Show more

RT @BitcoinCorePRs
The meeting log of today's sixth taproot session is up. Thanks to all the participants and to @jfnewbery for hosting!

RT @bitcoinoptech
Bitcoin Optech newsletter #119 is here:

- relays LND security warning
- summarizes LN upfront payments discussion
- describes taproot bech32 addresses thread
- links to proposal for alternate way to secure LN payments
- details the signet PR Review Club

Interesting comment from Gregory Maxwell about an additional risk for companies holding large amounts of on their balance sheets.

RT @QubesOS
We are running our first ever survey of current, former, and future Qubes users. We invite you all to lend us 10-15 mins of your time to participate. Help us gather data on user needs to inform how we prioritize and shape the future of Qubes:

Bitcoin Optech newsletter #118 is here:

- describes a revised proposal for a generic message signing protocol
- regular sections describing releases, RCs, and notable changes to popular Bitcoin infrastructure software

New EFF job in the house! If you're a web dev and want to do good in the world, please apply:

Note that this has a good chance of being a remote-friendly job.

RT @J9Roem
Having trouble keeping up with news and developments related to #Bitcoin privacy? I write a monthly newsletter to do just that. 🔐📡🔎😎

And here is the September edition. Enjoy!

Bitcoin Optech newsletter #117 is here:

- describes a compiler bug that casts doubt on the safety of secure systems
- explains a technique that can be used to more efficiently verify ECDSA signatures in Bitcoin
- popular Q&A from the Bitcoin StackExchange

I made a flow chart of which #Mastodon posts end up in which timelines!

So, you can see how each instance will have a different local timeline, and even a slightly different federated timeline - and you can see why the federated timeline moves so much faster than the local one, too.


Show thread

Interesting proposal for a new fee-bumping mechanism:

Haven't read the mailing list responses, but bitcoin-optech has a nice quick summary:

It seems to me that this mechanism is a little worse for privacy (it will publicly link UTXOs that are otherwise potentially unlinked), but this seems to be a small consideration. Probably worth that risk in many use-cases, if it mitigates tx-pinning attacks.


RT @bitcoinoptech
Bitcoin Optech newsletter #116 is here:

- describes proposed soft fork for a new type of fee bumping
- summarizes research into scripts that cannot be spent since they require satisfying both timelocks and heightlocks
- updates to services/client software

A well written article on the extremely disappointing situation with Mozilla:

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

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. 🌐

Show more

The social network of the future: No ads, no corporate surveillance, ethical design, and decentralization! Own your data with Mastodon!