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 ;-)
Takeaways from the #taproot 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.
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 https://f-droid.org/en/packages/im.vector.app/ but it's a few versions behind. We'll post updates here.
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
Tails 4.15 is out
This release fixes known security vulnerabilities.
- suppport for #ledger hardware wallets
- USB tethering for sharing mobile data on iOS 14 or later
#BlockstreamGreen just got a big upgrade. We're excited to announce CheckSequenceVerify (CSV) support is now deployed. #Bitcoin transactions using Blockstream Green will now be more private (no email needed) and trust-minimized. 🛡️⏱️🔑 https://blockstream.com/2021/01/25/en-blockstream-green-bitcoin-wallets-now-using-checksequenceverify-timelocks/
We want to become the place where our community sends their precoiner friends and family to learn about Bitcoin.
Check out https://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.
WIP V1 of the "Ultimate Backup Card" PDF can be downloaded here https://coldcardwallet.com/docs/recovery-cards
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
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
Tuesday 2nd February 19:00 UTC
- BIP review (2 PRs)
- Code review (1 PR)
- Discussion of activation params & making a formal proposal (if we have time)
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. 🎵 https://genius.com/Satoshi-nakamoto-bitcoin-a-peer-to-peer-electronic-cash-system-annotated
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.
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.
Bitcoiner from Norway. Developer, node operator. Allergic to scammers. Bitcoin is censorship-resistant digital scarcity.
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