. Has a focus on renewable energy, but has interests that span a number of fields, including AI and blockchain technology. 12 June 2016