Looks like taproot will lock-in ~ 24hrs from now (140 blocks needed). #bitcoin
Developers who want to make things using taproot can then start, safely.
Me vs fraies' "master magician"
(fallen shepherd ft. RabbiTon Strings - ENDYMION):
A very unique and striking piece of music, and the map just blew my mind back in 2019 when i first saw someone beat it - especially the ending.
Interactive Brokers will offer crypto trading by the end of the summer
"Customers certainly are asking for [crypto trading]."
"Currently, Interactive Brokers offers the trading of bitcoin futures on its platform."
"Rival brokers Fidelity and Charles Schwab don’t offer direct crypto trading on their platforms."
"Interactive Brokers [has 1.33M customer accts.]
At this rate, Taproot (BIPs 340-342) should be locked in by Friday, with activation slated for ~November.
Bitcoin's upgrade cycle is by design slow and steady, so it may be prudent to begin reviewing the BIP 118 SIGHASH_ANYPREVOUT proposal now:
Check out https://anyprevout.xyz/
For what it's worth: heard on the Risky Business podcast (IT security stuff), their working theory is that (a) perp is a teenager, heard from multiple sources, (b) the coins were actually seized they think most likely, by some govt agents "popping a shell" (or otherwise hacking) and simply sending the funds out of the perp's wallet. Interesting! No idea if true.
Bitcoin Optech newsletter #152 is here:
- describes a proposal to allow LN nodes to receive payments without keeping their private keys online all the time
- summarizes the 'Prune g_chainman usage in auxiliary modules' PR Review Club Meeting
- announces LND 0.13.0-beta.rc5
- notes changes in Bitcoin Core, C-Lightning, LND, and BTCPay Server projects
El Salvador has officially adopted #Bitcoin as legal tender, passing with a supermajority vote.
Let freedom ring! 🇸🇻🇸🇻
Transcript of @rusty discussing improving the Lightning Network on the Wasabi podcast with @maxhillebrand. Some interesting Lightning and privacy conversation (in addition to many other topics) https://btctranscripts.com/wasabi-research-club/2021-05-30-rusty-russell-improving-lightning/
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The ransomware tx, i think: https://blockstream.info/tx/9436dbf0435b15378f309c35754a110db880fa9bb66a062160a25533bb4a212a
2B6F C204 D9BF 332D 062B 461A 1410 01A1 AF77 F20B (use email to contact)
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