Java is sooooooo much easier than C++. Wondering why in 2008 people decided to go with C++ instead. Was it because Satoshi only knew C++?

And to compliment this question, is there a noticeable cryptocurrency implemented in java from scratch?

closed as primarily opinion-based by Greg Hewgill, Anonymous, Gopoi, Murch Sep 15 '15 at 13:09

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    nxt is written in Java. The rest of your question is pretty much open to speculation, but C++ is still one of the most used programming languages altogether. – Murch Sep 6 '15 at 10:08
  • @Close-votes: I could see somebody answering "Wouldn't it be better to have used Java for Bitcoin Core?", and "Is there a noticeable cryptocurrency implemented in java from scratch?", so maybe the question should be reduced to some subset including that instead of closed. They should be probably be asked as two separate questions though. – Murch Sep 11 '15 at 15:50

There is at least one bitcoin implementation in Java. Not everybody "decided to go with C++", and the choice of implementation language has no bearing on the underlying network protocol. Anybody is free to implement the bitcoin algorithm in any programming language they choose.

Speculating on which programming languages Satoshi did or did not know is pointless, because it is generally agreed that he is a fictional persona.

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