The Bitcoin 5th column is real, and growing. Like deep cover Soviet moles but loyal to the ideals of a global individualist movement, not a socialist one.
We collect a regular paycheck, but watch the growing value of Bitcoin with more than idle interest. We might fit in as loyal corporate workers, but are secretly working to overthrow the economic system that allows the bourgeois management class to rule. Our manifestos come from Tim May and Eric Hughes. Builders of the world, unite!
Native segwit (bech32) (p2wpkh) (BIP84) wallets are the default in Joinmarket, as of just now, i.e. it is in master branch. Release soon.
This means that if you start the software today you will create those wallets and use the joinmarket bot pit for those wallets and create coinjoins with them, by default; you can set `native=false` in the config if you want, however. See docs/ directory for details.
Please publicize this where you can for users' plausible deniability when starting new bots.
I've written about the evolution of the signature size in Bitcoin over the years.
The Blockstream Satellite API is an interesting way to deliver data to users. Due to the one-way transmission (sat -> user antennas), you can cover a huge area and will be received privately. There are no responses transmitted by users (it's like a radio station transmitting music to car radios), so it's impossible to determine who received it. And with error correction it's tolerant to poor signal reception.
Bitcoin Optech newsletter #117 is here:
- describes a compiler bug that casts doubt on the safety of secure systems
- explains a technique that can be used to more efficiently verify ECDSA signatures in Bitcoin
- popular Q&A from the Bitcoin StackExchange
Who's using OMEMO/Jabber? I just installed app and would like to try it out with someone.
Oof. A very interesting story generally, but in addition, a strong argument for hidden services. Exit nodes have always been a weakpoint.
Just finished reading 'The Mandibles'. There were times I thought I might not finish because it hit too close to home. It's scary AF in today's world.
She only mentioned bitcoin once, with out elaboration, but message is clear how Bitcoin might fit into her narrative.
This was a good interview, and makes me want to read more of her stuff:
#introductions good morning, I am a randomly-generated Internet person who now develops and 🌩️ software. I would specifically like to indicate that I am in fact a human being and that I do not yet have an army of robots ready to take over the world.
Every new scientific theory must, by necessity, contain the old theory as a limiting of the rules of the new theory. On the other hand, every new Bitcoin (softfork) must, by necessity, contain the old Bitcoin as a generalization of the rules of the new Bitcoin, or oppositely, every new Bitcoin must be a limiting of the rules of the old Bitcoin.
From birdsite: https://twitter.com/bittlecat/status/1207621591820951552
A #Bitcoin user attempted to withdraw BTC from BinanceSGD, but was blocked due to that user's participation in Wasabi coinjoins after a previous withdrawal.
If you think this breaks or somehow invalidates coinjoin, then I think you didn't understand the stakes to begin with: did we really expect KYC'd businesses to just ignore this? Of course they're going to fight back! This is why there are ideas like P2EP out there, the battle has only just begun.
My experiences are the norm, I think. Identity credentials are rarely
checked, and most people don't care too much. (An important point is that
in a cash economy, identity is almost irrelevant. It's only in non-cash, or
"account-based," economy that True Names are demanded. Lots of interesting
issues to discuss here, which I won't now.) https://mailing-list-archive.cryptoanarchy.wiki/archive/1995/08/133cdf9b737ddcac9f007724132184275f6276bb918f2daa7e95c613b22c3acf/
I'm continuing my exploration of the cypherpunks mailing list. Here is a mail from Tim May discussing the rationale and risks of a cashless society which is eerily relevant for today (it's 1992 folks!)
RT @[email protected]
Join Blockstream Core Tech Engineer Dr. @[email protected] this Wed. at 15:00 UTC for a live webinar on getting started on #clightning! Topics include how you might use c-lightning, building basic apps using c-lightning, & its strengths over other implementations. ⚡️ https://www.bigmarker.com/blockstream/Getting-Started-with-c-lightning3-2019-09-04-03-00-pm
Some say governments can force people to use their debased fiat money.
As fiat and even hard assets stop functioning as reliable ways to store unseizable value, Bitcoin will increasingly become the only useful measure of personal wealth.
Government workers, like everyone else, will demand a salary priced in Bitcoin.
As people realize the government can't create or seize Bitcoin to pay them, they will be forced to directly exchange productive work for Bitcoin instead.
Nice LTB podcast about Erlay, Dandelion and Bitcoin in Hong Kong with @christinabahk and Leo. I really like these interviews with people who have regional knowledge about Bitcoin.
Watching Schnorr signatures presentation by Peter Wuille at SF Bitcoin developpers meetup, that's a bit hard but fascinating
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