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the following merges accounts have been added:

- @guimerges merges to the bitcoin core GUI repository
- @secp256k1merges merges to the secp256k1 library
- @hwimerges merges to hardware wallet interface
- @miscmerges for merges to various other bitcoin core repositories

In episode 25 @AaronvanW and I explain bloom filters (BIP 37) and compact block filters (BIP 157/158) and discuss light wallets vs a full node in general: (cc @bitcoinmagazine)

get the bitcoin whitepaper directly from the utxoset. This works on a pruned node:

seq 0 947 | (while read -r n; do bitcoin-cli gettxout 54e48e5f5c656b26c3bca14a8c95aa583d07ebe84dde3b7dd4a78f4e4186e713 $n | jq -r '.scriptPubKey.asm' | awk '{ print $2 $3 $4 }'; done) | tr -d '\n' | cut -c 17-368600 | xxd -r -p > bitcoin-test.pdf

In episode 24 @AaronvanW and I browse through the Bitcoin Core v0.21 release notes and reminisce about earlier episodes... (cc @bitcoinmagazine)

Awesome post @orionwl. Completely agree with the thinking and thankful it isn't a leaving message. Sense of dread at the beginning. 😅

If you run a full node, you already have the whitepaper. @jimmysong wrote a really nice Python script that lets you extract from the blockchain (ht: puchu on Github).

just a heads up: please grab your own copy of the #bitcoin whitepaper and store it carefully

there are some unsavory characters using legal threats to use its uncertain licensing status to bully sites into removing it from the internet

i will not provide any details at this time

it would be good to be prepared for the moment that comes under attack, exploiting legal or other loopholes

it's not a matter of *if*, but *when*

it's a bit of a single point of failure which makes it an attractive target for people on a crusade against bitcoin

if you want to help, make mirrors (can we do something like "deterministic verifiable builds for websites"?), host the files, seed the torrents, show them what censorship resistance means

Apparently #Twitter thinks this violated their rules lol

Got a 12 hour ban out of it

(Removed on appeal, but still)


In this episode of The Van Wirdum Sjorsnado, hosts @AaronvanW and @provoost were once again joined by @SomsenRuben.

The trio discussed Drivechain, a sidechain project spearheaded by @Truthcoin.

Find the show below:

Bitcoin Core 0.21.0 Released: What’s New.

"Bitcoin Core 0.21.0 is one of the biggest Bitcoin Core releases in recent years, introducing various new features as well as privacy and performance improvements"

Written by @AaronvanW.

Quick update on this instance.

Stop freaking out, you will have plenty of time. I’m not not flipping the switch for sometime.

Signups are now closed, but that it for the short term future.

Don’t sit on your arse either, make an effort to run your own instance :)

The goal is more comms resilience.

Theory: Jack purged everyone to accelerate the shift to decentralized technology.

For Jack so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten company, that whoever migrates to mastodon should not perish, but have everlasting life.

@mattodell if you had any outstanding bets about whether Trump would tweet "buy bitcoin" I guess those can be settled now... though he might still promote it if payment processors cut him off.

Random question about Blind Merge Mining. When using Lightning to negotiate with miners, is there a new OP_CODE to check "if critical data requirements met". Because any secret that you unveil would still exist after a reorg.

As I've revealed in my last Patreon post, I've been working on adding end-to-end encryption APIs into Mastodon as an upgrade to the direct message system.

Any and all technical details available at the moment are here:

An implementation guide for app developers is being worked on.


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Welcome to all the @bitcoinhackers. We need wallet and node devs to collaborate with the podcast app devs.

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