Wladimir van der Laan

Wladimir van der Laan

Bitcoin Core developer.

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Wladimir van der Laan Introduction

Wladimir van der Laan is a Bitcoin Core developer and the lead maintainer of the bitcoin repository on github. From mid-2010 until April-2014, Gavin Andresen maintained control of the Bitcoin Core github repository and was considered Bitcoin’s lead developer. On April 8, 2014, Andresen stepped down and van der Laan agreed to take over as lead maintainer of the bitcoin repo. His salary is paid by MIT’s Digital Currency Initiative, where he works on Bitcoin development with Andresen and Cory Fields.