Bitmain, one of the world’s largest Bitcoin (BTCminer producers, has reportedly cut funding for some primary developers who maintain Bitcoin-related software.

Jonas Schnelli, a major contributor and maintainer of Bitcoin Core, claimed that Bitmain discontinued its support after funding its efforts for more than three years.

In a December 1 tweet, Schnelli said that he lost his sponsorship of Bitmain in addition to Joao Barbosa, also another Bitcoin Core contributor known under the nickname “promag” on GitHub.

“Thank you Bitmain for all the help (despite the disagreement we had),” Schnelli tweeted, asking the crypto community to contribute to its continued efforts on Bitcoin Core.

Bitmain did not respond to Cointelegraph’s request for comment at the time of publication.

HEX founder Richard Heart then noted that other companies would be willing to fund the Bitcoin Core project if Bitcoin is reaching new record highs.

Some Reddit users also suggested that Bitmain could have found better ways to spend their money than fund the Bitcoin Core project. “I consider it a miracle they were still funded by them,” a Redditor noted.

Bitcoin Core is a large open source project that maintains and releases Bitcoin client software. The project describes himself as a direct descendant of the original Bitcoin software client released by Satoshi Nakamoto after he published the Bitcoin whitepaper back in 2008.

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