Joinmarket 0.6.1 bugfix release out
(bug was basically deposits not showing, without a rescan, if there are a lot of them because of a failure of the address import mechanism)
Next Wednesday’s PR review club is on #16702 "p2p: supplying and using asmap to improve IP bucketing in addrman" to diversify connections and increase Bitcoin's network security. This PR proposes one countermeasure among several to the Erebus attack.
Come discuss Bitcoin network security and the Erebus, Eclipse, and BGP hijacking attacks.
Study notes & questions are up:
Bitcoin Core 0.19.0(.1) was released!
Release notes: https://bitcoincore.org/en/releases/0.19.0.1/
New blog post on Wagner's attack:
If you don't have the time to check out the Stephan Livera podcast w/ @jon on contributing to Bitcoin Core give the transcript a read. Was a great interview https://diyhpl.us/wiki/transcripts/stephan-livera-podcast/2019-11-13-jon-atack/
New article in Bitcoin Magazine on @waxwing's SNICKER non-interactive mixing proposal:
Interesting thoughts here .. the scriptless script construct gives a lot of flexibility in how LN channels can work - like Jonas I remember being very struck by Conner's talk on this last year:
"Why Ada is the language you want to be programming your systems with."
@jon That makes perfect sense.
Buzzwords and technobabble lobbied at VC's that don't understand tech. Add famous autistic geniuses, the right packaging and you got investments.
Tomorrow's Bitcoin Core PR review is on ajtown's PR 16939 "Delay querying DNS seeds if addrman is populated (p2p)", hosted by John Newbery. We also discuss merged PR 15558 by sipa -- is there a bug to fix? Full details, notes, and questions are up at
Great session of Bitcoin #pr-review-club hosted by @jon today, besides the technical aspect (tbh honest I still feel a bit short on that) I have been particularly interested to hear Jonas Schnelli (is he here btw?) making his point about the benefits of P2P encryption, even if tbf I'm still not entirely convinced, Eric's arguments still looks quite strong to me. I still need some time to make my mind.
I set up a little bot that toot quotes from the Cypherpunks old mailing list : @Cypherpunks_mailinglist
And guess what? They demand a phone number to give it back to me 😂
So yeah, it will be Masto only 🖕
At tomorrow's Bitcoin Core PR review meeting, we will be looking at PR #16202 "Refactor network message deserialization" by Jonas Schnelli. It's been a high-priority PR for some time. Please review the PR and prepare the notes and questions before the meeting if you can. See you tomorrow!
Working on Bitcoin. INSEAD/Harvey Mudd. Wrote pro games in 6502 assembly as a kid (Quasimodo, Meteor Storm). Assembly C C++ Lisp Ruby Linux Emacs
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