Had some thoughts on the blinded DH key exchange idea for Chaumian mints that Ruben Somsen outlined a while back (that he got from a very old David Wagner post):
Need more bipolar personalities who are extremely risk averse at consensus layer and extremely risk seeking outside of consensus layer :)
Tracy (of Bitrefill), in our Bitcoinology meetup yesterday, posed the question to the audience: if you knew for sure that BTC would go down to 1K and stay there for the next 5 years, would you still hold Bitcoin? And framed it as: if the answer's no, then your use case is speculation.
I think this is wrong from a couple of angles (though of course a good point to raise!). Let me explain.
First, if I know an asset's value is going to go down (in purchasing power),
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This story strongly relates to "key prefixing":
The ambiguity is that the Fiat Shamir transform is conceptually 'hash the transcript of the conversation up to the challenge'; but where does the conversation *start*?
In basic Schnorr you can "forge" signatures on e.g. unpredictable keys, if you don't key-prefix (i.e. you don't start the conversation with the public key), which isn't important *most* of the time, ... (1/2)
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It was great introducing covenant development on @Liquid_BTC with @brqgoo where we soft-launched Ionio, a high-level smart contract language, and SDK that targets Elements Tapscript and (soon) Simplicity
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Looked to see if OpenSSL was planning to support Schnorr signatures and apparently Bitcoin BIPs probably aren't a "national or international standards body" 😀 Maybe one day https://github.com/openssl/openssl/issues/8440
We'll have an in person Socratic on Wednesday June 29th. Thanks to the @bitcoinology271 meetup for providing the room and @Bitrefill for providing the drinks. https://www.meetup.com/bitdevsldn/events/286652357/
Next month we'll have an online Socratic on the latest state of MuSig2 w/ Tim Ruffing
and hopefully some other MuSig2 contributors/implementers too. https://www.meetup.com/bitdevsldn/events/286583988/
ROAST is an async. protocol that makes t-of-n FROST signing robust: t honest signers can produce a Schnorr signature even if other signers disrupt.
Joint work with my awesome co-authors Viktoria Ronge @robot__dreams @jonschben @doschroeder
Non-technical explanation in Section 3 https://twitter.com/IACR_News/status/1523941942874226688
Proposal for regular release schedule of only every 4 years for changes to consensus code (soft and hard forks) https://www.reddit.com/r/BitcoinDiscussion/comments/uh1tk1/proposal_for_regular_release_schedule_of_only/
New BIP by @chris_belcher_ to standardize time locked addresses for fidelity bonds!
A very powerful idea to increase verifiable costliness of anonymous participants.
Useful for many #Bitcoin applications.
Transcript: @Bitcoin_Sydney socratic seminar on FROST protocol for threshold signatures https://lists.linuxfoundation.org/pipermail/bitcoin-dev/2022-April/020352.html @btctranscripts @michaelfolkson
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