Thanks I didn’t build this website on my own.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- XFCE - For when I don’t want the regimented structure of a tiling window manager.
- Emacs - Still getting the hang of it. I’m sure it will pay off 10 years from now.
- Vim - Excellent for quick edits and config files. Why “Vim vs. Emacs” if you can have both?
- VS Code - So good. Currently my main editor until I get better at Emacs.
- LibreOffice Draw - This is what I currently use for making diagrams of how Bitcoin works. I like it because it allows you to draw simple objects and connect them together with lines, which is particularly handy in technical drawings.
- Inkscape - I also used to 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.
- Randy Ray - Taught me how to write.
- 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
- Mark - Met Mark whilst setting up a Bitcoin meetup group in Sheffield. He’s interested in cryptocurrencies other than Bitcoin, and currently runs a website on how to buy IOTA. 19 September 2019