@jon with this, you can now run nodes as dual hidden services on tor and i2p (invisible internet project). if tor is having issues, your i2p service can continue to communicate.
the implementation last year of bip155 addrv2 into bitcoin core is what paved the way for support of longer addresses like tor v3 and now i2p, and for future network additions
@jon for the past month or two, the bitcoin core i2p network has been 3-4 nodes. it’s been working great. don’t hesitate to join in, test, and spur further adoption.
@koolaidwithkaran it was actually planned last year and the pull request by vasil dimov was opened in december, iirc. but yes, the tor v3 consensus node and network liveness issues certainly heightened demand of bitcoin users for another privacy network.
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