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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! 💚
docs.btcpayserver.org/Contribu

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:

bitcoincore.reviews/18267

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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.

github.com/JoinMarket-Org/join

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.

bitcoincore.reviews/19339

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

consortiumnews.com/2020/08/16/

#FreeAssange #DontExtraditeAssange #ShameUK

via @CathyVoganSPK@twitter.com

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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

t.co/B5nShZCEaw

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

eprint.iacr.org/2020/476.pdf

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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I can recommend this as a good discursive read for the casually interested, about what Schnorr signatures are and where they come from:

suredbits.com/introduction-to-

I believe more blog posts from Nadav to come on this topic. Also if you like you can watch my youtube from summer 2018 on the London Bitcoin Devs ("Unfairly Linear Signatures").

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Next week's Bitcoin Core PR Review Club is on PR #19160 "Multiprocess: Add basic spawn and IPC support."

Notes and questions are up -- thanks ryanofsky for writing and hosting!

bitcoincore.reviews/19160

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Having trouble keeping up with news and developments related to #Bitcoin privacy? Last month I started a monthly newsletter to do just that. 🔐📡🔎😎

And here is the July edition. Enjoy!
enegnei.github.io/This-Month-I

Monday is the next Basque Country Bitcoin apéritif (at an outdoor bar near the lighthouse, overlooking the ocean)

meetu.ps/c/4xxqz/8vWdz/a

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Reminder: Springer has released a lot of digital textbooks for free in the last few months, and their special offer is ending on July 31st. There is no need to sign up to download the PDF and ePub files.

This lovely page has the full list of available titles: hnarayanan.github.io/springer-

Next week's Bitcoin Core PR Review Club is on PR #17977:

"Implement BIP 340-342 validation - Implement Taproot signature hashing" (consensus)

Notes and questions are up -- thanks jnewbery for hosting!

bitcoincore.reviews/17977

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