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Bitcoin Core Developer Pieter Wuille Returns to His Maintenance Role

Peter Wuille has waived his maintenance rights but will continue to contribute to various Bitcoin projects.

Belgium-born Bitcoin Core developer Peter Wuille is scaling back his contributions to Bitcoin Core. However, he will continue to contribute code to the project and remains an important player in the Bitcoin ecosystem, due to both his influence in the Bitcoin community and his role at Chaincode Labs.

Bitcoin Core is the main implementation of Bitcoin software that connects to the blockchain. Open source developers provide critical research, peer review, testing, and documentation. A small team with commit access can directly access Bitcoin Core’s code to merge new code changes.

Until now, Wuille was part of this smaller group. With his departure, only four developers have left with commit access: Wladimir J. van der Laan, Marco Falke, Michael Ford, and Hennadii Stepanov.

He made a request to remove his key from the trusted keyset via Bitcoin GitHub on Thursday.

Wuille has made thousands of contributions to Bitcoin Core since 2011, most notably Bitcoin Improvement Proposal (BIP) 32, which introduced seed phrases for easier private key storage and recovery. ; Segregated Witness (SegWit) provides a new, efficient way to store data in blocks; and more recently Taproot (BIPs 340, 341 and 342), have provided developers with a valuable toolkit to integrate new features to improve privacy, scalability, and security .

Over the past year and a half, a number of Bitcoin developers and maintainers have chosen to leave their various roles, including John Newbery, Samuel Dobson, and Jonas Schnelli.