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. 🌐 https://blockstream.com/2020/09/11/en-defending-bitcoin-innovation/
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
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:
I'm publishing my work diary following week-by-week all the work I do on bitcoin privacy. https://gist.github.com/chris-belcher/ca5051285c6f8d38693fd127575be44d It may be interesting to anyone who wants to follow how my projects, such as CoinSwap, are going
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:
SLP205 Specter-Desktop with @StepanSnigirev & @_benkaufman
- #Bitcoin multi sig
- making it e…
Disturbing reports that Google Play is threatening to kick out Mastodon apps. See:
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:
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.
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
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! ❤️
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
Looking forward to hear from Sergey Kotljar in an hour and a half. CEO of Bitrefill, a company that's been doing great work in Bitcoin for years. Sergey usually has some interesting thoughts to share:
has anyone here ever used the bitcoind wallet option -zapwallettxes?
there is discussion of (re)moving it
Bitcoin Core v0.20.1 released
- This minor release includes various bug fixes and performance
improvements, as well as updated translations.
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