I keep forgetting to check this website regularly ever since I became aware of it at one of the old Berlin hackdays:
This is the page for the legendary NY "bitdevs" meetups/socratics which unfortunately were always kept private, however the pages for each of the Socratic seminars give tons of links to recent updates and research. Seems like very few people keep up with things as meticulously!
Admittedly the "pay to upload songs people want" sounds borderline unworkable 😂
... you could do something janky like specify the hash of the mp3 file but that doesn't make much sense (if you already have the hash, you have the file!) ... apart from some janky reputation thing, it seems unlikely to work.
Bitcoin/Lightning shower thought:
Infinite Jukebox. Set up a hidden service that automatically allows people to: (a) vote for songs they want (b) upload highly voted songs and get paid in sats (c) stream music from the server for 10sat/minute or whatever.
There may be some technical, legal and ethical issues with this idea 🤔 But it's fun.
(Hidden service would be good for a lot of reasons, but also I would note Tor is generally definitely good enough for audio nowadays).
New release of Electrum Personal Server. Fixed issue with lag for large mempools, most users would just disable the mempool histogram for large mempools, with this update that is no longer an issue. Also, now slightly easier to run with automating tools like systemd. Connect your Electrum wallet to your own full node today!
I know this is not news, but peertube has supported live streaming since the January 3.0.0 release:
Has anyone used or interacted with it at all? Curious
I found this list of lnurl supporting services to be an interesting read:
Btw Zeus seems to work with it fine (I topped up bitrefill using it).
Part of the complexity appears to be that there are separate defined protocols (pay, withdraw, auth..) so a wallet 'supports lnurl' isn't quite enough info.
Lloyd Fournier is always worth a read.
"Proof of squarespace" here is a nice joke name, but also the arguments are definitely worth a read:
I got Orbot working for the Zeus LN wallet (connected to my home lnd/raspiblitz).
But ugh, it was very nasty to get Orbot to do anything (in previous attempts it has always largely falied, now I can *just* get it to transfer a few kB at a time and make a LN payment). Any tips on exactly how to configure Orbot so it isn't like 1% as fast as Tor normally is?
On a Samsung galaxy android phone.
Don't worry about mining councils. We need to focus on the important things: finishing Stratum V2 and getting widespread adoption. Cypherpunks write code. https://braiins.com/stratum-v2
is this "then they fight you"?
Sparrow wallet looks like an interesting bitcoin wallet project:
They have payjoin/BIP78 support since 0.9.7 ; I'm not sure but I think they don't yet have receiving support, only sending.
Anyway it looks cool (some focus on coldcard support), but disclaimer I have not yet used it.
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