Who says ⚡️ can't strike twice - we've got two announcements today!
1) #LightningNetwork is now live on @OKCoin! Come give it a try!
2) We are giving a grant to Antoine Riard - who's an open source #bitcoin developer specifically focusing on Lightning. https://twitter.com/CoinDesk/status/1367508108482908161
New Taproot activation proposal on the mailing list "Speedy trial". This looks like it could progress in Core. If your top priority is getting Taproot activated, I'd encourage supporting this. If your top priority is LOT=true over getting Taproot activated I can see why you might oppose this. Personally my top priority is Taproot activation. https://lists.linuxfoundation.org/pipermail/bitcoin-dev/2021-March/018583.html
This new idea gained a lot of support on IRC yesterday:
Basically: very short timeout for signalling, so we quit early if it doesn't work and can go on to try something else, but still a big delay between lock in and actual activation of rules on network.
Galbraith gives some background on why the existence of this paper is not surprising, but that it's reasonable to be skeptical about Schnorr's claims, in this birdsite thread:
He also seems to agree with another researcher that there's essentially a quantitative error (albeit a very complex one) - if that analysis is right, the claim is completely bust.
If you support a BIP 8 (1 year, LOT=true) UASF please join ##uasf on IRC. Fighting through the obfuscation, politics and ego wars is torture but we do need to finalize a timetable that everyone is happy with as soon as is possible. And I'm directing all the noise to other channels to keep ##uasf relatively noise free.
Australia is rapidly shifting to a cashless society.
Then they'll hit us with financial repression.
Then, it'll be even more bullish for Bitcoin and Lightning.
PeerTube, the Fediverse's own alternative to YouTube, uses peer-to-peer technology to allow anyone to host their own video service without a data centre.
It received a major update today which includes support for live streaming 🎉
You can run your own PeerTube instance without technical knowledge by using a managed hosting provider such as Spacebear: https://app.spacebear.ee
I thought the argument in this article was really interesting, although I don't completely understand it (gist: lockdowns change the relative selective advantage of more virulent/less virulent strains, but I'll let the article say more than that)
As Peter Gutmann correctly points out on the cryptography mailing list, this is pretty weird/suspicious - the quoted phrase appears only in the abstract, not in the paper itself.
Ever wanted to do something worthwhile with your old hardware ?
I repurpose a MacBook into a #bitcoin machine.
What you going to install ?
Ontario MPP Randy Hillier has been a vocal critic of the COVID-19 lockdowns and restrictions, often airing his grievances on Twitter.
But after he shamed those wearing masks in a Twitter thread, the social media platform deleted the Tweet and temporarily suspended the politician from the network.
So Claus Schnorr just published a paper that "destroys the RSA cryptosystem"..?
(Schnorr is nearly 80 years old btw).
Nice article from DerGigi "Bitcoin is Time":
Reading it, I had an amusing thought: how would Bitcoin resolve two blocks announced at the same height with the same chain-heaviness, which would require the exact same hash - so if this happened, we'd have a SHA2 collision 😂
Bisq v1.5.8 has been released!
- Improved DAO charts.
- Improved payment methods.
- Fixed bugs.
- API Beta on the way.
Your node will alert and verify the binaries.
Release notes and download: https://github.com/bisq-network/bisq/releases/tag/v1.5.8
Uh oh. Time to give up guys. We have a NACK from
KING JAMES HRMH !
#bitcoin ... uh maybe :)
Transcript of @bitcoinmagazine podcast w/ @AaronvanW and @sjors on the LOT parameter https://diyhpl.us/wiki/transcripts/bitcoin-magazine/2021-02-26-taproot-activation-lockinontimeout/
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