BRIEF // Wladimir van der Lann, who had been at the helm of Bitcoin Core, the software behind bitcoin, since 2014, decided to leave the project. Commenting on this decision on Twitter, he said to be “Exhausted“Y”stress“.
A page is turning for bitcoin: Wladimir van der Lann, head of Bitcoin Core, the open source software behind the famous cryptocurrency, since 2014, announced that he would jump ship on August 8.
Although the software is modifiable by anyone who wants it, there is a hierarchy within Bitcoin Core and Wladimir Van Der Lann was at the top as the lead developer. His departure follows that of number 2 Pieter Wuille, who left the project in July.
On Twitter, the one whose bio now includes the description “ex-Bitcoin Core“, explains his choice: “I think he is [bientôt] time for me to move on“. Wladimir van der Lann also says to himself”Exhausted“Y”stress“, and indicates having “many other interests“.
ossification or not, I think it will soon be time to move on to other things
— orionwl (@orionwl) August 8, 2022
It is therefore the end of an adventure for those who have been at the helm of the company for 8 years and have seen the price of bitcoin go from one hundred euros in 2014 to more than 20,000 today.