Just published a new blog post with @thunderB on how to use the @bitcoindevkit to create and spend from a descriptor based wallet using two different spending policies. Check it out! bitcoindevkit.org/blog/2021/02

BDK v0.4.0 has been published! 🎉

It comes with a new API to build transactions, upgraded dependencies and more!

See @afilini's blog post for details

bitcoindevkit.org/blog/2021/02

@rcasatta just published a super interesting article "Fee estimation for light-clients", I'm really looking forward to see where he goes with it!
bitcoindevkit.org/blog/2021/01

For anyone interested in what the BDK project (bitcoindevkit.org/) 🧙 is up to, we're having our bi-weekly team chat in ~30 mins.. @20:00 UTC on Discord: discord.gg/ZFF4jbg

if the traffic is sufficiently spread around, then it could potentially become feasible to host the entire instance outside of the cloud, avoiding any kind of "deplatforming"

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but if we change the trust model to a federation with a strong "leader", then it basically becomes pretty similar to what we have here today, with the added benefit that the admin doesn't have to carry all the costs of running the instance

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I have this weird idea for a distributed and private Mastodon instance:

- the instance would be Tor-only
- anybody* could help host an instance they like by installing and running some software (let's say a "node")
- the nodes would connect with each other and coordinate which one should do what (storage, database, http, etc)
- by using OnionBalance one can split the traffic among all the "http" instances

*not really "anybody" because this would make it trivial to take down the instance

❓ Write in C the definition of a pointer to a constant of type char pointer.

Is there an onion address for this instance as well?

cc @nvk

Highly recommend the latest Crypto Voices podcast with @giacomozucco, excellent discussion on BTC proof of work and the RGB spec he's working on with @afilini

soundcloud.com/cryptovoices/sh

rgb.network/

@Dennis @kelbie it's "private" in the sense that other users cannot see them. But messages are saved in plain-text on the server.

Admins, hosting providers, governments, they all can read them if they want to..

@kelbie seems like Tusky just uploads the image (sometimes after a quick resize if it's too big). I'll work on that as soon as I have some spare time!

Hopefully with the Bitcoin community jumping into mastodon, some PR to improve its privacy/safety will come 💪

Does anyone know if mastodon strips EXIF metadata out of uploaded pictures? 🤔🤔

@nvk is it possible to change the ‘TOOT’ button to ‘Broadcast’ on here? Seems fitting for a bitcoin community :p

@mberger sometimes it's hard for me... I have to wrap my dick in a salad leaf

Initially I didn't really like the fact that Tusky hides the number of "favorites" a "toot" has* but I think it's actually making me more unbiased: on Twitter I always feel more "under pressure" when I'm about to like something with very few other likes, and I might decide not to do it.

Good example of how peer pressure and social rules are really hard-wired into our brain!

*Unless you open that specific toot

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