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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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RT @achow101
I don't usually write stuff, but here's an article on the wallet features coming to Core 0.21

achow101.com/2020/10/0.21-wall

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Yet another variant. MuSig2. I will actually read this, I think it should be enlightening:

eprint.iacr.org/2020/1261.pdf

#crypto

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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:

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RT @pwuille
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: blog.torproject.org/v2-depreca twitter.com/BitcoinMerges/stat

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Today marks one month since Bitcoin last dipped below $10k. It hasn't closed below since late July. Looking good! You're welcome for the jinx.

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RT @bisq_network
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.

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RT @TheBlock__
Hackers move more than $26 million in bitcoin stolen from Bitfinex in 2016 theblockcrypto.com/linked/8012

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Why we may fail Lightning

Antoine describing the state of the #Bitcoin #Lightning Network and its challenges ahead in order to become ready for mainstream usage.

medium.com/@antoine.riard/why-

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Interesting proposal for a new fee-bumping mechanism: lists.linuxfoundation.org/pipe

Haven't read the mailing list responses, but bitcoin-optech has a nice quick summary: bitcoinops.org/en/newsletters/

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. twitter.com/pwuille/status/130

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Good news: the sale of the .org domain to Ethos Capital, the private equity firm that was supposed to buy it, has been rejected!
eff.org/deeplinks/2020/04/vict
#SaveDotOrg

Wasabi is the most horrendous UI for a Bitcoin wallet I've ever seen. The badness goes so deep, it's hard to even be mad. It's the epitome of classic geek culture, alive and well in the Bitcoin world. I love it!

Shit the Cult of Craig says about him having been caught submitting fraudulent evidence.

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CraigCoin (BSV) has lost money since its inception. The fine folks at Bitmex have pushed a post encapsulating their folly -- twitter.com/BitMEXResearch/sta
For those not inclined to click, BSV has lost (estimated) ~5.4 Million USD. That's gotta hurt... 😆

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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. wedistribute.org/2019/04/check

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