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Remember kids:

"[Microsoft] GitHub has the right to suspend or terminate your access to all or any part of the Website at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice, effective immediately. GitHub reserves the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason at any time."

Also, can we make a point of always calling it Microsoft #GitHub from now on please? Thanks.


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We're going live talking about Taproot with the Bitcoin Magazine guys right now:

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RT @Coinbase
Coinbase is beginning our search for at least two Bitcoin development grant recipients starting today. If you'd like to apply or nominate a Bitcoin core developer to be sponsored, read more here and fill out the form.

Notes and questions for next week's Bitcoin Core review club IRC meeting are posted.

Continuing our series of schnorr/taproot reviews, we'll be looking at the tapscript implementation in PR 19953 by Pieter Wuille. Hosted by John Newbery.

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Superb (and, interesting, too) historical context to counter the argument for the state's demand for intrusion into our privacy:

people who have a very long-running bitcoin node:

how high (or how many digits) do the peer ids become?

e.g. as seen in getpeerinfo or -netinfo

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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

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Contributing to @BTCPayServer can be done in many ways. Thanks to @Zaxounette and @britttttkelly there are guides for how you can lend a helping hand too! 💚

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:

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Joinmarket 0.7.0 release published:

BIP78 payjoin is the main user-noticeable change, you can pay in Qt or on command line, to https servers or onions, with a p2sh wallet or a native bech32 wallet. URIs can just be pasted in and recognized.
There's a lot of other stuff in the background e.g. basic PSBT support. Make sure to read the release notes if you need to upgrade. Py3.6 is a requirement now.

Next Wednesday's Bitcoin Core PR Review Club is on PR 19339 "Re-delegate absurd fee checking from mempool to clients" (rpc/rest/zmq, tests, validation, wallet).

Notes and questions are up -- thanks Gloria Zhao for hosting.

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BREAKING: 152 legal experts and 15 lawyers’ associations have written to UK Prime Minister
, accusing government authorities of violating “national and international law” in :wikileaks: founder Julian #Assange’s case.

#FreeAssange #DontExtraditeAssange #ShameUK


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Do you have a C(++) HTTP client library that

- Supports HTTPS
- Supports HTTP/2
- Supports HTTP/1.1 pipelining
- Is working on HTTP/3 support
- Is widely used
- Is GPL-compatible

Please contact me!

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OH: "Can't find good dystopian literature anymore."

"Why, is it too depressing?"

"No, it's too optimistic."

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Had an SSD failure today, saved everything I care about so no biggy. Was a nov/dec 2019 model. Hearing a lot of buzz about failing SSDs, rumor is someone unloaded all of their QC-fail inventory around the turn of 2020. Be careful, backup your data.

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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

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I saw Lloyd Fournier reference this rather interesting new paper on generalized payment channels in a github thread:

One thing it covers (IV C) is single signer ECDSA adaptor signatures (of the type I covered in the recent blog "schnorrless scriptless scripts") and has some thoughts on security reductions for them (and indeed adaptor signatures in general).

(though, to be clear, that is definitely not the main topic of the paper).

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