Optech's news section is particularly excellent this week, kind of required reading (topics are LN eclipse attacks and the segwit double signing attack on hardware wallets - warning there is a *lot* of nuance in this topic, but they break it down better than I've seen anywhere else):
This week's Bitcoin Optech newsletter is up https://bitcoinops.org/en/newsletters/2020/06/10/
I would be heart broken if other hardware wallet fix this like Trezor did. I spent lots of time coding hardware wallet support on BTCPay Server (and the BTCPay Server Vault).
We will have to stop supporting hardware wallets completely depending on how vendors behave. :( https://twitter.com/BtcpayServer/status/1268544252247715849
Bitcoin Core 0.20.0 was released!
It is available from https://bitcoincore.org/en/download/
Release mail: https://lists.linuxfoundation.org/pipermail/bitcoin-core-dev/2020-June/000091.html
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Square Crypto awards grant to Bitcoin Lightning Network watchtower 🌱
I wrote what I hope is an intuitive explanation of how keyed-verification anonymous credentials can be used to build CoinJoin transactions, sharing here for feedback before publishing it more widely
Might as well toot out some of my recent episodes - check out this one on Bitcoin coin selection with Murch https://stephanlivera.com/episode/177/
Design for a CoinSwap Implementation for Massively Improving Bitcoin Privacy and Fungibility
Alice sends tx A->B but the coins actually end up in Z. Then when normie Carol sends a tx an analyst must deal with possibility that Carol's coins disappeared too
In light of the BlockFi personal information hack, remember how its this same company who ban users from protecting their own privacy with CoinJoin.
There's nothing in regulations saying CoinJoin must be banned, these guys have just drunk the Chainalysis koolaid. https://twitter.com/BlockFiZac/status/1234531935038341120
BREAKING: ICANN has voted to REJECT the sale of the .ORG registry to private equity firm Ethos Capital. This is a major victory for the millions of nonprofits, civil society organizations, and individuals who make .ORG their home online. #SaveDotOrg https://www.icann.org/news/blog/icann-board-withholds-consent-for-a-change-of-control-of-the-public-interest-registry-pir https://t.co/sFLcwZqU1B
Some locktime oddities on the #bitcoin network:
Special thanks to all the wizardry by @email@example.com in porting over the payjoin sender logic to Wasabi! :)
@wasabiwallet @lontivero @torproject T@firstname.lastname@example.orgMrKukks & @NicolasDorier for laying the groundwork in NBitcoin for @BTCPayServer - and thanks to @Blockstream for sponsoring their work!
The beauty of collaborating with free and open source upstream dependencies!
We're excited to share that @BtcpayServer@twitter.com has implemented Pay-To-EndPoint! #P2EP transactions (a type of #CoinJoin) improve #privacy and #fungibility, require no protocol-level changes, and are identical to everyday #Bitcoin transactions. 🔒🔍 https://blockstream.com/2020/04/16/en-bitcoin-privacy-improves-with-btcpay-servers-p2ep-implementation/
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