IRC channels

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

Bitcoin Project

Channel Description
IRC Web #bitcoin General Bitcoin-related discussion ( guidelines).
IRC Web #bitcoin-court Bitcoin Court Settles disputes between parties.
IRC Web #bitcoin-dev Bitcoin software development. (history. guidelines)
IRC Web #bitcoin-commits Real-time notification of commits to Bitcoin projects.
IRC Web #bitcoin-core-dev Bitcoin Core only version of #bitcoin-commits.
IRC Web #bitcoin-gaming Bitcoin gamers hangout.
IRC Web #bitcoin-gentoo Gentoo community.
IRC Web #bitcoin-marketing Marketing and promotion of bitcoin
IRC Web #bitcoin-news RSS News related to Bitcoin.
IRC Web #bitcoin-politics Discuss politics with other Bitcoin users.
IRC Web #bitcoin-pricetalk ALL Discussion Remotely Related to Bitcoin Price goes here
IRC Web #bitcoin-watch Streaming Bitcoin transactions, including market data.
IRC Web #bitcoin-wiki Bitcoin Wiki support
IRC Web #bitcoin-wizards Bitcoin experts and futurists (history)
IRC Web #lightning-dev Lightning protocol development
IRC Web #sidechains-dev Sidechains development

Local communities

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

Mining Related Communities

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

Communities for Exchanges and Trading

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

Related Communities

Channel Description
IRC Web #opentransactions Open Transactions project.
IRC Web #namecoin Namecoin and the Dot-bit project.
IRC Web #twister Twister, P2P microblogging discussion.
IRC Web #darkwallet DarkWallet and libbitcoin/Obelisk discussion & development channel.
IRC Web #electrum Electrum, lightweight bitcoin client.
IRC Web #bitcoin-stackexchange Discussion complementing Bitcoin StackExchange.

See Also