RT @jimmysong
I want to express my appreciation for @orionwl @MarcoFalke @fanquake @_jonasschnelli_ and meshcollider who have the hard job of maintaining Bitcoin Core.

Being an open source developer is often a thankless job with lots of people complaining, so show them some love.

A thread about Schnorr with Pieter Wuille with a little of Peter Todd and Amir Taaki : nitter.net/pwuille/status/1297

I'm starting to wonder if we really need Schnorr? It seems all the cool tricks are risky?

Pieter :

> "Just Schnorr signatures are boring. They're ECDSA without the weirdness, but unlikely to be worth the hassle on their own.

> What can be built on them is huge: multisig, thresholds, atomic swaps, ...

> But they're *protocols*, and those are inherently harder than signatures."

RT @BtcpayServer
🚨BTCPay Server v1.0.5.4 is out!
-⚒️ only build (default)
- 🎨redesigned login page
- ✅new recovery phrase page
- 🔔Multi-selection of invoices and notifications
Plenty of UX/UI improvements, 🐞🔫and two security vulnerability fixes.

Read more blog.btcpayserver.org/btcpay-s

Breaking: Yet another @ledger fuck up.

It seems some shitcoin apps can be used steal bitcoins.
monokh.com/posts/ledger-app-is

Putting my own reservations concerning Paxful aside and understanding that he may well just be talking his book, here's a quote from its CEO that I find fascinating :

“P2P is how the world works,” said Youssef. “Dare I say it – and I do – in two years time, P2P volume will flippen exchange volume, which is vastly inflated. They’ve got some surprises coming from the people of Africa.”

coindesk.com/where-fatf-crypto

Christian Decker :

"It's finally here: v0.9.0 "Rat Poison Squared on Steroid" was released. It includes PSBT support, fine-grained coin control, and can serve as the backend wallet for protocols. In addition we shipped full keysend support and multi-part payments."

github.com/ElementsProject/lig

Adam Back today :

"happy independence day bitcoiners.
never forget. onwards. upwards."

Having trouble keeping up with news and developments related to privacy? Last month I started a monthly newsletter to do just that. 🔐📡🔎😎

And here is the July edition. Enjoy!
enegnei.github.io/This-Month-I

Another interesting podcast from Anita Posch on Bitcoin usage in Africa (Nigeria here); one interesting factoid was ~ $18M in remittances per week via the bitcoin channel. This guy probably knows quite a bit about it as he used to be the manager for Paxful for Africa (iirc from what he said here):

bitcoinundco.com/en/chimezie-c

#bitcoin

RT @matt_odell
Spent the morning building this out with @DennisReimann.

Introducing bitcoindevlist.com.

If you are working on a bitcoin project and currently accepting donations: submit a PR and get yourself added.

If you are a bitcoiner: please consider supporting our builders!

RT @notgrubles
KYC data should be treated as radioactive waste and disposed of properly, to not risk toxic spills which permanently irradiate businesses and put their communities at risk. ☢️

If I find the time, I want to test the same thing with a bunch of online services and see who's spying... : bitcoinhackers.org/@alik555/10

Virus, Masks, Health, Privacy 

Masks protect you by lowering the amount of virus that does get in, which means lighter symptoms. Common sense. It took some doctors quite a while to catch on : text.npr.org/s.php?sId=8932270

"[...] the less virus that you get in, the less sick you're likely to be."

I wear masks to protect Me, Myself and I. The fact that the government is worried it might break facial recognition is just an added bonus : theintercept.com/2020/07/16/fa

Elegance, Nature, Uplifting 

I have to figure out how to have more nature in my life : youtube.com/watch?v=oi38cQMORQ

Now that US banks can custody bitcoin, remember: not your keys, not your bitcoin.

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