Will Andersen Face Blowback from Toxic Maximalists?
One of the key programmers behind Bitcoin was Gavin Andresen. He along with Satoshi Nakamoto, Hal Finney, & a handful of others helped develop the software behind Bitcoin. Despite leaving software development to others in 2014, Andresen voices his opinion on Bitcoin & cryptocurrencies from time to time.
The developer was a supporter of Bitcoin XT circa 2015-16 and later supported Bitcoin Cash. In 2017 he tweeted a rather supportive Tweet claiming Bitcoin Cash was what he had in mind in 2010.
Bitcoin Cash is what I started working on in 2010: a store of value AND means of exchange.â Gavin Andresen (@gavinandresen) November 11, 2017
It seems that Andresen didn't change his position much. Gavin recently commented on a series of tweets by John Newbery. In those series of tweets Newbery speaks at length regarding the Lightning Network. Andresen commented on one of those tweets and seemingly mocked the Lightning Network.
So... lightning will be ready for mere mortals in 2022? https://t.co/TUTQkPWogCâ Gavin Andresen (@gavinandresen) December 22, 2019
It appears that Andresen still has some reservations regarding the Lightning Network and its development.
We have reached out to Gavin Andresen for his thoughts on Bitcoin, the Lightning Network and Liquid, but have yet to receive a response. We will keep or readers updated should we receive a response.
Written by Jonathan Ganor
Writer & cryptocurrency aficionado