RT @bitcoinoptech
Bitcoin Optech newsletter #115 is here:

- recommends checking for nodes vulnerable to the InvDoS attack
- describes the InvDoS attack
- summarizes "Stealing onchain fees from LN HTLC" attack
- links to announcement of the Crypto Open Patent Alliance

bitcoinops.org/en/newsletters/

These days everyone seems to be rather busy being anti-this and anti-that and anti-everything-in-between.

You know what? I'd rather people tell me what they actually stand *for*, not everything they are *against*.

RT @Blockstream
We are proud to announce we've taken our defensive patent strategy, originally established in 2016, one step further by joining @sqcrypto in the Cryptocurrency Open Patent Alliance. We’ll be committing all of our existing patents to COPA. 🌐 blockstream.com/2020/09/11/en-

RT @bitcoinoptech
Bitcoin Optech newsletter #114 is here:

- describes continued discussion about a protocol for making routable coinswaps
- summarizes PR Review Club meeting: Re-delegate absurd fee checking from mempool to clients
- notable infrastructure projects changes

bitcoinops.org/en/newsletters/

RT @hrdng
A while ago, for the one-year anniversary of the Bitcoin Core PR Review Club (@BitcoinCorePRs), Antoine Riard collected some comments---many which mentioned @jfnewbery. The comments are public, but today I'd like to tweet some of the things people said about this amazing mentor.

Who's up for some signet? Next week's Bitcoin Core PR Review Club meeting is on PR 18267 "BIP-325: Signet" by the ever-patient Kalle Alm (kallewoof). If you've ever wondered how to create a new chain, or the how and why of signet, join us on Wednesday hosted by Matthew Zipkin (pinheadz).

Notes and questions are up at:

bitcoincore.reviews/18267

I'm publishing my work diary following week-by-week all the work I do on bitcoin privacy. gist.github.com/chris-belcher/ It may be interesting to anyone who wants to follow how my projects, such as CoinSwap, are going

Bitcoin Optech #113

- proposed change to LN commitment transactions
- discussion of a default signet
- standardizing temporarily trusted LN channels
- recently transcribed talks/conversations

original: bitcoinops.org/en/newsletters/
archive: archive.vn/gGQNC

Got blown away by the UX of @CryptoAdvance Specter!
One thing is the great looking browser interface and app option, but connecting to Bitcoin Core only under the hood makes me more excited than any button!
Try the latest version on a @RaspiBlitz:
github.com/rootzoll/raspiblitz
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RT @stephanlivera
SLP205 Specter-Desktop with @StepanSnigirev & @_benkaufman

- #Bitcoin multi sig
- making it e…
twitter.com/stephanlivera/stat

Disturbing reports that Google Play is threatening to kick out Mastodon apps. See:

mastodon.social/@Gargron/10476

toot.fedilab.app/@fedilab/1047

App stores have a track record of acting capriciously & are also easy targets for gov't censors (including Trump). This is why alternatives like @fdroidorg are so important for user freedom.

If unfamiliar: F-Droid is a free & open source app you can use to install other Android apps, with focus on free & open source software. Get it here:

f-droid.org/

Writeup on #bitcoin network topology. Didn't read it all, but looks like a nice writeup, especially if you've ever been confused about what a full node is, or how a miner interacts with the network, or how a wallet on your phone works.

medium.com/@gloriazhao/map-of-

RT @bitcoinoptech
Bitcoin Optech newsletter #111 is here:

- describes possible update to BIP340 schnorr signatures spec
- details BIP that specifies how nodes should handle P2P protocol feature negotiation in a forward compatible way
- changes to services/client software

bitcoinops.org/en/newsletters/

Also, as a maintainer you're used to hearing your project being criticized all the time, because people usually only take the time to mail you when they're facing a problem they can't solve.

Sometimes, just sometimes, someone will send you a short, sweet mail saying "Hey, I'm using this and it's great. Thank you for making this!".

Be that kind of positivity in life! ❤️

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Bitcoin Optech newsletter #110 is here:

- summarizes discussion of SIGHASH_ANYPREVOUT and eltoo
- includes report showing how 57k BTC of fees could've been saved using segwit & batching
- summary of the 'Implement ADDRv2 support' PR Review Club meeting

t.co/B5nShZCEaw

What fascinates me about seemingly retro tech is the dream of having these tools be feasible in the human realm. People like us can use them and make them, without having to form a company, without business plans and lawyers and project managers. The web browser project is so big, so monstrous, it needs hundreds of people to get right, to implement all the features, because we kept adding them and adding them, letting corporations out-organize us.

Blackmail scam 

RT @stephanlivera
SLP199 ThomasV & Ghost43 of @ElectrumWallet

We chat:
- Lightning
- Multisignature
- Multisig standards?
- Electrum Servers
- UX
- Contributions
- Backup seeds

This one's for the #Bitcoin power users!

stephanlivera.com/episode/199/

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