Bitcoin Optech newsletter #121 is here:
- describes the disclosure of two vulnerabilities in LND
- summarizes popular questions and answers from the Bitcoin StackExchange
- notes changes to popular Bitcoin infrastructure software
Survey of thoughts of .. some people on activation.
So, if this youtube-dl thing ends up with distributions such as #debian being pressured to remove it, I hope they consider this:
The RIAA would not have brought this action without Google's backing. Google is not a friend of your distribution.
Perhaps your distro should IDK, change its default search engine.
google, privacy, e-mail, from
Google started editing people's e-mails in GSuite, replacing links with a link through google.com:
This means that Google will track a click on a link *in e-mail* even if you're using an external client.
I am *guessing* this is under the pretext of phishing protection, but it actually *creates* additional phishing risk for text-only clients, since now all links are google.com links.
Coinbase is beginning our search for at least two Bitcoin development grant recipients starting today. If you'd like to apply or nominate a Bitcoin core developer to be sponsored, read more here and fill out the form. https://blog.coinbase.com/coinbase-will-sponsor-two-bitcoin-core-developers-with-first-crypto-community-fund-grants-cf55a3a520a3
The meeting log of today's sixth taproot session is up. Thanks to all the participants and to @jfnewbery for hosting! https://bitcoincore.reviews/19953
Bitcoin Optech newsletter #119 is here:
- relays LND security warning
- summarizes LN upfront payments discussion
- describes taproot bech32 addresses thread
- links to proposal for alternate way to secure LN payments
- details the signet PR Review Club
Shellcheck saved me so much time.
Try it in your IDE if dealing with any bash code: https://github.com/koalaman/shellcheck#in-your-editor
Interesting comment from Gregory Maxwell about an additional risk for companies holding large amounts of #bitcoin on their balance sheets. https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5280898.msg55346592#msg55346592
We are running our first ever survey of current, former, and future Qubes users. We invite you all to lend us 10-15 mins of your time to participate. Help us gather data on user needs to inform how we prioritize and shape the future of Qubes: https://survey.qubes-os.org/index.php?r=survey/index&sid=791682&lang=en
New EFF job in the house! If you're a web dev and want to do good in the world, please apply: https://www.eff.org/opportunities/jobs/web-developer
Note that this has a good chance of being a remote-friendly job.
And here is the September edition. Enjoy!
Bitcoin Optech newsletter #117 is here:
- describes a compiler bug that casts doubt on the safety of secure systems
- explains a technique that can be used to more efficiently verify ECDSA signatures in Bitcoin
- popular Q&A from the Bitcoin StackExchange
Interesting proposal for a new fee-bumping mechanism: https://lists.linuxfoundation.org/pipermail/bitcoin-dev/2020-September/018168.html
Haven't read the mailing list responses, but bitcoin-optech has a nice quick summary: https://bitcoinops.org/en/newsletters/2020/09/23/
It seems to me that this mechanism is a little worse for privacy (it will publicly link UTXOs that are otherwise potentially unlinked), but this seems to be a small consideration. Probably worth that risk in many use-cases, if it mitigates tx-pinning attacks.
Bitcoin Optech newsletter #116 is here:
- describes proposed soft fork for a new type of fee bumping
- summarizes research into scripts that cannot be spent since they require satisfying both timelocks and heightlocks
- updates to services/client software
A well written article on the extremely disappointing situation with Mozilla:
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