If #Beijing mishandles #Evergrande, don’t be surprised if #WallStreet tells us we need to rescue #China, to prevent contagion spreading from there to #America and global markets. A rescue would be both a strategic mistake and a moral failure—as well as unlikely to succeed.
v0.9.0 - Support for Bitcoin Core backends, more sanity checks and bugfixes.
v0.10.0 - Adds AnyBlockchain support for the Bitcoin Core RPC blockchain client, a new ureq based esplora blockchain client feature, and improved wallet drain_to support.
v0.11.0 - Adds the flush function to the Database trait to explicitly flush to disk the latest changes on the db that caches blockchain data.
🚨 We have been remiss in announcing our regularly scheduled (~6 week) BDK releases! here's a catch-up toot thread so you know what you've been missing since our last tweet about 0.6.0:
v0.7.0 - Improved APIs, a more robust signing process and various bugfixes and improvements.
v0.8.0 - New APIs and other minor bugfixes and internal improvements.
PSA - A hacker is selling 30 million social security numbers & driver licenses of T-mobile customers.
Bitcoiners using T-Mobile are at risk of being SIM swapped. Hold your #bitcoin in cold storage. 👏
Vintage Computer Festival West is This Weekend https://hackaday.com/2021/08/05/vintage-computer-festival-west-is-this-weekend/
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/hackaday/status/1423305669592207366
Today I created a regtest bitcoind P2TR descriptor based wallet and spent from it to a legacy wallet. The gist is below for anyone who want's to try it. I built a `bitcoind` docker image and used `bdk-cli` to generate my test xprv but the gist should also work if you build your own `bitcoind` and `bitcoin-cli` as long as you're on the bitcoin v22.0rc2 tag:
So far, we've collected 13 responses regarding support for sending to Bech32m addresses.
Bitcoin Core, C-Lightning, Electrum, LDK, Sparrow Wallet
Armory, BitGo, BTCPay, NBitcoin, River, Rust Bitcoin, Trezor, Wasabi
Full table: https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Bech32_adoption
This is really interesting stuff
Very interesting research from Rene Pickhardt that concludes the base fees for routing lightning payments add too much complexity to pathfinding and by removing them we can make more effective use of multipath payments.
+1 #bitcoin gorilla marketing here from @KatieTheRussian !
"we're going to try bring Arti to a production-quality client implementation over the next year and a half"
"Eventually, once our Rust implementation of Tor is a good replacement for our C implementation, we will stop adding new features to the C implementation, and eventually drop support for it entirely."
Mechanicville Hydroelectric is the oldest renewable energy facility in the world that’s still running, but it was nearly dismantled as it’s difficult to maintain profitability.
That recently changed, and it’s now profitable, thanks to #bitcoin mining. ♻️
President of El Salvador, Nayib Bukele: "Next week I will send to congress a bill that will make #bitcoin a legal tender."
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