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RT @[email protected]

Excited to see the first Whirlpool transaction hitting mainnet. Every Whirlpool transaction is 100% max possible entropy, 100% max wallet efficiency, with 0 deterministic links. Every. single. time. oxt.me/transaction/a554db79456

Some interesting stuff on formal code verification, I wonder if it can be applied some day to improve crypto libraries:

quantamagazine.org/how-the-eve

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Journalism is at risk not just from government but from media types who see their jobs as protecting the powerful from embarrassment.
bit.ly/2Pc9x6v

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ICYMI: #FreeSoftware #Privacy developer Ola Bini, currently a major contributor to the OTR encrypted messaging protocol, has been detained with no or flimsy charges for 4+ days and counting in Ecuador. "Evidence" included having technical books and too many devices. They say he'll be held up to 90 days while they "develop charges" against him.

#FreeOlaBini #OpenSource #FLOSS #FOSS #surveilancecapitalism

apnews.com/327d2dcbe0f24a2eba8

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URGENT: Julian Assange did not "walk out of the embassy". The Ecuadorian ambassador invited British police into the embassy and he was immediately arrested.

Source: twitter.com/wikileaks/status/1

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British police arrested Julian Assange. Prosecuting him would gravely threaten press freedom #ReasonRoundup
bit.ly/2uWUzId

This podcast answers many questions about how our rulers use money to covertly enslave us, thank you @TheCryptoconomy for bringing to light another excellent essay:

anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/epis

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TIL Norwegian Airlines free tier of onboard WiFi blocks "social media" like Twitter. But using Mastodon working fine.

Decentralization FTW.

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@Sosthene Well lots were good. I think I particularly liked the demonstration of abcore - Udi ( @udiWertheimer , first day) demo-ed installing a full node on an Android TV device!.

Also enjoyed looking at the goTenna operating to broadcast a transaction ( Richard Myers, second day afternoon)

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"Understanding Bitcoin" conference has wrapped up, I think the general idea of focusing on hands-on has been good, I think people who are into hardware would have particularly enjoyed the final part that talked about things like mesh network and satellites, there was also a lot about various ways you can run a node.
We might have pitched it too high technically for the average user though - if they do it again next year it might start off with more of a "beginners" day.

A big thanks to @stephanlivera for turning me on to this excellent essay. Describes our current fiat monetary system perfectly:
mises.org/library/how-fiat-mon

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AML/KYC is censorship and a digital dog collar.

Regulations are a dog leash. They can choose when they want to jerk you around.

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@kekcoin @fed

Hi, just realised I never answered this.

Since most material put out in public is either analysis companies and exchanges trying to prove they're on top of tracing bitcoin (they aren't), there's little or nothing on why it doesn't work, except people like me, chris etc explaining it (and there's almost zero amplification of that signal). One recent case was instructive, see point 5 under "Real life example - The QuadrigaCX exchange wallet analysis" on en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Privacy

A great deep dive from @nic on assurances. I appreciate his focus on the current weaknesses in the area of on and off ramps:
medium.com/@nic__carter/unpack

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@kallewoof @FreePietje
In many cases I think mobile wallets are a reasonable mix of easy UX and security (as long as your phone isn’t rooted, etc). For larger amounts, or power users, they aren’t great, but at least they’re easy enough to use for newbies. Some of them allow you to connect to your own node, so at least you have some privacy there.

Unfortunately, no mobile wallet is fully featured, at least on iOS. UTXO selection, manual fee selection, would be nice.

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