Bitcoin Developers Struggle for Funds: Can Blockchain Stay Afloat?
• Bitcoin is the world’s biggest crypto network, but its developers need more funds to stay afloat.
•James O’Beirne, one of the asset’s top developers, has warned that unless enough money is donated to pay for the remaining developers, BTC could falter in the coming weeks.
• However, Steven Lee believes that once crypto prices shoot up again, the funds should come flooding in.
Bitcoin Network Needs Funds
Bitcoin is still the world’s biggest cryptocurrency network and its development relies on donations from people and grants to keep it running. James O’Beirne – one of the asset’s top developers – has urged people to step up and donate money so that all remaining developers can get paid for their work or else BTC could suffer in the coming weeks.
Funding Decreased During Bear Market
Despite this plea for help, Steven Lee believes that once crypto prices rise again then funds will start to come in like they have done before. He explained that many companies and funders have had to reduce funding due to financial pressures during a bear market. Gloria Zhao – who helps maintain Bitcoin Core – stated: “Every software project requires maintenance … Most of changes are just bug fixes.“
Improving The Network
The majority of these bug fixes will be what keeps bitcoin running efficiently as well as developing new features such as Taproot and Package Relay which help improve protocol changes within bitcoin. Without these improvements being made regularly then there could be serious issues with security or scalability further down the line if not addressed quickly enough.
Bitcoin Will Not Collapse
Despite all this doom and gloom talk surrounding bitcoin’s future it seems likely that it will still remain a strong force in the crypto space going forward regardless of whether or not enough money is donated towards development teams at this time or not.
Call To Action
O’Beirne has called on businesses within bitcoin specifically to step up and donate more so as to ensure its long-term success by enabling all current developers working hard behind-the-scenes continue doing their job without worry of financial instability – something which would benefit both current users of BTC as well as those looking into getting involved with cryptocurrency for years to come.