Transcript of Bitcoin Sydney Socratic Seminar on various topics (Rust in Bitcoin Core, BIP 157 light clients, dual funding in c-lightning etc) is up

So, I today listened to @openoms on the TFTC Podcast :

It was great to hear in-depth discussion of Joinmarket :) I wanted to add several points, some just personal opinions, others corrections:

On probably the biggest question the hosts were asking: "what is the economic incentive for makers, why are fees low, is it easy to Sybil", here are several thoughts of mine:

* The market-arrived price has settled in the 0-1000 sat /maker for lower value coinjoins .. (1/n)

We had a nice privacy "Socratic" going over details of Payjoin. Thanks @michaelfolkson for organizing.
(Jitsi honestly performed pretty well I would say. we had around 10 participants and maxed out a bit higher, no really bad issues I could see). Good crowd, too.

Livestream was mirrored on youtube:


Nadav Kohen's payment points blog post series at suredbits is well worth a read. They're mercifully short compared to mine (lol) and the first one in particular I think does an excellent job of conveying, in a condensed form, the rather confusing but exceptionally powerful idea of multi-hop locks with discrete log.

#bitcoin #lightning #crypto

Many months later, after some discussions with .. some people, I see another aspect to this which is actually very useful and I had a total blind spot to it.

The fact that adaptors are deniable/not a proof of knowledge/forgeable (different ways of saying the same thing) means exactly that a person can create an adaptor signature for a secret they *don't* know.

And that means that adaptor-based atomic swaps can be done differently than I previously assumed.

#bitcoin #crypto

Can you consider adding this to your next Bitcoin Optech newsletter @harding? :)

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With new languages like Rust and Go I’m curious about the life cycle of languages and the challenges to endure past the initial hype phase. Hoping this book will have some answers.

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Free Python course materials!

I put in a FOIA request to the NSA for their Python training materials and got back a 400-page printout of their COMP 3321 training course.

So, I scanned and OCR'd it. Here is a PDF (warning: 118 MB)

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A couple of announcements.

Firstly, we're delighted to host a presentation by @[email protected] of @[email protected] on Wednesday January 15th. Sign up to attend here:

@FreePietje Well I find you ridiculing the lack of my capabilities deeply offensive. Who do I speak to on Mastodon to ensure that people don't comment on my capabilities (or lack of) again? The NYT wouldn't publish the drivel that I am typing so why should FB, YT or Mastodon?

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The video of @[email protected] (co-author of Erlay research paper, @[email protected]) presenting @[email protected] on the current state of P2P research in Bitcoin is up.

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