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In this week's episode I had the pleasure to interview Amiti Uttarwar. She is as far as I know the first female engineer contributing to the Bitcoin Core code. Amiti is working full time as a Core developer, focusing on the peer to peer aspect of the protocol. Her latest contribution is a pull request that improves wallet privacy. I enjoyed our chat a lot, because Amiti has a clear and concise way to communicate which had even a calming effect on me. Maybe her daily meditation practice is the reason for that. "I definitely hope that we move towards a Bitcoin ecosystem that involves more women. I think it's kind of absurd how few there currently are that I know about, in Bitcoin Core specifically. When I made my first contributions I didn't know of any women contributors. And I just think that that's ridiculous." - Amiti Uttarwar "I definitely don't think right now, a particular group of people or a particular business entity has the ability to really have a disproportionate amount of influence on Bitcoin Core. But I also think, it would take a really big change that I can't really imagine how it would happen in order for that to be occurring in the future." - Amiti Uttarwar We talk about How different forms of money form expectations The gift economy Why she chose bitcoin and not another “crypto” project Censorship resistance Why privacy is important What a PR is Influencing the direction of Bitcoin development Bitcoin Core releases Her educational comics How Bitcoin developers are getting paid Her message to women in Bitcoin Diversity in Bitcoin Meditation Full Transcript: ---------- Thank you to my sponsors: - the peer-to-peer Bitcoin exchange. Buy and sell bitcoin at ---------- and ---------- Card Wallet - the easy cold storage solution. No software needed. Order now and get 20% off! ---------- and ---------- Check out the LTB Network ---------- Follow and Subscribe: Mailing list: Twitter: YouTube: ----------

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