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Excited to finally get started on Mastodon. But it looks like I'm late ot the 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 ;-)

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Takeaways from the activation discussion:
1. Unanimous support for BIP8. RIP BIP 9.
2. Overwhelming consensus that 1yr is correct timeout value (it's actually defined in blocks, so 26x2016 or maybe 87600).
3. Majority consensus for lockin false, though @lukedashjr strongly opposed.
4. No decision I could see on start time, but 2 months was done for segwit, and that didn't seem too objectionable.

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RT @[email protected]

Google have suspended Element in the Play Store without notifying us; we're reaching out to find out what's going on. Apologies for the inconvenience; in the interim there's f-droid.org/en/packages/im.vec but it's a few versions behind. We'll post updates here.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/element_hq/status/

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PSA: the @bitcoinmerges account wiill from now on show merges to the GUI repository as well
(thanks to @kvaciral, who added mastodon support to ghi— github.com/gkrizek/ghi/pull/9)

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Bitcoin Optech newsletter #133 is here:

- announces a meeting to discuss taproot activation mechanisms
- includes a link to a Bitcoin Core usage survey
- lists top questions and answers from the Bitcoin StackExchange

bitcoinops.org/en/newsletters/

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US Congressman Tom Emmer puts bitcoin white paper up on website

emmer.house.gov/bitcoin

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Tails 4.15 is out
This release fixes known security vulnerabilities.

- Update #Tor Browser to 10.0.9.
- Update #Thunderbird to 78.6.0.
- Update #Linux to 5.9.15. This should improve the support for newer hardware (graphics, Wi-Fi, etc.).

fixed problems:
- suppport for #ledger hardware wallets
- USB tethering for sharing mobile data on iOS 14 or later

You should upgrade as soon as possible.
tails.boum.org/news/version_4.
#Tails

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just got a big upgrade. We're excited to announce CheckSequenceVerify (CSV) support is now deployed. transactions using Blockstream Green will now be more private (no email needed) and trust-minimized. 🛡️⏱️🔑 blockstream.com/2021/01/25/en-

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so, is anyone running a PeerTube instance that can host all the bitcoin related content once we start the YouTube exodus?

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We want to become the place where our community sends their precoiner friends and family to learn about Bitcoin.

Check out bitcoinmagazine.com/start and let us know what you like and don’t like, plus any other precoiner experiences that you think we can learn from.

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WIP V1 of the "Ultimate Backup Card" PDF can be downloaded here coldcardwallet.com/docs/recove

The goal of this card is to take down as much info as possible for future proofing. We will ship them free with some of our products soon

I will add a Glossary/Docs on how to use it soon

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it would be good to be prepared for the moment that bitcoincore.org comes under attack, exploiting legal or other loopholes

it's not a matter of *if*, but *when*

it's a bit of a single point of failure which makes it an attractive target for people on a crusade against bitcoin

if you want to help, make mirrors (can we do something like "deterministic verifiable builds for websites"?), host the files, seed the torrents, show them what censorship resistance means

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RT @lukedashjr
activation meeting on

Tuesday 2nd February 19:00 UTC

Agenda:
- BIP review (2 PRs)
- Code review (1 PR)
- Discussion of activation params & making a formal proposal (if we have time)

lists.linuxfoundation.org/pipe

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Super excited to announce the project that's been occupying my evenings over the last year: Nakamoto is a new #Bitcoin light-client written in Rust.

cloudhead.io/nakamoto/

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Considering recent moves and posts I'd say that CSW has ran out of medication or changed it to worse.

I was going to criticize Coinbase for not being among the companies hosting the Bitcoin whitepaper, but that was before I discovered they have uploaded it to Genius. 🎵 genius.com/Satoshi-nakamoto-bi

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Bold stance:

If you're running a successful business that's built on top of open-source software and you're neither contributing code to these projects nor donating money to them, you're not only a freeloader, you're actually harmful to the entire movement.

You should take an interest in the sustainability of these projects as they ensure the likelihood of your own success and future.

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We're hiring a Software Developer for our Anti-Censorship Team.

This developer will work to improve the user experience and process of finding alternate routes to the Tor network when global censorship events block access. FT & remote.

Please share!
torproject.org/about/jobs/soft

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FUD is extremely thick now. A one-block reorg is being covered in Business Insider as some newly discovered dire peril. It's ridiculous to Bitcoiners, but we're not their audience. Be prepared to clarify things for your non-techie friends when they come asking if Bitcoin really died.

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