Bitcoin Optech newsletter #87 is here:
- describes BIP340 schnorr keys/sigs update
- seeks feedback on node startup feature negotiation
- examines preventing hardware wallet key leak using bad nonces
- links to secure taproot hash properties analysis
RT @firstname.lastname@example.org The positive contributions @jon has been making to Bitcoin Core the past year make it really easy for us [at Square Crypto] to support his future contributions! Keep up the great work.
Bitcoin and stock price talk
I've had a bitcoin price widget on my phone for several years. Yesterday I installed a stock tracker to so I could watch the indexes to see if this turns into recession. However the stock widget appeared to be broken---the price wasn't updating---and I spent several minutes trying to fix it before rediscovering that legacy markets don't trade 24/7 like bitcoin does. Somebody should let the NYSE know that it's 2020 now.
Important PSA for people living in the US: The FCC has been forced to reopen public comment on the Net Neutrality decision following a court case by Mozilla. The influx of bots (suspiciously using the names of telecom subscribers) that were anti-Net Neutrality has caused this. The FCC is trying to bury this, and very few are reporting on it.
To (re)file your thoughts on the FCC's decision, go to https://www.fcc.gov/ecfs/filings/express. Proceeding 17-108 is Net Neutrality. This ends in March.
The thread on dual funding workflow for LN is interesting, h/t @harding
I am seeing similar to discussions as we had before about P2EP/Payjoin - how to create backout facility in case of maliciousness, how to avoid probing. PoDLE is one idea, but there are others as per discussion. h/t @ZmnSCPxj also.
Bitcoin Optech newsletter #80 is here:
- requests help testing the next version of LND
- summarizes a discussion about soft fork activation mechanisms
- describes a few notable changes to popular Bitcoin infrastructure software
Seems even more relevant now, PSBTs would make this a lot simpler to implement.
New blog post from ajtowns on priorities in btc development:
Bitcoin Optech newsletter #78 Year-in-Review Special is here:
- summarizes developments in Bitcoin during 2019
- major releases of infrastructure projects
- notable technical conferences / events
- new open source infrastructure
- Bitcoin Optech efforts
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