The Bitcoin Core project has a large open source developer community with many casual contributors to the codebase. There are many more who contribute research, peer review, testing, documentation, and translation.

This page list some of the more full time contributors to the project, as well as those who have some administrative roles.


Project maintainers have commit access and are responsible for merging patches from contributors. They perform a janitorial role merging patches that the team agrees should be merged. They also act as a final check to ensure that patches are safe and in line with the project goals. The maintainers’ role is by agreement of project contributors.


Everyone who contributes to the Bitcoin Core project is considered a contributor. The list below are some of the current contributors to the project. There are many others who contribute more casually or prefer not to be listed. A list of code contributors for the last year can be found on Github as well in the historical release notes for each Bitcoin Core software release.