IRC channels

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Most of the following Bitcoin-related IRC channels are available on Freenode:

Please read: Bitcoin IRC Channel Guidelines before joining.

Bitcoin Project[edit]

Channel Description
{{{text}}} | #bitcoin}} General Bitcoin-related discussion and support. ( guidelines).
{{{text}}} | #bitcoin-dev}} Dead. Formerly for Bitcoin software development. (history. guidelines)
{{{text}}} | #bitcoin-commits}} Real-time notification of commits to Bitcoin projects.
{{{text}}} | #bitcoin-core-dev}} For development of Bitcoin Core. Log sources; 1, 2, 3
{{{text}}} | #bitcoin-gaming}} Bitcoin gamers hangout.
{{{text}}} | #bitcoin-gentoo}} Gentoo community.
{{{text}}} | #bitcoin-marketing}} Marketing and promotion of bitcoin
{{{text}}} | #bitcoin-news}} RSS News related to Bitcoin.
{{{text}}} | #bitcoin-politics}} Discuss politics with other Bitcoin users.
#bitcoin-pricetalk | ##bitcoin-pricetalk}} ALL Discussion Remotely Related to Bitcoin Price or other offtopic goes here
IRC Web {{#if: #bitcoin-watch | #bitcoin-watch | #bitcoin-watch}} Streaming Bitcoin transactions, including market data.
{{{text}}} | #bitcoin-wiki}} Bitcoin Wiki support
{{{text}}} | #bitcoin-wizards}} Bitcoin experts and futurists (history)
{{{text}}} | #lightning-dev}} Lightning protocol development
{{{text}}} | #lnd}} Lightning only version of #bitcoin-commits
{{{text}}} | #sidechains-dev}} Sidechains development

Local communities[edit]

{{{text}}} | #bitcoin-otc-eu}} European OTC trading marketplace.
{{{text}}} | #bitcoin-otc-ru}} Russian OTC trading marketplace.
{{{text}}} | #bitcoin-otc-uk}} United kingdom OTC Trading Marketplace.Founder Angus Bates.
{{{text}}} | #bitcoin-aus}} Aussie bitcoin community.
{{{text}}} | #AustinBitcoin}} Austin, TX bitcoin community.
{{{text}}} | #bitcoin-bra}} Brazilian bitcoin community.
{{{text}}} | #bitcoin-cad}} Canadian bitcoin community.
{{{text}}} | #bitcoin-cn}} Chinese bitcoin community.
{{{text}}} | #bitcoin-dk}} Danish bitcoin community.
{{{text}}} | #bitcoin-de}} German bitcoin community.
{{{text}}} | #bitcoin-eastcoastusa}} East Coast USA bitcoin community.
{{{text}}} | #bitcoin-il}} Israeli bitcoin community.
{{{text}}} | #bitcoin-nl}} Dutch bitcoin community.
{{{text}}} | #bitcoin-pl}} Polish bitcoin community.
{{{text}}} | #bitcoin-romania}} Romanian bitcoin community.
{{{text}}} | #bitcoin-ve}} Venezuelan bitcoin community.
{{{text}}} | #btc.chat}} Russian bitcoin community.
#bitcoins.fi @ IRCNet Finnish bitcoin community.
{{{text}}} | #bitcoin-hr}} Croatian language bitcoin community.

Mining Related Communities[edit]

Channel Description
{{{text}}} | #avalon}} Discussion and support specific to Avalon mining machine
{{{text}}} | #bitcoin-mining}} Discussion and support related to mining.
{{{text}}} | #bitcoin-fpga}} Discussion and support specific to FPGA mining.
{{{text}}} | #btcguild}} BTCGuild mining pool community
{{{text}}} | #butterflylabs}} Butterfly Labs chat
{{{text}}} | #cgminer}} Discussion and support specific to CGMiner.
{{{text}}} | #eligius}} Eligius mining pool community (also support for BFGMiner and Eloipool)
{{{text}}} | #mining.bitcoin.cz}} Slush's mining pool community
{{{text}}} | #ozcoin}} Ozco.in mining pool community
IRC Web #xkcd-bitcoin XKCD Pool
IRC Web #bitcoins.lc @ Quakenet Bitcoins.lc Pool
{{{text}}} | #p2pool}} P2Pool decentralized mining pool
{{{text}}} | #bitminter}} BitMinter Mining Pool Community
{{{text}}} | #kncminer}} KNCMiner ASIC Mining Hardware Vendor Discussion
{{{text}}} | #triplemining}} TripleMining mining pool community

Communities for Exchanges and Trading[edit]

Channel Description
{{{text}}} | #bitcoin-assets}} Discussion of securities and other asset investments. bitcoin-assets.com.
{{{text}}} | #bitcoin-assets-trades}} Streaming assets market data (only), no chat.
{{{text}}} | #bitcoin-auction}} Live auctions over IRC.
{{{text}}} | #bitcoin-market}} Streaming market data (only), no chat.
IRC Web {{#if: #bitcoin-otc | #bitcoin-otc | #bitcoin-otc}} Over-the-counter trading marketplace and discussion. (history)
{{{text}}} | #bitcoin-escrow}} Third party escrow agents.
{{{text}}} | #bitcoin-otc-ticker}} Streaming market data form the #bitcoin-otc order book.
{{{text}}} | #bitcoin-otc-ratings}} Updates to ratings on the #bitcoin-otc Web of Trust.
{{{text}}} | #bitcoin-pit}} Only over-the-counter trading.
{{{text}}} | #bitcoin-wot}} Distributed Web of Trust (WoT) system for #bitcoin-otc.
{{{text}}} | #btc.chat.traders}} Russian community discussion about trades/exchanges.
{{{text}}} | #coinbase}} Coinbase chat
{{{text}}} | #bitcoin-rt}} Real-time tape (executed trades).
{{{text}}} | #localbitcoins-chat}} LocalBitcoins.com exchange support
{{{text}}} | #Coinabul}} Coinabul's customer support and news channel. Selling gold and silver for Bitcoin.

Related Communities[edit]

Channel Description
{{{text}}} | #opentransactions}} Open Transactions project.
{{{text}}} | #namecoin}} Namecoin and the Dot-bit project.
{{{text}}} | #twister}} Twister, P2P microblogging discussion.
{{{text}}} | #joinmarket}} JoinMarket, A CoinJoin implementation
{{{text}}} | #darkwallet}} DarkWallet and libbitcoin/Obelisk discussion & development channel.
{{{text}}} | #electrum}} Electrum, lightweight bitcoin client.
{{{text}}} | #copay}} Copay, lightweight bitcoin client.
{{{text}}} | #bitcoin-stackexchange}} Discussion complementing Bitcoin StackExchange.

See Also[edit]

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