Excited to finally get started on Mastodon. But it looks like I'm late ot the #CryptoMastodon party; lots of inactive accounts. We don't have to "decentralize all the things", but we need to decentralize basic communications. Twitter's position is unhealthy and we should not abide.
So I will try to use Mastodon more than Twitter from now on. Hope I'm not inactive by the time you read this ;-)
In episode 18 @AaronvanW and I discuss the Erebus eclipse attack: https://nadobtc.libsyn.com/erebus-attacks-and-how-to-stop-them-with-asmap-nado-18
I don't usually write stuff, but here's an article on the wallet features coming to Core 0.21
If someone tells you "It's simple, Bitcoin is like..." then usually the answer is "no it's not".
Bitcoin is a new thing. It has many properties. There isn't anything like it. So unfortunately you will have to dig into and understand the properties to be able to grasp what it is. It will take you time, but I guarantee it will be time well spent even if you spend the time trying to persuade me that Bitcoin is a horrible idea...
Bitcoin Core v0.21 will support Tor V3 addresses, and BIP155 (which supports gossiping them over the network).
Tor V2 addresses are deprecated since last month, and will be disabled in Oct 2021: https://blog.torproject.org/v2-deprecation-timeline https://twitter.com/BitcoinMerges/status/1310663083182960640
> French Snowball Fight Film From 1896 Gets Upscaled, Colorized Using AI
Testing for Bisq v1.4.0 will begin tomorrow (Friday).
Significant changes are in store, including ability to send & receive BTC from segwit addresses.
Testing will be more thorough and take more time than usual...will keep you posted on when we expect a final public release.
Hackers move more than $26 million in bitcoin stolen from Bitfinex in 2016 https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/80126/hackers-bitcoin-bitfinex-oct
Why we may fail Lightning
Interesting proposal for a new fee-bumping mechanism: https://lists.linuxfoundation.org/pipermail/bitcoin-dev/2020-September/018168.html
Haven't read the mailing list responses, but bitcoin-optech has a nice quick summary: https://bitcoinops.org/en/newsletters/2020/09/23/
It seems to me that this mechanism is a little worse for privacy (it will publicly link UTXOs that are otherwise potentially unlinked), but this seems to be a small consideration. Probably worth that risk in many use-cases, if it mitigates tx-pinning attacks.
Didn't see this coming: another 25% speedup in signature validation on Bitcoin. No consensus changes, everything already implemented and tested. Only a patent was in the way, and it just expired. https://twitter.com/pwuille/status/1309707188575694849
Good news: the sale of the .org domain to Ethos Capital, the private equity firm that was supposed to buy it, has been rejected!
CraigCoin (BSV) has lost money since its inception. The fine folks at Bitmex have pushed a post encapsulating their folly -- https://twitter.com/BitMEXResearch/status/1118845900955242496
For those not inclined to click, BSV has lost (estimated) ~5.4 Million USD. That's gotta hurt... 😆
Check out what's on PeerTube's 2019 Roadmap
There's a lot of cool stuff in the works for PeerTube's 2019 development plans. https://wedistribute.org/2019/04/check-out-whats-on-peertubes-2019-roadmap/
Bitcoiner from Norway. Developer, node operator. Allergic to scammers. Bitcoin is censorship-resistant digital scarcity.
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