BR012 - Bitcoin Core, Mutiny Wallet, Core LN, Casa goes ETH & MORE ft. BentheCarman & Bitcoin Gandalf
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00:09:26 Coinkite updates
SATSCARD & TAPSIGNER working working with brands and artists for rev share on designs
Glassnode data coming to blockclock
COLDCARD Taproot - Yes, we also want it. Taproot signing on COLDCARD is on the road map. Don’t worry!
Coinkite is looking to integrate SATSCARD deposit & sweeping on lightning wallets that support base layer, if you are a code contributor to some of these projects capable of making those PRs and getting them merged please get in touch!
We will be starting the revenue share program with artists soon and also card white label for wallet projects, if you are interested in having your art featured or becoming a partner for SATSCARD/TAPSIGNER reach out to sales at coinkite dot com
Software Releases & Project Updates
00:10:20 Bitcoin Core version 24.0
P2P and network changes
To address a potential denial-of-service, the logic to download headers from peers has been reworked. This is particularly relevant for nodes starting up for the first time (or for nodes which are starting up after being offline for a long time).
Updated REST APIs
Guix builds are now reproducible across architectures (x86_64 & aarch64). (#21194)
A new mempoolfullrbf option has been added, which enables the mempool to accept transaction replacement without enforcing BIP125 replaceability signaling.
The -walletrbf startup option will now default to true. The wallet will now default to opt-in RBF on transactions that it creates.
The replaceable option for the createrawtransaction and createpsbt RPCs will now default to true. Transactions created with these RPCs will default to having opt-in RBF enabled.
Migrating Legacy Wallets to Descriptor Wallets
An experimental RPC migratewallet has been added to migrate Legacy (non-descriptor) wallets to Descriptor wallets.
A new menu item to restore a wallet from a backup file has been added (gui#471).
00:26:59 Sparrow 1.7.1
Add icons to wallet tabs for PayNym and hardware wallets, and support custom icons through tab context menu
Broadcast premix transactions from Terminal using Mix Selected on UTXOs
Show address as QR code in Terminal
Change QR code density for UR encoding via QR display dialog button
00:28:56 Libwally Swift v0.0.7
Bump libwally-core to 0.8.6
Improved build scripts for libwally-core and M1 mac support by @jurvis
Switch libsecp256k1-zkp to vanilla libsecp256k1 and match Bitcoin Core’s commit
Use libwally’s BIP32 path parsing for derivations (this removes BIP32Path)
00:30:11 BTC Pay Server 1.7.0
New version of the checkout as opt-in feature
Request customer data with forms for email and shipping address
Server settings: Add option to customize the instance logo
Store settings: Add branding options
Greenfield: Store Rates Config
Greenfield: Get Lightning invoices
Greenfield: Create payment request invoices
Greenfield: Allow marking payout status and payment proofs
Greenfield: Wallet Objects
Greenfield: Add crowdfund app create endpoint
Add Lightning Service Torq
00:31:48 Fully Noded: The #nostrnode Testflight
00:32:09 lnd v0.15.5-beta
Fixes some bugs related to taproot output used with the remote signer features, add some additional validation checks before using addresses.
Fixes a bug that would soak up CPU when a peer stalled the funding flow.
00:33:50 Core Lightning v22.11: “Alameda Yield Generator”, Dec 1 2022
Reckless is a new plugin manager that you can use to install and uninstall plugins with a single command.
Autoclean has become much more powerful and efficient, especially for larger nodes.
A new filter API can be used to extract only fields you are interested in from most JSON-RPC commands.
00:46:11 BlueWallet LDK (non-custodial, in dev)
When adding a new wallet, press the Lightning button 10 times (thanks to @callebtc for this tip)
Adds official support for two important lightning features: zero-conf channels and channel aliases.
Zeroconf channels make it possible to use a newly created channel before the funding tx is confirmed on the blockchain.
Channel aliases offer a way to use arbitrary channel identifiers for routing. This feature improves privacy by not leaking the funding transaction of the channel during payments.
Adds experimental support for dual-funding and a lot of preparatory work for Bolt 12 offers.
Lots of ground work on blinded paths, onion messages, offers (bolt12)
All-new mining dashboard with 7 new mining graphs
Added “bitfeed style” mempool block visualization
Improved blocks page that identifies mining pools
Improved fee suggestions with a “no priority” rate
00:51:30 The Bitcoin Company adds support for on-chain payments, Nov 25 2022
00:53:30 LiquidOps beta release - Lightning node management software by bolt.observer
00:53:45 BDK 0.25.0
This release fixes slow sync time and big script_pubkeys table with SQLite, the wallet rescan height for the FullyNodedExport and setting the network for keys in the KeyMap when using descriptor templates. Also added are new blockchain and mnemonic examples.
00:54:57 SatsCrap Bitcoin P2P Marketplace Launches: Sell or Buy Any Item for Bitcoin Without KYC
Operated by the same team as successful bitcoin art marketplace Scarce City. The marketplace does not use logins, bank accounts or a registration process.
00:57:11 Hoseki Proof of Reserves
Public board of attested on-chain Bitcoin ownership.
User’s have verified their accounts and have proved access to private keys of Bitcoin.
The balance represents an aggregate of user funds in cold storage or individual address verification.
No two users can claim access to the same funds.
All funds are uniquely verified and unique with respect to anyone else on the platform.
No sign-up, no credit cards
00:59:03 smartino: Bitcoin full node on Android
00:59:53 Mutiny Wallet
01:02:02 Wavlake The first-ever Lightning-powered music streaming site
01:02:28 Thanks to everyone who streamed sats, and shoutout to our top boosters:
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FTX was caught off-guard when assets were transferred on November 13 and initially believed that it had been hacked, according to its court filing.
While investigating the hack, FTX learned that Bankman-Fried and FTX co-founder Gary Wang made “unauthorized” transfers at the direction of the Bahamian government while “effectively in the custody of Bahamas authorities,” according to the filing.
The troubled brokerage Genesis Global has $2.8 billion in outstanding loans on its balance sheet, with about 30% of its lending made to related parties including its parent company.
A human rights group in El Salvador has deemed the government’s restrictive policy on public information regarding its bitcoin accounts to be unconstitutional.
Based on Bukele’s social media posts, El Salvador has purchased 2,381 bitcoins — not counting the one bitcoin every day he announced earlier this month. Beyond that, there is no official or public record of how much El Salvador has spent so far.
The hearing saw the Dutch public prosecutor announce money laundering charges for the first time
The Dutch public prosecutor brushed aside arguments that Tornado Cash was a decentralized protocol which Pertsev was powerless to control, claiming that it was in fact one and the same as PepperSec, a company for which Pertsev worked alongside fellow developers Roman Semenov and Roman Storm.
01:16:07 Casa Supports Ethereum
Members will be able to secure #ethereum alongside #bitcoin within Casa.
As of January 2023, Coinbase Wallet will no longer be supporting the assets and networks due to low usage.
01:26:07 Blockstream launches bol2: community for bitcoin development, Nov 17 2022
The Build On L2 initiative brings developers, startups, and other contributors together into the same conversation to share their visions and scale Bitcoin as a wider community
Additionally, communities within BOL2 will host events such as hackathons, virtual networking events, project bounties, international builder tournaments, career development programs, mentoring, and AMA’s with developers.
Ledger launches Stax - New #Bitcoin and crypto hardware wallet designed by ex-Apple engineer
01:29:35 200,000 #Bitcoin worth $3.4 billion were removed from exchanges in the last 30 days - BitcoinMagazine
Threema introduces “Ibex,” a new cryptographic communication protocol that further solidifies Threema’s time-tested security and future-proofs the overall system
End-to-End Encrypted Group Calls
Perfect Forward Secrecy
01:31:40 Chat GPT - Optimizing Language Models for Dialogue
01:36:04 “What’s the vision for the future of self custody? It seems Satoshi’s idea is every individual would have a HWW but that doesn’t seem practical for widespread self custody. I’ve seen videos of people in Africa using modern day Nokias to send and transact BTC P2P over a cellular connection. Can you custody on device like that?” -@M0rry
01:39:27 According to BlueWallet they always allowed you to use lightning non custodial since day one. But it’s commonly considered a custodial wallet (prior to allowing the creation of LDK wallets very recently). Where is the confusion coming from? Please ELI5. - STACK TO THE FUTURE
01:40:13 What if all the miners got hacked with an unstoppable virus? - M0rry
01:42:38 Phoenix (NVK) “Loving this wallet, very bullish on their channel splits work. They told me 2 tweeks… wink-wink” - NVK
01:42:48 Legends of Lightning [11 Oct - 7 Dec]
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