I joined my buddy Gerbs' podcast the other day to explain Lightning. Some editing magic was involved to trim the various detours we went on.

[HWI] Merged PR from stepansnigirev: Trezor: Add multisig change address verification github.com/bitcoin-core/HWI/pu

Last weeks Bitcoin, Explained (formerly known as the Van Wirdum Sjorsnado) covers Rene Pickhardt's recent Lightning routing proposal. As I was chatting with him the evening before recording, I learned that I completely misunderstood it from earlier podcasts. Hopefully this helps:

The whole story is rather confusing, but it's worth a watch for the blockchain sleuthing in action. There's a lot you can tell about what Youtube influences are up to when they show their casino deposit addresses. Worse for Ethereum than for Bitcoin.

And did I just correctly see a Lightning deposit icon?

Oops, for some reason I had "Require follow requests" enabled and didn't actually check any of the follow requests. Approved and disabled, welcome!

Quick no-nonsense primer on the two recently announced (approved?) Bitcoin ETF's, which are based on futures.

Tl&dr: just buy Bitcoin yourself for a less complicated exposure and lower fees.

"Fans of Bitcoin are split between those who see this as a huge win for a decentralized payment system and those who point to the tyrannical character that is Bukele and worry that this will do more harm than good.

From my 6th floor podcast studio in Miami at the Oslo Freedom Forum I had the opportunity to speak to a journalist and El Salvador native on the full implications of the law and what it really means to the people of El Salvador and the Bitcoin movement."

I think I installed Matrix chat and my handle is @sjors:sprovoost.nl

The instructions are not super clear though.

> One email, for example, read: “Stay the f--- out of our crypto you demonic k--- ... DIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

Such friendly folks these white supremists.

But it's not surprising that when you deplatform people from the legacy financial system, they go somewhere else. And then, if they break the law, it's harder to find them.

RT @arcbtc
Incredible, amazing #lnurl/@lnbits powered NFC payment tag developed by @_TaxMeIfYouCan_ at @Paralelni_polis 🤩 🚀💪

Interesting short 4 part documentary on the various long term problems China is facing, some of which the CCP created itself. This was before Evergrande. Towards the end they speculate that the recent CCP reckless (un)diplomatic aggression is their way of distracting their population from these issues.

Who knows, but I suspect it's more mundane, just Xi's hunger for power and paranoia spinning out of control. That also fits better with their cultural crackdowns.

RT @JackMallers
I just published Announcing the Strike API

Today, @Twitter enables free, instant, global payments for their users with their integration of the Strike API.

What the internet did for communication, #Bitcoin + the Lightning Network is doing for money.


RT @BitMEXResearch
[1/4] BitMEX is delighted to announce two new grantees on our no strings attached Bitcoin developer grant program.

@renepickhardt and @chris_coverdale


Chainalysis (based in Denmark) decides to blatantly violate GDPR by collecting data without permission on websites they secretly own? (via @emzy) coindesk.com/business/2021/09/

I was a guest on my previous employer's podcast. We covered all sorts of things Bitcoin / decentralization / open source / regulators: open.spotify.com/episode/1o1XO

Achievement unlocked, my first GUIX signature for a Bitcoin Core release. Took me a while to get everything up and running, especially building Guix from source.

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