With Bitcoiners Fodé, Darius, Emmy, and Ana in Berlin for #LNConf
Really enjoyed meeting Fabrice Drouin, Thibault, Dominique, and Pierre-Marie of Acinq and catching up with @sjors at the LN Conf in Berlin today.
"Why Ada is the language you want to be programming your systems with."
Feels like *noinput and friends is becoming the poster child for those additional features that are not unreasonable but will struggle for ~ years to get agreement. New functionality almost always has dangers.
On this topic, where is the Taproot security proof? (I have been thinking about this quite a bit last week or so since we chatted in London). Reducing to Schnorr signature forgery under ROM would be nice.
Those of us interested in cypherpunk principles are seeing an interesting case study played out in HK right now. A few days ago they (tried to) ban face masks. Today there was a serious proposal to ban the internet. By invoking emergency law there are rumours that financial assets might get seized.
I think there's a lot of tech that could help the people, but isnt quite ready; but then again people get creative in desperate situations.
Tomorrow's Bitcoin Core PR review is on ajtown's PR 16939 "Delay querying DNS seeds if addrman is populated (p2p)", hosted by John Newbery. We also discuss merged PR 15558 by sipa -- is there a bug to fix? Full details, notes, and questions are up at
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At this Wednesday's Bitcoin Core PR review meeting, we will be looking at "Package relay" by Suhas Daftuar. Reserve some time to review it before the meeting!
At tomorrow's Bitcoin Core PR review meeting, we will be looking at PR #16202 "Refactor network message deserialization" by Jonas Schnelli. It's been a high-priority PR for some time. Please review the PR and prepare the notes and questions before the meeting if you can. See you tomorrow!
@0xb10c good to see you!
Starting to take a look at this Halo thing:
From my initial read of the first half at least, it seems that they have discovered something cool about recursive evaluation of proofs, but they haven't actually attempted any soundness proof yet so it's probably more of a "get this out there" publication.
But also: (1/2)
Gotta love bitschmidty's raps after each Optech newsletter is finished :D
Working on Bitcoin. INSEAD/Harvey Mudd. Wrote pro games in 6502 assembly as a kid (Quasimodo, Meteor Storm). Assembly C C++ Lisp Ruby Linux Emacs
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