if you hack on bitcoin core wallets definitely check out this live stream of Andrew Chow working. live rn.
I've been a supporter and customer of Purism for some time now. Unfortunately, my requests for warranty service for the battery of a $2300 Librem 15 that died after only 10 months have been met with a series of attempts to not cover the replacement.
This is a not a good sign -- and only the first issue reported to Purism of several I had, including a stripped case screw and an unseated drive that I paid a premium to Purism to install in the initial purchase. I expected better of Purism.
There is a repository of Signet related docker stuff at
It currently has a full node (based on my signet branch to bitcoin core), a faucet, and an explorer (based on esplora).
You can build yourself using docker, or just fetch from docker hub.
Street corner face-to-face 2-wallet coinjoin, anyone? Running the new UI through its paces. A few things to iron out and we're good. Here's a Stowaway as seen from the sending device. Make every spend a coinjoin. https://blockstream.info/testnet/tx/15969d2e596f51489f131aa43090b9dbf933f0661b7a81b780468fb3767e1360 #SamouraiWallet #Cahoots #Stowaway #PayJoin
The base ISA for RISC-V has been ratified, so there's a stability promise! https://riscv.org/2019/07/risc-v-foundation-announces-ratification-of-the-risc-v-base-isa-and-privileged-architecture-specifications/
Junseth on his most recent podcast showed (as he sometimes does) a very keen insight considering his lack of technical knowledge:
He mused that maybe weirdly bitcoin got it right by not being fungible at the base layer, considering the disaster of zcash having an undetectable inflation bug.
As I guess people know, I've delved into this thesis in some detail - albeit it's not a comfortable position, and certainly not something I'm sure of.
(Oh and ... )
nipping libra in the bud, by francois filloux
Debian Linux port for RISC-V, why it matters and current roadmap https://hub.packtpub.com/debian-gnu-linux-port-for-risc-v-64-bits-why-it-matters-and-roadmap/
"A 100% libre RISC-V + 3D GPU chip for mobile devices"
"The application for funding from NLnet and the Next Generation Internet initiative from the European Commission, from back in November of last year, has been approved. It means that we have EUR 50,000 to pay for full-time engineering work to be carried out over the next year, and to pay for bounty-style tasks. For the right people, with the right skills, there is money now available."
FUD of the day?
"New Evidence Suggests Satoshi Nakamoto Is Paul Solotshi, The Creator of Encryption Software E4M and TrueCrypt."
This afternoon reviewing https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/compare/master...sdaftuar:test-15834 and https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/15834
4 years in operation, still doing like 5-10 coinjoins a day just from my bot (I think there are about 60 active, typically), hundreds of millions (not exaggeration) of dollars worth of btc made more fungible, more than one academic paper analysing it ... but still everyone talks like Joinmarket either doesn't exist or is a dead project.
Among other things, at the moment am editing Knut Svanholm's excellent little book, "Bitcoin - Sovereignty Through Mathematics" for its 2nd edition.
A beautiful illustration of why relying on things like e2e encryption as solving privacy problems is a big mistake.
I believe two additional things are *both* necessary: partitioned identities and steganography.
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
A mastodon instance for Bitcoin Maximalists.
No scams, no shitcoin, no impersonation, no begging, and no illegal content.
Keep it civil and we should all survive :)