This is probably a blog post of some sort, but I'm snowed under so just writing it here:
I think at a cursory glance, people overestimate Joinmarket's effectiveness, especially against *targeted* attacks, but if anything underestimate it when they take a deeper look.
Consider the idea of a targeted attack on a maker, identified e.g. through having done one coinjoin with them and knowing some utxos (say, just 1 for simplicity).
"Targeted" attack could just mean, acting as a taker, ... (1/n)
yay, tests finally green on the addrman "rewrite"... it's time for a sunset surf
Is your RAM ECC? This comment (and the linked discussion) are about how a single bit flip from a cosmic ray (e.g.) can entirely bork a "blockchain" (in this case Certificate Transparency, used for monitoring internet PKI .. one of the very rare examples of applying the blockchain paradigm outside of bitcoin, that does ~ make sense).
People in that thread are arguing about what and where ECC is needed, I confess a lot of ignorance about this.
“like a house of cards during a tornado warning”
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.
In version 0.21 @bitcoincoreorg added support for Tor V3: https://twitter.com/pwuille/status/1315105797517393920
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. https://twitter.com/BitcoinMerges/status/1400497519814135809
libera's matrix bridging functionality works surprisingly well, to access bitcoin-core-dev through a matrix (instead of IRC) client you can use:
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!
I don't know why nobody thought of this sooner. Inb4 Julian Assange avenue.
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