Some nice things people have said about my work. Listed below in reverse chronological order.
harding: […] thanks so much for writing these things. It’s really incredible what you do in this newsletter, I don’t know how you keep track of so many things. Sometimes you catch stuff in rust-bitcoin that I even missed.
[I]n the middle of these heated debates, David Harding presented a proposal for a “speedy trial” which lasts only 3 months […] This seemed like the ideal way to proceed […] And that’s exactly what happened on June 12th 2021.
Host of The Bitcoin Takeover Podcast,
The newsletters are the work of many contributors. Foremost amongst them is Dave Harding, who writes the majority of our content. To say that Dave is prolific is an understatement – week after week, he produces concise, clear summaries of the enormously varied research and development happening across the Bitcoin ecosystem. We’re lucky to have someone of his breadth of knowledge, dedication and humility documenting Bitcoin. The extensive body of work that he’s produced for Optech and other projects is a huge asset for all present and future Bitcoiners.
The [coin] flip is a really awesome moment in bitcoin history, regardless of if it succeeds or fails.
Bitcoin developer at Judica,
They’ve consistently shown a deep care about transferring knowledge, and that’s nothing but humbling. It’s what I love about Bitcoin.
[…] prolific Bitcoin technical writer Dave Harding […]
Dave Harding [and] Russell O’Connor both offered helpful comments that assisted significantly with early drafting.
Bitcoin Protocol developer,
I think @hrdng is one of the most important people in educating people about Bitcoin’s tech. Back in the day when no one else outside a few devs understood it, he was already writing API and protocol documentation. Now he’s writing for optech
Congratulations to all contributors at @bitcoinoptech for curating the most invaluable knowledge about cutting edge #Bitcoin research in now 100 newsletters.
Y’all are heroes! 🔥🚀
Free software entrepeneur,
Bitcoin open source and protocol engineer,
The Bitcoin Optech newsletter is the second big project under the Bitcoin Optech umbrella. Produced by technical writer David Harding and counting 84 editions at the time of writing, the newsletter continues to accumulate a wealth of information, containing high-quality technical documentation and offering an ongoing overview of developments across Bitcoin and Lightning implementations.
Among the more notable efforts carried out through the newsletter, Harding wrote a 24(!)-part series on bech32 sending support, encouraging wallet providers and companies to implement the option to send funds to bech32 addresses
The Bitcoin Optech weekly newsletter is *the best* way to learn about the technical developments in the ecosystem. Dave Harding is a word wizard that makes it accessible to stay up to date. I highly recommend subscribing.
9,000 commits reviewed (nearly 2,000 merges), over 1,500 mailing list posts, many thousands of lines of IRC logs, and numerous other public sources. 50 newsletter issues and over 200 printed pages worth of content
Associate at Optech,
This newsletter marks the end of a TWENTY FOUR WEEK run at providing educational and motivational content for bech32 native segwit adoption. Incredible work by @hrdng. See all 24 weeks at a glance here: https://bitcoinops.org/en/bech32-sending-support/
Once again I enjoyed @bitcoinoptech newsletter by @hrdng. This is the most informative and best resource and overview for developers and educators. I think @hrdng gets paid for doing this newsletter but every week it feels like it’s coming directly from David’s heart! Thank you!
I’m super happy that David Harding wrote the foreword of Grokking Bitcoin! Thank you @hrdng for writing it and for everything you do to enlighten people.
David Harding was exceptional in his technical review of this book. He reviewed the text three times, with a lot of great comments. He’d better write a book about Bitcoin at some point, because he has an encyclopedic knowledge of nearly everything that’s happened in Bitcoin’s history.
This is a must-read year-in-review. I’ve never encountered a year-in-review that not only summarizes the year, but simplifies explanations of complex topics, furthering understanding. Phenomenal year of writing contributions by @hrdng and thorough reviews by @jfnewbery!
And @hrdng? He just gives his time and expertise away for free, as he has been doing for years, because he’s a treasure and one of the most important and generous contributors in Bitcoin.
Dave Harding […] is one of the most knowledgable, humble, and eloquent OG Bitcoiners out there.
This manuscript benefited immensely from the help, guidance, and technical expertise of Bitcoin [contributor] David Harding, who has an admirable gift for communicating complex technical topics effectively.
David is one of the BEST
Developer, Cash App,
General Partner at Blockchain Capital.,
Tweeting out this article from @hrdng on the Bitcoin wiki about techniques to reduce #bitcoin transaction fees again because you should read it https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Techniques_to_reduce_transaction_fees
Co-author of the TLS Security Standard,
Creator of the OXT block chain explorer,
David Harding is one of the most concise thinkers I’ve encountered in this space and his knowledge is invaluable. If you want to take a deep dive into some of the technical aspects of Bitcoin and Ethereum, join our friends Pierre Rochard and Michael Goldstein as they sit down with David to talk shop for ~45 minutes.
Author of Marty’s Bent (newsletter) and host of Tales From The Crypt (podcast),
A LOT of information here. Thank you for the articulate explanations, David!
Great explanation from @hrdng on what happens once #SegWit is activated. All facts are presented in a simple & straightforward manner.
The author is grateful for […], and David A. Harding for his outstanding contributions to Bitcoin.Stackexchange.com and the Bitcoin Developer Guide.
This is great work David, thanks!
Founding Partner at Adamant Capital,
@harding: Thank you for all of the amazing work you have done!
IMO you did a better job describing the [BIP65] changes then I did in git master
David Harding is a little known but important contributor to Bitcoin. He’s done fantastic work on the developer guide.
@harding That is a huge change, thank you so much for your work on this!
Just now I found out that David Harding wrote an excellent guide on setting up and running a #bitcoin full node: https://bitcoin.org/en/full-node!
@harding thank you! good catch!