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. https://oxt.me/transaction/a554db794560458c102bab0af99773883df13bc66ad287c29610ad9bac138926
Some interesting stuff on formal code verification, I wonder if it can be applied some day to improve #Bitcoin crypto libraries:
Journalism is at risk not just from government but from media types who see their jobs as protecting the powerful from embarrassment.
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.
Stackoverflow's yearly survey included questions about "blockchain", looks like most developers don't get it (yet!)
URGENT: Julian Assange did not "walk out of the embassy". The Ecuadorian ambassador invited British police into the embassy and he was immediately arrested.
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:
"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:
Coinbase is sending out mail encouraging users to convert their bitcoin to shitcoins #deletecoinbase http://reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/b1sr7p/coinbase_is_sending_out_mail_encouraging_users_to/
Very informative article here on Schnorr signatures and how they relate to the past and future of #Bitcoin https://medium.com/digitalassetresearch/schnorr-signatures-the-inevitability-of-privacy-in-bitcoin-b2f45a1f7287
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 https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Privacy
A great deep dive from @nic on #Bitcoin assurances. I appreciate his focus on the current weaknesses in the area of #BTC on and off ramps:
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.
#Cahoots: Stowaway (Payjoin) and STONEWALLx2 soft launch...