BR034 - Nostr Taking off! Catch-up with NVK ft. Fiatjaf, JB55, Pablo & Odell
00:01:29 Guest introductions
00:01:55 How far have things come with nostr?
00:06:46 Ability to remove yourself from a client (Damus)
00:09:08 Notes and highlighting on nostr
00:15:39 Displaying notes
00:21:52 Short notes and long notes
00:26:28 DMs on nostr
00:34:20 NIP-05 verifications
00:36:53 Consensus on nostr and breaking changes
00:45:31 Onlyzaps and NIP-47
00:52:33 NIP-15 nostr marketplace
01:00:47 Search, indexing and discoverability
01:12:50 Nostr safe spaces
01:14:16 File headers
01:23:55 Calendars on nostr
01:28:41 Key delegation/revocation
01:38:16 RSS feeds (nostr RSS replacement?)
01:43:58 Notifications and subscriptions
01:55:34 Roundup and final thoughts
Nostr Software Releases & Project Updates
Profile picture uploading
Reply counts in threads
Upload from camera
Fixed image cropping in timeline
NIP-27 supported and used as main implementation for mentions and reposting
Mentions and repost improved in Groups and DMs
Replace localforage with loki.js for storage
Fix a bunch of bugs in content parsing
Add lists/custom feeds
Refactor component hiararchy
Re-work how modals stack
Enqueue context requests to reduce number of concurrent subscriptions
Use NIP-50 search to populate search results
Persist settings to nostr using NIP-78
Per event zap targets
Content warning (NIP-36)
NIP-94 File header support
Cmd+Enter to post note
nostr: links (NIP-27)
Tending users on Search page
Notification dots on additive filters
See a user’s badges on their profile screen
Check out a badges title and description by clicking on it
Edit your badges inside your profile
Add and remove relays in your network settings
Sync relays with other nostr clients
Check the Zap Tab to see who zapped you
Added support for inline mentions (NIP27)
Zaps will now choose a Lightning Address over LNURL if both are present
Added French translations, Chinese (Traditional) and updated Chinese (Simplified) translations.
Added a logout button in the Settings menu.
Minor performance improvements on Thread and Discover views.
Added an initial loading indicator when you first open the Home or Discover tabs.
Complete NIP46 integration into nostr-sdk
Fix: Relay Tag seralization
NIP46 delegation response
nostr-keyx: Nostr Key Management Extension v1.5.0
Add a prompt page to allow access to NIP-07 functions
Support NIP-06 mnemonic seed phrase
Update injection method for Chrome 111
Display package version on footer 9e19a52 and be74bbd
Add a nice underline under post titles 738fa23
Add author information to Posts 002de8b
Now when selecting text in Habla it will prompt you to share the highlight
Makes zaps possible without the user needing to open a different app to only pay a Lightning invoice
NIP-94 - File Header Merged
The purpose of this NIP is to allow an organization and classification of shared files. So that relays can filter and organize in any way that is of interest. Also the goal is to create a base on the protocol for this bountsr “Filesharing App” (https://bountsr.org/p2p-filesharing/) to be implemented.
It allows the app to create image galleries (memes, animations) that can be reused countless times in different notes. As it exists in whatsapp, telegram, etc.
Suggested use cases:
A relay for indexing shared files. For example to promote torrents
A Pinterest-like relay and app where people can share their portfolio and inspire others.
A simple way to distribute configurations and software updates.
Specialized relays can provide collections of emojis, memes and animated gifs to be used in notes.
NIP-94 descriptors to the rescue of the visually impaired community? [Vitor Pamplona ]
The Bitcoin Company v1.27
Send a gift card as a gift via email or Nostr DM.
Arcade v0.0.5-alpha - A Nostr chat app for Android & iOS.
If a user has a LUD16 (Lightning Address), you’ll see a zap icon on their chat message.
If you have a LUD16 (Lightning Address) associated with your user account, you can now receive chat zaps.
Nostr Project spotlight
Pablo’s Nostr Projects
nostrit - Publish a Nostr note when something happens
Nostri.chat - A chat widget for your site, powered by nostr
Zaplife - Counts and display all the Zaps sent in the last 4 hours
Zapworthy - Purple Text. Orange Highlights. Keeping the words you find valuable running on Nostr.
ananostr - Nostr-powered classifieds
Jeff’s Nostr Projects
nostr army knife - A toolkit for debugging all things Nostr as a webpage.
Will’s Nostr Projects
nostr-lightning-events - Lightning Plugin that converts node notifications into nostr events
lightningrelay.com - Nostr relay requires a one-time admission fee, paid via Lightning invoice.
Blogging & Writing
N3XB: Naive Nostr No-KYC Exchange for Bitcoin [Github]
N3X (Naive Nostr No-KYC Exchange) is a layer 2 protocol inspired by, and runs on top of Nostr.
The goal is to be a simple but extensible protocol to facilitate exchanges and marketplaces in an interoperable, censorship-resistant, privacy-aware, and decentralized manner.
Nostr Nests - An audio space for chatting, brainstorming, debating, jamming, micro-conferences, etc.
Jester - Chess over nostr
Sendstr - e2e encrypted shared clipboard app built on top of Nostr
anigma - Nostr-based Telegram clone
nvote - Nostr-based Reddit clone
Nobsbin Decentralized pasting platform built on nostr
Nostrocket (Launches today, 25th April!)
A Self Organizing Unorganization (SOU) factory built with Bitcoin and Nostr.
Provides a fair way for anyone to collaborate on open source projects for fun and profit.
nostr-chat-widget-react - A React component that provides a live-chat widget over nostr that can be embedded into any website.
notebin - Gist clone built on Nostr with support for markdown and code highlighting
homebrew-nostr - Homebrew tap for Nostr software.
Votestr.com - Poll web app with nostr authentication and blind signature unlinkability
RSS feed - Create your own RSS feed for Nostr. Subscribe to a person, hashtag, keyword + more
Search Bot - Get new posts matching your search query
listr.lol - Allows you to browse your own lists and the lists of other users.
translate.nostrich.land - AI-based translation API service to help people communicate with the world on nostr
Nostr Memes of the week
News & Noteworthy
Jack Dorsey-backed Twitter alternative Bluesky hits Android [Decrypt]
Bluesky, the Twitter alternative backed by Twitter co-founder and CEO Jack Dorsey, has now rolled out to Android users.
Pablo’s take on Bluesky:
“As a dev, I take a look at bluesky’s spec and feels overwhelmingly bloated and confusing. As a dev, I take a look at nostr’s NIP-01, realize I don’t need to read anything else, and build something 10 minutes later. Not quite the same.” [Note]
“I mean, the mere fact that you need an invite code to try an “open protocol” it’s like the most idiotic thing ever.” [Note]
Step-by-step explanation by [Protus]
A seller lists their item for sale via a bulletin board (a Nostr server associated with a Bitcoin Lightning Network onion gateway).
The bulletin board publishes the listing to all of its Nostr followers.
A willing buyer examines the listing and submits a hashed timelock contract (HTLC) via the Bitcoin Lightning Network that supports Civ Kit’s trade escrow contract.
The seller delivers the good or service and requests funds from escrow. The buyer releases escrowed funds.
Machankura users who use their 8333.mobi lightning address on nostr can now receive zaps. [kgothatso]
“Sent out another to 10,000,000 sats each to @verbiricha , @Klabo and @swiftobjc which I missed from the previous round. Still 418,000,000 sats left from half of @jack‘s #nostr fund ! Lets keep building 🛠️ “ [JB55]
BTCsessions releases a new tutorial on how to create a self-sovereign Zap setup for Nostr [Note]
“Nostrasia update: 90% probability we will be in the Shibuya ward of Tokyo.” [McShane]
Notes & Resources
usenostr - A small, concise nostr guide
nostr.guide - A guide to all things nostr
heynostr.com - Nostr explainer site that helps explain and introduce Nostr to new users
How To Get Started With Nostr [Forbes]
Scaling Nostr via Open Caching Services by Miljan
A small minimal guide on setting up NIP-05 identifier on branle/nostr [metasikander]
What Is Nostr and How Do I Use It? by Walker V.
Nostr, an Introduction by Greg Heartsfield
Nostr Newcomers Most Common Questions and Answers by pitiunited
Why Nostr Matters by Jameson Lopp
The Nostr podcast - All the new projects, all the new cool stuff, all the new NIPs, it’s all here. Once a week.
Bitcoin Review Podcast BR018 - Nostr Deep Dive Panel with NVK ft. Jack Dorsey, Fiatjaf & William Casarin
Lightning Tidbits 769571 - fiatjaf talks nostr with André Neves
CD63 - building nostr, a censorship resistant alternative to twitter ft. fiatjaf, jb55, and kukks, hosted by ODELL
BA691 - A Native Protocol for Social Media by jack on Bitcoin Audible
BTC111 - Decentralized Social Media & Bitcoin with jb55 on Preston Pysh/The Investors Podcast
nashboard - A Nostr network dashboard with network statistics
nostr.io - Network statistics with last published notes, top 50 publishers, and top 50 followed users
nostr.band - Nostr Real Time Statistics
nostr telegram group - a telegram group for nostr protocol discussion
nostr español/spanish telegram group - A spanish telegram group for nostr
nostr reddit - a subreddit for nostr related discussion
nostr discord - a discord server for nostr enthusiasts and developers
Episode submission ideas
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