The El Salvador bitcoin bill was just voted, passing by supermajority and to applause in the El Salvador Congress. El Salvador is the world’s first bitcoin nation!

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How many mistakes? Reused address. Round amount. Mixed script types (not sender's fault). Then receiver sends straight to exchange with zero obfuscation.

Honestly tinfoil may be required in the face of this 🤡 behaviour.

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yay the 5 weeks of chaincode seminars just wrapped up, and hopefully my open source fundraising efforts soon too...looking forward to focusing on the work and on review again

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Incredible to see the total lack of simple comprehension on the part of people speculating about the FBI seizure of the ransomware coins. None of them should be anywhere near any advice-giving, any recommendations, any financial suggestions, whatsoever, ever.

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I wrote this on 1st Feb 2020, probably a week or two after I first heard about the virus:

Apparently the "lab theory" is not nonsense (who woulda thought it!), but that's not the story, the story is that well over a year later, most of our friends are still using the cancer that is corporate/SV social media, that would indeed, and regularly did, "cancel" people for expressing this opinion.


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RT @pwuille
In version 0.21 @bitcoincoreorg added support for Tor V3:

For the next major release we're dropping V2 support. Their usability will rapidly diminish the next few months, as they're deprecated and @torproject will soon remove support.

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libera's matrix bridging functionality works surprisingly well, to access bitcoin-core-dev through a matrix (instead of IRC) client you can use:

when you push an update at midnight but can't get to sleep until 2 am to see if the CI run is green

this hardworking bumblebee checked out all the flower blossoms in a minute or two

At next Wednesday's Bitcoin Core PR Review Club, we'll be looking at PR 21527 "Net_processing: lock clean up" (p2p).

Come discuss and learn about orphans, peer message handling, and mutexes for locking and thread safety.

Notes and questions are up. Thanks to John Newbery for hosting!

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I don't know why nobody thought of this sooner. Inb4 Julian Assange avenue.

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In Romania there is a proposal to rename the street with the Belarusian embassy "Roman Protasevich street".

So they won't be able to even give out the address of their embassy without wearing the shame of hijacking an international flight to kidnap a journalist. Brilliant 😂

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Bitcoin Optech newsletter #150 is here:

- announces a change of networks for several IRC channels
- celebrates Optech’s 150th newsletter
- includes popular questions and answers from the Bitcoin Stack Exchange
- announces Eclair 0.6.0 release
- announces LND 0.13.0-beta.rc3 release candidate

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Congrats on newsletter #150 @bitcoinoptech

read here and subscribe to stay up to date with what's going on technically in #bitcoin :

Today's Bitcoin Core PR Review Club starts in 8 hours, and for the first time, it will be held on the -core-pr-reviews channel on libera.

If you haven't registered yet on libera, there's a guide here:

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Wednesday's Bitcoin Core PR Review Club will dive into User-Space, Statically Defined Tracing (USDT).

Our host @0xb10c opens the door to peeking into runtime internals of Bitcoin Core at statically defined tracepoints.

Come discuss and learn; notes and questions are up!

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Self-Repair Manifesto
Let's take back our right to repair! Help us get this manifesto posted in every workshop, hacker space, and garage in the world!

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