Transcript for #bitcoin-dev 2017/10/02

10:03 hofm Hi there! I was wondering what someone from a high performance computing background could contribute bitcoin?
10:04 hofm is application performance an issue at all (except perhaps during initial sync)?
10:06 wxxs hofm, bcash may need high performance optimization
12:22 waxwing hofm, generally speaking yes performance is a *huge* issue in initial sync (and afaict constantly being worked on), and is less so but still very important in steady state. one of the main bottlenecks is cpu usage for ecdsa verification, see https://github.com/bitcoin-core/secp256k1
13:21 hofm waxwing: thanks for the pointer