In 2013, computer scientist Piotr Narewski was not satisfied with the current state of Bitcoin and its various client implementations. He wanted better cold storage, the ability to create brain wallets, and other technical improvements. No other software Narewski knew of provided those things at the time — so he created it himself. Enter Gocoin.
Gocoin: A Labor of Love Gone Unnoticed
Since the beginning, Narewski has worked on his Gocoin project independently, with now help. Existing as a side project he works on in his free time, Narewski tells the audience at The Future of Bitcoin 2017 conference that Gocoin has gone widely ignored by the industry. Pretty much no one has ever used Gocoin, he said, and he hopes that from now on, at least his audience would recognize its name.
Narewski proceded to give his presentation on Gocoin, going over its functionality and technical details. During his hour-long talk, Narewski dug through the code that makes up his project, showing how it works, his computer screen mirrored on the projector for the entire conference to see — demonstrating the full functionality of his software.
In the last leg of his presentation, Narewski went over his plans for the future of Gocoin. If you want to hear those plans, see the entire presentation below:
About The Future of Bitcoin 2017
The Future of Bitcoin conference took place in June-July 2017 in Arnhem, Netherlands. Presenting at the event were several high profile individuals who will be making key decisions about what Bitcoin is, and how it works, in the years to come.
This is a comprehensive video series featuring all the speakers and panels from the 2017. event. Watch them for a direct insight into the minds engaged in research and development to keep Bitcoin disruptive, decentralized, global and permissionless.
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