Banks are reverse ransomware.
Ransomware locks you out of your data and requires a payment to release it.
Banks lock you out of your money and require your private data to release it.
In both cases, there is no guarantee that they will honour their side of the contract, and sometimes, they just don't.
Today I learned far more about IPv6 than I wanted. It turns out my Bitcoin DNS seed (along with few others) was not reachable for nodes with only an IPv6 address. That's fixed now.
Though the people affected can't read this post anyway, because my Mastodon instance isn't reachable either :-)
This is my new Mastodon profile. I will boost it from my old one, firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks @orionwl for hosting this :)
(I consider mastodon.social to be anti-free speech, hence the move).
[ann] Bitcoin Core 0.18.1 Released!
I'm decentralizing my income a bit by launching my own LibrePatron instance. It's best seen as a way to bribe my priorities; although I have sufficient paid work, I find that it distracts me from open source Bitcoin development.
All proceeds pass through recklessly experimental software, such as my hardware wallet related pull request(s). That means I catch bugs before you do!
3: Much more famous and so not as interesting of a recommendation, but I'm right now finishing listening to this interview with Poelstra; it's one of the better ones he's done, I commend the hosts for letting him just go at it in detail ( the first section is all about miniscript and super interesting, then it broadens to other stuff, also I get a mention, blink and you'll miss it 😂 ):
3/3 (unless I think of more!)
Rockstar @FelixWeis@twitter.com buying bitcoin via Lightning at an ATM. #LightningHackdayHK at @email@example.com
I wanted something bigger to run my node on. Is it overkill? Yes! Do you really need that much CPU cooling for a server? Maybe.
Before: Khadas VIM2 Max with 256 GB SD card for blockdir, which ran out of space a week ago. It was also just unstable: randomly declaring blocks invalid and crashing, especially when connected to network cable. https://www.khadas.com/vim
After: Intel i5, 32 GB RAM, 512 GB SSD (using PCIe connector at the bottom of the motherboard). Case: Thermaltake Core V1
I gave an updated presentation at Advancing Bitcoin last month: https://vimeo.com/316634495
HWI (works with Bitcoin Core 0.18.0 which is still pending release): https://github.com/bitcoin-core/HWI
For anyone interested, this is a very thorough writeup of the CVE-2018-17144 bug, including links to the relevant code:
How to use a hardware wallet directly with Bitcoin Core: https://youtu.be/SUDkYbkcTsQ
Slides (with source in Markdown): https://github.com/Sjors/presentations/blob/master/2018-09-19%20London%20Bitcoin%20Devs/2018-09%20London%20Bitcoin%20Devs%200.5.pdf
How my account got suspended on le site du bird. Show more
Well , Twitter just locked me out again. This time they want a cell to text an sms to, and I'm not doing the cell phone thing right now. It's too bad you can't sms over a voip line. I guess my budding aspiring career as a Bitcoin/Lightning/Blockstream Media Designer will have to wait, until I get my Twitter back. Shucks.
Alex Jones have been banned from twitter. More reason to make this platform work. https://twitter.com/francispouliot_/status/1037809980693520390
Blog post waarin ik een recente witwaszaak doorloop, met focus op wat tegenwoordig telt als bewijs voor het bezit / gebruik van bepaalde bitcoin adressen.
Helaas wordt nog steeds cluster analyse gebruikt en blijft het lastig om rechters uit te leggen wat het probleem daarmee is: