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January 24, 2017, 09:56:13 PM
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One of the biggest factors that keep Bitcoin alive is the development team behind it. What if this developer team breaks down? Are there any other people who can continue the project in technical terms?
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January 24, 2017, 11:15:06 PM
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If the main Core dev team "breaks down" someone will pickup from where they left. Someone has to Cheesy There are more people beyond the Core dev team members that understand Bitcoin. Even if there wasn't, there's too much at stake for many and Bitcoin would be further developed, one way or another, by people who really know Bitcoin or who are willing to learn more.
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January 24, 2017, 11:36:50 PM
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If the main Core dev team "breaks down" someone will pickup from where they left.
There is no question about it. I agree but... new team would need a lot of time to get a hang on current code to develope it further.
That would be big pause for development, a lot people would step in for sure, but it would hit bitcoin a little bit.

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January 25, 2017, 12:25:42 AM
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One of the biggest factors that keep Bitcoin alive is the development team behind it. What if this developer team breaks down? Are there any other people who can continue the project in technical terms?

Bitcoin won't be reaching the further development and it will make a good chance for the other dev to take over.  Cheesy

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January 25, 2017, 12:44:04 AM
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If the main Core dev team "breaks down" someone will pickup from where they left. Someone has to Cheesy There are more people beyond the Core dev team members that understand Bitcoin. Even if there wasn't, there's too much at stake for many and Bitcoin would be further developed, one way or another, by people who really know Bitcoin or who are willing to learn more.
I agree. There will be lots of people, including some hackers, will take over the job and continue to develop Bitcoin if the origin developer team breaks down. As you can see, many people in Bitcointalk have experience and advance knowledge about Bitcoin and the Blockchain so that I believe that Bitcoin will still be supported no matter what


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January 25, 2017, 12:46:29 AM
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What if this developer team breaks down?

it's not a team.
it's many.
it's individual and group.
it's people.



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January 25, 2017, 01:20:22 AM
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If the main Core dev team "breaks down" someone will pickup from where they left.
There is no question about it. I agree but... new team would need a lot of time to get a hang on current code to develope it further.
That would be big pause for development, a lot people would step in for sure, but it would hit bitcoin a little bit.

But technology is made this way. Some guys create, anothers continue and upgrade it. It's like the computer invention, or internet invention, there are always someone creating things and if it's succesful, another persons will pick it and upgrade.
However you are right, a lot of people would feel some untrust because of an event like this. It would depend the new team skills and reputation also.

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January 25, 2017, 01:30:24 AM
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It is not like being core developer is a main job for these people. AFAIK they are not even being paid for doing it, they work on bitcoin in their spare time. It is a contribution.
Developers come and go, contribute something and then leave. Do you guys remember when Mike Hearn left core dev team because he said that "bitcoin is failed experiment"?

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January 25, 2017, 01:45:09 AM
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It is not like being core developer is a main job for these people. AFAIK they are not even being paid for doing it, they work on bitcoin in their spare time. It is a contribution.
Developers come and go, contribute something and then leave. Do you guys remember when Mike Hearn left core dev team because he said that "bitcoin is failed experiment"?


PoW is Technically an evolutionary Dead End, so he was right .  Wink

Current BTC Core members are pushing seqwit & LN, and refusing to increase the blocksize , we all be lucky if they would Quit.


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Do you guys remember when Mike Hearn left core dev team because he said that "bitcoin is failed experiment"?

yeah and now he's trying to make his dream come true with Unlimited Fork, to prove his words
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January 25, 2017, 01:54:16 AM
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Even If nobody would coutribute to  bitcoin from now on, it would still operates as it is, I presume, without upgrades and changes
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January 25, 2017, 01:55:30 AM
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and this is why people should not be sheeple, idolising any particular people and treating them as kings. trying to get other devs to run away to only give power to a few devs.

because when they go, they are gone.

bitcoin needs to be diverse have multiple implementations and multiple open platforms.
not a centric one circle of 12 corporate paid devs and 90 interns hoping for a job if they show blind loyalty to the paid devs.

but multiple implementations and many teams all working in consensus. that way if one falls away there's still diversity and openness.

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January 25, 2017, 02:39:58 AM
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bitcoin is open source, so anyone can fork or maintain it if the developers screw it or abandon it.

so basically the answer is the same as what would happen if any open source software team breaks down

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January 25, 2017, 03:01:38 AM
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One of the biggest factors that keep Bitcoin alive is the development team behind it. What if this developer team breaks down? Are there any other people who can continue the project in technical terms?

in fact the founder of bitcoin (sathosi nakamoto) is no longer support it, and never come to working at bitcoin again.
we can see bitcoin still working, and more support from core developer, QT, classic, XT etc.




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January 25, 2017, 03:30:20 AM
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Well there should be some rules written as a contract and include it in blockchain, what happens when they retire or what is going to happen to key core developers 50 years from now? I doubt bitcoin core to be open source, maybe open to view but not open to change for random coders and devs.


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January 25, 2017, 03:56:07 AM
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maybe if the developer team of bitcoin break downs, maybe the value of bitcoin will also go down. but for me it is impossible because theres a lot of users who uses bitcoins. and for that reason maybe there would always be some backup plans for bitcoin if that happens. maybe some one will maintain the bitcoins value .

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January 25, 2017, 04:26:47 AM
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PoW is Technically an evolutionary Dead End, so he was right .  Wink

Current BTC Core members are pushing seqwit & LN, and refusing to increase the blocksize , we all be lucky if they would Quit.


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January 25, 2017, 05:06:09 AM
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If the development team breaks down, this maybe the end of Bitcoin. Some people may criticise the core team but they have contributed significantly to the growth of the project. There is a reason why we have so many fork of BTC coins over, this is because the core is secure

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January 25, 2017, 05:13:24 AM
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If the development team breaks down, this maybe the end of Bitcoin. Some people may criticise the core team but they have contributed significantly to the growth of the project. There is a reason why we have so many fork of BTC coins over, this is because the core is secure
I don't think it would be the end of Bitcoin, but it would be a disaster for sure. One can hate core devs for political reasons, but they are no doubt one of the smartest people in the world. I don't think their opposition is anywhere near as knowledgeable.

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January 25, 2017, 05:15:33 AM
 #20

Worst case scenario will be when power hungry people like Mike Hearn and Gavin come back, when the Core developers fail to deliver. I feel that they are failing already, because they are deliberately holding back small increases in the block size to pave the way for SegWit and the Lightning Network. In my books that is sabotage.

There are more power hungry people out there, who would gladly take on this challenge. ^smile^

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