Bitcoin Optech newsletter #159 is here:
- includes our regular sections with the best questions and answers of the past month 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
We donated 4 of the 6 existing mainnet Pay-to-Taproot outputs (currently anyone-can-spend) to brink.dev.
Thank you f2pool.com and @satofishi for including the non-standard transaction in a block!
We donated 4 of the 6 existing mainnet Pay-to-Taproot outputs (currently anyone-can-spend) to @bitcoinbrink.
Thank you @f2pool_official and @satofishi for including the non-standard transaction in a block!🐟
Update: well, fuck. I Dunning–Kruger'd myself. Turns out the problem I blamed on the ISP really wasn't their fault---it was the fault of my third-party wifi router.
I guess the appropriate clothes to wear the next time I need the tech is a clown costume.
I've been running my own SMTP server for 19 years but despite having everything seemingly setup perfectly, Google saying my domain has a high reputation, etc etc, much of my email to gmail users has been going to spam for the past two weeks.
I'm pissed, but I'm also not sure there's anything else I can do to fix this. I'm not sure how I can continue to work without email, and so I guess I'm going to have to start using someone else's centralized SMTP server. 😠
Bitcoin Optech newsletter #156 is here:
- describes a set of BIPs for output script descriptors
- summarizes a proposal to create a set of standards documents for LN protocol extensions and application interoperability
- discusses standardizing support for pre-trusted zero-conf channel opens
- continues the 'how to prepare for taproot' series: Taproot descriptors
Calls to help creating an Audacity fork in light of privacy concerns https://fosspost.org/audacity-fork-needs-help/
Haven't seen this being shared anywhere, but this is a great site for looking up various metrics (liquidity, volume, median fees etc) of Whirlpool, Wasabi and Joinmarket, as well as other on-chain stats:
Bitcoin Optech newsletter #155 is here:
- summarizes two proposed BIPs related to wallet support for taproot
- describes selected questions and answers on the Bitcoin Stack Exchange
- continues the 'how to prepare for taproot' series: Advantages to using P2TR outputs for single-sigs
- notes changes to popular Bitcoin
Nearly 10 years on, and avoiding people you don't like (and still liking the people you do) is still the pressing problem of social software: https://www.oblomovka.com/wp/2011/09/10/rss-died-for-your-sins/
Interesting blog post from Russell O’Connor about soft fork activation methods and consensus surrounding Speedy Trial.
Highly recommended read.
I almost never psuedo-RT stuff from Twitter, but I very strongly agree with the anti-forced-tender position in this thread. https://twitter.com/jerrybrito/status/1405660809024393221
C.f. "Art. 7. Every economic agent must accept bitcoin as payment when offered to him by whoever acquires a good or service." https://freopp.org/el-salvadors-bitcoin-law-full-proposed-english-text-9a2153ad1d19