Bitcoin ‘Hacker Residency’ to Launch in New York


A bitcoin development training program will launch in New York City this September to teach new developers the basics of the protocol.

While bitcoin might not be the easiest software to master today, bitcoin RD group Chaincode Labs believes it can help mitigate this issue by giving developers an option to learn in an environment that is more supportive and interactive than current online materials can offer.

Set the firm’s headquarters in New York, the four-week “hacker residency” program aims to give developers an opportunity to work on projects that pique their interest starting 12th September.

Notably, bitcoin developer and Blockstream co-founder Matt Corallo will take a leave of absence from his startup as part of a bid to support the effort.

Corallo told CoinDesk:

“You always hear a lot of people that want to contribute to the protocol, but find it to be really daunting. The motivation behind it is giving back to some extent and to improve the number and quality of people contributing to low-level protocol development in bitcoin.”

Organizers said the final number of developers accepted will depend on the number of qualified applicants.

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As noted by Corallo, the program is in many ways an acknowledgement of the

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