[Bitcoin-development] Where do I start?

Telephone Lemien lemientelephone at gmail.com
Thu Apr 30 09:35:50 UTC 2015

I'm a beginner in Bitcoin and I want to know, what are things those allo me
to understand Bitcoin protocol and make progress in java to become a good
Please tell me how I can begin.
Best regards

2015-04-30 10:08 GMT+02:00 Jorge Timón <jtimon at jtimon.cc>:

> As Mike says it depends on your interests. But one thing that is almost
> always welcomed is improving the tests, and it is unlikely that it
> conflicts with other people's PRs (unless they're changing that part of the
> code and need to update those tests. Improving documentation is also good
> and you can do that while reading the code. Usually I just start cloning,
> compiling and changing things as I read, "if I understand this correctly,
> this change should not break the tests, if I understand this, this other
> change should break the build", etc.
> But again, is up to you.
> On Apr 16, 2015 2:34 PM, "Mike Hearn" <mike at plan99.net> wrote:
>> Hey Gabe,
>> That's diving into the deep end for sure! :)
>>> What are some current things that are lacking in Bitcoin core? Or am I
>>> better off making something else for the ecosystem?
>> That depends on your interests.
>> Many of the highest priority tasks in Bitcoin Core are rather
>> complicated, unfortunately, even for people with experience. You can
>> consult the issue tracker to get a feel for it.
>> Alternatively, there are lots of wallet apps out there and plenty of more
>> straightforward projects on them. However they may have less of a research
>> flavour.
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