The v0.5.0 release of #JoininBox comes with:
* JoinMarket v0.8.3
* a prebuilt SDcard release: https://github.com/openoms/joininbox#set-up-with-an-sdcard-image
* option to run a pruned node just with an RPi4 and SDcard
* more hardening options
* another new contributor: @nyxnor
* a Free Open Source MIT Licence
The #JoininBox v0.3.1 is released with a new SDcard image: https://github.com/openoms/joininbox/releases/t…
From my local orderbookwatcher this morning:
> 6 fidelity bonds found with 13.99603543 BTC total locked up
Well that escalated quickly (one day after the release).
(Sometimes you forget that there are users out there for whom 10 bitcoins is something you can lose down the side of the sofa)
New release of Joinmarket.
Includes use of fidelity bonds (think: timelocked outputs acting as "skin in the game" to prevent Sybil attacks):
Release notes give the necessary details as usual.
New paper with a survey of privacy ("mixing"; not the best term, but oh well) techniques used in Bitcoin, it looks at first glance to be worth some reading. Includes a lot of lesser known techniques. In particular, includes several that were never really implemented (including stuff on my blog like CoinjoinXT), so in that sense it's unusually thorough.
COLDCARD Firmware 4.1.2🍄⏫
-QR for BIP-85; @opennoms idea. 12/18/24 words, XPRV, private key & even hex
-QR in other places; XPUB, Seed, TXID, backup pw
-Smaller signatures. @craigraw for detecting this
-Seed XOR feature bugfix
-Red light bugfix
Bitcoin Optech newsletter #159 is here:
- includes questions & answers from the Bitcoin Stack Exchange
- continues the 'how to prepare for taproot' series: learn taproot by using it (Optech Workshop)
- announces Rust Bitcoin 0.27.0, C-Lightning 0.10.1rc1
Commando II: WebSockets!
This PR adds `experimental-websocket` which lets you speak websocket on your lightning port. This allows more clients to speak to you, including going commando!
#Bitcoin node types, do you know which you are using?
#1 is for the fully paranoid
#2 is Bitcoin Core default and most node packages
#5 is using http://prunednode.today
#6 is optional in LND, similar in Breez and Wasabi
#7 are most self-custodial mobile wallets
@murchandamus @RainDogDance A non-pruned, self-validated full node with assumevalid=0 is 👑
> non-pruned, self-validated full node with assumevalid active…
For the context:
Bitcoin Optech newsletter #158 is here:
- describes changes to services/client software
- continues the 'how to prepare for taproot' series: why wallets should wait before generating taproot addresses
- LND 0.13.1-beta, Rust-Lightning 0.0.99, Eclair 0.6.1
Some declared the dead and ban of BlueWallet yesterday.
Others took the code and made sure it keeps getting available.
Blue is now available from f-droid 👇
is now merged. You can now run maker bots with fidelity bonds in Joinmarket (it's backwards compatible, so old bots just ignore the bonds). Read more at https://github.com/JoinMarket-Org/joinmarket-clientserver/blob/master/docs/fidelity-bonds.md
Expect a 0.9.0 release shortly.
Robot wars! who’s your favourite and why?
@openoms fills in for @BitcoinQ_A 👇
Attention all bitcoin node owners. Update your fail2ban. https://twitter.com/singe/status/1416226183998550021
Bitcoin Maston Instance