bitcoin-dev Mailing List Migration (Action Required)

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Bryan Bishop

Feb 9, 2024, 3:35:21 PMFeb 9
Recently we announced a forthcoming mailing list migration. We are now ready to announce details.

After working through a few roadblocks we are now finally ready to migrate the mailing list to Google Groups. Emails to the old list are no longer accepted as of February 2024. Subscribe promptly to ensure you're not missing any emails. We'll wait 24 hours prior to letting new emails through to give people time to subscribe.

The new location of the bitcoindev mailing list is:

Ongoing archive including previous messages:

If you want to subscribe manually you have two options. You can send an email to and then send a reply to the automated email you'll receive (check your spam folder). Alternatively, you can also subscribe through the online interface at, using a Google account (not the same as gmail - you can create a Google account with any email address you like).

We encourage everyone to stay opted in to receiving *all* messages, especially if you want to actively participate in the conversation. If you don't do this, you won't be able to reply to existing messages easily, which commonly breaks threading and inconveniences readers. In order to keep your main inbox uncluttered, you can set up a filter for messages that have as the recipient.

The new mailing list archive can be viewed in the online interface (no Google account required) and is also backed up externally at The old mailing list contents can also be viewed there. Note we aren't relying on Google for anything critical here and are merely using them as a conduit for information that is already meant to be public.

We would like to encourage others to host public archives of the mailing list in addition to the public-inbox archive. With the archive, it's as simple as git cloning, subscribing (using and then replying to and configuring your own public-inbox instance, or any other mail archive that you prefer. Once you set up an archive, send us a message and let us know where users can view it.

A comprehensive archive of the bitcoin-dev mailing list, as part of the migration away from the previous server(s), and as part of the creation of the public-inbox archive, can be found here (see README inside for more details):
sha256: 86b8fb99451f990adbe755a1c363d9814ae620255d8fed5b4f7b0d4d59430b3c
sha512: 1611215fd87e40ba36cde8cb39a228497139ea10fb5cdec7d41c0af9b1b91c8860199dc7ba8d6d75fe249c4d4d434f087b3528c687ab02e6b231b29650aef5ff

Finally, we'd like to remind people that mailing lists are essentially a mass broadcast medium with only very limited moderation options. Please try to think about whether your post is relevant to everyone, especially when starting a new topic, in order to maintain a decent signal-to-noise ratio. The rules remain unchanged and can be viewed at

Moderators can be reached at

On behalf of the mailing list moderation team, thank you for bearing with us. We would also like to thank Joe Rayhawk <> for his assistance with software and infrastructure configuration during this migration.

Ruben Somsen
Bryan Bishop
Warren Togami

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