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‘Rat Poison Squared on Steroids’: What’s New in Bitcoin’s Latest Lightning Release
‘Rat Poison Squared on Steroids’: What’s New in Bitcoin’s Latest Lightning Release ‘Rat Poison Squared on Steroids’: What’s New in Bitcoin’s Latest Lightning Release

Last week, Bitcoin tech startup Blockstream released its latest major version of c-lightning, its implementation of the Lightning Network.

The release is dubbed “Rat Poison Squared on Steroids,” facetiously referencing Warren Buffet’s comment that Bitcoin is “rat poison squared” and, in his opinion, investors will get burned if they put their money into it.

Of course, c-lightning’s developers probably don’t believe Bitcoin is “rat poison,” seeing as they’re working full time to scale bitcoin payments.

With this release, Bitcoin’s Lightning Network gradually continues to make headway.

Watchtowers fight fraudWatchtowers is a fraud-fighting component of the Lightning Network that is early on i…

34 минуты назад @ coindesk.com
US Lawmakers Don’t Want Proof-of-Stake Networks to Get Overtaxed
US Lawmakers Don’t Want Proof-of-Stake Networks to Get Overtaxed US Lawmakers Don’t Want Proof-of-Stake Networks to Get Overtaxed

Crypto holders earning new tokens by staking their coins might be at risk of being overtaxed, believe several members of Congress.

“It could also result in a reporting and compliance nightmare, for taxpayers and the Service alike.”The caucus clarified staking rewards should be taxed appropriately.

In an email, he said there are a few different positions as to how staking rewards can be taxed.

“Technically speaking, staking income is similar to rental income.

PropertySutherland said the appropriate approach to taxing staking rewards could be to treat it like new property.

51 минуту назад @ coindesk.com
SEC Seeking ‘Smart Contract’ Tracing Tool That Can Spot Security Vulnerabilities
SEC Seeking ‘Smart Contract’ Tracing Tool That Can Spot Security Vulnerabilities SEC Seeking ‘Smart Contract’ Tracing Tool That Can Spot Security Vulnerabilities

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1 час назад @ coindesk.com
Decentralized Exchange dYdX Debuts Ether Perpetual Swaps
Decentralized Exchange dYdX Debuts Ether Perpetual Swaps Decentralized Exchange dYdX Debuts Ether Perpetual Swaps

Perpetual swaps that track the price of ether (ETH) are coming to dYdX, the company announced Tuesday.

This follows its launch of bitcoin perpetual swaps in April.

Popularized on the centralized exchange BitMEX, perpetual swaps are unique to the crypto market.

So if a user took a leveraged bet against the price of ETH, but the ETH price rose, they would get liquidated once their losses started approaching their total collateral.

“The crypto market is very dominated in terms of volume by retail traders, particularly international crypto traders,” he said.

2 часа назад @ coindesk.com
There’s Now an Accelerator Exclusively for DeFi Startups
There’s Now an Accelerator Exclusively for DeFi Startups There’s Now an Accelerator Exclusively for DeFi Startups

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2 часа назад @ coindesk.com
Blockchain Bites: XRP Sales, INX IPO and Bitcoin Mining Woes
Blockchain Bites: XRP Sales, INX IPO and Bitcoin Mining Woes Blockchain Bites: XRP Sales, INX IPO and Bitcoin Mining Woes

China’s bitcoin miners are in a rut, Ripple shows signs of sales growth and INX scaled down its IPO vision.

You’re reading Blockchain Bites, the daily roundup of the most pivotal stories in blockchain and crypto news, and why they’re significant.

XRP ReportRipple said it sold $32.55 million of its XRP cryptocurrency during Q2 2020, a 1,760% jump over Q1’s sales figures and the first signs of XRP sales growth in nearly a year.

The firm will offer 130 million INX tokens at $0.90 each, with investors able to purchase INX tokens with USDC, bitcoin and ether – under certain restrictions – as well as the U.S. dollar.

In years prior, token sales were largely unregistered initial coin offerings, wh…

3 часа назад @ coindesk.com
Bitcoin News Roundup for August 4, 2020
Bitcoin News Roundup for August 4, 2020 Bitcoin News Roundup for August 4, 2020

With investment opportunities in traditional markets drying up, bitcoin futures are drawing record interest.

CoinDesk’s Markets Daily is back for your bitcoin news roundup!

This episode is sponsored by Crypto.com, Bitstamp and Nexo.io.

Today's Stories:Surging open interest in crypto derivatives suggests investors are seeking alpha in other investments, such as bitcoin, said the co-founder of an index fund provider.

Another crypto hedge fund has called it quits, the teenage Twitter hacker reportedly had millions in bitcoin and Huobi sees DeFi as its next venture.

3 часа назад @ coindesk.com
Russian Voters’ Data on Sale After Blockchain Poll to Keep Putin in Power: Report
Russian Voters’ Data on Sale After Blockchain Poll to Keep Putin in Power: Report Russian Voters’ Data on Sale After Blockchain Poll to Keep Putin in Power: Report

The data, consisting exclusively of passport numbers, has little value on its own, the anonymous sellers admitted to Kommersant.

The online voting system, based on Bitfury’s open-source Exonum blockchain and built with the help of Kaspersky Lab, was previously reported to have poor data protection.

Each passport has a unique number, and those numbers have reportedly been retrieved from the online voting system and put on sale.

Russia is planning to expand the practice of online voting, despite the issues mentioned above.

The previous blockchain voting experiment by Moscow, which took place in the fall 2019, used the Ethereum blockchain and also turned out to have weak security.

4 часа назад @ coindesk.com
Ethereum 2.0 Testnet Medalla Goes Live With 20,000 Validators
Ethereum 2.0 Testnet Medalla Goes Live With 20,000 Validators Ethereum 2.0 Testnet Medalla Goes Live With 20,000 Validators

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4 часа назад @ coindesk.com
Genesis’ Crypto Lending Rebounds in 2Q; Firm Acknowledges Unsecured Loans
Genesis’ Crypto Lending Rebounds in 2Q; Firm Acknowledges Unsecured Loans Genesis’ Crypto Lending Rebounds in 2Q; Firm Acknowledges Unsecured Loans

Genesis Capital is the lending arm of Genesis Trading, itself a subsidiary of Digital Currency Group (DCG), which is also the parent company of CoinDesk.

Re-mixThe lender is still seeing a flight away from U.S. dollar loans to bitcoin loans.

Most of Genesis’ lending is directly affected by the spread between bitcoin’s spot and futures prices, Moro said.

The majority of the trading volume was on over-the-counter trading desks with the rest being on exchanges.

Around 67% of the trading volume was executed bilaterally while the remaining 33% was executed on exchanges.

6 часов назад @ coindesk.com
What People Who Aren’t Bullish on Bitcoin Still Like About It
What People Who Aren’t Bullish on Bitcoin Still Like About It What People Who Aren’t Bullish on Bitcoin Still Like About It

In this audio interview, CoinDesk’s Leigh Cuen and researcher Nadia Eghbal, author of the upcoming book “Working in Public,” talk about open-source software projects.

From platforms like Github to software languages like Rust, Cuen and Eghbal explore what the open source movement looks like in 2020.

For Eghbal, looking at different types of “activity” might offer a better spectrum.

Nym co-founders like Harry Halpin have more experience in (ideological) open source software development.

As such, Halpin said Nym works closely with teams contributing to other open-source projects, like Rust, Cosmos and Zcash.

6 часов назад @ coindesk.com
First Mover: As Fed Nears Inflation Rubicon, Analysts See $50K Bitcoin in Play
First Mover: As Fed Nears Inflation Rubicon, Analysts See $50K Bitcoin in Play First Mover: As Fed Nears Inflation Rubicon, Analysts See $50K Bitcoin in Play

The Federal Reserve appears ready to pursue yet another untested strategy that could ultimately boost inflation – and possibly prices for bitcoin.

The Fed is “preparing to effectively abandon its strategy of pre-emptively lifting interest rates to head off higher inflation,” according to a new report in the Wall Street Journal.

The Fed’s extra loosening of monetary policy could help support prices for bitcoin, which many cryptocurrency investors speculate could serve as an effective hedge against inflation, similar to gold.

Bitcoin prices have already soared 58% this year, beating silver’s 36% and gold’s 30%, not to mention the 2% gain in the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index of large stocks.

And…

6 часов назад @ coindesk.com
INX Scales Down US IPO Target to $127M – Still Set to Be Crypto’s Largest
INX Scales Down US IPO Target to $127M – Still Set to Be Crypto’s Largest INX Scales Down US IPO Target to $127M – Still Set to Be Crypto’s Largest

Cryptocurrency and security token exchange INX has shifted its sights for a planned initial public offering (IPO) in the U.S.

Per the filing, INX will offer 130 million INX tokens at $0.90 each, putting the maximum raise at $117 million, which could make it the largest IPO in the digital asset industry to date.

Investors will be able to purchase INX tokens with cryptocurrencies as well as the U.S. dollar.

INX will accept commits made in the stablecoin USDC, bitcoin and ether – but only if the sale exceeds the minimum $7.5 million raise amount.

Indeed, the IPO funds will actually go towards launching the digital trading platform that INX says will mean it can finally earn revenue.

6 часов назад @ coindesk.com
Bitcoin Futures Interest Soars as Bond Yields Fall to Record Lows: Industry Exec
Bitcoin Futures Interest Soars as Bond Yields Fall to Record Lows: Industry Exec Bitcoin Futures Interest Soars as Bond Yields Fall to Record Lows: Industry Exec

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7 часов назад @ coindesk.com
Bison Trails Hires Ex-Goldman Sachs VP as Legal Head
Bison Trails Hires Ex-Goldman Sachs VP as Legal Head Bison Trails Hires Ex-Goldman Sachs VP as Legal Head

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8 часов назад @ coindesk.com
Bitcoin Magazine Bitcoin Magazine
последний пост 3 часа назад
The Human Rights Foundation Awards Grants to Three More Bitcoin Projects
The Human Rights Foundation Awards Grants to Three More Bitcoin Projects

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MyCryptoMixer.com: How to mix your coins using the Best Bitcoin Mixer (Tumbler) in 2020
MyCryptoMixer.com: How to mix your coins using the Best Bitcoin Mixer (Tumbler) in 2020

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Bitcoin Reddit Roundup – July 2020
Bitcoin Reddit Roundup – July 2020

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Goldman Sachs Warns Investors About Failing USD, But Points Them To The Wrong Safe Haven
Goldman Sachs Warns Investors About Failing USD, But Points Them To The Wrong Safe Haven

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Coinfloor Is Riding A Bullish Bitcoin Wave With Baby Boomers
Coinfloor Is Riding A Bullish Bitcoin Wave With Baby Boomers

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Foundation Devices Enters The Sovereign Hardware Game With Passport Bitcoin Wallet
Foundation Devices Enters The Sovereign Hardware Game With Passport Bitcoin Wallet

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With Bitcoin ATMs, CoinFlip Is Banking The Unbanked
With Bitcoin ATMs, CoinFlip Is Banking The Unbanked

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Was The CryptoForHealth Twitter Hack Good For Bitcoin?
Was The CryptoForHealth Twitter Hack Good For Bitcoin?

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BTCS Crypto Portfolio Expands Over 280% in Q2 2020 Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
BTCS Crypto Portfolio Expands Over 280% in Q2 2020 Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

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Treasury Bureau Declares National Banks Can Custody Crypto
Treasury Bureau Declares National Banks Can Custody Crypto

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BIP 8, BIP 9 or Modern Soft Fork Activation: How Bitcoin Could Upgrade Next
BIP 8, BIP 9 or Modern Soft Fork Activation: How Bitcoin Could Upgrade Next

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Zap Announces $3.5 Million Seed Round
Zap Announces $3.5 Million Seed Round

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As Analytics And Privacy Efforts Clash, Which Path Will Bitcoin Take?
As Analytics And Privacy Efforts Clash, Which Path Will Bitcoin Take?

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Video: How to Create a Multisig Wallet With Caravan By Unchained Capital
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Introducing Hashrate Index, An Online Tool For Bitcoin Mining Transparency
Introducing Hashrate Index, An Online Tool For Bitcoin Mining Transparency

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The Block The Block
последний пост 51 минуту назад
Congressional lawmakers urge the IRS to craft proactive tax policy for crypto staking rewards
Congressional lawmakers urge the IRS to craft proactive tax policy for crypto staking rewards Congressional lawmakers urge the IRS to craft proactive tax policy for crypto staking rewards

A group of Congressional representatives have sent a letter to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) urging the tax agency to write policy that does not impede proof of stake technology.

The post Congressional lawmakers urge the IRS to craft proactive tax policy for crypto staking rewards appeared first on The Block.

51 минуту назад @ theblockcrypto.com
Opyn pulls liquidity from Uniswap pool as signs point to possible ETH thefts
Opyn pulls liquidity from Uniswap pool as signs point to possible ETH thefts Opyn pulls liquidity from Uniswap pool as signs point to possible ETH thefts

Ethereum network data suggests that an outside actor or actors executed an exploit of the options issuance platform Opyn, resulting in the loss of an as-yet-to-be-determined amount of ETH.

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1 час назад @ theblockcrypto.com
BIS highlights decentralization and distributed ledgers with trade finance digitization competition
BIS highlights decentralization and distributed ledgers with trade finance digitization competition BIS highlights decentralization and distributed ledgers with trade finance digitization competition

The Bank of International Settlements and the Hong Kong Monetary Authority are partnering on a new trade finance digitization competition.

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3 часа назад @ theblockcrypto.com
Bitfinex offers ‘up to $400 million’ as reward for bitcoins stolen during 2016 exchange hack
Bitfinex offers ‘up to $400 million’ as reward for bitcoins stolen during 2016 exchange hack Bitfinex offers ‘up to $400 million’ as reward for bitcoins stolen during 2016 exchange hack

Bitfinex said it would pay upwards of $400 million in a bid to recover the nearly 120,000 BTC stolen in a 2016 hack of the exchange.

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5 часов назад @ theblockcrypto.com
Genesis’s lending business surges as trading firms hunt for yield
Genesis’s lending business surges as trading firms hunt for yield Genesis’s lending business surges as trading firms hunt for yield

Genesis Global Trading published second-quarter review on Tuesday.

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6 часов назад @ theblockcrypto.com
Ethereum 2.0’s multi-client Medalla testnet goes live
Ethereum 2.0’s multi-client Medalla testnet goes live Ethereum 2.0’s multi-client Medalla testnet goes live

Medalla, "the official public multi-client testnet" for the first phase of Ethereum 2.0 has gone live. The post Ethereum 2.0’s multi-client Medalla testnet goes live appeared first on The Block.

6 часов назад @ theblockcrypto.com
Swiss government-backed bank Basler Kantonalbank to provide crypto trading and custody services
Swiss government-backed bank Basler Kantonalbank to provide crypto trading and custody services Swiss government-backed bank Basler Kantonalbank to provide crypto trading and custody services

Basler Kantonalbank, a Switzerland-based bank backed by the country’s government, is set to offer crypto trading and custody services via its subsidiary Bank Cler.

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7 часов назад @ theblockcrypto.com
At least 22 blockchain projects have submitted their Ethereum scaling proposals to Reddit for its token project
At least 22 blockchain projects have submitted their Ethereum scaling proposals to Reddit for its token project At least 22 blockchain projects have submitted their Ethereum scaling proposals to Reddit for its token project

At least 22 blockchain projects, including Solana and Matic Network, have submitted their Ethereum scaling proposals to Reddit for its token project.

The post At least 22 blockchain projects have submitted their Ethereum scaling proposals to Reddit for its token project appeared first on The Block.

8 часов назад @ theblockcrypto.com
ETH trading volumes are rising faster than bitcoin volumes
ETH trading volumes are rising faster than bitcoin volumes ETH trading volumes are rising faster than bitcoin volumes

Trading volumes of ether (ETH) — both spot and futures — are rising faster than bitcoin (BTC) volumes, according to The Block Research.

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9 часов назад @ theblockcrypto.com
Money 2.0 Stuff: LosemoneyDAO
Money 2.0 Stuff: LosemoneyDAO Money 2.0 Stuff: LosemoneyDAO

Quick Take KeeperDAO raises seven-figure seed round

Asuka founder exit scams

19 часов назад @ theblockcrypto.com
Aggregated open interest for bitcoin futures hit an all-time high on Saturday
Aggregated open interest for bitcoin futures hit an all-time high on Saturday Aggregated open interest for bitcoin futures hit an all-time high on Saturday

Aggregated open interest for bitcoin futures hit an all-time high on August 1.

The post Aggregated open interest for bitcoin futures hit an all-time high on Saturday appeared first on The Block.

21 час назад @ theblockcrypto.com
U.S. seizes $6.5 million in bitcoin and tether from ‘Banana Fund’ Ponzi scheme
U.S. seizes $6.5 million in bitcoin and tether from ‘Banana Fund’ Ponzi scheme U.S. seizes $6.5 million in bitcoin and tether from ‘Banana Fund’ Ponzi scheme

The U.S. Department of Justice has seized crypto funds totaling about $6.5 million from the administrator of an alleged ponzi scheme known as the "Banana Fund."

The post U.S. seizes $6.5 million in bitcoin and tether from ‘Banana Fund’ Ponzi scheme appeared first on The Block.

22 часа назад @ theblockcrypto.com
Ripple reports $32.5 million in over-the-counter XRP sales in Q2
Ripple reports $32.5 million in over-the-counter XRP sales in Q2 Ripple reports $32.5 million in over-the-counter XRP sales in Q2

Ripple's Q2 report showed $32.5 million in OTC sales of XRP during the second quarter. The firm also said that it has been buying XRP on the secondary market via a subsidiary.

The post Ripple reports $32.5 million in over-the-counter XRP sales in Q2 appeared first on The Block.

22 часа назад @ theblockcrypto.com
Binance wants to launch futures trading in the U.S., possibly through buying a licensed firm
Binance wants to launch futures trading in the U.S., possibly through buying a licensed firm Binance wants to launch futures trading in the U.S., possibly through buying a licensed firm

Quick Take Crypto exchange Binance is eyeing the launch of a futures trading service or platform in the U.S., The Block has learned.

A source with knowledge of the matter told The Block that Binance would possibly acquire or partner with a licensed company, through which it would launch the futures offering.

23 часа назад @ theblockcrypto.com
Canaan Creative adds four new directors to its board
Canaan Creative adds four new directors to its board Canaan Creative adds four new directors to its board

Bitcoin miner maker Canaan Creative announced the appointment of four new independent directors today while the terms of office of five of its directors come to an end. The post Canaan Creative adds four new directors to its board appeared first on The Block.

1 день назад @ theblockcrypto.com
Decrypt Decrypt
последний пост 35 минут назад
Final test before Ethereum 2.0 mainnet release is now live
Final test before Ethereum 2.0 mainnet release is now live Final test before Ethereum 2.0 mainnet release is now live

The Ethereum 2.0 mainnet is almost ready for liftoff.

The Eth2 Medalla testnet went live today, marking the final stage of testing before the mainnet release of Eth2 is released into the wild.

More than 20,000 validators are running nodes to support the Medalla testnet, each staking at least 32 testnet ETH.

The change should vastly reduce the cost of broadcasting transactions on the Ethereum network.

If Medalla remains stable over the course of the coming weeks, the official Eth2 mainnet rollout won’t be far behind.

35 минут назад @ decrypt.co
DeFi token Chainlink surges 14% as price nears $10
DeFi token Chainlink surges 14% as price nears $10 DeFi token Chainlink surges 14% as price nears $10

Chainlink is close to topping $10 per token, in a massive surge that shows the sky might just be the limit for the decentralized oracle service provider.

Chainlink's token, LINK, has had an interesting 2020 so far to say the least.

Less than two months ago, Chainlink hit a fresh all-time high of $5.

What’s more, the rise of DeFi has also contributed to increasing interest in Chainlink.

The coin tops CoinGecko's top 100 DeFi coins by market cap at $3.6 billion—and there's currently no close second.

45 минут назад @ decrypt.co
Barstool Sports president: 'I want to buy all the Bitcoins'
Barstool Sports president: 'I want to buy all the Bitcoins' Barstool Sports president: 'I want to buy all the Bitcoins'

Barstool Sports president Dave “El Presidente” Portnoy is well known for being outspoken and often abrasive—and over the last day he’s turned his attention to a new subject: Bitcoin.

Portnoy then started talking about the Winklevoss twins, the infamous Facebook co-founders that went on to become Bitcoin billionaires and co-found the crypto exchange Gemini.

He said that he “had a little exchange” with the twins about getting a lesson on Bitcoin, but that he felt like they just wanted some free advertising via Portnoy and Barstool Sports.

“If the Winklevosses want to come over and tell me how to do this in a way that I understand, I will look into Bitcoin.

I want to buy all the Bitcoins.”Who’…

1 час назад @ decrypt.co
Former PBoC official: digital currency can substitute all currencies
Former PBoC official: digital currency can substitute all currencies Former PBoC official: digital currency can substitute all currencies

Wang Yongli, former vice president of Bank of China and a director of the Haixia Blockchain Research Institute, believes that digital currency will eventually replace all cash in circulation and won’t just be confined to M0.

DCEP was initially designed to replace M0, according to Wang, but there might be more interest in DCEP replacing the M2 money supply.

The retail transactions that used to occur in M0 have moved to M2, of which central banks have less control.

Effectively this means a reworking of the money supply without the ill effects of inflation.

Digital currency, freely convertible with RMB, would be issued as a stimulus payout while the physical non-digital supply of money would s…

3 часа назад @ decrypt.co
Coca-Cola’s bottlers are testing out DeFi on Ethereum
Coca-Cola’s bottlers are testing out DeFi on Ethereum Coca-Cola’s bottlers are testing out DeFi on Ethereum

North America’s Coca-Cola bottling supply chain is dipping its toes in the decentralized finance (DeFi) ecosystem.

The project is enabled by The Baseline Protocol, a middleware solution for large companies.

It enables them not only to communicate and transact privately on the Ethereum public blockchain, but also to access DeFi applications, and tokenize assets.

Image: ShutterstockThe idea was to streamline cross-organizational supply chain transactions and boost transparency for the bottlers’ complex supply chain.

For CONA, introducing Baseline Protocol will allow it and its suppliers to use Ethereum for business transactions much the same way people use the internet, but more privately.

5 часов назад @ decrypt.co
Bitfinex offers $400 million reward for 120,000 Bitcoin hack
Bitfinex offers $400 million reward for 120,000 Bitcoin hack Bitfinex offers $400 million reward for 120,000 Bitcoin hack

Crypto exchange Bitfinex has offered up to $400 million as a reward for anyone who can put the exchange in contact with the hackers who stole 120,000 Bitcoin (now worth $1.3 billion) from the exchange in 2016.

This means the rewards combined will be worth approximately 30% of the stolen Bitcoin, at around $400 million.

As Decrypt has reported, the funds stolen from the Bitfinex hack have moved every now and again.

In June 2019, 720 Bitcoin ($5.7 million at the time) moved, and just last month a further 2,550 Bitcoin (worth $28 million at the time) was sent from one address to another.

But despite these measures, the Bitcoin was stolen out of many customer's wallets, even those that had two-…

5 часов назад @ decrypt.co
Coin Center CEO builds anonymous forum for free speech
Coin Center CEO builds anonymous forum for free speech Coin Center CEO builds anonymous forum for free speech

If you’ve been around the internet long enough, you may have visited the anonymous message board 4chan at least once.

Unlike completely anonymous forums like 4chan, users will be assigned a unique alphanumeric ID (like how Bitcoin addresses look) and their posts are associated with that ID.

Anonymous discussion boards are rollicking and generative but have obvious downsides.

Glad to see a crop of little experiments like this one sprouting up,” tweeted Zooko Wilcox, CEO of the Electric Coin Company, which builds privacy coin Zcash.

Balaji Srinivasan, who retweeted the announcement of Club.P, last year set up his own platform designed to encourage discussion across the crypto sector.

6 часов назад @ decrypt.co
US dollar is getting weaker while crypto gets stronger, says Ripple CEO
US dollar is getting weaker while crypto gets stronger, says Ripple CEO US dollar is getting weaker while crypto gets stronger, says Ripple CEO

While the US dollar won’t give up its position as the world’s reserve currency any time soon, it’s definitely getting weaker compared to alternatives such as Bitcoin, wrote Brad Garlinghouse, the CEO of Ripple (XRP), on Twitter today.

“A year ago, many decried crypto as a scam, and now a majority of govts are looking seriously at blockchain.

Our future global financial system will do the same.”The very same sentiment was expressed by several financial experts in Bloomberg’s article that Garlinghous cited.

“At the end of the day, trust is really getting broken in the traditional financial system—that’s the theme.

The less trust you have in the dollar, the more you want alternatives,” Tom Lee…

7 часов назад @ decrypt.co
‘Bitcoin ain’t going away. It's gonna get stronger,’ says US Congressman
‘Bitcoin ain’t going away. It's gonna get stronger,’ says US Congressman ‘Bitcoin ain’t going away. It's gonna get stronger,’ says US Congressman

"As we come out of the crisis, Bitcoin ain’t going away.

Looking at the Twitter hackAs Decrypt reported, the Congressman also defended Bitcoin in the wake of the recent Twitter hack, stating that “Bitcoin isn't the problem.

They hacked Twitter, and you’re gonna have bad guys all over the place,” said Emmer.

He also explained that this is why he doesn’t like centralized control.

Yeah, I’m not gonna say ‘no.’ I don’t think it has a big role.

9 часов назад @ decrypt.co
Ethereum co-founder plans a social "super app" for dapps
Ethereum co-founder plans a social "super app" for dapps Ethereum co-founder plans a social "super app" for dapps

Mihai Alisie is one of eight Ethereum co-founders—the only one who'd worked with Vitalik Buterin before he devised his "World Computer".

Specifically, he dreamed of building a social network atop the Ethereum blockchain.

Ethereum creator Vitalik Buterin, with Taylor Gerring, who led work on the crowdsale website, and cofounder Mihai Alisie.

But after years of research, he came to the conclusion that a social network built on Ethereum was impractical.

“It’s a super app of sorts that is designed to integrate all these different Ethereum dapps and services into a unified social experience,” said Alisie.

9 часов назад @ decrypt.co
Bitcoin feels the coronavirus pinch in Japan
Bitcoin feels the coronavirus pinch in Japan Bitcoin feels the coronavirus pinch in Japan

Traders in Japan have shied away from the volatility of cryptocurrencies in recent months amidst broader economic uncertainties, according to a report by Japanese crypto exchange Bitbank yesterday.

Bitbank noted fiat outflows from Japan exchanges saw an overall decrease compared to other years, while “active” trading accounts went down “for the first time.” It cited data from a March 2020 report by Japan Virtual and Crypto assets Exchange Association, a self-regulating body.

“Spot” accounts—that trade without leverage—on Japan’s crypto exchanges saw steady growth since December 2018, seeing their first decline only in March this year.

Image: BitbankBitbank said the coronavirus pandemic, a p…

10 часов назад @ decrypt.co
One of these projects could help scale Reddit’s crypto rewards
One of these projects could help scale Reddit’s crypto rewards One of these projects could help scale Reddit’s crypto rewards

Reddit sees cryptocurrency as a key part of its future growth and evolution, as the popular discussion community believes token rewards will encourage “quality” posts and comments.

Here’s the thing, though: with some 430 million monthly users across its many, many different boards, Reddit is absolutely immense.

And when the company first debuted its Ethereum-based “Community Points” crypto rewards in May, it picked just two communities to start with, or less than 1% of its active user base.

To potentially reach the vast majority of other users, Reddit—in conjunction with The Ethereum Foundation—turned to its Ethereum community and its 474,000+ subscribers to solicit detailed pitches on how …

21 час назад @ decrypt.co
Google Pay bank accounts coming in 2021 with six new partners
Google Pay bank accounts coming in 2021 with six new partners Google Pay bank accounts coming in 2021 with six new partners

While many bank account owners likely write very few paper checks anymore, such accounts still hold the key to wielding the debit cards that are much more common these days.

And although it’s possible to link many debit cards into a smartphone or smartwatch for digital payments, Google sees an opportunity to skip the middleman and just onboard people directly into checking and savings accounts via its Google Pay app service.

First revealed last November, Google is partnering with FDIC-backed banks to allow customers to sign up for and manage accounts directly through the platform.

Six additional US banks have announced plans to be a part of the platform: Bank Mobile, BBVA USA, BMO Harris, C…

22 часа назад @ decrypt.co
Ripple co-founder increases XRP dumps in 2020 by 266%
Ripple co-founder increases XRP dumps in 2020 by 266% Ripple co-founder increases XRP dumps in 2020 by 266%

McCaleb was owed 9 billion XRP when he left Ripple, the company he co-founded and later left.

After he revised that agreement with Ripple in 2016, McCaleb could sell a percentage of the coin’s daily volume.

Whale Alert found that the average amount of XRP that McCaleb is selling each day is around 1.74 million, or $374,200.

So, is McCaleb going to crash the XRP market?

Based on his track record, “Compared to the total trade volume per day, the amount he is selling seems insignificant,” found Whale Alert.

22 часа назад @ decrypt.co
Ethereum futures volume hits all-time high as ETH flirts with $400
Ethereum futures volume hits all-time high as ETH flirts with $400 Ethereum futures volume hits all-time high as ETH flirts with $400

Ethereum futures are more popular than ever as volume spikes alongside the increasing price of ETH.

That’s an increase of more than 45% compared to the previous high of $9.6 billion set July 27.

Futures contracts are an agreement between two parties to buy or sell a given asset at a predetermined point in the future.

Contract buyers expect the future market price to be greater than the contract price, allowing them to immediately sell the asset at the higher market price.

Growing futures volume indicates more traders want to make bets about what will happen to an asset’s price in the future, in this case ETH.

1 день назад @ decrypt.co
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последний пост 9 часов назад
Bitcoin ain’t going away. It's gonna get stronger,’ says US Congressman Emmer
Bitcoin ain’t going away. It's gonna get stronger,’ says US Congressman Emmer Bitcoin ain’t going away. It's gonna get stronger,’ says US Congressman Emmer

Bitcoin ain’t going away.

It's gonna get stronger,’ says US Congressman EmmerBitcoin's decentralization is its main trump card against fiat currencies, said US Congressman Tom Emmer.

The coronavirus pandemic, akin to the 2008 financial crisis, is prompting people to look for alternative stores of value, he noted.

9 часов назад @ news.hodlhodl.com
⇑ Travala partners with Agoda to add 600k hotels to its crypto-powered booking service
⇑ Travala partners with Agoda to add 600k hotels to its crypto-powered booking service ⇑ Travala partners with Agoda to add 600k hotels to its crypto-powered booking service

Travala partners with Agoda to add 600k hotels to its crypto-powered booking serviceTravala.com, a crypto-powered online booking service, has added 600,000 hotels to its list of offerings through a partnership with Agoda.

Agoda VP Damien Pfirsch said “Agoda is pleased to add Travala.com to its list of partnerships, helping it enhance its accommodation offering, and providing its customers with an improved travel experience, no matter where their next destination is."

Travala CEO Juan Otero said “This strategic partnership with Agoda puts Travala.com in a league of its own.

We can safely say we are the world’s largest blockchain-based online travel agency by number of accommodation options a…

9 часов назад @ news.hodlhodl.com
⇓ Russian government bans anonymous crypto wallet deposits
⇓ Russian government bans anonymous crypto wallet deposits ⇓ Russian government bans anonymous crypto wallet deposits

Russian government bans anonymous crypto wallet depositsRussia banned anonymous deposits to online wallets in a move expected to affect millions of Bitcoin users in the country.

According to lawmakers, this initiative is supposed to curb illegal activity, such as the financing of terrorism and the illegal drug trade.

Online wallets through services such as Yandex, WebMoney, PayPal, and Kiwi are popular in Russia.

These services have approximately 10 million users who use the accounts anonymously by topping them up with cash.

Some people use these anonymous wallets to purchase Bitcoin, though the exact numbers are unknown.

11 часов назад @ news.hodlhodl.com
Crypto firm 2gether hacked for $1.4M admits it struggles to reimburse users
Crypto firm 2gether hacked for $1.4M admits it struggles to reimburse users Crypto firm 2gether hacked for $1.4M admits it struggles to reimburse users

Crypto firm 2gether hacked for $1.4M admits it struggles to reimburse usersA Spanish cryptocurrency payments app and card issuer has admitted it won’t be able to immediately repay users affected by Friday’s $1.4 million hack and has offered a compromise instead.

Madrid-based 2gether said Sunday it hadn't been able to find the funds to reimburse all users the €1.2 million stolen by hackers – 26.79% of the firm's total funds – on Friday evening.

1 день, 5 часов назад @ news.hodlhodl.com
Charlie Lee, Adam Back lead $3M fundraise for blockchain MMO game ‘Infinite Fleet’
Charlie Lee, Adam Back lead $3M fundraise for blockchain MMO game ‘Infinite Fleet’ Charlie Lee, Adam Back lead $3M fundraise for blockchain MMO game ‘Infinite Fleet’

Charlie Lee, Adam Back lead $3M fundraise for blockchain MMO game ‘Infinite Fleet’Online space strategy game “Infinite Fleet,” developed by Pixelmatic, has raised $3.1 million through a private security token offering (STO).

Mow said STOs would become a route "most projects follow in the future."

The humans vs. aliens space MMO game will use a digital token to drive its in-game economy.

1 день, 7 часов назад @ news.hodlhodl.com
Putin signs bill that will ban using cryptocurrency as payment starting next year
Putin signs bill that will ban using cryptocurrency as payment starting next year Putin signs bill that will ban using cryptocurrency as payment starting next year

Putin signs bill that will ban using cryptocurrency as payment starting next yearRussian President Vladimir Putin has signed a bill that will prohibit cryptocurrencies as a means of payment in the country.

The development comes after Russian lawmakers proposed a version of the law that would make any business issuing or trading crypto illegal.

The new bill, signed Friday, appears to represent a more mild version of the first proposal.

Although the bill defines cryptocurrency as a kind of property for tax purposes, they cannot be used to pay for goods and services in Russia.

3 дня, 8 часов назад @ news.hodlhodl.com
Altcoin PlusToken sees 27 core team members arrested by Chinese police, $5.8B worth of crypto scammed
Altcoin PlusToken sees 27 core team members arrested by Chinese police, $5.8B worth of crypto scammed Altcoin PlusToken sees 27 core team members arrested by Chinese police, $5.8B worth of crypto scammed

Altcoin PlusToken sees 27 core team members arrested by Chinese police, $5.8B worth of crypto scammedAltcoin PlusToken saw 27 core team members arrested by Chinese police, as part of the biggest crypto scam in history so far, $5.8B worth of crypto has been scammed.

Law enforcement took 12 months to capture the fraudsters because they were spread around the globe.

It remains to be seen what Chinese police will do with the estimated $1B in remaining confiscated, previously laundered, altcoins.

5 дней, 8 часов назад @ news.hodlhodl.com
Crypto firm Diginex is listing on Nasdaq via a reverse merger
Crypto firm Diginex is listing on Nasdaq via a reverse merger Crypto firm Diginex is listing on Nasdaq via a reverse merger

Crypto firm Diginex is listing on Nasdaq via a reverse mergerHong Kong-based crypto and blockchain solutions firm Diginex is set to list on Nasdaq via a reverse merger deal.

Diginex is acquiring 8i Enterprises Acquisition Corp, the Nasdaq-listed special purpose acquisition company, which will allow it to go public once the deal is completed in September.

5 дней, 10 часов назад @ news.hodlhodl.com
Ledger suffers database breach, user emails, names, phone numbers & addresses taken, funds are safe
Ledger suffers database breach, user emails, names, phone numbers & addresses taken, funds are safe Ledger suffers database breach, user emails, names, phone numbers & addresses taken, funds are safe

Ledger suffers database breach, user emails, names, phone numbers & addresses taken, funds are safeTop hardware wallet Ledger revealed that a breach occurred in its customer information database, and email IDs for close to a million customers have been stolen.

User funds are safe, but the risk of an extensive phishing attack is very high.

Ledger’s marketing database had a vulnerability that put the personal information and purchases details of customers at risk.

Sensitive information such as full names, phone numbers, and addresses were taken for a subset of 9,500 customers, according to Ledger.

Notably, this could result in a large scale phishing attack to coerce Ledger users into revealin…

6 дней, 9 часов назад @ news.hodlhodl.com
Israel’s stock exchange launches blockchain platform for securities lending
Israel’s stock exchange launches blockchain platform for securities lending Israel’s stock exchange launches blockchain platform for securities lending

Israel’s stock exchange launches blockchain platform for securities lendingThe Tel Aviv public stock exchange said their Central Blockchain Securities Lending Platform will provide a single national market where Israeli institutions can lend securities directly to one another.

Blockchain facilitates peer-to-peer trading and escrow all with near-guaranteed immutability, it can also cut costs and enhance security, the exchange said.

This replaces a complicated and disjointed lending system and allows the securities lending market to reach its full potential, TASE concluded.

1 неделя назад @ news.hodlhodl.com
LocalBitcoins adds AML crypto surveillance tools from Elliptic
LocalBitcoins adds AML crypto surveillance tools from Elliptic LocalBitcoins adds AML crypto surveillance tools from Elliptic

LocalBitcoins adds AML crypto surveillance tools from EllipticLocalBitcoins announced it’s using Elliptic’s Navigator risk analysis tool and Lens wallet screener.

The Helsinki-based platform has been bolstering its anti-money laundering (AML) safeguards in response to the European Union’s AMLD5 and tough new Finnish business regulations, both of which turned up the heat on regional crypto businesses.

1 неделя назад @ news.hodlhodl.com
#Bitcoin trends on Twitter in US and Canada
#Bitcoin trends on Twitter in US and Canada #Bitcoin trends on Twitter in US and Canada

#Bitcoin trends on Twitter in US and CanadaOn Twitter, #Bitcoin, which comes with its own emoji thanks to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, is trending in the U.S. with 61,000 tweets in the past 24 hours.

Multiple reports have indicated that the asset is going viral on Twitter, trending in the U.S. and Canada.

1 неделя назад @ news.hodlhodl.com
Bakkt reports record high volumes for its Bitcoin futures market
Bakkt reports record high volumes for its Bitcoin futures market Bakkt reports record high volumes for its Bitcoin futures market

Bakkt reports record high volumes for its Bitcoin futures marketBakkt just reported the largest single-day volumes for its physically-settled monthly Bitcoin future contracts.

On Monday, the Bitcoin futures market, saw a new all-time daily high of 11,509BTC, an amount worth nearly $114M.

Today's record-setting day was an 84% increase from Bakkt'slast all-time high in December 2019.

1 неделя назад @ news.hodlhodl.com
⇑ Major streaming platform Twitch offers subscribers 10% discount for paying with Bitcoin
⇑ Major streaming platform Twitch offers subscribers 10% discount for paying with Bitcoin ⇑ Major streaming platform Twitch offers subscribers 10% discount for paying with Bitcoin

Major streaming platform Twitch offers subscribers 10% discount for paying with BitcoinTwitch, a major live-streaming platform with 15 million daily active users is offering subscribers a 10% discount if they pay using Bitcoin.

It now accepts Bitcoin payments via BitPay’s crypto processing system.

BitPay’s chief marketing officer, was quoted as saying “We are seeing more online merchants interested in using crypto... Twitch is the first major merchant to jump on this trend.”

1 неделя, 1 день назад @ news.hodlhodl.com
Crypto broker Bitcoin Suisse raises $48.6M in fundraising valuing the company at $327M
Crypto broker Bitcoin Suisse raises $48.6M in fundraising valuing the company at $327M Crypto broker Bitcoin Suisse raises $48.6M in fundraising valuing the company at $327M

Crypto broker Bitcoin Suisse raises $48.6M in fundraising valuing the company at $327MSwitzerland-based crypto financial services firm Bitcoin Suisse has raised CHF 45 million (~$48.6 million) in Series A, valuing the company at CHF 302.5 million (~$327 million).

The Series A, Bitcoin Suisse's first-ever external financing round, was led by Roger Studer, former head of investment banking at Switzerland-based Bank Vontobel.

Other participants in the round included private investors and strategic business partners.

1 неделя, 4 дня назад @ news.hodlhodl.com
Битновости
последний пост 2 часа назад
IdolMe — уникальное PR–агентство для финтех–компаний
IdolMe — уникальное PR–агентство для финтех–компаний IdolMe — уникальное PR–агентство для финтех–компаний

Легенды российской криптоиндустрии Татьяна Максименко и Катерина Тарасова, широко известные специалисты в сфере финтех-PR и медиа, запустили маркетинговое и PR–агентство IdolMe.

Сейчас финтех–компаниям приходится бороться за нишу на рынке, и одно из ключевых направлений работы – это маркетинг и пиар, — говорит соосновательница агентства IdolMe Татьяна Максименко.

— Нужно детальное понимание отрасли, нужны другие подходы к продвижению и в соцсетях, и в СМИ».

Команда IdolMe – это основательницы агентства Татьяна Максименко и Катерина Тарасова, обе имеющие опыт работы в криптовалютных русскоязычных СМИ (CoinFox, БитНовости, NewsBTC), а позднее — в пиар–отделах блокчейн–проектов.

Для этого необ…

2 часа назад @ bitnovosti.com
Биржа Bitfinex заплатит $400 млн за поимку взломавших ее хакеров
Биржа Bitfinex заплатит $400 млн за поимку взломавших ее хакеров Биржа Bitfinex заплатит $400 млн за поимку взломавших ее хакеров

Тем, кто поможет вернуть 120 тыс.

Биржа для торговли криптовалютой Bitfinex предложила вознаграждение в $400 млн за поимку хакеров, которые взломали ее в 2016 г., о чем сообщила на своем официальном сайте.

биткойнов, по текущему курсу это более $1,3 млрд.

Компания обещает заплатить тем, кто сообщит информацию о преступниках, 5% от суммы, которую получится вернуть.

Вчера, 3 августа, со связанного со взломом кошелька было переведено 620 BTC, транзакцию зафиксировал Twitter-бот Whale Alert.

4 часа назад @ bitnovosti.com
Китайские компании Canaan и Ebang представили новые модели ASIC-майнеров
Китайские компании Canaan и Ebang представили новые модели ASIC-майнеров Китайские компании Canaan и Ebang представили новые модели ASIC-майнеров

Avalonminer 1146 Pro, производства компании Canaan по спецификации показывает производительность оборудования 63TH/s при расходе энергии 52 Дж/хеш, потребляемая мощность 3276 Вт.

Оборудование будет доступно с июня, компания не раскрывает пока чип, на котором работает новый флагман, и стоимость.

Заявление Ebang более информативно, новая модель E12+ обойдется майнерам в $1500 за 50 TH/s при потреблении 2500 Вт мощности.

При потребляемой устройствами мощности 3200-3400 Вт они выдают производительность от 95TH/s и выше.

Canaan и Ebang показали, что не могут конкурировать с лидерами отрасли, хотя получили дополнительные многомиллионные инвестиции перед халвингом через IPO.

7 часов назад @ bitnovosti.com
Криптобунтари
Криптобунтари Криптобунтари

ФБР, АНБ, Equifax и им подобным противостоит набирающее обороты движение шифропанков, гражданских либертарианцев и хакеров-миллионеров. На кону существование конфиденциальности в XXI веке. Офисная атмосфера Cygnus Support – быстрорастущей компании из Кремниевой долины, зарабатывающей на поддержке пользователей бесплатного программного обеспечения, – напоминает дни, когда хакеры имели полную свободу. Хотя офис компании находится в бизнес-парке в двух […]

11 часов назад @ bitnovosti.com
Криптофонд Neural Capital закрылся, предварительно растеряв средства инвесторов
Криптофонд Neural Capital закрылся, предварительно растеряв средства инвесторов Криптофонд Neural Capital закрылся, предварительно растеряв средства инвесторов

Криптовлаютный хедж-фонд Neural Capital закрылся, не уведомляя об этом широкую общественность, пишет CoinDesk со ссылкой на знакомые с ситуацией источники.

Фонд потерял половину капиталов с момента запуска в 2017 году и в настоящее время возвращает остатки средств инвесторам.

После запуска Neural Capital они стали консультантами компании Protocol Ventures, инвестировавшей во множество криптовалютных фондов, включая Neural Capital.

Apex Capital так и не запустился, поскольку не смог достичь минимальной цели в $100 млн при продаже собственных токенов.

Таким образом, Neural Capital присоединяется к череде криптовалютных фондов, открывшихся на пике криптовалютного бума в 2017 году и недавно пре…

12 часов назад @ bitnovosti.com
В РФ запретили ввод наличных на анонимные кошельки
В РФ запретили ввод наличных на анонимные кошельки В РФ запретили ввод наличных на анонимные кошельки

Сейчас это, скорее всего, не окажет сильного влияния на держателей криптовалюты, но в будущем может иметь серьезные последствия.

С 3 августа в России вступают новые правила касательно внесения наличных на электронные кошельки, такие как «Яндекс.Деньги», QIWI, WebMoney и PayPal.

«Каналы зачисления средств на счета в таких системах остаются традиционными, это в том числе взносы наличных через банкоматы или терминалы электронных платежных систем.

В частности, в мониторинге ФАТФ по России 2019 г. были отмечены уязвимости использования электронных денег в связи с рисками анонимности.

Но в будущем законодательство может быть расширено в целях борьбы с отмыванием денег и финансированием терроризма.

1 день, 1 час назад @ bitnovosti.com
Швейцарский банк Basler Kantonalbank начнет работать с криптовалютой
Швейцарский банк Basler Kantonalbank начнет работать с криптовалютой Швейцарский банк Basler Kantonalbank начнет работать с криптовалютой

С 2021 г. компания предоставит клиентам возможность хранить цифровые активы и торговать ими через дочернюю структуру, это первый подобный случай в стране.

С 2021 г. швейцарский банк Basler Kantonalbank начнет предоставлять услуги по торговле криптовалютой и ее хранению через дочернюю структуру Bank Cler.

Это первый случай, когда поддерживаемая правительством Швейцарии компания выходит на рынок цифровых активов, передает Finews со ссылкой на местное издание.

Пресс-секретарь Bank Cler Натали Вальтманн рассказала, что материнская компания в будущем также планирует дать клиентам возможность работать с криптовалютой.

Но сначала биткойн и другие цифровые деньги должны быть опробованы в Bank Cler,…

1 день, 2 часа назад @ bitnovosti.com
В BlackBerry указали на реальные угрозы скрытого майнинга
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Как заявляет исполнительный директор BlackBerry Джош Лемос, в большинстве случаев сами сотрудники компаний устанавливают вредоносное ПО на компьютеры и используют вычислительные мощности корпоративных машин для майнинга криптовалюты.

Киберпреступники готовы взламывать, как корпоративные системы, так и системы розничных пользователей для того, чтобы установить вирус скрытого майнинга.

Так ранее стало известно, что мошенники научились встраивать вирусы майнинга в серверы государственных служб, которые обладают высокой степенью защиты.

Сотрудник «Ростовводоканала» загрузил вирус скрытого майнинга на сайт организации.

Также недавно сообщалось, что сразу несколько суперкомпьютеров по всей Европе…

1 день, 5 часов назад @ bitnovosti.com
MonolithosDAO объявляет о старте второго этапа токенсейла MDT и листинге токена на Unisw
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Monolithos выделяет для продажи на Uniswap 500 тысяч MDT и обеспечивает их суммой в эфирах.

Владея MDT, можно покупать криптоактивы на платформе Monolithos на 5-10% ниже рыночной стоимости.

Торги на Uniswap устроены таким образом, что при каждой покупке актива стоимость оставшихся монет повышается.

Поэтому если купить MDT по минимальной цене на пресейле или начальном этапе продаж на Uniswap, можно получить удвоение и более от изначально вложенной суммы.

Ссылки на обмен MDT/ETH и ETH/MDT на Uniswap.

1 день, 6 часов назад @ bitnovosti.com
Крупные инвесторы начали переводить криптовалюту на биржи
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На этой неделе на рынке криптовалют произойдет столкновение покупателей и продавцов, заявил глава аналитического сервиса CryptoQuant Ки Янг Джу в своем Twitter-аккаунте.

Он сообщил, что крупные держатели биткойнов начали переводить свои запасы BTC на биржи.

Другие киты отправляют на биржи стейблкойны.

На этой неделе состоится битва между поступлением стейблкойнов и биткойнов на биржи.

На фоне недавно роста цены биткойна к $11 000 количество кошельков с балансом в BTC на $1 млн и более увеличилось на 38%, до 18 тыс.

1 день, 6 часов назад @ bitnovosti.com
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В новом документальном фильме студии «Говорит и Показывает» сделана попытка системного анализа отношения к биткойну и цифровой экономике в разных странах.

Подняты вопросы влияния на реальную экономику нового цифрового формата.

Плюсы и минусы этого для государственной системы.

В фильме — оригинальное раскрытие оценки вариантов регулирования криптовалют со стороны государственных властей через анализ и сопоставление отношения к криптовалюте и криптоэкономике в разных странах.

Попытка заглянуть в будущее.

2 дня, 6 часов назад @ bitnovosti.com
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Президент подписал закон, который дает определение биткойну и другим цифровым активам, но запрещает их использование в качестве платежного средства на территории страны.

Президент России Владимир Путин подписал закон «О цифровых финансовых активах», который дает определение биткойну и другим криптовалютам и запрещает их использование в стране в качестве платежного средства.

Соответствующий документ был опубликован на официальном интернет-портале правовой информации, правила вступят в силу с 1 января 2021 года.

Согласно документу, в стране криптовалюту можно будет легально покупать, продавать и совершать с ней другие сделки.

Также в законе есть отсылка к отдельным документам, которые будут р…

2 дня, 9 часов назад @ bitnovosti.com
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B этoм гoду cтpaнa aктивизиpoвaлa иccлeдoвaния в oблacти цифpoвoй вaлюты цeнтpaльнoгo бaнкa (CBDC), тaк кaк coceдниe Kитaй и Южнaя Kopeя cущecтвeннo пpoдвинулиcь впepёд в этoй cфepe.

Пepвaя cтpaнa ужe тecтиpуeт цифpoвoй юaнь в нecкoлькиx пpилoжeнияx, пpaвитeльcтвeнныx цeнтpax и poзничныx мaгaзинax, втopaя пpoвoдит иccлeдoвaния и плaниpуeт зaпуcтить пилoтный пpoeкт в нaчaлe cлeдующeгo гoдa.

Пoзиция бaнкa зaключaeтcя в тoм, чтo «идeaльнaя» CBDC дoлжнa oбecпeчивaть финaнcoвую дocтупнocть гpaждaнaм нeзaвиcимo oт иx м…

2 дня, 12 часов назад @ bitnovosti.com
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Купив даже 0,1 BTC сегодня, у вас есть все основания верить, что в ближайшее десятилетие эти биткойны будут стоить гораздо дороже $911.

Если вы располагаете средствами для покупки хотя бы 0,1 ВТС и можете позволить себе долгосрочно хранить его в своём инвестиционном портфеле, на вашем месте я бы даже и не раздумывал.

Биткойн поможет вам отстаивать свое право на конфиденциальность в ИнтернетеПраво на конфиденциальность в Интернете стало серьёзной проблемой в последние месяцы.

В среде интернета широко распространено мнение, что если вы не платите за продукт или услугу, то вы не клиент, а товар!

Тот факт, что вы не делаете ничего противозаконного, не означает, что у вас нет права на неприкосно…

2 дня, 13 часов назад @ bitnovosti.com
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Kpиптoбиpжaм peкoмeндoвaли пpиocтaнoвить дeпoзиты и вывoды в Ethereum Classic дo выяcнeния oбcтoятeльcтв.

Ceгoдня в ceти ETC пpoизoшлa peopгaнизaция последних 3693 добытых блоков, начиная с блока 10904146.

Этo пpивeлo к ocтaнoвкe cинxpoнизaции вcex нoд.

Пo cлoвaм экcпepтa, тpaнзaкции, кoтopыe нe были дoбыты, будут пoвтopнo пepeдaны в мeмпул вo вpeмя пoвтopнoй peopгaнизaции.

3 дня назад @ bitnovosti.com
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Bitfinex offers up to ~$400M reward for return of 2016 stolen BTC https://t.co/04GrHoKZdQ— Bitfinex (@bitfinex) August 4, 2020

5 часов назад @ forklog.com
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С сентября 2019 года соотношение торговых объемов в между ETH и BTC на спотовых биржах выросло с 16% до порядка 50%.

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Аналитик The Block Ларри Чермак указал на снижение популярности Ethereum в поисковых запросах Google.

У биткоина этот показатель опустился в шесть раз.

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Tune-in to the Eth 2.0 Medalla Testnet Launch live stream happening in just 13 hours brought to you by /r/ethstaker!

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Федеральная налоговая служба РФ (ФНС) добилась уголовного обвинения в отношении кассира нелегальной букмекерской онлайн-площадки 1XBet по статье 171.2 УК РФ «Незаконная организация и проведение азартных игр», сообщает "Коммерсант". По версии следствия, 39-летняя жительница Брянска производила трансграничные переводы средств клиентов 1XBet через российские банки за пределы страны. Дело кассира было выделено из основного расследования в отношении семи жителей Брянска, подозреваемых в организации работы онлайн-казино. Трое из них предположительно являются создателями нелегального бизнеса. Сейчас они скрываются за пределами РФ, их имущество на сумму около 1,5 млрд рублей арестовано. По неофициа…

9 часов назад @ forklog.com
Обманутые китайские криптоинвесторы организовали свою мошенническую схему
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Трое жителей Китая потеряли деньги после неудачных инвестиций в сомнительные криптовалютные проекты. Для восполнения убытков они организовали собственную мошенническую схему, сообщает Cointelegraph со ссылкой на заявление Службы по надзору за безопасностью публичных информационных сетей. По данным ведомства, инвестор по имени Янг потерял порядка 100 000 юаней (более $14 000), внесенных в проект на основе модели […]

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Вывод похищенных с Bitfinex биткоинов участился на фоне четырехлетней годовщины взлома
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С кошельков, на которых хранятся биткоины, похищенные четыре года назад с Bitfinex, вновь вывели крупную партию средств. За последнюю неделю суммарный объем выведенных монет превысил 4571 BTC (~$51,5 млн). 3 августа Whale Alert заметил четыре транзакции на общую сумму 620 BTC (~$7 млн по курсу на момент написания). Биткоины переместили на ранее неизвестные адреса. 29 июля злоумышленники переместили 448 BTC (~$5 млн) одной транзакцией. За несколько дней до этого с кошельков провели 12 транзакций на 3503 BTC (~$39,5 млн). Эта серия переводов стала одной из крупнейших с момента взлома биржи. До этого связанные со взломом средства перемещались 24 июля, когда злоумышленники перевели 260,71 BTC и…

10 часов назад @ forklog.com
Паспорта участников блокчейн-голосования в РФ выставлены на продажу в даркнете
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Неизвестные продают в даркнете базу из 1,1 млн паспортов россиян, участвовавших в блокчейн-голосовании по поправкам в Конституцию РФ. Об этом сообщает «Коммерсант». Каждая строка с привязанными к паспорту данными стоит $1 оптом и $1,5 в розницу. Продавец сообщил изданию, что продал уже 30 тысяч строк. Подлинность продаваемой базы подтвердил основатель DeviceLock Ашот Оганесян. Ранее важность утечки отрицали председатель ЦИК Элла Памфилова и начальник Управления по совершенствованию территориального управления и развитию смарт-проектов правительства Москвы Артем Костырко. По их словам, архив содержал реестр номеров паспортов без ФИО и даты рождения, и это нельзя называть «персональными данны…

10 часов назад @ forklog.com
Bitcoin Translated Bitcoin Translated
последний пост 2 недели назад
Что такое Coldcard?
Что такое Coldcard? Что такое Coldcard?

Перевод материала Coldcard 101 подготовлен биткоинером Tony ₿Coldcard — это аппаратный кошелек, разработанный командой Coinkite. Аппаратный кошелек — это устройство, основной целью которого является защита приватных ключей пользователя.Любой, у кого есть доступ к вашим приватным ключам, может потратить все биткоины, хранящиеся в этом кошельке, поэтому переоценить значимость безопасного хранения приватных ключей невозможно. Coldcard использует ряд механизмов и уникальных функций с целью обеспечения безопасности ваших биткоинов на высшем уровне. Coldcard не поставляется с собственным приложением или дополнительным программным обеспечением. Выбор ПО для работы с кошельком является исключительн…

2 недели назад @ medium.com
Биткоин-кошельки: зачем и как хранить свои приватные ключи
Биткоин-кошельки: зачем и как хранить свои приватные ключи Биткоин-кошельки: зачем и как хранить свои приватные ключи

Перевод статьи Bitcoin Wallets подготовлен биткоинером Tony ₿Итак, вы приобрели немного биткоинов, и теперь столкнулись со следующим вопросом: как их лучше всего хранить? Мы поможем вам подобрать тот кошелек, который подойдет именно вам.Хотя ничего сложного, на первый взгляд, в этом нет, выбор кошелька сопряжен с немалым количеством нюансов. Сколько у вас биткоинов? Как часто вы планируете их тратить? Вы уверены, что ваши ключи в большей безопасности, чем в холодном кастодиальном хранилище? Ответы на эти вопросы помогут найти правильное решение именно для вас.Биткоин является активом на предъявителя, а это значит, что вы можете хранить ключи от своих биткоинов самостоятельно. Когда вы храни…

1 месяц, 1 неделя назад @ medium.com
Хэл Финни — история жизни
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Хэл Финни — история жизниПеревод эссе о Хэле Финни, подготовленного компанией криоконсервации Alcor, подготовлен биткоинером Tony ₿Это — новый взгляд на его личную жизнь, идеалы и вечный оптимизм даже перед лицом необратимой смерти.Хотя Хэл широко известен своими новаторскими профессиональными достижениями в киберпространстве и технических кругах, его повседневная жизнь рисует гораздо более детальную картину о его яркой личности. Он был преданным мужем, отцом и неравнодушным человеком с большим жизненным опытом, достигнувшим многого.Южная Калифорния, корниГарольд Томас Финни родился весной 1956 г. в маленьком городке Коалинга, штат Калифорния. Отец Хэла долгое время был сотрудником Union Oi…

2 месяца назад @ medium.com
Мультисиг
Мультисиг Мультисиг

Перевод статьи What is Multisig подготовлен биткоинером Tony ₿Самостоятельное хранение или доверие третьей стороне?Благодаря Биткоину у частных лиц и бизнесов теперь появилась возможность взять на себя важную ответственность: возможность в одностороннем порядке контролировать свои собственные средства. Истинное владение биткоинами подразумевает управление своими приватными ключами. Именно приватные ключи являются инструментами, необходимыми для авторизации перевода средств. Ничего, кроме хранения приватных ключей, нельзя считать контролем над собственными средствами. В противном случае деньги контролируются третьей стороной, что, как правило, делает сам факт обладания биткоинами бессмысленн…

2 месяца, 1 неделя назад @ medium.com
Дефляция: скрытая угроза
Дефляция: скрытая угроза Дефляция: скрытая угроза

Это — очередная статья в рамках серии “Макро”, запущенной совместно с проектом Incrypted, где мы делимся наблюдениями за экономическими реалиями и предлагаем собственный вариант ответа на вопрос “Почему Биткоин?”Улицы немного оживились, бизнесы и производства постепенно готовятся к возобновлению былых темпов. На горизонте появилась надежда. Может, правительства и центральные банки и правда знают, что делают? А все эти горе-экономисты, самоучки со своими устрашающими прогнозами просто злятся, что им не нашлось места в кабинете министров? Может и так, но прежде, чем строить “Наполеоновские планы”, удели 10 минут прочтению этой статьи. Обещаю, что если ты не найдешь ее полезной, я больше не бу…

2 месяца, 2 недели назад @ medium.com
Эй, Биткоин, притормози!
Эй, Биткоин, притормози! Эй, Биткоин, притормози!

Модификация фото Пауло КарролоСегодня предлагаю заглянуть в будущее и обратить внимание на то, насколько редким является биткоин. С каждой эпохой производство биткоинов будет замедляться все сильнее, а борьба за монеты лишь ужесточится. Статья, подготовленная @mtc, предлагает взглянуть на динамику появления биткоинов самым что ни на есть глобальным образом.— Tony ₿Взгляд на динамику появления биткоиновЛишь несколько дней назад на майнинг одного биткоина уходило около 48 секунд. Эти вычисления основаны на времени, затрачиваемом на производство полного блока, равного приблизительно 10-и минутам при вознаграждении за блок в 12,5 BTC. 11 мая 2020 года вознаграждение за блок уменьшилось вдвое до…

2 месяца, 3 недели назад @ medium.com
Квиз “Краткая история денег от пещерных людей до сети лайтнинг”
Квиз “Краткая история денег от пещерных людей до сети лайтнинг” Квиз “Краткая история денег от пещерных людей до сети лайтнинг”

Я подготовил квиз “Краткая история денег от пещерных людей до сети лайтнинг”. Квиз, как вы уже поняли, посвящен истории эволюции денег и роли Биткоина в современной экономической похлебке.Пройди этот квиз чтобы оценить собственные знания монетарной истории и Биткоина. Поделись им с друзьями, и, надеюсь, что он поможет вам узнать что-то новое и интересное о деньгах, Биктоине и том, как все это работает. Подробные ответы на все вопросы квиза можно найти на сайте BITCOIN TRANSLATED , и нашем телеграм каналеУчись вместе с нами, чтобы стать на шаг ближе к собственному финансовому суверенитету.Квиз “Краткая история денег от пещерных людей до сети лайтнинг” was originally published in BITCOIN TRAN…

2 месяца, 3 недели назад @ medium.com
Печатный станок США против свободного рынка
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Это — очередная статья в рамках серии “Макро”, запущенной совместно с проектом Incrypted, где мы делимся наблюдениями за экономическими реалиями и предлагаем собственный вариант ответа на вопрос “Почему Биткоин?”Четвертого мая новостное агентство CNBC опубликовало статью, заголовок которой попросту не мог не привлечь внимания ни одного здравомыслящего экономиста. При этом, очередные три ТРИЛЛИОНА долларов уже не кажутся чем-то необычным в соответствии со всеми программами количественного смягчения, повышениями экономических стимулов, выкупами долгов крупнейших корпораций и “вертолетными деньгами”. А что касается подобных заголовков, то они становятся ни чем иным, как очередной историей, вря…

2 месяца, 3 недели назад @ medium.com
Инвестиционный тезис “Суверенный индивид”
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Перевод эссе Фила Бонелло “The Sovereign Individual” Investment Thesis от 12 ноября 2019 г. переведен биткоинером Tony ₿Информационные технологии влияют на глобальную динамику распространения власти несколькими ключевыми способами:Мгновенное распространение информации снижает коммерческие и юрисдикционные барьеры как для ее получения, так и для передачи. Это способствует росту конкуренции благодаря стимулированию предпринимательства на глобальном уровне.Создание неправительственных цифровых денег уменьшает влияние инфляции и налогообложения. Финансовые сервисы также получают возможность упрощенного выхода на глобальную арену.Шифрование снижает стоимость обеспечения безопасности. Вместе с те…

2 месяца, 3 недели назад @ medium.com
Биткоин-вселенная
Биткоин-вселенная Биткоин-вселенная

Особая благодарность Роберту Бридлаву за этот феноменальный твит-шторм.“Я уверен, что мы, как Биткоин-амбассадоры должны говорить на общем языке и избегать эзотерики, чтобы наше послание могло с легкостью проникнуть в ум каждого. Я немного расскажу о Биткоин-вселенной и криптовалютынх активах, орудуя экзотерическими терминами.”Биткоин ~ интернет, альткоины ~ венчурные инвестицииПри взгляде на вселенную криптовалютынх активов, вырисовывается два основных полушария: 1) Биткоин и 2) все остальное, что обычно называют альтернативными криптоактивами, альткоинами или альтами.Биткоин во многом похож на сам интернет, состоящий из стека протоколов с открытым исходным кодом, называемого набором интер…

3 месяца назад @ medium.com
Nakamoto Nakamoto
последний пост 6 месяцев, 3 недели назад
Introduction To Cryptocurrency
Introduction To Cryptocurrency Introduction To Cryptocurrency

You’ll probably get lost from time to time, but if I'm doing my job, you’ll still get the gist of it.

You'll notice this course is completely free, and there's a specific reason why I want it to be free.

Those are just APIs, specifications, and libraries—so long as you understand the core ideas behind how they work, you'll be able to figure out the details on your own.

Each lesson will have self-serve assignments tied to the course, both coding assignments and multiple choice questions to test your comprehension.

The term project will be to create your own fully-fledged cryptocurrency.

6 месяцев, 3 недели назад @ nakamoto.com
A Cambrian Explosion of Crypto Proofs
A Cambrian Explosion of Crypto Proofs A Cambrian Explosion of Crypto Proofs

By analogy, we are currently experiencing a Cambrian Explosion in the field of cryptographic proofs of computational integrity (CI), a subset of which include zero knowledge proofs.

The purpose of this post is to identify the common denominators of all CI systems implemented in code and discuss a few differentiating factors.

Takeaway: symmetric CI systems can arithmetize over any field, leading to greater efficiency.

¹ The term ZKP is often misused to refer to all CI systems, even ones that are not, formally, ZKPs.

To avoid this confusion we use the loosely defined terms of “crypto proofs” and “computational integrity (CI) proofs”.

6 месяцев, 4 недели назад @ nakamoto.com
What will happen to cryptocurrency in the 2020s?
What will happen to cryptocurrency in the 2020s? What will happen to cryptocurrency in the 2020s?

In addition to scalability, I think we’ll also see privacy integrated into one of the dominant chains in the 2020s.

These crypto startups will have the challenge that all startups have: making something people want.

In the 2020’s, I think we will see cryptocurrency adoption in emerging markets scale to hundreds of millions of users, with at least one country “tipping” so that the majority of transactions in their economy happen in cryptocurrency.

During the 2020’s I think we’ll see the cryptocurrency market structure evolve to more closely resemble the traditional financial world, with these functions being separated out from a legal and regulatory point of view.

By shifting cryptocurrency …

7 месяцев назад @ nakamoto.com
Bitcoin becomes the Flag of Technology
Bitcoin becomes the Flag of Technology Bitcoin becomes the Flag of Technology

As such, it will become widely recognized as the flag of technology over the course of the 2020s.

To understand this claim, we need to define what "technology" is, what a "flag" would mean in this context, and why Bitcoin would be chosen as that flag.

Bitcoin: an ideological flag and a Schelling pointRecall that not every flag represents a geographical entity.

Bitcoin also becomes a flag in another sense: a rallying point, a Schelling point for an entrepreneurial community.

Bitcoin encodes the values of TechnologyBut when the global tech community rallies around the flag of Bitcoin, what exactly is it getting behind?

7 месяцев назад @ nakamoto.com
What are the Key Properties of Bitcoin?
What are the Key Properties of Bitcoin? What are the Key Properties of Bitcoin?

Bitcoin is a system that automates the continual discovery of consensus amongst its participants.

Bitcoin seeks to address the root problem with conventional currency: all the trust that’s required to make it work .

There are, unfortunately, many known threats to the privacy of Bitcoin users and as a result, Bitcoin in its current state is far from perfectly fungible.

ConvergenceAny two Bitcoin clients, if they connect to a single honest peer, should eventually converge on the same chain tip.

As an example, Bitcoin ABC broke this principle by instituting a 10 block maximum chain reorganization rule.

7 месяцев назад @ nakamoto.com
Credible Neutrality As A Guiding Principle
Credible Neutrality As A Guiding Principle Credible Neutrality As A Guiding Principle

And that principle is this: when building mechanisms that decide high-stakes outcomes, it’s very important for those mechanisms to be credibly neutral.

Note that it is not just neutrality that is required here, it is credible neutrality.

Hence, the principle of credible neutrality, must also be augmented with another idea, the principle of efficacy.

Sometimes, this even means that if a credibly neutral mechanism to solve some problem has not yet been found, an imperfectly neutral mechanism should be adopted in the short term.

Credibly neutral mechanisms for solving many kinds of problems do exist in theory, and need to be developed and improved in practice.

7 месяцев назад @ nakamoto.com
It Will Take Years for Smart People to Understand Cryptocurrencies
It Will Take Years for Smart People to Understand Cryptocurrencies It Will Take Years for Smart People to Understand Cryptocurrencies

States cannot be trusted with absolute power, and power over money is their best weapon in controlling people and spreading misery.

And when we get going about sound money, and the idea that fiat money = misery, therefore cryptocurrencies = freedom and happiness, it just sounds insane to them.

We are not interested in it.”It took smart people years to understand the power of the Internet, and it will take smart people years to understand the power of crypto currencies.

Or any of thousands of other experiments being conducted by smart people trying to do their own thing.

Like the Internet, crypto currencies and other blockchain experiments can be used for good or evil.

7 месяцев назад @ nakamoto.com
A beginner's guide to DeFi
A beginner's guide to DeFi A beginner's guide to DeFi

In this beginner’s guide to decentralized finance (“DeFi”) we review the following:Stablecoins.

Decentralized lending.

And these smart contract lego pieces can even create completely new concepts that haven’t been explored in the traditional world.

Another potential issue is that the interest rate volatility on many DeFi platforms could make it impractical for someone to participate.

With that said, these hedging methods themselves are in their infancy, and add smart contract risk of their own.

7 месяцев назад @ nakamoto.com
Coinbase’s Pragmatic Crypto Culture
Coinbase’s Pragmatic Crypto Culture Coinbase’s Pragmatic Crypto Culture

Meanwhile, from the perspective of crypto outsiders (including many people, banks, and governments), anything concerning crypto is scary—no one controls it!—and decidedly not pragmatic.

First, we offered secure and simple crypto storage, which amounted to centrally storing decentralized currency.

Second, we allowed people to purchase Bitcoin and Ether, which meant buying crypto with fiat currency.

And you definitely created more crypto users overall by providing storage capabilities than by offloading that to the user.

Indeed, some advanced crypto users were quick to point out that self-custody is “simple” to do.

7 месяцев назад @ nakamoto.com
Zcash, the HTTPS of Blockchains
Zcash, the HTTPS of Blockchains Zcash, the HTTPS of Blockchains

The solution then was an encrypted web-browsing protocol for the public internet called HTTPS.

We've developed a conceptually similar solution today for encrypted transactions on a public blockchain, called Zcash.

In a fully shielded Zcash transaction, the timestamp is public, but no information about sender, receiver, or amount is public.

Like HTTPS, fully shielded Zcash transactions prevent eavesdropping and protect financial privacy.

Just as HTTPS became standard on the public internet to protect credit card transactions, we believe strong encryption will in time become standard on public blockchains to protect cryptocurrency transactions.

7 месяцев назад @ nakamoto.com
Bitcoin's P2P Network
Bitcoin's P2P Network Bitcoin's P2P Network

It's now time to apply those abstractions to Bitcoin's own P2P network.

At a high level, almost all cryptocurrencies inherit the same P2P network design from Bitcoin.

This bootstrap node is your entrance point into the P2P network, from which point you can then organically find new peers.

You also should understand why Satoshi chose to design the Bitcoin network with a P2P architecture.

Additional ReadingBitcoin Core 0.11: P2P Network, a Bitcoin Wiki walkthrough of Bitcoin Core's P2P networking stack (2018)Anonymity Properties of the Bitcoin P2P Network, showing how passive observers can use statistical techniques to deanonymize Bitcoin transactions by monitoring P2P traffic, by Giulia Fant…

7 месяцев, 1 неделя назад @ nakamoto.com
Gnutella: an Intro to Gossip
Gnutella: an Intro to Gossip Gnutella: an Intro to Gossip

Gnutella is a great entrance point into gossip because it's one of the simplest gossip protocols that was used in production.

A minimum spanning tree is the smallest possible such tree—in other words, a spanning tree that is built with the minimum number of edges (or minimal total edge weights).

A minimum spanning tree gives us maximally efficient routing, especially if the spanning tree is constructed in consideration of the underlying network topology.

Enter the gossip protocolIf we want the scalability of a spanning tree without the brittleness, we want to use gossip.

So with a little bit of gossip theory under our belts, let's look at how Gnutella works beneath the hood.

7 месяцев, 1 неделя назад @ nakamoto.com
P2P Networking
P2P Networking P2P Networking

A P2P network is a distributed model of networking, in which there is no central server.

A brief review of the history of P2P protocols will make clear why Satoshi valued these features in Bitcoin.

P2P protocols were the first distributed systems that reached massive scale in the number of computers (besides the Internet itself, that is).

This means any P2P network must be carefully engineered so that even in the presence of malicious users, the network cannot be subverted.

Despite these tradeoffs, it was clear to Satoshi Nakamoto that the properties of P2P networks were necessary for a decentralized currency.

7 месяцев, 1 неделя назад @ nakamoto.com
Public-Key Cryptography
Public-Key Cryptography Public-Key Cryptography

EncryptionTo understand public-key cryptography, we have to start with what we mean by encryption.

Public keys as identityIn public-key cryptography, a crude but useful analogy is to think of your public key like a username.

This is precisely what makes public-key cryptography feasible as a form of identity.

If those assumptions turn out to be false, it would imply that all of our public-key cryptography were fundamentally broken.

Most of your interactions with public-key cryptography you'll be outsourcing to libraries, so there's no need to get deep in the weeds quite yet.

7 месяцев, 1 неделя назад @ nakamoto.com
Hashcash
Hashcash Hashcash

Okay, so how difficult is it to generate a hashcash PoW with a difficulty level of \(N\) bits?

The first is limiting each hashcash token to a specific email address, so they're not reusable for different recipients.

You can see some Hashcash tokens Adam Back generated on the Hashcash website, such as this one:from hashlib import sha1 sha1(b"0:030626:adam@cypherspace.org:6470e06d773e05a8").hexdigest() # '00000000c70db7389f241b8f441fcf068aead3f0'This hashcash digest has 8 leading zeros in hex, equivalent to 32 leading zeros in binary.

To mitigate this, Hashcash requires the email server to remember any Hashcash tokens received in the last day.

The assignment has two parts: first, you'll be wr…

7 месяцев, 1 неделя назад @ nakamoto.com
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Evan Kuo: AMPL - the Controversial Digital Currency With an Elastic Supply
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The protocol’s native token, AMPL, is a non collateralized cryptocurrency, like Bitcoin, but with a twist: It is supply elastic.

AMPL operates as an ERC-20 token on top of the Ethereum blockchain.

Others are not so sure: Does it really make a difference whether you have an inelastic supply without a target price, or an elastic supply with a target price of one?

Is AMPL really not correlated to other types of collateral, and should this be so, does it even matter?

We spoke with the co-founder Evan Kuo, who attempts to explain how it all works and straighten out misconceptions surrounding the protocol.

3 часа назад @ epicenter.tv
Fernando Martinelli: Balancer – The Automated Market Maker Protocol for Programmable Liquidity
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Balancer is a generalized automated market maker (AMM) protocol built on Ethereum.

It allows anyone to create or add liquidity to customizable pools and earn trading fees.

On one side there are liquidity providers (LPs) that generally seek to balance their holdings, and they get rewarded with trading fees.

One way to look at Balancer is as a generalization of Uniswap, however Balancer pools aren’t restricted to the same 50/50 split between 2 tokens.

Instead of paying fees to portfolio managers to rebalance your portfolio, you collect fees from traders, who continuously rebalance your portfolio by following arbitrage opportunities.

1 неделя назад @ epicenter.tv
Allison Lu: UMA – The Open Financial Platform for Building Synthetic Assets
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UMA, or Universal Market Access, is an open source financial contracts protocol for building synthetic assets.

It allows any two counterparties to design and create their own financial contracts for derivatives.

An example of these assets in the traditional finance world, are interest rate derivatives.

Today, interest rate derivatives are commonly used and the contracts to create these are standardized.

Allison Lu, co-founder of UMA, chats in-depth about the platform and provides a great introduction to the world of financial derivatives.

2 недели назад @ epicenter.tv
Richard Craib: Numerai – The Crowdsourced Predictive Model Hedge Fund
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It’s a hedge fund with its own distributed research platform designed specifically for AIs.

It’s the first of its kind and takes a radically different approach to making market predictions.

It’s completely crowd-sourced and data scientists around the world compete to create the best predictions and get paid with cryptocurrencies.

Users are completely blind to the data and Numerai is blind to the code, and the predictive models users generate.

The result is a hedge fund which is market neutral, currency neutral, and geography neutral.

3 недели назад @ epicenter.tv
Dieter Fishbein & Joe Petrowski: Polkadot – Claiming Digital Sovereignty on Blockchain
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It’s using blockchain technology to make way for new markets and future decentralized economies and has many stand out features.

Communities on Polkadot govern their own network, and hold a stake in the future of Polkadot’s network governance as a whole.

Over 100 projects have been or are currently being built for the Polkadot ecosystem, in a wide range of services and systems.

It’s the first project by Web3 Foundation, and Parity are behind the development.

Polkadot is designed to take back our digital sovereignty from powerful third-parties who currently control the web.

4 недели назад @ epicenter.tv
Dan Guido: Trail of Bits – The Evolution of Smart Contract Security
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Just like all software, smart contracts on the blockchain are subject to serious security vulnerabilities and coding errors. The fact however that smart contracts are often directly in charge of assets and cannot be changed once they are on the blockchain, makes secure development and running essential. Some smart contract platforms have their own languages, for example Solidity in Ethereum. Bugs and vulnerabilities in the source code, and errors in the virtual machines used by the network, are the main reasons behind security issues in smart contracts.Projects using blockchain applications should expect constant changes in the security landscape. New bugs, security risks, and best practice…

1 месяц назад @ epicenter.tv
Hugh Karp: Nexus Mutual – The Decentralized Insurance for Ethereum
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Nexus Mutual provides an alternative decentralized insurance solution for Ethereum. The protocol is built on the public chain and operates under a discretionary mutual structure meaning it is owned wholly by its members. It allows anyone to become a member and buy cover, and the model encourages engagement as members receive incentives for participating in Risk Assessment, Claims Assessment and Governance. At present the product offered is cover to protect against hacks in smart contract code. When Nexus Mutual is alerted to a claim, members will also be asked to vote on whether to pay out on that claim or not. Hugh Karp, the CEO and Founder of Nexus Mutual, has combined his insurance indus…

1 месяц, 1 неделя назад @ epicenter.tv
Zubin Koticha: Opyn – The Insurance Platform Which Protects Your DeFi Deposits
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Opyn is a smart contract-based insurance platform built on a generalized (supports both put and call) options protocol called Convexity. It is intended as a platform to protect DeFi users against both technical and financial risks, and a place where ETH holders can earn substantial premiums on their holdings by providing insurance.Opyn uses tokenized ERC20 put options, oTokens, on ETH to allow option buyers to keep their upside while limiting their downside. If you buy Opyn protection, you are buying “the right but not the obligation to sell an asset at a pre-specified price”. Currently, you can buy insurance for DAI, ETH, and USDC deposits on Compound and it is completely noncustodial and …

1 месяц, 2 недели назад @ epicenter.tv
Gabriel Jiménez: Petro – The Crypto Project That Tried to Free Venezuela
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In late 2017, Gabriel Jimenez was approached by the Venezuelan presidency and asked to create a national digital currency, the Petro. Although very much against the regime, Gabriel saw this as a chance to save his country which was on the brink of economic collapse. A new currency that would move freely over an open network, like Bitcoin. And the government would not be able to control it. So he agreed. Things didn’t go as Gabriel had envisioned. Months later, Gabriel almost paid with his life when he was held at gunpoint by military guards in the President’s palace. He was accused of being a traitor to the government and was forced to hand over the project, which still hasn’t taken off. La…

1 месяц, 3 недели назад @ epicenter.tv
Jim Bianco: Deep Insights Into the Global Economic Crisis
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We've heard it over and over again, Covid-19 has plunged us into a crisis like none other we’ve experienced in our lifetime. Although it is primarily a public health issue, it is also having a major impact on the global economy and financial system. Many businesses have been forced to shut down sparking debates on whether this is supply or demand shock. Wall Street proclaims that any increase in economic activity is a good sign. However, Jim Bianco, President and Macro Strategist at Bianco Research, says a return to 90% of pre-crisis level will still not be enough to recover. Bianco Research is a Chicago-based firm that provides research and analysis for institutional finance. Jim started t…

2 месяца назад @ epicenter.tv
Post-interview chat – Sam Williams of Arweave
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In this inaugural post-interview chat, Friederike and Sebastien discuss their recent interview with Arweave Co-founder and CEO, Sam Williams.Moving forward, these conversations will be released every week on Substack. Subscribe to never miss an episode at https://epicenter.rocks/substack

2 месяца, 1 неделя назад @ epicenter.simplecast.com
Sam Williams: Arweave – Bringing Permanence to the Web
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The internet was originally created as a platform to communicate freely, but it soon became a place where people could be monitored, controlled, and censored. 98% of content on the internet is deleted every 20 years. More surprisingly, based on a Twitter study, a third of links change their content fundamentally or are removed completely, within three months of their creation. Arweave is a new data storage protocol that enables economically sustainable permanence for the very first time. Built on a blockchain-like structure called the blockweave, one of the applications on Arweave is what they have coined “the permaweb”. This is an array of data, websites, and decentralised applications, to…

2 месяца, 1 неделя назад @ epicenter.simplecast.com
David Vorick: On Skynet and Trusted Setups
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Today, half of the internet is built on top of Amazon S3. Although the cloud has allowed Internet applications to scale, centralized infrastructure means less control over one's own data. And when it goes down, so does half of the internet.Sia CEO David Vorick is back on the podcast to talk about a new product recently released by their team: Skynet. Skynet builds on Sia and enables web applications to be developed and deployed over a decentralized data storage infrastructure. David also shares his thoughts on Trusted Setups, why he thinks they're "busted," and how the crypto industry can create better and more secure Zero-Knowledge primitives.Topics covered in this episode:- What is Skynet…

2 месяца, 2 недели назад @ epicenter.simplecast.com
Daniel Wang: Loopring – A Scalable DEX Protocol Using ZK-Rollups
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Decentralized exchanges have been around for some time, and various designs have been attempted. Although they provide a number of privacy and censorship resistance benefits, one of their pitfalls has been transaction throughput. However, recent advancements in Zero-Knowledge Proof-based scaling solutions is creating a new breed of scalable DEXes.Loopring is a non-custodial DEX protocol that achieves high-throughput trading. It leverages ZK-Rollups to achieve upwards of 2,000 transactions per second with on-chain settlement. As an order book-based exchange, it sets itself apart from other DEXes like Uniswap and the Gnosis Protocol. However, users should keep in mind that the orderbook is ce…

2 месяца, 2 недели назад @ epicenter.simplecast.com
Harry Halpin & John Shipton: What Julian Assange Represents to the Crypto Movement
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Julian Assange, the creator of WikiLeaks, is currently in a maximum-security prison in London facing extradition to the US for violating the Espionage Act. This charge came, among other things, from exposing US war crimes in Iraq. This has put journalists around the world under fear of being prosecuted for exposing the truth. Opinions on Julian Assange are divided, unsurprisingly. But we can assume that a conviction would set a dangerous precedent for journalism, free press, and freedom of speech. John Shipton, Julian's father, is seeking support from the crypto community to help fund Julian's legal defense. Harry Halpin, CEO of Nym Technologies and friend of Julian's, teams up with John to…

2 месяца, 3 недели назад @ epicenter.simplecast.com
Let's talk Bitcoin
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Let's Talk Bitcoin! #440 Bitcoin, Decentralization and the Twitpocolypse
Let's Talk Bitcoin! #440 Bitcoin, Decentralization and the Twitpocolypse Let's Talk Bitcoin! #440 Bitcoin, Decentralization and the Twitpocolypse

Click to download audio versionIn the aftermath of a major Twitter compromise that impacted a broad swathe of the largest, most influential accounts, join Andreas M. Antonopoulos, Stephanie Murphy and Adam B. Levine for a dive into the crazy series of events, what impact it has on bitcoin, decentralization and more.

2 недели, 2 дня назад @ letstalkbitcoin.com
Let's Talk Bitcoin! #439 Bitcoin Only Matters Because the Game Is Rigged
Let's Talk Bitcoin! #439 Bitcoin Only Matters Because the Game Is Rigged Let's Talk Bitcoin! #439 Bitcoin Only Matters Because the Game Is Rigged

There's nothing more political than money because money affects everything else, and yet Bitcoin works.

What’s the value in the US and western Europe compared to the value in less developed parts of the world?

Does being part of the bitcoin community make you politically affiliated, or represent a distinct political viewpoint?

What I like about Bitcoin is it's a way to be a part of neither game.

So it's a failure on two sides at the same time..." - Jonathan MohanCreditsThis episode of Let's Talk Bitcoin features Stephanie Murphy, Andreas M. Antonopoulos, Adam B. Levine and Jonathan Mohan.

1 месяц, 2 недели назад @ letstalkbitcoin.com
Let's Talk Bitcoin! #438 Bootstrapping Mobile Mesh Networks with Bitcoin Lightning
Let's Talk Bitcoin! #438 Bootstrapping Mobile Mesh Networks with Bitcoin Lightning Let's Talk Bitcoin! #438 Bootstrapping Mobile Mesh Networks with Bitcoin Lightning

Click to download audio versionOn today’s episode of Let’s Talk Bitcoin!

According to Richard, Bitcoin’s Lightning is a what’s needed to make mobile mesh networks catch on by bootstrapping on top of the payment routing infrastructure.

“…the Lightning network currently sends payments from A to B to C and then all those intermediate nodes can connect a small fee if the payment is delivered at the end.

All we’re doing is saying ‘Not only [can you send] a payment, but [you can send] a small message.

Lot49 is custom communication protocol that’s optimized for mesh.

1 месяц, 3 недели назад @ letstalkbitcoin.com
Let's Talk Bitcoin! #437 Be Your Own Bank and the Luxury of Apathy
Let's Talk Bitcoin! #437 Be Your Own Bank and the Luxury of Apathy Let's Talk Bitcoin! #437 Be Your Own Bank and the Luxury of Apathy

Click to download audio versionOn today's episode of Let's Talk Bitcoin!

That luxury is pretty concentrated in just a few places in the world and at some point you can't afford that luxury of apathy.

- Andreas M. Antonopoulos, LTB!

#437CreditsThis episode of Let's Talk Bitcoin features Stephanie Murphy, Jonathan Mohan, Andreas M. Antonopoulos and Adam B. Levine.

Music provided by Jared Rubens, FromEther and Adam B. Levine, with editing by Jonas.

1 месяц, 4 недели назад @ letstalkbitcoin.com
Let's Talk Bitcoin! #436 'We Need 30 Different Words for Different Kinds of Censorship'
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Inspired by a recent article in the Atlantic, in today's wide-ranging discussion the hosts of Let's Talk Bitcoin!

If Let’s Talk Bitcoin!

Government surveillance vs. private surveillance provided to the governmentWhat we learned from Edward SnowdenDoes China commercialize surveillance?

Censorship as controlling access to the publishing of information vs. controlling what is amplified vs. how much reach it has.

CreditsThis episode of Let's Talk Bitcoin features Stephanie Murphy, Jonathan Mohan, Andreas M. Antonopoulos and Adam B. Levine.

2 месяца назад @ letstalkbitcoin.com
Let's Talk Bitcoin! #435 Bitcoin Miners, US Energy Producers and Moore's Law
Let's Talk Bitcoin! #435 Bitcoin Miners, US Energy Producers and Moore's Law Let's Talk Bitcoin! #435 Bitcoin Miners, US Energy Producers and Moore's Law

Click to download audio versionAlthough some believe bitcoin mining is a wasteful activity, on today's show we dig into the relative world of constant fuel production, lumpy demand and bitcoin based load balancing.

Although some believe bitcoin mining is a wasteful activity, on today's show we dig into the relative world of constant fuel production, lumpy demand and bitcoin based load balancing.

2 месяца, 3 недели назад @ letstalkbitcoin.com
Let's Talk Bitcoin! #434 Lightning Network Messaging, Political Expediency and What Crisis Has Revealed
Let's Talk Bitcoin! #434 Lightning Network Messaging, Political Expediency and What Crisis Has Revealed Let's Talk Bitcoin! #434 Lightning Network Messaging, Political Expediency and What Crisis Has Revealed

Click to download audio versionOn today's show we've got a pair of interviews for you.

First we speak with John Cantrell, the author of Juggernaut, a new messaging layer 3 application being built on top of layer 2 lightning network, which is itself built on top of layer one bitcoin.

It's a lot of layers, but as a technological concept currently in beta it's a fascinating project, and we talk about it.

(Juggernaut on Github)After the break we're joined again by Alex Gladstein of HRF.org for a discussion on political expediency in the age of pandemic and what crisis has revealed about various governments, and different types of governments around the world.

- Alex Gladstein, Chief Strategy Of…

3 месяца, 1 неделя назад @ letstalkbitcoin.com
Let's Talk Bitcoin! #433 Coronavirus Impacts and Improving on Bitcoin With BitTorrent Creator Bram Cohen
Let's Talk Bitcoin! #433 Coronavirus Impacts and Improving on Bitcoin With BitTorrent Creator Bram Cohen Let's Talk Bitcoin! #433 Coronavirus Impacts and Improving on Bitcoin With BitTorrent Creator Bram Cohen

Click to download audio versionIn Today's discussion we'll briefly talk about some of the knock-on, or second order affects which the coronavirus disruption is having on our world today, and which may continue into the future.

Then for the meat of the show we'll dig into specific areas where bitcoin could, or perhaps is being improved with the creator of one of the most impactful peer to peer technologies in the world today.

The end of “Bus Mode” for Lyft and UberAutonomous vehicles, grocery deliveries and the last mile problemTampons, cocktail sausages and a very weird monthThis episode is sponsored by eToroA friendly government delivery service?

Is it viable to farm with AWS?

Today's show…

4 месяца назад @ letstalkbitcoin.com
Let's Talk Bitcoin! #432 How MKRs Stablecoin Survived the Crash, Smart Contract Bugs and Full Decentralization
Let's Talk Bitcoin! #432 How MKRs Stablecoin Survived the Crash, Smart Contract Bugs and Full Decentralization Let's Talk Bitcoin! #432 How MKRs Stablecoin Survived the Crash, Smart Contract Bugs and Full Decentralization

Click to download audio versionIn the aftermath of the so-called "Black Thursday" crash from several weeks ago, MakerDAO's "DAI" ethereum backed dollar pegged stablecoin came untethered and was, for a time at least, functionally insolvent.

In the aftermath, holders of the MKR token which allows holders to participate in governance decisions opted to do a couple of things, including adding the centralized stablecoin USDC to the list of acceptable collateral, which drew both condemnations mostly around centralized risk being added to the system and praise for making the system more robust against sudden ETH collateral price crashes.

4 месяца, 1 неделя назад @ letstalkbitcoin.com
Let's Talk Bitcoin! #431 Bailouts, Bitcoin, Disruption, Failures and Hope
Let's Talk Bitcoin! #431 Bailouts, Bitcoin, Disruption, Failures and Hope Let's Talk Bitcoin! #431 Bailouts, Bitcoin, Disruption, Failures and Hope

Click to download audio versionOn today's episode of Let's Talk Bitcoin we're discussing the coming bailout-everything regime in a topic that's both extremely timely but is also what originally forced many long-term bitcoin enthusiasts to learn about money and become interested in cryptocurrency originally.

And more...Today's episode of Let's Talk Bitcoin!

featured Andreas M. Antonopoulos, Stephanie Murphy, Jonathan Mohan and Adam B. Levine.

This episode was sponsored by eToro.com and featured music by Jared Rubens and Adam B. Levine, with editing by Jonas.

Photo by Tim Foster on UnsplashViews: 3,166

4 месяца, 2 недели назад @ letstalkbitcoin.com
Let's Talk Bitcoin! #430 'Anything That Can Be Decentralized Will Be Decentralized' 6 Years Later
Let's Talk Bitcoin! #430 'Anything That Can Be Decentralized Will Be Decentralized' 6 Years Later Let's Talk Bitcoin! #430 'Anything That Can Be Decentralized Will Be Decentralized' 6 Years Later

Click to download audio versionOn today's episode we're joined by early investor and entrepreneur David Johnston to discuss:A new "consensus based" alternative to "reserve based", "game theory based", or trusted oracle based StablecoinsThe growing relevance of DeFi even for those who aren't using itJohnston's Law six years later, how far we've come and real reasons for optimism on the decentralized evolution of everything.

4 месяца, 3 недели назад @ letstalkbitcoin.com
Let's Talk Bitcoin! #429 Coronavirus Impacts on Bitcoin (And the IRS's Dumb Singularity)
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Click to download audio versionEarlier this week the Let's Talk Bitcoin!

Show gathered to discuss Coronavirus and its potential impacts or disruptions to the decentralized world of bitcoin.

On today's podcast we discuss Coronavirus and:

5 месяцев назад @ letstalkbitcoin.com
Let's Talk Bitcoin! #428 Decentralization Philosophy '" Does Crypto Still Need Catalysts?
Let's Talk Bitcoin! #428 Decentralization Philosophy '" Does Crypto Still Need Catalysts? Let's Talk Bitcoin! #428 Decentralization Philosophy '" Does Crypto Still Need Catalysts?

Credits for LTB#428This episode of Let's Talk Bitcoin!

This episode featured Stephanie Murphy, Andreas M. Antonopoulos, Jonathan Mohan and Adam B. Levine for a hot minute.

Today's episode was produced by Adam B. Levine, edited by Jonas with music provided by Jared Rubens, From Ether Music and general fuzz.

Would you like to Sponsor a future episode of the Let's Talk Bitcoin!

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5 месяцев, 1 неделя назад @ letstalkbitcoin.com
Let's Talk Bitcoin! #427 Mainstream Moments and the CompuServe of Crypto
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Click to download audio versionOn Today's Show...With the price of bitcoin headed up again, the idea of blockchains and digital currencies has never been more palatable to the mainstream.

Episode Credits:This episode of Let's Talk Bitcoin!

Music for today's episode was provided by Jared Rubens and Gurty Beats, with editing by Jonas.

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5 месяцев, 2 недели назад @ letstalkbitcoin.com
Let's Talk Bitcoin! #426 - Bitcoin Taxes and Real World Scams!
Let's Talk Bitcoin! #426 - Bitcoin Taxes and Real World Scams! Let's Talk Bitcoin! #426 - Bitcoin Taxes and Real World Scams!

Earlier this week, the Let's Talk Bitcoin!

This episode of Let's Talk Bitcoin!

Link - Yang 2020Later on, we'll dig into the "why" of scams as we begin a longer conversation on the topic.

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5 месяцев, 3 недели назад @ letstalkbitcoin.com
Unscrypted Unscrypted
последний пост 3 недели, 4 дня назад
UNSCRYPTED   Episode 25: Unprecedented: Rules Without Rulers Andreas M. Antonopoulos is a best-selling author, speaker, educator, and highly sought after expert in Bitcoin and open blockchain technologies. Andreas has written two best-selling technical boo
UNSCRYPTED
 
Episode 25: Unprecedented: Rules Without Rulers
Andreas M. Antonopoulos is a best-selling author, speaker, educator, and highly sought after expert in Bitcoin and open blockchain technologies. Andreas has written two best-selling technical boo UNSCRYPTED   Episode 25: Unprecedented: Rules Without Rulers Andreas M. Antonopoulos is a best-selling author, speaker, educator, and highly sought after expert in Bitcoin and open blockchain technologies. Andreas has written two best-selling technical boo

UN SCRYPTEDEpisode 25: Unprecedented: Rules Without RulersAndreas M. Antonopoulos is a best-selling author, speaker, educator, and highly sought after expert in Bitcoin and open blockchain technologies.

Andreas has written two best-selling technical books for programmers, “Mastering Bitcoin” and “Mastering Ethereum”.

Follow on Twitter: @aantonopWebsite: https://aantonop.com/In this talk, Andreas discusses the word of the season, unprecedented.

Unprecedented pandemic, unprecedented job losses, unprecedented incompetence.

If you want early-access to talks and a chance to participate in the monthly live Q&As with Andreas, become a patron: https://www.patreon.com/aantonopThis series is called ‘…

3 недели, 4 дня назад @ aantonop.com
Open Blockchain Development Culture
Open Blockchain Development Culture Open Blockchain Development Culture

UN SCRYPTEDEpisode 24: Open Blockchain Development CultureAndreas M. Antonopoulos is a best-selling author, speaker, educator, and highly sought after expert in Bitcoin and open blockchain technologies.

Follow on Twitter: @aantonopWebsite: https://aantonop.com/In this talk, Andreas discusses open blockchain development culture.

Is there a right way to build open blockchain software?

This talk was delivered on December 12th, 2019 for the La Bit Conf Latin American Bitcoin and Blockchain conference in Montevideo, Uruguay.

If you want early-access to talks and a chance to participate in the monthly live Q&As with Andreas, become a patron: https://www.patreon.com/aantonopThis series is called ‘…

3 месяца, 1 неделя назад @ aantonop.com
One Network, Many Chains
One Network, Many Chains One Network, Many Chains

UN SCRYPTEDEpisode 23: One Network, Many ChainsAndreas M. Antonopoulos is a best-selling author, speaker, educator, and one of the world’s foremost bitcoin and open blockchain experts.

Follow on Twitter: @aantonopWebsite: https://aantonop.com/In “One Network, Many Chains,” Andreas explores why he believes we are headed towards one internet of money, interoperability between many chains satisfying different objectives.

He also discusses cycles of infrastructure and application growth, the value of scarce attention, standardization, and how scaling never ends.

This talk was delivered on October 23rd 2019 for the Blockstack Summit at SFJAZZ Center in San Francisco, California.

This series is c…

4 месяца назад @ aantonop.com
Unstoppable Code: The Difference Between Can’t and Won’t
Unstoppable Code: The Difference Between Can’t and Won’t Unstoppable Code: The Difference Between Can’t and Won’t

UN SCRYPTEDEpisode 22: Unstoppable Code – The Difference Between Can’t and Won’tAndreas M. Antonopoulos is a best-selling author, speaker, educator, and one of the world’s foremost bitcoin and open blockchain experts.

Follow on Twitter: @aantonopWebsite: https://aantonop.com/In “Unstoppable Code: The Difference Between Can’t and Won’t,” Andreas argues that what is interesting about both Bitcoin and Ethereum is unstoppable code.

Cryptography and decentralized systems are defensive mechanisms to assert and enforce our human rights.

What is the unstoppable code worth running?

This series is called ‘Unscrypted’ for a reason: all of Andreas’ talks are performed without slides or notes.

4 месяца, 2 недели назад @ aantonop.com
Bitcoin’s Origins and the Genesis Blockade
Bitcoin’s Origins and the Genesis Blockade Bitcoin’s Origins and the Genesis Blockade

UN SCRYPTEDEpisode 21: Bitcoin’s Origins and the Genesis BlockadeAndreas M. Antonopoulos is a best-selling author, speaker, educator, and one of the world’s foremost bitcoin and open blockchain experts.

Follow on Twitter: @aantonopWebsite: https://aantonop.com/In “Bitcoin’s Origins and the Genesis Blockade,” Andreas recounts the origins of Bitcoin and the meaning of the message that was embedded forever in its genesis block.

Now he focuses on the financial blockade against WikiLeaks and who the banks truly serve, while trying to leave us none the wiser and with no other choices.

This talk took place on August 6th 2018 at ‘The Internet of Money Tour’ at the Hilton Denver Inverness in Colorad…

5 месяцев, 3 недели назад @ aantonop.com
Investing in Education Instead of Speculation
Investing in Education Instead of Speculation Investing in Education Instead of Speculation

UN SCRYPTEDEpisode 20: Investing in Education Instead of SpeculationAndreas M. Antonopoulos is a best-selling author, speaker, educator, and one of the world’s foremost bitcoin and open blockchain experts.

Follow on Twitter: @aantonopWebsite: https://aantonop.com/In “Investing in Education Instead of Speculation,” Andreas explains how education and training in the Bitcoin and open blockchain space can enrich your life in a sustainable way.

Unlike speculating on a basket of crypto-assets and tokens, investing in skills is permanent, transferable across chains, and empowering.

This series is called ‘Unscrypted’ for a reason: all of Andreas’ talks are performed without slides or notes.

Monthly…

6 месяцев, 3 недели назад @ aantonop.com
Bubble Boy and the Sewer Rat
Bubble Boy and the Sewer Rat Bubble Boy and the Sewer Rat

UN SCRYPTEDEpisode 19: Bubble Boy and the Sewer RatAndreas M. Antonopoulos is a best-selling author, speaker, educator, and one of the world’s foremost bitcoin and open blockchain experts.

Follow on Twitter: @aantonopWebsite: https://aantonop.com/In “Bubble Boy and the Sewer Rat,”Andreas delivers a whimsical security analysis of the open, public and decentralized Bitcoin system, compared to the closed, proprietary and centralized alternatives.

He argues that the strategy of security by isolation has consequences for the ability of any computer system to build immunity.

While it may not be pretty, being constantly exposed and attacked in the wild open internet will help Bitcoin achieve censo…

6 месяцев, 4 недели назад @ aantonop.com
Bitcoin and the Banks: Five Stages of Grief
Bitcoin and the Banks: Five Stages of Grief Bitcoin and the Banks: Five Stages of Grief

UN SCRYPTEDEpisode 18: Bitcoin and the Banks – Five Stages of GriefAndreas M. Antonopoulos is a best-selling author, speaker, educator, and one of the world’s foremost bitcoin and open blockchain experts.

Follow on Twitter: @aantonopWebsite: https://aantonop.com/In “Bitcoin and the Banks: Five Stages of Grief,”Andreas examines the rise of “Blockchain” as an attempt by the banking status quo to dilute the disruptive potential of Bitcoin by removing its most interesting features.

He argues that this is one symptom of a multi-stage grief process that banks will inevitably transition through as they try to come to terms with Bitcoin and the new open blockchain ecosystem.

This talk was delivered…

7 месяцев назад @ aantonop.com
Bitcoin, Payment Security, and Consumer Protection
Bitcoin, Payment Security, and Consumer Protection Bitcoin, Payment Security, and Consumer Protection

UN SCRYPTEDEpisode 17: Bitcoin, Payment Security, and Consumer ProtectionAndreas M. Antonopoulos is a best-selling author, speaker, educator, and one of the world’s foremost bitcoin and open blockchain experts.

Follow on Twitter: @aantonopWebsite: https://aantonop.com/In “Bitcoin, Payment Security, and Consumer Protection,” Andreas advocates that regulators adopt a ‘wait-and-see’ approach towards Bitcoin, so as to not hamper the potential of its most innovative features.

He also criticises the insanity of the current fragmented systems of payment, breaks down why they fail at consumer protection, and how with Bitcoin we can expect better.

This talk was delivered on November 24th 2014 at the…

7 месяцев, 2 недели назад @ aantonop.com
One of a Kind: Why Bitcoin is ‘The Next Bitcoin’
One of a Kind: Why Bitcoin is ‘The Next Bitcoin’ One of a Kind: Why Bitcoin is ‘The Next Bitcoin’

UN SCRYPTEDEpisode 16: One of a Kind – Why Bitcoin is ‘The Next Bitcoin’Andreas M. Antonopoulos is a best-selling author, speaker, educator, and one of the world’s foremost bitcoin and open blockchain experts.

He also tells the story about how he bought bitcoin for the first time, why it is not the get-rich-quick scheme you may think it is, and the ways they could fail.

This talk took place on July 12th 2019 at the Athens Bitcoin and Blockchain Tech meetup in Athens, Greece.

This series is called ‘Unscrypted’ for a reason: all of Andreas’ talks are performed without slides or notes.

Become a patron: https://www.patreon.com/aantonopBOOKS:MASTERING BITCOIN, 2nd Edition: https://amzn.to/2xcdsY…

7 месяцев, 3 недели назад @ aantonop.com
Outside the Golden Cage of Banking
Outside the Golden Cage of Banking Outside the Golden Cage of Banking

UN SCRYPTEDEpisode 15: Outside the Golden Cage of BankingAndreas M. Antonopoulos is a best-selling author, speaker, educator, and one of the world’s foremost bitcoin and open blockchain experts.

Follow on Twitter: @aantonopWebsite: https://aantonop.com/In “Outside the Golden Cage of Banking,” Andreas covers the history of financial regulation in the United States, and how banks became the cop of last resort in countries around the world.

In the last episode, he prompted you to think about combating the politics of fear.

Finally, he argues that Bitcoin will thrive outside the golden cage of the banking cartel.

This series is called ‘Unscrypted’ for a reason: all of Andreas’ talks are perform…

8 месяцев назад @ aantonop.com
Bitcoin: A Swiss Bank In Everyone’s Pocket
Bitcoin: A Swiss Bank In Everyone’s Pocket Bitcoin: A Swiss Bank In Everyone’s Pocket

UN SCRYPTEDEpisode 14: Bitcoin – A Swiss Bank In Everyone’s PocketAndreas M. Antonopoulos is a best-selling author, speaker, educator, and one of the world’s foremost bitcoin and open blockchain experts.

Follow on Twitter: @aantonopWebsite: https://aantonop.com/In “Bitcoin: A Swiss Bank in Everyone’s Pocket,” Andreas examines the morality of technology and the politics of fear, including former President Barack Obama’s infamous statement that broad adoption of cryptography and cryptocurrencies would be like having “a Swiss bank account your pocket.” In the last episode, he questioned the viability of Facebook’s Libra project.

Once we equip more people around the world with the equivalent of…

8 месяцев, 1 неделя назад @ aantonop.com
Libre Not Libra: Facebook’s Blockchain Project
Libre Not Libra: Facebook’s Blockchain Project Libre Not Libra: Facebook’s Blockchain Project

UN SCRYPTEDEpisode 13: Libre Not Libra – Facebook’s Blockchain ProjectAndreas M. Antonopoulos is a best-selling author, speaker, educator, and one of the world’s foremost bitcoin and open blockchain experts.

Follow on Twitter: @aantonopWebsite: https://aantonop.com/In “Libre Not Libra: Facebook’s Blockchain Project,” Andreas answers the burning question… Has he tried haggis?

Just kidding… He shares his thoughts on the recently released Libra whitepaper, as part of a permissioned blockchain project spearheaded by Facebook.

Now he makes us wonder whether Libra will even survive to become a production network.

This series is called ‘Unscrypted’ for a reason: all of Andreas’ talks are performed…

8 месяцев, 2 недели назад @ aantonop.com
The Killer App: Bananas on the Blockchain?
The Killer App: Bananas on the Blockchain? The Killer App: Bananas on the Blockchain?

UN SCRYPTEDEpisode 12: The Killer App – Bananas on the Blockchain?

Andreas M. Antonopoulos is a best-selling author, speaker, educator, and one of the world’s foremost bitcoin and open blockchain experts.

Follow on Twitter: @aantonopWebsite: https://aantonop.com/In “The Killer App: Bananas on the Blockchain?” Andreas focuses on the two main killer apps in the open blockchain ecosystem: sound money and governance.

He argues that their failure to consider the broader needs of the other six billion people.

This series is called ‘Unscrypted’ for a reason: all of Andreas’ talks are performed without slides or notes.

8 месяцев, 3 недели назад @ aantonop.com
Universal Access to Basic Finance
Universal Access to Basic Finance Universal Access to Basic Finance

UN SCRYPTEDEpisode 11: Universal Access to Basic FinanceAndreas M. Antonopoulos is a best-selling author, speaker, educator, and one of the world’s foremost bitcoin and open blockchain experts.

Follow on Twitter: @aantonopWebsite: https://aantonop.com/In “Universal Access to Basic Finance,” Andreas advocates for protecting and expanding access to universal basic finance.

He also declares that those who develop surveillance infrastructure have exhibited moral bankruptcy and should face a period of scrutiny over their ethical integrity.

This series is called ‘Unscrypted’ for a reason: all of Andreas’ talks are performed without slides or notes.

iTUNES: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/un…

9 месяцев назад @ aantonop.com
Stephan Livera Podcast Stephan Livera Podcast
последний пост 4 дня, 6 часов назад
SLP197 Stephen Cole How to Run Your Local Bitcoin Meetup
SLP197 Stephen Cole How to Run Your Local Bitcoin Meetup SLP197 Stephen Cole How to Run Your Local Bitcoin Meetup

Jimmy Song (Bitcoin educator, entrepreneur and developer) and Alex Gladstein (CSO of Human Rights Foundation) join me in this episode to talk about their fantastic new book, The Little Bitcoin Book.

This is the perfect short book to give your precoiner friends!

It has succinct explanations on why bitcoin is important.

Listen to this episode to learn more about how this book came together, what the authors are hoping to achieve, and if you like it - then make sure you buy copies of the book to give to your friends and family.

Links: The Little Bitcoin Book website: http://littlebitcoinbook.com/ The Little Bitcoin Book on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com.au/Little-Bitcoin-Book-Matters-Finances-…

4 дня, 6 часов назад @ anchor.fm
SLP196 Is Bitcoin Being Captured? With Matt Odell, Alex Gladstein & Rafael Yakobi
SLP196 Is Bitcoin Being Captured? With Matt Odell, Alex Gladstein & Rafael Yakobi SLP196 Is Bitcoin Being Captured? With Matt Odell, Alex Gladstein & Rafael Yakobi

Jimmy Song (Bitcoin educator, entrepreneur and developer) and Alex Gladstein (CSO of Human Rights Foundation) join me in this episode to talk about their fantastic new book, The Little Bitcoin Book.

This is the perfect short book to give your precoiner friends!

It has succinct explanations on why bitcoin is important.

Listen to this episode to learn more about how this book came together, what the authors are hoping to achieve, and if you like it - then make sure you buy copies of the book to give to your friends and family.

Links: The Little Bitcoin Book website: http://littlebitcoinbook.com/ The Little Bitcoin Book on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com.au/Little-Bitcoin-Book-Matters-Finances-…

1 неделя назад @ anchor.fm
SLP195 nix-bitcoin: A Security Focused Bitcoin Node
SLP195 nix-bitcoin: A Security Focused Bitcoin Node SLP195 nix-bitcoin: A Security Focused Bitcoin Node

Jimmy Song (Bitcoin educator, entrepreneur and developer) and Alex Gladstein (CSO of Human Rights Foundation) join me in this episode to talk about their fantastic new book, The Little Bitcoin Book.

This is the perfect short book to give your precoiner friends!

It has succinct explanations on why bitcoin is important.

Listen to this episode to learn more about how this book came together, what the authors are hoping to achieve, and if you like it - then make sure you buy copies of the book to give to your friends and family.

Links: The Little Bitcoin Book website: http://littlebitcoinbook.com/ The Little Bitcoin Book on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com.au/Little-Bitcoin-Book-Matters-Finances-…

1 неделя, 2 дня назад @ anchor.fm
SLP194 RaspiBlitz with Rootzoll and Openoms
SLP194 RaspiBlitz with Rootzoll and Openoms SLP194 RaspiBlitz with Rootzoll and Openoms

Jimmy Song (Bitcoin educator, entrepreneur and developer) and Alex Gladstein (CSO of Human Rights Foundation) join me in this episode to talk about their fantastic new book, The Little Bitcoin Book.

This is the perfect short book to give your precoiner friends!

It has succinct explanations on why bitcoin is important.

Listen to this episode to learn more about how this book came together, what the authors are hoping to achieve, and if you like it - then make sure you buy copies of the book to give to your friends and family.

Links: The Little Bitcoin Book website: http://littlebitcoinbook.com/ The Little Bitcoin Book on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com.au/Little-Bitcoin-Book-Matters-Finances-…

1 неделя, 5 дней назад @ anchor.fm
SLP193 Gary Leland - Bitcoin For Boomers & BitBlockBoom
SLP193 Gary Leland - Bitcoin For Boomers & BitBlockBoom SLP193 Gary Leland - Bitcoin For Boomers & BitBlockBoom

Jimmy Song (Bitcoin educator, entrepreneur and developer) and Alex Gladstein (CSO of Human Rights Foundation) join me in this episode to talk about their fantastic new book, The Little Bitcoin Book.

This is the perfect short book to give your precoiner friends!

It has succinct explanations on why bitcoin is important.

Listen to this episode to learn more about how this book came together, what the authors are hoping to achieve, and if you like it - then make sure you buy copies of the book to give to your friends and family.

Links: The Little Bitcoin Book website: http://littlebitcoinbook.com/ The Little Bitcoin Book on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com.au/Little-Bitcoin-Book-Matters-Finances-…

2 недели, 6 дней назад @ anchor.fm
SLP192 Alyse Killeen – Investing In Bitcoin Companies
SLP192 Alyse Killeen – Investing In Bitcoin Companies SLP192 Alyse Killeen – Investing In Bitcoin Companies

Jimmy Song (Bitcoin educator, entrepreneur and developer) and Alex Gladstein (CSO of Human Rights Foundation) join me in this episode to talk about their fantastic new book, The Little Bitcoin Book.

This is the perfect short book to give your precoiner friends!

It has succinct explanations on why bitcoin is important.

Listen to this episode to learn more about how this book came together, what the authors are hoping to achieve, and if you like it - then make sure you buy copies of the book to give to your friends and family.

Links: The Little Bitcoin Book website: http://littlebitcoinbook.com/ The Little Bitcoin Book on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com.au/Little-Bitcoin-Book-Matters-Finances-…

3 недели назад @ anchor.fm
SLP191 Jeff Booth - Bitcoin & Our Deflationary Future
SLP191 Jeff Booth - Bitcoin & Our Deflationary Future SLP191 Jeff Booth - Bitcoin & Our Deflationary Future

Jimmy Song (Bitcoin educator, entrepreneur and developer) and Alex Gladstein (CSO of Human Rights Foundation) join me in this episode to talk about their fantastic new book, The Little Bitcoin Book.

This is the perfect short book to give your precoiner friends!

It has succinct explanations on why bitcoin is important.

Listen to this episode to learn more about how this book came together, what the authors are hoping to achieve, and if you like it - then make sure you buy copies of the book to give to your friends and family.

Links: The Little Bitcoin Book website: http://littlebitcoinbook.com/ The Little Bitcoin Book on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com.au/Little-Bitcoin-Book-Matters-Finances-…

3 недели, 4 дня назад @ anchor.fm
SLP190 Rafael Schultze-Kraft – How Many Bitcoins Are Being HODLed?
SLP190 Rafael Schultze-Kraft – How Many Bitcoins Are Being HODLed? SLP190 Rafael Schultze-Kraft – How Many Bitcoins Are Being HODLed?

Jimmy Song (Bitcoin educator, entrepreneur and developer) and Alex Gladstein (CSO of Human Rights Foundation) join me in this episode to talk about their fantastic new book, The Little Bitcoin Book.

This is the perfect short book to give your precoiner friends!

It has succinct explanations on why bitcoin is important.

Listen to this episode to learn more about how this book came together, what the authors are hoping to achieve, and if you like it - then make sure you buy copies of the book to give to your friends and family.

Links: The Little Bitcoin Book website: http://littlebitcoinbook.com/ The Little Bitcoin Book on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com.au/Little-Bitcoin-Book-Matters-Finances-…

3 недели, 6 дней назад @ anchor.fm
SLP189 Ragnar Lifthrasir Should You Spend Bitcoin Now?
SLP189 Ragnar Lifthrasir Should You Spend Bitcoin Now? SLP189 Ragnar Lifthrasir Should You Spend Bitcoin Now?

Jimmy Song (Bitcoin educator, entrepreneur and developer) and Alex Gladstein (CSO of Human Rights Foundation) join me in this episode to talk about their fantastic new book, The Little Bitcoin Book.

This is the perfect short book to give your precoiner friends!

It has succinct explanations on why bitcoin is important.

Listen to this episode to learn more about how this book came together, what the authors are hoping to achieve, and if you like it - then make sure you buy copies of the book to give to your friends and family.

Links: The Little Bitcoin Book website: http://littlebitcoinbook.com/ The Little Bitcoin Book on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com.au/Little-Bitcoin-Book-Matters-Finances-…

1 месяц назад @ anchor.fm
SLP188 Dan Held – Does Bitcoin Need Marketing?
SLP188 Dan Held – Does Bitcoin Need Marketing? SLP188 Dan Held – Does Bitcoin Need Marketing?

Jimmy Song (Bitcoin educator, entrepreneur and developer) and Alex Gladstein (CSO of Human Rights Foundation) join me in this episode to talk about their fantastic new book, The Little Bitcoin Book.

This is the perfect short book to give your precoiner friends!

It has succinct explanations on why bitcoin is important.

Listen to this episode to learn more about how this book came together, what the authors are hoping to achieve, and if you like it - then make sure you buy copies of the book to give to your friends and family.

Links: The Little Bitcoin Book website: http://littlebitcoinbook.com/ The Little Bitcoin Book on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com.au/Little-Bitcoin-Book-Matters-Finances-…

1 месяц назад @ anchor.fm
SLP187 John Cantrell - Bruteforcing Bitcoin Seeds
SLP187 John Cantrell - Bruteforcing Bitcoin Seeds SLP187 John Cantrell - Bruteforcing Bitcoin Seeds

Jimmy Song (Bitcoin educator, entrepreneur and developer) and Alex Gladstein (CSO of Human Rights Foundation) join me in this episode to talk about their fantastic new book, The Little Bitcoin Book.

This is the perfect short book to give your precoiner friends!

It has succinct explanations on why bitcoin is important.

Listen to this episode to learn more about how this book came together, what the authors are hoping to achieve, and if you like it - then make sure you buy copies of the book to give to your friends and family.

Links: The Little Bitcoin Book website: http://littlebitcoinbook.com/ The Little Bitcoin Book on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com.au/Little-Bitcoin-Book-Matters-Finances-…

1 месяц назад @ anchor.fm
SLP186 Joseph Salerno – Bitcoin and How Money Arises
SLP186 Joseph Salerno – Bitcoin and How Money Arises SLP186 Joseph Salerno – Bitcoin and How Money Arises

Jimmy Song (Bitcoin educator, entrepreneur and developer) and Alex Gladstein (CSO of Human Rights Foundation) join me in this episode to talk about their fantastic new book, The Little Bitcoin Book.

This is the perfect short book to give your precoiner friends!

It has succinct explanations on why bitcoin is important.

Listen to this episode to learn more about how this book came together, what the authors are hoping to achieve, and if you like it - then make sure you buy copies of the book to give to your friends and family.

Links: The Little Bitcoin Book website: http://littlebitcoinbook.com/ The Little Bitcoin Book on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com.au/Little-Bitcoin-Book-Matters-Finances-…

1 месяц назад @ anchor.fm
SLP185 Vijay Boyapati – What Bitcoin Is
SLP185 Vijay Boyapati – What Bitcoin Is SLP185 Vijay Boyapati – What Bitcoin Is

Jimmy Song (Bitcoin educator, entrepreneur and developer) and Alex Gladstein (CSO of Human Rights Foundation) join me in this episode to talk about their fantastic new book, The Little Bitcoin Book.

This is the perfect short book to give your precoiner friends!

It has succinct explanations on why bitcoin is important.

Listen to this episode to learn more about how this book came together, what the authors are hoping to achieve, and if you like it - then make sure you buy copies of the book to give to your friends and family.

Links: The Little Bitcoin Book website: http://littlebitcoinbook.com/ The Little Bitcoin Book on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com.au/Little-Bitcoin-Book-Matters-Finances-…

1 месяц, 1 неделя назад @ anchor.fm
SLP184 Alessandro Cecere – Bitcoin Nodes in Venezuela
SLP184 Alessandro Cecere – Bitcoin Nodes in Venezuela SLP184 Alessandro Cecere – Bitcoin Nodes in Venezuela

Jimmy Song (Bitcoin educator, entrepreneur and developer) and Alex Gladstein (CSO of Human Rights Foundation) join me in this episode to talk about their fantastic new book, The Little Bitcoin Book.

This is the perfect short book to give your precoiner friends!

It has succinct explanations on why bitcoin is important.

Listen to this episode to learn more about how this book came together, what the authors are hoping to achieve, and if you like it - then make sure you buy copies of the book to give to your friends and family.

Links: The Little Bitcoin Book website: http://littlebitcoinbook.com/ The Little Bitcoin Book on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com.au/Little-Bitcoin-Book-Matters-Finances-…

1 месяц, 1 неделя назад @ anchor.fm
SLP183 Dennis Wohlfarth & Clinton Donnelly – Bitcoin Tax Strategies
SLP183 Dennis Wohlfarth & Clinton Donnelly – Bitcoin Tax Strategies SLP183 Dennis Wohlfarth & Clinton Donnelly – Bitcoin Tax Strategies

Jimmy Song (Bitcoin educator, entrepreneur and developer) and Alex Gladstein (CSO of Human Rights Foundation) join me in this episode to talk about their fantastic new book, The Little Bitcoin Book.

This is the perfect short book to give your precoiner friends!

It has succinct explanations on why bitcoin is important.

Listen to this episode to learn more about how this book came together, what the authors are hoping to achieve, and if you like it - then make sure you buy copies of the book to give to your friends and family.

Links: The Little Bitcoin Book website: http://littlebitcoinbook.com/ The Little Bitcoin Book on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com.au/Little-Bitcoin-Book-Matters-Finances-…

1 месяц, 2 недели назад @ anchor.fm
Unchained Unchained
последний пост 11 часов назад
Why The Travel Rule Is One Of The Most Significant Regulations In Crypto
Why The Travel Rule Is One Of The Most Significant Regulations In Crypto

Dave Jevans, CEO of CipherTrace, and Siân Jones, Senior Partner at XReg Consulting, give the lowdown on the Financial Action Task Force’s travel rule and how it applies to businesses[...]

The post Why The Travel Rule Is One Of The Most Significant Regulations In Crypto appeared first on Unchained Podcast.

11 часов назад @ unchainedpodcast.com
Vitalik Buterin on Ethereum’s Five-Year Anniversary
Vitalik Buterin on Ethereum’s Five-Year Anniversary Vitalik Buterin on Ethereum’s Five-Year Anniversary

Vitalik Buterin, co-founder of Ethereum, shares his thoughts on the five-year anniversary of Ethereum, challenges with ETH 2.0 and criticisms about DeFi.

We discuss:his thoughts and feelings ahead of Ethereum’s five-year anniversaryhow to address the high gas fees on the Ethereum networkwhether the complexity of Ethereum 2.0 creates a risk for the security of the networkwhether staking will lead to a higher focus on ETH price and issues such as monetary policyhow he looks at the ETH price with its significance for security in Ethereum 2.0how proof of stake systems can be more democraticwhether staking lends itself to the kind of securitization that looks similar to mortgage-backed securitie…

1 неделя назад @ unchainedpodcast.com
Camila Russo on the Most Pivotal Moments in Ethereum’s History
Camila Russo on the Most Pivotal Moments in Ethereum’s History Camila Russo on the Most Pivotal Moments in Ethereum’s History

Camila Russo, founder of The Defiant and author of a new book on Ethereum, “The Infinite Machine,” speaks about how currency controls in Argentina got her interested in crypto and explains why she chose to tell the Ethereum story.

She discusses:how she started covering the crypto spacewhat it was like living through currency controls in Argentinawhy she started focusing on Ethereum instead of Bitcoinwhat’s in her new book, The Infinite Machinethe most pivotal moments in Ethereum’s historypossible risks to Ethereum 2.0 because of delayswhether competing protocols could take market share away from Ethereumthe most surprising aspect of the Ethereum storystarting her own DeFi-focused media plat…

2 недели назад @ unchainedpodcast.com
Why Bitcoin Now: Michael Casey and Niall Ferguson on How Bitcoin Fits in the History of Money
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Niall Ferguson, Milbank Family Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, and the author of numerous books including The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World and most recently, the Square and the Tower: Networks and Power from the Freemasons to Facebook, and Michael Casey, chief content officer at CoinDesk and coauthor of two books on crypto, The Age of Cryptocurrency and The Truth Machine, discuss the history of money and the macro environment for Bitcoin.

We cover:how they became involved in cryptohistorically, what has made things money, or how people have decided that something is moneythe difficulty of managing fiat currencymodern monetary theory and t…

3 недели назад @ unchainedpodcast.com
DeFi Yield Farming: Why It’s All the Rage But Risky
DeFi Yield Farming: Why It’s All the Rage But Risky DeFi Yield Farming: Why It’s All the Rage But Risky

Dan Elitzer, investor at IDEO CoLab Ventures, and Will Price, data scientist at Flipside Crypto, discuss the yield farming craze.

In this episode, we cover:the goals of protocols offering liquidity miningthe goals of users yield farming right nowwhether users of Compound will have much awareness of COMP in the futurehow Compound is trying to dampen inorganic activity and properly align incentiveshow incentives in one DeFi protocol can screw up another’s such as changes in Compound’s liquidity mining program causing Dai to lose its pegwhether the activity created by liquidity mining is sustainable and howwhether Compound is overvalued and how to determine valuations for DeFi tokensthe securi…

4 недели назад @ unchainedpodcast.com
Why Bitcoin Now: Mike Novogratz and Raoul Pal on ‘the Single Greatest Brand’ of the Last 10 Years
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That’s kind of crazy with 30% unemployment or whatever we have, 20% unemployment, right.

Possible, you know, I don’t know.

Laura Shin:What do you mean by too much of a prize, I don’t know what you’re saying?

Laura Shin:Well, my opinion on that is that we politicize science and that’s really frustrating.

Raoul Pal:Personally, I don’t think it hurts the industry, I think as Novo said, they’re going to spend money.

1 месяц назад @ unchainedpodcast.com
Chamath Palihapitiya: Why Bitcoin Will Be ‘the Category Winner’
Chamath Palihapitiya: Why Bitcoin Will Be ‘the Category Winner’ Chamath Palihapitiya: Why Bitcoin Will Be ‘the Category Winner’

I don’t know, but yeah, you know, we were pretty aggressive buyers.

Chamath Palihapitiya:You know, it’s kind of like when you have a bell weather instrument, the gains typically go to the winner.

And I don’t think if you ask a customer, they’ll want or say ever blockchain anything.

Chamath Palihapitiya:I don’t know.

Chamath Palihapitiya:I really don’t have a view on whether they should or not.

1 месяц, 1 неделя назад @ unchainedpodcast.com
Christopher Giancarlo: Why the US Needs to Have a Digital Dollar
Christopher Giancarlo: Why the US Needs to Have a Digital Dollar Christopher Giancarlo: Why the US Needs to Have a Digital Dollar

At an event at the NYU Stern School of Business, Christopher Giancarlo, former CFTC Chairman and co-founder of the Digital Dollar Foundation, discusses his proposal for a US central bank digital currency (CBDC), and how that fits into the broader geopolitical environment.

Crypto.com: https://crypto.comKelman Law: https://crypto.lawStellar: https://www.stellar.orgEpisode links:Chris Giancarlo: https://twitter.com/giancarloDigital Dollar Project : https://www.digitaldollarproject.orgPrevious Unchained interview with Chris: https://unchainedpodcast.com/christopher-giancarlo-on-the-craziness-of-becoming-crypto-dad/Chris and Daniel Gorfine’s WSJ op-ed advocating for a digital dollar: https://www…

1 месяц, 2 недели назад @ unchainedpodcast.com
Rep. Warren Davidson: ‘I Think Bitcoin Is a Great Store of Value’
Rep. Warren Davidson: ‘I Think Bitcoin Is a Great Store of Value’ Rep. Warren Davidson: ‘I Think Bitcoin Is a Great Store of Value’

Warren Davidson:I think Hester Peirce and I are nearly 100% aligned in this space, so I think she would make an excellent SEC commissioner.

I think, a lot of…I mean near-uniform concern over excessive force used against people broadly, and of course most recently George Floyd.

“When you think Crypto, think Kelman.

Yeah, so I’m following that, and I think that’s a good way to accelerate what they’re trying to do.

We’re essentially trying the Sears Roebuck approach to retail and I don’t think that’s really smart.

1 месяц, 3 недели назад @ unchainedpodcast.com
How to Decentralize a Crypto Project Without Harming Security
How to Decentralize a Crypto Project Without Harming Security How to Decentralize a Crypto Project Without Harming Security

I think there’s an important difference because you could build a compound-like product not using smart contracts.

So if the comp token holders says, hey, we can optimize this or calibrate in some way, that’s possible.

“When you think Crypto, think Kelman.

Robert Leshner:So I think there’s a lot of reasons why and it also comes down to the fact that every project is unique and different.

I don’t think there’s a one-size fits all solution because different projects need different governance mechanisms in different ways.

2 месяца назад @ unchainedpodcast.com
Ready Layer One: Who Competes With Ethereum?
Ready Layer One: Who Competes With Ethereum? Ready Layer One: Who Competes With Ethereum?

So our panel where we’ve got a number of founders of Layer One protocols, which I believe a year ago maybe we were calling them Ethereum killers but I don’t know if that’s the term nowadays.

If you don’t think that Ethereum is direct competitor of Bitcoin, obviously I think you don’t understand this area.

So you know, just from that one example I don’t know if I would say miners were the ones who decided.

I think there’s a lot of super interesting designs here in 2.0, but I feel like Ethereum gets all the credit of Ethereum 2.0 with none of the deployment.

Like Ethereum could pivot and decide, you know, there’s like a lot of things that we like about the newer technology stack, it’s close e…

2 месяца, 1 неделя назад @ unchainedpodcast.com
Zero Knowledge Zero Knowledge
последний пост 6 дней, 6 часов назад
Episode 140: Staking derivatives & DeFi with Alex Evans (and Tarun!)
Episode 140: Staking derivatives & DeFi with Alex Evans (and Tarun!) Episode 140: Staking derivatives & DeFi with Alex Evans (and Tarun!)

**In this week’s episode, Anna and guest-host / frequent guest Tarun catch up with Alex Evans, researcher at Placeholder Capital.

They dive into the latest in DeFi, a topic that we don't cover too often, but has become hard to ignore.

Specifically they discuss the emergence of liquidity farming, the difference between the zkresearch space and the DeFi space, some emerging concepts like AMM and Staking derivatives, and cover a recent report Tarun and Alex published together on the impact of staking derivatives on the security of PoS systems.

Here are a few of the articles and links mentioned in the episode:Thank you to this week's sponsor Trail of Bits.

Architectures for upgradeability can b…

6 дней, 6 часов назад @ zeroknowledge.fm
Episode 139: Findora with Benedikt Bunz and Ben Fisch
Episode 139: Findora with Benedikt Bunz and Ben Fisch Episode 139: Findora with Benedikt Bunz and Ben Fisch

About this Episode** Check out the ZKPodcast subreddit and share some comments/questions for our upcoming AMA **This week, we catch up with Benedikt Bunz and Ben Fisch, PhD students at Stanford, once again.

In this episode, we dive deeper into Findora, a project that was co-founded by Ben (who is also the CTO) and where Benedikt works as the Head of Research.

We look at what the Findora project is, discuss the "selective disclosure" concept at the heart of their constructions, explore the balance between transparency and privacy and describe what problems Findora aims to solve.

For some background on our guests, check out these previous episode with Benedikt Bunz on Bulletproofs and Ben Fis…

1 неделя, 6 дней назад @ zeroknowledge.fm
Episode 138: Validium with DeversiFi & Starkware
Episode 138: Validium with DeversiFi & Starkware Episode 138: Validium with DeversiFi & Starkware

About this EpisodeIn this episode, we will be exploring StarkWare and DeversiFi’s collaboration - a Layer 2 STARK-powered exchange for Ethereum assets.

Guests Tom Brand, product manager at Starkware, and Will Harborne, co-founder of DeversiFi, discuss the project, how it works under the hood and give us a glimpse into what they have planned for the future.

Here is some of additional material:At the beginning of the episode, Anna and Will also discussed their joint project ZKValidator which works on Cosmos, Polkadot and Kusama.

If you like what we do:Follow us on Twitter - @zeroknowledgefmJoin us on TelegramCatch us on YoutubeGive us feedback!

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2 недели, 6 дней назад @ zeroknowledge.fm
Episode 137: Trusted Setup Bonus: Tornado Cash
Episode 137: Trusted Setup Bonus: Tornado Cash Episode 137: Trusted Setup Bonus: Tornado Cash

About this EpisodeIn this week's episode, Anna follows up on the trusted setup survey she did in her previous episode on the topic with this bonus interview with Tornado Cash.

Tornado Cash's trusted setup, held in May 2020, was the largest to date with over 1000 participants.

Be sure to listen to the full Trusted Setup episode firstFind out more about Tornado Cash's trusted setup hereIn the intro, we mentioned a number of zkPodcast related channels and groups to explore.

Want to connect with the ecosystem, learn more and work on zk research?

Here are the 2 roles:1) zkPodcast Support: Work with Anna & Fredrik on our zk-related projects (excluding the zkValidator) on a part-time basis.

3 недели, 6 дней назад @ zeroknowledge.fm
Episode 136: Math competitions, crypto as alchemy & Gasper with Yan Zhang
Episode 136: Math competitions, crypto as alchemy & Gasper with Yan Zhang Episode 136: Math competitions, crypto as alchemy & Gasper with Yan Zhang

About this EpisodeThis week, Anna and guest host Tarun Chitra chat with Yan X Zhang, professor at SJSU, about math competitions, math education, how crypto is like alchemy and the Gasper paper - work Yan and his students collaborated on with the Ethereum Foundation.

“Gasper” is a proof-of-stake-based consensus protocol, which is an idealized version of the proposed Ethereum 2.0 beacon chain.

Here are the 2 roles:1) zkPodcast Support: Work with Anna & Fredrik on our zk-related projects (excluding the zkValidator) on a part-time basis.

This would primarily involve coordinating podcast guest, scheduling and coordinating studyclub sessions, help organise events like the zkSummit, writing blog p…

1 месяц назад @ zeroknowledge.fm
Episode 135: Look into Solana
Episode 135: Look into Solana Episode 135: Look into Solana

About this EpisodeThis week, Anna and guest host Georgios Konstantopoulos chat with Anatoly Yakovenko from Solana network.

They learn about this system and discuss the innovations that allow them to achieve high performance without sharding.

For more on Solana check out their website - https://solana.com/We also mention this episode on VDF's with Joseph Bonneau.

Link is here -->> https://gitcoin.co/grants/329/zero-knowledge-podcast-2If you like what we do:Follow us on Twitter - @zeroknowledgefmJoin us on TelegramGive us feedback!

https://forms.gle/iKMSrVtcAn6BByH6ASupport our Gitcoin GrantSupport us on the ZKPatreonOr directly here:ETH: 0xC0FFEE1B5083230a5154F55f253B6b6ae8F29B1aBTC: 1cafekG…

1 месяц, 1 неделя назад @ zeroknowledge.fm
Episode 134: tBTC with Matt Luongo
Episode 134: tBTC with Matt Luongo Episode 134: tBTC with Matt Luongo

About this EpisodeIn this episode, we chat with Matt Luongo, CEO of Thesis, founder of Keep Network, and project lead of tBTC.

We cover the need for BTC to ETH bridges, what the challenges are in building bridges with BTC, tBTC and how it is setup, what went down with the initial tBTC release - an event the team now refers to as "release candidate 0", and where we might be seeing tBTC go next.

Here are some useful links:Want to help support the show?

Link is here -->> https://gitcoin.co/grants/329/zero-knowledge-podcast-2If you like what we do:Follow us on Twitter - @zeroknowledgefmJoin us on TelegramGive us feedback!

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1 месяц, 2 недели назад @ zeroknowledge.fm
Episode 133: Trusted Setup Ceremonies Explored
Episode 133: Trusted Setup Ceremonies Explored Episode 133: Trusted Setup Ceremonies Explored

About this EpisodeIn this week's episode, Anna explores the state of trusted setups with 4 of the people who have recently coordinated and run trusted setups for different SNARK systems.

This episode covers the new generation of trusted setups and how the teams working on these are learning from each other and at times, even sharing parts of the trusted set up itself.

As a primer, Trusted Setups are those events or ceremonies that one needs to perform to generate the parameters that can kick off SNARK based systems.

Here are some helpful links about all the various trusted setups we mention:Zcash's Trusted Setupshttps://www.zeroknowledge.fm/50 - Zooko speaks about the trusted set up at time…

1 месяц, 3 недели назад @ zeroknowledge.fm
Episode 132: Handshake Protocol with Mark Tyneway
Episode 132: Handshake Protocol with Mark Tyneway Episode 132: Handshake Protocol with Mark Tyneway

About this EpisodeIn this episode, we chat with Mark Tyneway who is a contributor on the Handshake project - an experimental peer-to-peer root naming system.

We learn about this decentralised, foundation-free project, the issues of DNS, how Handshake plans on fixing this, how it differs from ENS, their unique airdrop process, what an Urkel Trie is, and more.

Here are a few useful links:Signup for zkMesh Newsletter - a monthly newsletter focused on sharing resources about decentralised privacy-preserving technologies, privacy protocol development and zero knowledge systems research.

Signup to get this delivered directly into your inbox -->> https://zkmesh.substack.com/If you like what we do:…

2 месяца назад @ zeroknowledge.fm
Episode 131: Proof of Necessary Work with Akis Kattis (NYU)
Episode 131: Proof of Necessary Work with Akis Kattis (NYU) Episode 131: Proof of Necessary Work with Akis Kattis (NYU)

About this EpisodeIn this week's episode, Anna and guest host Tarun Chitra chat with Akis Kattis, a PhD student at NYU & the co-author of Proof of Necessary Work: Succinct State Verification with Fairness Guarantees - a paper he co-wrote with Joseph Bonneau.

They discuss the challenge of Proof of Useful Work, the unique properties that SNARKs have, such as puzzle hardness, that allow for PoNW to overcome these challenges, PoS SNARK systems, elastic block construction, and more.

Here are a few of the articles we mention in the interview:Proof of Necessary Work: Succinct State Verification with Fairness GuaranteesStabilizing Congestion in Decentralized Record-KeepersCheck out the Zero Knowled…

2 месяца, 1 неделя назад @ zeroknowledge.fm
Episode 130: Exploring Tezos & their recent Sapling integration
Episode 130: Exploring Tezos & their recent Sapling integration Episode 130: Exploring Tezos & their recent Sapling integration

About this EpisodeIn this week's episode, Anna interviews three people from the Tezos community: Jacob Arluck (co-founders TQ ), Marc Beunardeau and Marco Stronati (both from Nomadic Labs).

They chat about the Tezos origin story, the development of the PoS system, the governance of Tezos, and how they are incorporating zk proofs - and specifically Sapling from Zcash - into their system.

Trail of Bits has partnered with Johns Hopkins University to supply vulnerability researchers with software that can produce ZK proofs of exploitability.

This is part of a larger effort funded by DARPA, called SIEVE, to push forward the state of the art in zero-knowledge proofs.

https://forms.gle/iKMSrVtcAn6…

2 месяца, 2 недели назад @ zeroknowledge.fm
Episode 129: IPFS 0.5 with Molly Mackinlay from Protocol Labs
Episode 129: IPFS 0.5 with Molly Mackinlay from Protocol Labs Episode 129: IPFS 0.5 with Molly Mackinlay from Protocol Labs

About this EpisodeIn this episode, we chat with Molly Mackinlay, Project Lead for the InterPlanetary File System (IPFS) at Protocol Labs.

We talk about her journey to Protocol Labs, as well as take a deeper view into IPFS, LibP2P, Bitswap, Testground, the use cases and projects working with these tools, and the specific upgrades they have made with the recent 0.5 IPFS release.

We cover:the importance of distributed testing infra to facilitate enterprise adoptionhow UX and simple tooling plays into the developer upgrade paththe path to decentralisation and the importance of building bridges to the Web2 worldIn preparation for this ep, it might be useful to check out our episode last fall wit…

2 месяца, 3 недели назад @ zeroknowledge.fm
Episode 128: DP-3T & Contact Tracing with Kenny Paterson from ETH Zurich
Episode 128: DP-3T & Contact Tracing with Kenny Paterson from ETH Zurich Episode 128: DP-3T & Contact Tracing with Kenny Paterson from ETH Zurich

About this EpisodeIn this week's episode, Anna catches up with Kenny Paterson, Professor of Computer Science and Lead of Applied Cryptography Group at ETH Zurich.

The goal of the episode is to take a deeper look at DP-3T and privacy preserving contact tracing research in Europe generally.

They cover his work at ETH Zurich, discuss how the DP-3T project came to be, look at risks facing contact tracing protocols generally, and discuss why putting privacy and decentralisation at the heart of these types of protocol is so important.

A few of the topics we cover:If you like what we do:Follow us on Twitter - @zeroknowledgefmJoin us on TelegramGive us feedback!

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3 месяца назад @ zeroknowledge.fm
Episode 127: Consensus Algorithms & HotStuff with Ittai Abraham
Episode 127: Consensus Algorithms & HotStuff with Ittai Abraham Episode 127: Consensus Algorithms & HotStuff with Ittai Abraham

About this EpisodeIn this week's episode, we go deep into Consensus Algorithms and HotStuff with Ittai Abraham from VMware Research.

We chat about the evolution of consensus algorithms, BFT, and how these early ideas have become the backbone of blockchain tech.

We cover PBFT, Tendermint and Ittai's research into SBFT, HotStuff, and the improvements he has been working on since HotStuff's incorporation into Facebook's Libra protocol.

The papers and references we mention:Some of Ittai's work:Ittai's group blog on cryptography and consensus: Decentralized Thoughts blogWe also mention:Thank you to this week's sponsor Matter Labs.

Matter Labs, the creator of the first zkRollup prototype, is also…

3 месяца, 1 неделя назад @ zeroknowledge.fm
Episode 126: Crypto libraries, Zcash's Zebra and contact tracing with Henry de Valence
Episode 126: Crypto libraries, Zcash's Zebra and contact tracing with Henry de Valence Episode 126: Crypto libraries, Zcash's Zebra and contact tracing with Henry de Valence

About this EpisodeIn this week's episode, we chat with Henry de Valence from the Zcash Foundation.

We discuss what makes for a strong crypto library, some of the work he has been doing at the ZF and he shares an update about the Zebra Zcash client.

We also learn about the TCN Coalition, a group he is working with that aims to build and evaluate privacy-preserving contact tracing protocols - an important tool in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

Echidna is one of the tools that the team at Trail of Bits uses the most in their smart contract audits - it has been used in almost 35% of their smart contract audits over the past two years.

For more about all these new features check out…

3 месяца, 2 недели назад @ zeroknowledge.fm
Базовый Блок Базовый Блок
последний пост 4 дня, 12 часов назад
ББ-133: Вадим Нестеренко (Atomica) о продакт-менеджменте в блокчейне
ББ-133: Вадим Нестеренко (Atomica) о продакт-менеджменте в блокчейне ББ-133: Вадим Нестеренко (Atomica) о продакт-менеджменте в блокчейне

Вадим Нестеренко — продакт-менеджер в компании Atomica.

Вадим рассказал нам, кто такой продакт-менеджер, каковы особенности его работы в блокчейн-стартапе и какие продукты лучшие на сегодняшнем крипторынке.

Подкаст выходит при поддержке HodlHodl – площадки для покупки и продажи биткоинов без верификации.

Подкаст выходит при поддержке Solana – быстрого блокчейна без шардинга.

Токены SOL доступны на Binance с 9 апреля, подробности на solana.com и в телеграме @solanarus.

4 дня, 12 часов назад @ basicblockradio.com
ББ-132: Павел Киселев (Blockchain) об индустрии ICO и технологиях Blockchain
ББ-132: Павел Киселев (Blockchain) об индустрии ICO и технологиях Blockchain ББ-132: Павел Киселев (Blockchain) об индустрии ICO и технологиях Blockchain

...и вообще везде, где вы слушаете что-то еще!

1 неделя, 6 дней назад @ basicblockradio.com
ББ-131: Никита Жаворонков (Blockchair) о форках и разработке биткоина
ББ-131: Никита Жаворонков (Blockchair) о форках и разработке биткоина ББ-131: Никита Жаворонков (Blockchair) о форках и разработке биткоина

...и вообще везде, где вы слушаете что-то еще!

2 недели, 5 дней назад @ basicblockradio.com
ББ-130: Никита Жаворонков (Blockchair) о блокчейн-эксплорерах и масштабируемости
ББ-130: Никита Жаворонков (Blockchair) о блокчейн-эксплорерах и масштабируемости ББ-130: Никита Жаворонков (Blockchair) о блокчейн-эксплорерах и масштабируемости

...и вообще везде, где вы слушаете что-то еще!

3 недели, 4 дня назад @ basicblockradio.com
ББ-129: Артур Шабак (Paxful) о биткоине в Африке
ББ-129: Артур Шабак (Paxful) о биткоине в Африке ББ-129: Артур Шабак (Paxful) о биткоине в Африке

Обсуждаем перспективы биткоина в Африке, вопросы верификации и KYC, а также удивительную экономику трансграничных переводов при помощи подарочных карт.

18:30 поддержка альтернативных криптовалют21:50 почему Paxful фокусируется на Африке?

30:20 благотворительные проекты Paxful в Африке35:10 экономика подарочных карт: как африканские мигранты в США переводят деньги на родину?

1:15:00 микрокредиты на Paxful?

1:30:20 приходите работать в Paxful!

1 месяц назад @ basicblockradio.com
ББ-128: Алексей Пупышев (Ventuary Lab, Neutrino) о преимуществах Тьюринг-неполных языков в DeFi
ББ-128: Алексей Пупышев (Ventuary Lab, Neutrino) о преимуществах Тьюринг-неполных языков в DeFi ББ-128: Алексей Пупышев (Ventuary Lab, Neutrino) о преимуществах Тьюринг-неполных языков в DeFi

Алексей – соавтор DeFi-протоколов Neutrino и Gravity, являющихся альтернативой широко известному проекту MakerDAO, но в экосистеме Waves.

На экосистеме различие не заканчивается: во-первых, сама суть того, за счёт чего обеспечивается стабильность токена, в Neutrino несколько иная; во-вторых, есть много позитивных моментов в том, что протокол разрабатывается на Тьюринг-неполном языке RIDE.

Об этих различиях, а также о планах проекта мы поговорили в выпуске.

1 месяц, 1 неделя назад @ basicblockradio.com
ББ-127: Алекс Романов (Beam) о DeFi без смарт-контрактов и решении проблемы MimbleWimble
ББ-127: Алекс Романов (Beam) о DeFi без смарт-контрактов и решении проблемы MimbleWimble ББ-127: Алекс Романов (Beam) о DeFi без смарт-контрактов и решении проблемы MimbleWimble

Сегодня вместе с Алексом Романовым, CTO Beam, мы выясняем, как Beam «вылечили» уязвимость протокола MimbleWimble к сетевым атакам и начали строить децентрализованную финансовую систему без ончейн-вычислений.

Заодно обсуждаем новинки в протоколе Beam: платежные каналы и атомарные свопы.

1 месяц, 2 недели назад @ basicblockradio.com
ББ-126: Михаил Кириллов (Hito) о новом аппаратном кошельке
ББ-126: Михаил Кириллов (Hito) о новом аппаратном кошельке ББ-126: Михаил Кириллов (Hito) о новом аппаратном кошельке

Подкаст выходит при поддержке HodlHodl – площадки для покупки и продажи биткоинов без верификации.

Зарегистрируйтесь и получите скидку на комиссию!

1 месяц, 3 недели назад @ basicblockradio.com
ББ-125: Роман Сторм, Роман Семенов и Алексей Перцев (Tornado.Cash) о анонимности блокчейн-транзакций
ББ-125: Роман Сторм, Роман Семенов и Алексей Перцев (Tornado.Cash) о анонимности блокчейн-транзакций ББ-125: Роман Сторм, Роман Семенов и Алексей Перцев (Tornado.Cash) о анонимности блокчейн-транзакций

Проект сейчас развивается в русскоязычном комьюнити, у них есть группа в Telegram (@solanarus), в Вконтакте у них есть даже группа.

Всем, кому интересно, можете просто пройти ниже по ссылке, посмотреть про Wasabi или про Samourai, что это такое и как это работает.

Всё, это не ваши деньги, и там они, соответственно, уже могут и помешать, и сделать всё что угодно.

Мы, наверное, сейчас как следующей темой поговорим, что мы будем делать дальше, что у нас будет privacy pool.

С точки зрения Tornado на сегодняшний день мы не имеем какой-либо коммерческой заинтересованности, с точки зрения мы не ранаем релееров и мы не имеем никакого профита вообще с Tornado Cash.

2 месяца назад @ basicblockradio.com
ББ-124: Александр Мизрахи (ChromaWay) о платформе для децентрализованных приложений
ББ-124: Александр Мизрахи (ChromaWay) о платформе для децентрализованных приложений ББ-124: Александр Мизрахи (ChromaWay) о платформе для децентрализованных приложений

Например, торговлю фьючерсами, то есть то, что сейчас называют DeFi, но ещё оно было централизованное.

То есть они тогда занимались больше маркетингом, то есть они вообще боялись что-то трогать.

То есть, есть люди, которые более успешно получают финансирование.

Поэтому у нас есть два уровня, то есть еще есть провайдеры, которые реально известны, которые отвечают за свои действия, то есть чистые Proof of Stake.

Мы есть в YouTube, мы есть в Twitter, подкаст есть на всех доступных подкаст-платформах, мы везде называемся «Базовый Блок» или Basicblockradio.

2 месяца, 1 неделя назад @ basicblockradio.com
ББ-123: Игорь Мацак и Александр Ракунов (Atomex) об атомарных свопах
ББ-123: Игорь Мацак и Александр Ракунов (Atomex) об атомарных свопах ББ-123: Игорь Мацак и Александр Ракунов (Atomex) об атомарных свопах

То есть, в принципе, надо обязательно контролить секрет обязательно во всех блокчейнах – и в Bitcoin, и в Ethereum, если мы рассматриваем своп биткоин-эфир.

То, что в первую очередь торгуется, то, что интересно пользователям другим, то есть такой у нас приоритет.

То есть там целый скрипт надо предъявить, то есть когда ты открываешь подпись.

Это немножко не то, это не свопы.

По поводу вопроса…Сергей Тихомиров: Что на что, какие валюты чаще всего меняют на какие?

2 месяца, 2 недели назад @ basicblockradio.com
ББ-122: Халвинг
ББ-122: Халвинг ББ-122: Халвинг

Китайские майнеры давным-давно, в том числе, строят фермы и в Канаде, точно также они строят в Вашингтоне, в Штатах.

Я не знаю, Bitcoin Core разработчикам вообще интересен халвинг и его влияние, или все просто продолжается по-прежнему?

Можно было бы майнерам, которые захватили 51% на неделю, договориться что-то сделать, поменять… Ну, не на неделю, на день.

Вот у нас будет халвинг завтра, а следующий халвинг будет примерно еще через 4 года, скажем, в 2024 году.

Что думаешь, что изменится и что не изменится за 4 года?

2 месяца, 3 недели назад @ basicblockradio.com
ББ-121: Ник Штерингард и Константин Голубев (ForkLog) о выводе буллшита на чистую воду
ББ-121: Ник Штерингард и Константин Голубев (ForkLog) о выводе буллшита на чистую воду ББ-121: Ник Штерингард и Константин Голубев (ForkLog) о выводе буллшита на чистую воду

И вот я начал с написания новостей и статей, потом разные другие штуки мы делали вместе, и вот сейчас делаем англоязычную версию.

И вот он был одним из пионеров и не бросил это, занимался этим достаточно долго и серьёзно, и это принесло плоды.

Константин Голубев: Я не знаю юридических всех моментов…Ник Штерингард: Я не уверен, вот я лично.

И какая разница, кто из нас поговорит, если у нас есть этот материал и мы можем его опубликовать и на русском, и на английском.

Я не знаю, я не прогнозирую ничего и не люблю прогнозировать.

3 месяца назад @ basicblockradio.com
ББ-120: Конференция MIT Bitcoin Expo: Taproot, Assume UTXO и CHECKTEMPLATEVERIFY
ББ-120: Конференция MIT Bitcoin Expo: Taproot, Assume UTXO и CHECKTEMPLATEVERIFY ББ-120: Конференция MIT Bitcoin Expo: Taproot, Assume UTXO и CHECKTEMPLATEVERIFY

Токен уже торгуется, проект поддерживает русскоязычное коммьюнити, отвечает на все вопросы на сайте, и в Телеграмме, и Вк Solanarus.

Проводится в MIT, MIT давно и активно участвует в биткоин-экосистеме и в блокчейн-экосистеме и, да, вот у нас, собственно, третий выпуск подряд, если с учетом бонуса.

Я это все собираю в скрипт, хэширую это в свою очередь и помещаю это на блокчейн.

Если я отправляю Ивану биткоины, факт того, что он их забирает, это одно и то же событие, что и я их отправляю.

И, насколько я понимаю, вот я на самом деле сейчас вот это объясняю и понимаю, что я не полностью убежден.

3 месяца, 1 неделя назад @ basicblockradio.com
ББ-119b: Конференция CryptoEconSys: стейкинг и гипербартер
ББ-119b: Конференция CryptoEconSys: стейкинг и гипербартер ББ-119b: Конференция CryptoEconSys: стейкинг и гипербартер

Разбираем еще три доклада с Cryptoeconomic Systems 2020: про конкуренцию между стейкингом и лендингом, про конец денег и гипербартер и про многоступенчатые атаки 51%.

Бонусный выпуск специально для патронов ББ:https://www.patreon.com/posts/36327490Поддержите подкаст и получите доступ к эксклюзивным материалам!

3 месяца, 1 неделя назад @ basicblockradio.com
Crypto Voices Crypto Voices
последний пост 3 недели, 5 дней назад
Show 93: Misir Mahmudov - This Book Will Save You Time
Show 93: Misir Mahmudov - This Book Will Save You Time Show 93: Misir Mahmudov - This Book Will Save You Time

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3 недели, 5 дней назад @ soundcloud.com
Show 92: Monetary & Political Update, Crypto Voices Show Update
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1 месяц, 1 неделя назад @ soundcloud.com
Show 91: Daniel Lacalle - Central Banks are Saving Us?
Show 91: Daniel Lacalle - Central Banks are Saving Us? Show 91: Daniel Lacalle - Central Banks are Saving Us?

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2 месяца, 3 недели назад @ soundcloud.com
Show 90: Saifedean Ammous - Economic Principles & Bitcoin
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3 месяца, 2 недели назад @ soundcloud.com
Show 89: Alec Harris - Halo Privacy & Bitcoin
Show 89: Alec Harris - Halo Privacy & Bitcoin Show 89: Alec Harris - Halo Privacy & Bitcoin

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3 месяца, 3 недели назад @ soundcloud.com
Show 88: Monetary Base Compendium - 2019 Q4
Show 88: Monetary Base Compendium - 2019 Q4 Show 88: Monetary Base Compendium - 2019 Q4

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4 месяца, 3 недели назад @ soundcloud.com
Show 87: Adam Back - Two Bitcoin Interviews (back-to-back!)
Show 87: Adam Back - Two Bitcoin Interviews (back-to-back!) Show 87: Adam Back - Two Bitcoin Interviews (back-to-back!)

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5 месяцев, 2 недели назад @ soundcloud.com
Show 86: Amir Taaki - (Bitcoin) Revolutionary
Show 86: Amir Taaki - (Bitcoin) Revolutionary Show 86: Amir Taaki - (Bitcoin) Revolutionary

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6 месяцев, 1 неделя назад @ soundcloud.com
Show 85: Michel Rauchs - Benchmarking Bitcoin
Show 85: Michel Rauchs - Benchmarking Bitcoin Show 85: Michel Rauchs - Benchmarking Bitcoin

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6 месяцев, 2 недели назад @ soundcloud.com
Show 84: Rodolfo Novak - Bitcoin Ethos, Cold Card, & Crypto Voices 3rd Anniversary Show
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6 месяцев, 4 недели назад @ soundcloud.com
Show 83: Trace Mayer - Proof of Keys, Bitcoin, & Gold (Both Paper & Real!)
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7 месяцев, 2 недели назад @ soundcloud.com
Show 82: Dave Chapman - BC Group & Bitcoin in Asia
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7 месяцев, 3 недели назад @ soundcloud.com
Show 81: Henry Brade - Coinmotion & Prasos for Bitcoin Onboarding
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8 месяцев, 1 неделя назад @ soundcloud.com
Show 80: Monetary Base Companion - 2019 Q3
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9 месяцев назад @ soundcloud.com
Show 79: Sergej Kotliar - Bitrefill & Lightning
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10 месяцев, 1 неделя назад @ soundcloud.com
Tales from the Crypt
последний пост 4 дня, 21 час назад
Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2020.07.27
Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2020.07.27 Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2020.07.27

Head over to the App Store or Google Play Store, download cash.app and start #stackingsats today.

Use the promo code: "stackingsats" to receive $5 and contribute $5 to OWLS Lacrosse you download the app.

If you need liquidity but don't want to sell your bitcoin, they offer easy access to loans using bitcoin as collateral.

Collateral is always stored on-chain in dedicated multisig addresses with the option for you to hold a key, and your bitcoin is never rehypotheticated.

Canadian freaks need to check out Bull Bitcoin (https://bullbitcoin.com/).

4 дня, 21 час назад @ anchor.fm
#183: Whitney Webb
#183: Whitney Webb #183: Whitney Webb

Head over to the App Store or Google Play Store, download cash.app and start #stackingsats today.

Use the promo code: "stackingsats" to receive $5 and contribute $5 to OWLS Lacrosse you download the app.

If you need liquidity but don't want to sell your bitcoin, they offer easy access to loans using bitcoin as collateral.

Collateral is always stored on-chain in dedicated multisig addresses with the option for you to hold a key, and your bitcoin is never rehypotheticated.

Canadian freaks need to check out Bull Bitcoin (https://bullbitcoin.com/).

5 дней, 21 час назад @ anchor.fm
#182: Vijay Boyapati
#182: Vijay Boyapati #182: Vijay Boyapati

Head over to the App Store or Google Play Store, download cash.app and start #stackingsats today.

Use the promo code: "stackingsats" to receive $5 and contribute $5 to OWLS Lacrosse you download the app.

If you need liquidity but don't want to sell your bitcoin, they offer easy access to loans using bitcoin as collateral.

Collateral is always stored on-chain in dedicated multisig addresses with the option for you to hold a key, and your bitcoin is never rehypotheticated.

Canadian freaks need to check out Bull Bitcoin (https://bullbitcoin.com/).

1 неделя назад @ anchor.fm
Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2020.07.20
Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2020.07.20 Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2020.07.20

Head over to the App Store or Google Play Store, download cash.app and start #stackingsats today.

Use the promo code: "stackingsats" to receive $5 and contribute $5 to OWLS Lacrosse you download the app.

If you need liquidity but don't want to sell your bitcoin, they offer easy access to loans using bitcoin as collateral.

Collateral is always stored on-chain in dedicated multisig addresses with the option for you to hold a key, and your bitcoin is never rehypotheticated.

Canadian freaks need to check out Bull Bitcoin (https://bullbitcoin.com/).

1 неделя, 4 дня назад @ anchor.fm
#181: Zach Herbert
#181: Zach Herbert #181: Zach Herbert

Head over to the App Store or Google Play Store, download cash.app and start #stackingsats today.

Use the promo code: "stackingsats" to receive $5 and contribute $5 to OWLS Lacrosse you download the app.

If you need liquidity but don't want to sell your bitcoin, they offer easy access to loans using bitcoin as collateral.

Collateral is always stored on-chain in dedicated multisig addresses with the option for you to hold a key, and your bitcoin is never rehypotheticated.

Canadian freaks need to check out Bull Bitcoin (https://bullbitcoin.com/).

2 недели назад @ anchor.fm
#180: Ethan Vera
#180: Ethan Vera #180: Ethan Vera

Head over to the App Store or Google Play Store, download cash.app and start #stackingsats today.

Use the promo code: "stackingsats" to receive $5 and contribute $5 to OWLS Lacrosse you download the app.

If you need liquidity but don't want to sell your bitcoin, they offer easy access to loans using bitcoin as collateral.

Collateral is always stored on-chain in dedicated multisig addresses with the option for you to hold a key, and your bitcoin is never rehypotheticated.

Canadian freaks need to check out Bull Bitcoin (https://bullbitcoin.com/).

2 недели, 4 дня назад @ anchor.fm
Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2020.07.13
Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2020.07.13 Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2020.07.13

Head over to the App Store or Google Play Store, download cash.app and start #stackingsats today.

Use the promo code: "stackingsats" to receive $5 and contribute $5 to OWLS Lacrosse you download the app.

If you need liquidity but don't want to sell your bitcoin, they offer easy access to loans using bitcoin as collateral.

Collateral is always stored on-chain in dedicated multisig addresses with the option for you to hold a key, and your bitcoin is never rehypotheticated.

Canadian freaks need to check out Bull Bitcoin (https://bullbitcoin.com/).

2 недели, 4 дня назад @ anchor.fm
#179: Kevin Mulcrone
#179: Kevin Mulcrone #179: Kevin Mulcrone

Head over to the App Store or Google Play Store, download cash.app and start #stackingsats today.

Use the promo code: "stackingsats" to receive $5 and contribute $5 to OWLS Lacrosse you download the app.

If you need liquidity but don't want to sell your bitcoin, they offer easy access to loans using bitcoin as collateral.

Collateral is always stored on-chain in dedicated multisig addresses with the option for you to hold a key, and your bitcoin is never rehypotheticated.

Canadian freaks need to check out Bull Bitcoin (https://bullbitcoin.com/).

3 недели назад @ anchor.fm
Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2020.07.06
Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2020.07.06 Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2020.07.06

Head over to the App Store or Google Play Store, download cash.app and start #stackingsats today.

Use the promo code: "stackingsats" to receive $5 and contribute $5 to OWLS Lacrosse you download the app.

If you need liquidity but don't want to sell your bitcoin, they offer easy access to loans using bitcoin as collateral.

Collateral is always stored on-chain in dedicated multisig addresses with the option for you to hold a key, and your bitcoin is never rehypotheticated.

Canadian freaks need to check out Bull Bitcoin (https://bullbitcoin.com/).

3 недели, 4 дня назад @ anchor.fm
#178: Jeff Vandrew
#178: Jeff Vandrew #178: Jeff Vandrew

Head over to the App Store or Google Play Store, download cash.app and start #stackingsats today.

Use the promo code: "stackingsats" to receive $5 and contribute $5 to OWLS Lacrosse you download the app.

If you need liquidity but don't want to sell your bitcoin, they offer easy access to loans using bitcoin as collateral.

Collateral is always stored on-chain in dedicated multisig addresses with the option for you to hold a key, and your bitcoin is never rehypotheticated.

Canadian freaks need to check out Bull Bitcoin (https://bullbitcoin.com/).

3 недели, 6 дней назад @ anchor.fm
#177: Randy Brito
#177: Randy Brito #177: Randy Brito

Head over to the App Store or Google Play Store, download cash.app and start #stackingsats today.

Use the promo code: "stackingsats" to receive $5 and contribute $5 to OWLS Lacrosse you download the app.

If you need liquidity but don't want to sell your bitcoin, they offer easy access to loans using bitcoin as collateral.

Collateral is always stored on-chain in dedicated multisig addresses with the option for you to hold a key, and your bitcoin is never rehypotheticated.

Canadian freaks need to check out Bull Bitcoin (https://bullbitcoin.com/).

4 недели назад @ anchor.fm
#176: Corey DeAngelis
#176: Corey DeAngelis #176: Corey DeAngelis

Head over to the App Store or Google Play Store, download cash.app and start #stackingsats today.

Use the promo code: "stackingsats" to receive $5 and contribute $5 to OWLS Lacrosse you download the app.

If you need liquidity but don't want to sell your bitcoin, they offer easy access to loans using bitcoin as collateral.

Collateral is always stored on-chain in dedicated multisig addresses with the option for you to hold a key, and your bitcoin is never rehypotheticated.

Canadian freaks need to check out Bull Bitcoin (https://bullbitcoin.com/).

1 месяц назад @ anchor.fm
Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2020.06.29
Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2020.06.29 Rabbit Hole Recap: Week of 2020.06.29

Head over to the App Store or Google Play Store, download cash.app and start #stackingsats today.

Use the promo code: "stackingsats" to receive $5 and contribute $5 to OWLS Lacrosse you download the app.

If you need liquidity but don't want to sell your bitcoin, they offer easy access to loans using bitcoin as collateral.

Collateral is always stored on-chain in dedicated multisig addresses with the option for you to hold a key, and your bitcoin is never rehypotheticated.

Canadian freaks need to check out Bull Bitcoin (https://bullbitcoin.com/).

1 месяц назад @ anchor.fm
#175: Preston Byrne
#175: Preston Byrne #175: Preston Byrne

Head over to the App Store or Google Play Store, download cash.app and start #stackingsats today.

Use the promo code: "stackingsats" to receive $5 and contribute $5 to OWLS Lacrosse you download the app.

If you need liquidity but don't want to sell your bitcoin, they offer easy access to loans using bitcoin as collateral.

Collateral is always stored on-chain in dedicated multisig addresses with the option for you to hold a key, and your bitcoin is never rehypotheticated.

Canadian freaks need to check out Bull Bitcoin (https://bullbitcoin.com/).

1 месяц назад @ anchor.fm
#174: Antoine Riard
#174: Antoine Riard #174: Antoine Riard

Head over to the App Store or Google Play Store, download cash.app and start #stackingsats today.

Use the promo code: "stackingsats" to receive $5 and contribute $5 to OWLS Lacrosse you download the app.

If you need liquidity but don't want to sell your bitcoin, they offer easy access to loans using bitcoin as collateral.

Collateral is always stored on-chain in dedicated multisig addresses with the option for you to hold a key, and your bitcoin is never rehypotheticated.

Canadian freaks need to check out Bull Bitcoin (https://bullbitcoin.com/).

1 месяц назад @ anchor.fm
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Bitcoin Core Bitcoin Core
последний пост 3 дня, 15 часов назад
Bitcoin Core 0.20.1 Released
Bitcoin Core 0.20.1 Released Bitcoin Core 0.20.1 Released

Bitcoin Core version 0.20.1 is now available for download.

For a complete list of changes in this new major version release, please see the release notes.

If have any questions, please stop by the #bitcoin IRC chatroom (IRC, web) and we’ll do our best to help you.

3 дня, 15 часов назад @ bitcoincore.org
Bitcoin Core 0.20.0 Released
Bitcoin Core 0.20.0 Released Bitcoin Core 0.20.0 Released

Bitcoin Core version 0.20.0 is now available for download.

For a complete list of changes in this new major version release, please see the release notes.

If have any questions, please stop by the #bitcoin IRC chatroom (IRC, web) and we’ll do our best to help you.

2 месяца назад @ bitcoincore.org
bitcoincore.org hidden service
bitcoincore.org hidden service bitcoincore.org hidden service

After frequent requests, this site is now reachable as a Tor hidden service through an onion address:http://6hasakffvppilxgehrswmffqurlcjjjhd76jgvaqmsg6ul25s7t3rzyd.onion/As well as adding another means of censorship resistance, a hidden service gives an alternative trust path that doesn’t rely on certificate authorities nor DNS infrastructure.

4 месяца, 1 неделя назад @ bitcoincore.org
Bitcoin Core 0.19.1 Released
Bitcoin Core 0.19.1 Released Bitcoin Core 0.19.1 Released

Bitcoin Core version 0.19.1 is now available for download.

For a complete list of changes in this maintenance release, please see the release notes.

If have any questions, please stop by the #bitcoin IRC chatroom (IRC, web) and we’ll do our best to help you.

4 месяца, 4 недели назад @ bitcoincore.org
Bitcoin Core 0.19.0 Released
Bitcoin Core 0.19.0 Released Bitcoin Core 0.19.0 Released

Bitcoin Core version 0.19.0 is now available for download containing multiple improvements and bug fixes For a complete list of changes in this maintenance release, please see the release notes.

Due to an issue that only came to light just after the rc process, the download is for 0.19.0.1 instead of 0.19.0.

If have any questions, please stop by the #bitcoin IRC chatroom (IRC, web) and we’ll do our best to help you.

8 месяцев, 2 недели назад @ bitcoincore.org
CVE-2017-18350 Disclosure
CVE-2017-18350 Disclosure CVE-2017-18350 Disclosure

Disclosure of the details of CVE-2017-18350, a fix for which was released on November 6th, 2017 in Bitcoin Core version 0.15.1.

The vulnerability was introduced in 60a87bce873 (SOCKS5 support) and first released in Bitcoin Core v0.7.0rc1 in 2012 Aug 27.

To be vulnerable, the node must be configured to use such a malicious proxy in the first place.

Upon a connection request from the node, the malicious proxy would respond with an acknowledgement of a different target domain name than the one requested.

To fix this vulnerability, the dummy buffer was changed to an explicitly unsigned data type, avoiding the conversion to/from a negative number.

9 месяцев назад @ bitcoincore.org
Bitcoin Core 0.18.1 Released
Bitcoin Core 0.18.1 Released Bitcoin Core 0.18.1 Released

Bitcoin Core version 0.18.1 is now available for download containing several bug fixes and other improvements.

For a complete list of changes in this maintenance release, please see the release notes.

If have any questions, please stop by the #bitcoin IRC chatroom (IRC, web) and we’ll do our best to help you.

12 месяцев назад @ bitcoincore.org
Bitcoin Core 0.18.0 Released
Bitcoin Core 0.18.0 Released Bitcoin Core 0.18.0 Released

Bitcoin Core version 0.18.0 is now available for download containing several bug fixes and minor improvements.

For a complete list of changes, please see the release notes.

If have any questions, please stop by the #bitcoin IRC chatroom (IRC, web) and we’ll do our best to help you.

1 год, 3 месяца назад @ bitcoincore.org
Bitcoin Core 0.17.1 Released
Bitcoin Core 0.17.1 Released Bitcoin Core 0.17.1 Released

Bitcoin Core version 0.17.1 is now available for download containing several bug fixes and minor improvements.

For a complete list of changes, please see the release notes.

If have any questions, please stop by our IRC chatroom and we’ll do our best to help you.

1 год, 7 месяцев назад @ bitcoincore.org
Bitcoin Core 0.17.0 Released
Bitcoin Core 0.17.0 Released Bitcoin Core 0.17.0 Released

Bitcoin Core version 0.17.0 is now available for download containing many new features as well as bug fixes and other improvements.

For a complete list of changes, please see the release notes.

This release is not vulnerable to the CVE-2018-17144 duplicate inputs bug.

If have any questions, please stop by our IRC chatroom and we’ll do our best to help you.

1 год, 10 месяцев назад @ bitcoincore.org
CVE-2018-17144 Full Disclosure
CVE-2018-17144 Full Disclosure CVE-2018-17144 Full Disclosure

Full disclosureCVE-2018-17144, a fix for which was released on September 18th in Bitcoin Core versions 0.16.3 and 0.17.0rc4, includes both a Denial of Service component and a critical inflation vulnerability.

Thus, in Bitcoin Core 0.14.X, any attempts to double-spend a transaction output within a single transaction inside of a block will result in an assertion failure and a crash, as was originally reported.

In Bitcoin Core 0.15, as a part of a larger redesign to simplify unspent transaction output tracking and correct a resource exhaustion attack the assertion was changed subtly.

Instead of asserting that the output being marked spent was previously unspent, it only asserts that it exists.…

1 год, 10 месяцев назад @ bitcoincore.org
Bitcoin Core 0.16.3 Released
Bitcoin Core 0.16.3 Released Bitcoin Core 0.16.3 Released

Bitcoin Core version 0.16.3 is now available for download with a fix for a denial-of-service vulnerability introduced in Bitcoin Core 0.14.0 and affecting all subsequent versions though to 0.16.2.

We highly recommend users of all affected versions immediately upgrade to 0.16.3.

Security issue CVE-2018-17144: it was discovered that older versions of Bitcoin Core will crash if they try to process a block containing a transaction that attempts to spend the same input twice.

This release eliminates the crash, allowing the software to quietly reject such invalid blocks.

If have any questions, please stop by our IRC chatroom and we’ll do our best to help you.

1 год, 10 месяцев назад @ bitcoincore.org
Bitcoin Core 0.16.2 Released
Bitcoin Core 0.16.2 Released Bitcoin Core 0.16.2 Released

Bitcoin Core version 0.16.2 is now available for download.

The attack was considered unlikely given that much cheaper attacks of roughly equal effectiveness are well known.

Similarly, the getblock RPC also now returns extra information that can be used to defeat this attack even if the requested block has been pruned.

As before, you can call this RPC when you no longer want your wallet to re-broadcast an old unconfirmed transaction.

If have any questions, please stop by our IRC chatroom and we’ll do our best to help you.

2 года назад @ bitcoincore.org
Bitcoin Core 0.16.1 Released
Bitcoin Core 0.16.1 Released Bitcoin Core 0.16.1 Released

Bitcoin Core version 0.16.1 is now available for download.

Fixing a bug that could’ve potentially caused miners to lose revenue if they produced two blocks in very rapid succession.

The presence of this opcode makes it difficult for nodes to estimate how much computational work will be required to validate a legacy signature script.

Because of that, it blocks the deployment of solutions to prevent attackers from creating blocks that require a long time to validate.

If have any questions, please stop by our IRC chatroom and we’ll do our best to help you.

2 года, 1 месяц назад @ bitcoincore.org
Bitcoin Core 0.16.0 Released
Bitcoin Core 0.16.0 Released Bitcoin Core 0.16.0 Released

We are pleased to announce the release of Bitcoin Core 0.16.0, the first version of Bitcoin Core to include default wallet support for segregated witness (segwit).

This means that downgrading after recovering from a backup that includes a segwit address will workNote that some RPCs do not yet support segwit addresses.

Note that this only applies to new wallets; wallets made with previous versions will not be upgraded to be HD.

Wallets directory configurationBitcoin Core now has more flexibility in where the wallets directory can be located.

Specifically: * A new field iswitness is True for P2WPKH and P2WSH addresses (“bc1…” addresses), but not for P2SH-wrapped segwit addresses (see be…

2 года, 5 месяцев назад @ bitcoincore.org
Blockstream Blockstream
последний пост 6 дней, 14 часов назад
Eight New Members Join the Liquid Federation
Eight New Members Join the Liquid Federation Eight New Members Join the Liquid Federation

Eight New Members Join the Liquid FederationThis week, the Liquid Network welcomed eight new members to the Liquid Federation: CoinShares, Condensat, INX, JST Capital, Paymium, Petrushev Capital, Sevenlabs, and Satoshis Games.

As the federation grows, the security of the Liquid Network also improves—decision making over the development of the network becomes more distributed.

Liquid Integration: Coinshares intends to use Liquid as transport rails for its digital asset trading between exchanges.

Liquid Integration: INX plans to integrate Liquid Securities as a key part of its security token trading services.

And if you’d like to become a member of the Liquid Federation, contact the feder…

6 дней, 14 часов назад @ blockstream.com
Introducing the Blockstream Scam Database
Introducing the Blockstream Scam Database Introducing the Blockstream Scam Database

Today we are proud to launch the Blockstream Scam Database, the latest tool in our ongoing effort to fight scammers who hijack the Blockstream brand.

Making Scams More DifficultWe launched the Blockstream Scam Database with the purpose of significantly increasing the difficulty of operating a Blockstream-related scam.

Blockstream cannot overstate the importance of verifying the authenticity of any websites, emails, or social media accounts, especially in the Bitcoin industry.

If you encounter an account that gives any indication of not truly being associated with Blockstream, simply visit the Blockstream Scam Database to verify.

After receiving your report, we’ll either add the informatio…

1 неделя, 3 дня назад @ blockstream.com
Esplora and Other Alternatives to ElectrumX
Esplora and Other Alternatives to ElectrumX Esplora and Other Alternatives to ElectrumX

Running Your Own Electrum ServerBy default, the Electrum wallet app connects to a random set of Electrum servers.

So if you’re using an Electrum wallet, we generally recommend that you run your own Electrum server and connect your wallet to that instead.

Less well known is the fact that Esplora comes bundled with an optimized Electrum server based on a separately-maintained fork of Electrs.

This week, we introduced P2P discovery as an optional feature to Esplora too, which makes Esplora the only other alternative for running an Electrum server designed for public wallet connections.

While the advanced setup may put off some personal server users, Esplora makes a great option for those loo…

1 месяц, 2 недели назад @ blockstream.com
OTC Bitcoin Trading on the Liquid Network with SETTLENET
OTC Bitcoin Trading on the Liquid Network with SETTLENET OTC Bitcoin Trading on the Liquid Network with SETTLENET

The Liquid Network is enabling brand-new, more efficient ways of handling trust in financial transactions.

There are few better examples of this than SETTLENET, a non-custodial digital asset settlement platform launched today in Japan.

At launch, SETTLENET will support trading between Liquid Bitcoin (L-BTC) and Crypto Garage’s newly-launched JPY token, SETTLENET JPY (JPYS).

More Assets on the WayAt a technical level, SETTLENET can support the instant settlement of any assets issued on the Liquid Network.

If you are interested in issuing an asset on the Liquid Network, check out our technical documentation or contact our business team for more information.

1 месяц, 3 недели назад @ blockstream.com
Liquid Ventures Now Taking Applications
Liquid Ventures Now Taking Applications Liquid Ventures Now Taking Applications

Today we’re revealing the launch of the Liquid Ventures Initiative, along with a report on our first Liquid Demo Day completed at the end of last week, with Condensat Technologies, Pixelmatic, SettleBit, and Satoshi’s Games all presenting.

Liquid Ventures InitiativeThe Liquid Ventures Initiative was started to help grow the Liquid Network’s grassroots ecosystem, connecting promising Liquid projects with Bitcoin-focused investors that are interested in getting involved in the industry’s leading sidechain.

There are currently 15 VC and angel investors involved in the Liquid Ventures Initiative, including Seven Seas VC, Blockchain Capital, Castle Island Ventures, DG Lab Fund, Electric …

2 месяца назад @ blockstream.com
Blockstream Green Now on Desktop
Blockstream Green Now on Desktop Blockstream Green Now on Desktop

With Blockstream Green Desktop, you can now create 2-of-3 multisig accounts, with an additional third key held offline for recovery.

Although the mobile app can’t yet be used to create a new 2-of-3 account, you can import your Blockstream Green desktop wallet on the mobile app so that any 2-of-3 accounts created on desktop will also appear on mobile, ready for use.

However, with the launch of Blockstream Green Desktop, it’s with a heavy heart that we will be retiring the classic GreenAddress desktop app over the coming weeks.

Any previously-created GreenAddress or Blockstream Green wallet can be restored to Blockstream Green Desktop using your 24-words mnemonic backup.

Get StartedYou ca…

2 месяца, 2 недели назад @ blockstream.com
Light Nite Launches Liquid-Powered Gaming NFTs
Light Nite Launches Liquid-Powered Gaming NFTs Light Nite Launches Liquid-Powered Gaming NFTs

Check out the Light Nite Explorer (based on Blockstream’s Esplora) to see their assets in action on the sidechain.

After receiving a Light Nite token outside of the game, a player can deposit the token in their Light Nite account to receive the associated skin for use with their character in-game.

A purchased copy of the Light Nite game is required to access the Light Nite store.

The Blockstream Store and Light Nite GiveawayAt Consensus: Distributed, we will be running a Liquid asset giveaway in collaboration with Light Nite, which will have both Blockstream Store vouchers and Light Nite tokens up for grabs.

1 Trezor Model T, 1 Ledger Nano S, 1 Blockstream Metal, 10 Blockstream hats, 15 B…

2 месяца, 3 недели назад @ blockstream.com
Announcing Blockstream Satellite 2.0
Announcing Blockstream Satellite 2.0 Announcing Blockstream Satellite 2.0

In addition to the Blockstream Satellite network update, we’re also announcing the much requested satellite kits will soon be available for pre-order at the Blockstream Store!

Satellite Kit Pre-OrdersTwo ready-to-go receiver kits and an optional antenna kit will be available soon for pre-order:Blockstream Satellite Basic Kit: A consumer-grade satellite receiver, ready to connect a Bitcoin node at home.

Existing Blockstream Satellite users should note that we will be disabling the 1.0 network on June 1st 2020.

Get Started with Blockstream Satellite 2.0New users should keep an eye on the Blockstream Store to be ready to place pre-orders for delivery in June.

), get a Lightning wallet ready …

3 месяца назад @ blockstream.com
Liquid Asset Support Now on Ledger Nano S
Liquid Asset Support Now on Ledger Nano S Liquid Asset Support Now on Ledger Nano S

Liquid assets just got a whole lot more secure with the addition of Liquid Network support for the Ledger Nano S. Liquid users with Android devices can now use Blockstream Green to send and receive a selection of major Liquid assets from their Ledger hardware wallet.

The Ledger Liquid App in ActionOffline Storage Combined With Multisig 2FAUsing Blockstream Green and a Ledger Nano S to store your Liquid assets combines the best of both offline storage and multisig two-factor authentication.

As with all standard Blockstream Green Bitcoin and Liquid wallets, Liquid assets on a Ledger Nano S are stored in a 2-of-2 multisig.

More Assets and Hardware Support to ComeAt launch, the Liquid app on th…

3 месяца назад @ blockstream.com
Blockstream Explorer Update: Light Mode, Liquid Stats, And More
Blockstream Explorer Update: Light Mode, Liquid Stats, And More Blockstream Explorer Update: Light Mode, Liquid Stats, And More

Using our explorer, anyone can search through historical Bitcoin, Liquid Network, and Bitcoin testnet transaction data.

However, it should be noted that using Blockstream Explorer as a source of blockchain data introduces trust in running a Lightning node.

New Liquid Network StatsNow all of the peg activity occurring on Liquid is on one page for easy searching.

Start Building With The APIThe Blockstream Explorer API is a performance-focused interface that simplifies building Bitcoin, Lightning, and Liquid-based applications.

To get started connecting your project to the Blockstream Explorer API, check out our documentation.

3 месяца назад @ blockstream.com
Lightning Labs
последний пост 6 месяцев назад
Announcing Lightning Loop Beta: An On and Off Ramp for the Lightning Network
Announcing Lightning Loop Beta: An On and Off Ramp for the Lightning Network

by Alex BosworthWe’re excited to announce the release of the Lightning Loop Beta.

Loop Beta is the start of a roadmap to evolve the technology of Lightning bridging to take a permanent place in the Lightning ecosystem.

But in Beta, Lightning Loop will start to offer a new method of accessing the API that is based on the LSAT project for light-weight authenticated access of APIs.

In Beta, Lightning Loop will pre-check Loop In requests to help confirm that a swap can be completed before a transaction is sent-on chain.

This will help users save on chain fees and time-locked coins by proactively preventing liquidity errors.

6 месяцев назад @ blog.lightning.engineering
Announcing lnd v0.9.0-beta!
Announcing lnd v0.9.0-beta! Announcing lnd v0.9.0-beta!

We’re working to do our part to kick off the new decade right with the release of lnd v0.9-beta !

In lnd v0.9-beta , we’re making a significant step in this direction with the ability to receive “multi-path payments” (MPPs) (the non-spontaneous variant).

“Single-shot” MPP payments are essentially an updated, safer form of “normal,” unsplit Lightning payments.

RoutingAs discussed in the Routing Node Guide blog post series, we expect that over time, routing nodes will become more selective about the quality of nodes they connect to.

CompatibilityThere were a number of compatibility changes made in lnd v0.9-beta that will primarily be useful to developers of other Lightning imp…

6 месяцев, 2 недели назад @ blog.lightning.engineering
Lightning on Mobile: Neutrino in the Palm of your Hand
Lightning on Mobile: Neutrino in the Palm of your Hand

If you just want to run Lightning on your phone, check out some of the wallets already using lnd 0.8, such as Breez, Zap and tippin.me.

To expose the lnd RPC as mobile APIs, we use falafel to translate the lnrpc protobuf definitions to gomobile compatible APIs at build time.

{ print("lnd started") } } LndmobileStart("--bitcoin.active --bitcoin.testnet --no-macaroons --bitcoin.node=neutrino", StartCallback())You could also bundle a config file with your app and give it to lnd using --configfile= .

getInfo.serializedData() LndmobileGetInfo(msg, GetInfoCallback())Integration with AndroidIn the Android world, Java is still king, and the lnd APIs will be Java compatible.

Check out the source for…

8 месяцев, 2 недели назад @ blog.lightning.engineering
The Node Operator's Guide to the Lightning Galaxy, Part 2: Node Scoring and Pathfinding
The Node Operator's Guide to the Lightning Galaxy, Part 2: Node Scoring and Pathfinding

by Bryan VuIn the first post in this series, we discussed some of the requirements for becoming a routing node operator as well as some of the basic mechanics of setting up a routing node.

This section will further provide suggestions for how a routing node operator can configure their node so as to become more attractive to Lightning routing algorithms.

Channel acceptance policiesAs the Lightning routing network evolves, we envision that routing nodes will become more selective about the channel requests they accept.

As the routing node operator adds capital, another thing to keep in mind is increasing security commensurate with the additional funds stored.

Importantly, because source rout…

9 месяцев назад @ blog.lightning.engineering
Announcing lnd v0.8.0-beta!
Announcing lnd v0.8.0-beta! Announcing lnd v0.8.0-beta!

The Lightning Conference in Berlin is just around the corner, and to make things a little more exciting for conference attendees (and for everyone else, really), today we’re announcing the release of lnd v0.8.0-beta !

Note that SAFU commitments are only used for new channels that are created between parties support SAFU Commitments (which is now default in lnd v0.8.0-beta ).

Another safety improvement in lnd v0.8.0-beta is the addition of Per-HTLC Invoice Tracking.

RoutingOne of the biggest improvements in lnd v0.8.0-beta is the introduction of a much improved “Mission Control”, which is the payment routing subsystem in lnd .

(The system is also flexible enough to allow for specific a…

9 месяцев, 3 недели назад @ blog.lightning.engineering
Staying Safe from the Recent Lightning Vulnerability
Staying Safe from the Recent Lightning Vulnerability

We have created tools one can use to check if your lnd node was targeted.

The exploit was fully patched in lnd version v0.7.1 (released July 30th 2019) and partially patched in version v0.7.0 (released July 2nd 2019).

Of the two checks, failure to check the scriptpubkey (#1) is more disastrous, since an attacker can costlessly open thousands of invalid channels per block.

If you’re running lnd version v0.7.1-beta and above, then you’re safe.

Channel LimitsThe Lightning Network specification currently requires a hard funding limit of 16.7M satoshis, and a payment limit of 4.2M satoshis.

10 месяцев, 1 неделя назад @ blog.lightning.engineering
The Node Operator's Guide to the Lightning Galaxy, Part 1
The Node Operator's Guide to the Lightning Galaxy, Part 1

by Bryan VuAs the Lightning Network has grown and we’ve worked with many community members who have been running Lightning routing nodes, we’ve been wanting to provide more information about our ideas and experiences running routing nodes.

Subsequent posts will discuss some of the underlying principles of Lightning routing, creating and managing channels, securing nodes, and monitoring nodes.

A Lightning Network routing node is a node that is configured and capitalized (with bitcoin) so as to facilitate the routing of Lightning Network payments.

Recommended capitalIn addition to hardware, time and skills, the final requirement to run an effective Lightning Network routing node is capita…

11 месяцев, 3 недели назад @ blog.lightning.engineering
Introducing lndmon: Dockerized Lightning Network Monitoring
Introducing lndmon: Dockerized Lightning Network Monitoring Introducing lndmon: Dockerized Lightning Network Monitoring

by Valentine WallaceToday we’re excited to announce the first alpha release of lndmon : a drop-in, dockerized monitoring solution for lnd .

Besides preventing network trouble, lndmon is a flexible monitoring tool for routing node operators and other users who want to track how their channels change over time.

Prometheus scrapes metrics from lndmon, and Grafana presents the data in eye-catching graphs.

Nginx is an optional component of lndmon which adds the ability for users to access their dashboards remotely over TLS.

If anyone using this project creates a graph they find useful, they’re encouraged to submit a pull request to the lndmon project so others can benefit from it as well.

1 год назад @ blog.lightning.engineering
Announcing lnd v0.7-beta!
Announcing lnd v0.7-beta! Announcing lnd v0.7-beta!

The first half of 2019 has been an exciting time for Lightning and for Bitcoin, and in those first six months, we at Lightning Labs are excited to have released Lightning Loop, lnd v0.6-beta , our desktop Lightning App for Linux, OSX and Windows, our mobile Lightning App for Android and iOS, as well as Loop In!

To begin the second half of 2019, today we’re announcing the release of lnd v0.7-beta .

lnd v0.7-beta provides for running lnd in “altruist” watchtower mode, in which an operator can provide watchtower services without requiring payment.

In order to make the lifecycle of Lightning Payments more explicit to developers, we’ve added a new set of RPCs to be used for sending and t…

1 год, 1 месяц назад @ blog.lightning.engineering
Closing the Lightning Loop: Announcing Loop In
Closing the Lightning Loop: Announcing Loop In

by Alex BosworthIn March, we at Lightning Labs announced Lightning Loop, which provides an on-demand non-custodial service to help manage Lightning channels.

Today, we’re making Lightning Loop bi-directional with the addition of Loop In.

At that point, Lightning users can close the empty channel and open a new channel (“channel churn”), or they keep their channel open and use Loop In!

Like our previous Loop Out release, this early command line release of Loop In is primarily intended for experimentation by more advanced Lightning users.

Integrate Loop TodayIn addition to providing benefits for end users and our Lightning App users as described above, Lightning Loop is designed to empo…

1 год, 1 месяц назад @ blog.lightning.engineering
Our Lightning Mobile App for iOS & Android Is Now on Mainnet!
Our Lightning Mobile App for iOS & Android Is Now on Mainnet! Our Lightning Mobile App for iOS & Android Is Now on Mainnet!

We recently launched our Lightning App on desktop and with this new release our Lightning App is now available on iOS, Android, Windows, macOS, and Linux.

Powered by Neutrino and AutopilotThe mobile apps also include the same two core technologies that power the desktop app.

Instead, app users only need to download and verify tens of megabytes worth of filter and block headers in a matter of minutes.

You can read more about these two technologies in the desktop release blog post.

State of the Art Mobile SecuritySecurity is an integral part of Bitcoin and our Lightning App is no exception.

1 год, 1 месяц назад @ blog.lightning.engineering
Our Lightning Desktop App Is Now on Mainnet!
Our Lightning Desktop App Is Now on Mainnet! Our Lightning Desktop App Is Now on Mainnet!

by Tankred Hase and Valentine WallaceToday we’re excited to announce the first alpha release of the Lightning App for desktop on Bitcoin mainnet.

For everyone to truly explore what is possible with the Lightning Network, we needed to build a wallet that knocks down these barriers-to-entry and demonstrates what is possible when technology fights for the user.

Unified Homescreen BalanceWe have also updated the home screen with a unified balance that includes on-chain as well as Lightning funds.

Selecting a set of initial channels is an important part of bootstrapping new users to the Lightning Network, and with this new system, we’ll ensure that our users’ very first channels act as rel…

1 год, 3 месяца назад @ blog.lightning.engineering
Announcing lnd v0.6-beta!
Announcing lnd v0.6-beta! Announcing lnd v0.6-beta!

Today, we’re excited to announce the latest release of lnd , v0.6-beta !

This is also the first release of lnd that supports Lightning Loop out of the box!

For light client users, we’ve also made a few Neutrino enhancements.

Developer friendlinessWe’ve been excited to see the activity around the creation of Lightning applications based on lnd as well as merchant services and Lightning wallets that use lnd .

lnd v0.6-beta includes a number of changes to the RPC interface that are designed to make lnd easier for developers to work with.

1 год, 3 месяца назад @ blog.lightning.engineering
Loop Out In-depth
Loop Out In-depth

You are effectively looping the payment back to yourself, hence the name Lightning Loop.

The user sends a payment tied to this hash to the Lightning Loop server.

To prevent this the server requires a second Lightning payment called the prepayment to be made along with the swap payment.

From that point onwards, the preimage is to be considered public knowledge and the user should expect their Lightning payment to be settled at any time.

With the received on-chain funds another channel can be opened and this channel can be Looped out too.

1 год, 3 месяца назад @ blog.lightning.engineering
Announcing Lightning Loop Alpha: An Easier Way to Receive on Lightning
Announcing Lightning Loop Alpha: An Easier Way to Receive on Lightning Announcing Lightning Loop Alpha: An Easier Way to Receive on Lightning

by Alex Bosworth and Bryan VuToday we’re excited to announce the initial release of Lightning Loop, a non-custodial service that makes it easier for people to receive funds on Lightning.

Loop Out: A Tale of Lightning PizzaOne day, a new company launches that’s selling pizza on the Lightning Network called Backgammon’s.

The vision for Lightning Loop is to allow users to securely move funds in and out of the Lightning Network using non-custodial Bitcoin contracts.

Try Loop Out TodayThis developer-focused alpha we’re releasing is intended to be used via command line interface or via the Lightning Loop gRPC API.

Any feedback from the Lightning community is always very much appreciated 

1 год, 4 месяца назад @ blog.lightning.engineering
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Vitalik Buterin
последний пост 1 неделя, 6 дней назад
Gitcoin Grants Round 6 Retrospective
Gitcoin Grants Round 6 Retrospective Gitcoin Grants Round 6 Retrospective

Round 6 of Gitcoin Grants has just finished, with $227,847 in contributions from 1,526 contributors and $175,000 in matched funds distributed across 695 projects.

Why should the quadratic funding mechanism significantly increase its complexity just to achieve a gain in stability that projects could simply provide for themselves?

The Ethereum community has long been struggling to find effective ways to determine what "the community" supports, especially in cases of controversy.

Since round 5, Gitcoin Grants has had three categories per round: tech, community (called "media" before), and some "guest" category that appears only during that specific round.

ConclusionThe best news is the unmenti…

1 неделя, 6 дней назад @ vitalik.ca
Exploring Fully Homomorphic Encryption
Exploring Fully Homomorphic Encryption Exploring Fully Homomorphic Encryption

The holder of the private key \(k\) provides, as part of the public key, a "relinearization key", which you can think of as "noisy" encryptions of \(k \otimes k\) under \(k\).

Notice that the decryption equation \(\) is just a big sum of terms of the form \((ct_{1_i} * ct_{2_j}) * k_p * k_q\).

Another technique: matricesAnother technique (see Gentry, Sahai, Waters (2013)) for fully homomorphic encryption involves matrices: instead of representing a ciphertext as \(ct\) where \( = 2e + m\), a ciphertext is a matrix, where \(k * CT = k * m + e\) (\(k\), the key, is still a vector).

The fact that addition works is easy: if \(k * CT_1 = m_1 * k + e_1\) and \(k * CT_2 = m_2 * k + e_2\), then \(k…

2 недели назад @ vitalik.ca
Gitcoin Grants Round 5 Retrospective
Gitcoin Grants Round 5 Retrospective Gitcoin Grants Round 5 Retrospective

On the media side, we do see some balance between stability and dynamism:Week in Ethereum had the highest total amount received in both the previous round and the current round.

EthHub and Bankless are also near the top in both the current round and the previous round.

An individual has two choices: contribute $10 in the current round, or contribute $5 in the current round and $5 in the next round.

a $200 match now, but the latter would give you $141 in the current round + $141 in the next round = $282.

Responses to negative contributionsThis round also introduced negative contributions, a feature proposed in my review of the previous round.

3 месяца назад @ vitalik.ca
A Quick Garbled Circuits Primer
A Quick Garbled Circuits Primer A Quick Garbled Circuits Primer

Alice and Bob want to both learn the result of computing f , but Alice does not want Bob to learn her inputs, and Bob does not want Alice to learn his inputs.

Alice and Bob want to both learn the result of computing , but Alice does not want Bob to learn her inputs, and Bob does not want Alice to learn his inputs.

Here's the circuit with labels again:At the start, Bob knows the labels 6816, 3621, 4872, 5851Bob evaluates the first gate.

However, in general garbled circuits can be used for computations that are not reversible, and so don't break privacy in this way (eg.

The labels themselves are random and so reveal nothing about the inputs, but anyone can then execute the published garbled c…

4 месяца, 2 недели назад @ vitalik.ca
Review of Gitcoin Quadratic Funding Round 4
Review of Gitcoin Quadratic Funding Round 4 Review of Gitcoin Quadratic Funding Round 4

There are two main objections that I heard, and both lead to interesting criticisms of quadratic funding in its current implementation.

Traditionally, public goods of the type that Gitcoin Grants quadratic funding is trying to support were selected and funded by governments.

or quadratic funding.

But there is nothing in the rules of quadratic funding that privileges Ethereum projects and prevents, say, Ethereum Classic projects from seeking funding using the same platform!

One is to modify the quadratic funding mechanism to support negative votes in addition to positive votes.

6 месяцев, 1 неделя назад @ vitalik.ca
Base Layers And Functionality Escape Velocity
Base Layers And Functionality Escape Velocity

a one-time set of serious breaking changes to prevent the base protocol's cryptography from falling to quantum computers would be okay).

Once a layer 1 protocol has achieved a certain level of functionality, which I will term "functionality escape velocity", then yes, you can do everything else on top without further changing the base.

This post will talk about some of what this minimal functionality that constitutes "functionality escape velocity" is.

The problem is this: there needs to be some way to move coins from a "normal" state to an "awaiting withdrawal" state.

The block time of the base layer sets the latency for anything whose confirmation depends things being included in the base…

7 месяцев, 1 неделя назад @ vitalik.ca
Christmas Special
Christmas Special Christmas Special

The other 37 squares should be covered up by checkers or Go pieces or anything else to denote that they are inaccessible.

The rules are the same as chess, with a few exceptions:White pawns move up, black pawns move left.

White pawns take going left-and-up or right-and-up, black pawns take going left-and-down or left-and-up.

To break ties between equal maximum-length sequences, count the number of distinct length-three sequences they have; the hand with more distinct length-three sequences wins.

This hand has four length-three sequences: K 2 4, K 4 8, 2 3 4, 3 8 K. This is rare.

7 месяцев, 1 неделя назад @ vitalik.ca
Quadratic Payments: A Primer
Quadratic Payments: A Primer Quadratic Payments: A Primer

Special thanks to Karl Floersch and Jinglan Wang for feedbackIf you follow applied mechanism design or decentralized governance at all, you may have recently heard one of a few buzzwords: quadratic voting, quadratic funding and quadratic attention purchase.

... Public goods, public marketsPrivate goods (eg.

Quadratic VotingSee also the original paper: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract%5fid=2003531Let us begin by exploring the first "flavor" of quadratic payments: quadratic voting.

With a bright mirror image of quadratic funding: quadratic fees!

Quadratic payments are an idea that has only become popular in the last few years; we still have not seen more than small-scale trial…

8 месяцев назад @ vitalik.ca
Hard Problems in Cryptocurrency: Five Years Later
Hard Problems in Cryptocurrency: Five Years Later Hard Problems in Cryptocurrency: Five Years Later

In this post, I'll go through the 16 problems from 2014 one by one, and see just where we are today on each one.

At the end, I’ll include my new picks for hard problems of 2019.

Cryptographic problemsBlockchain Scalability One of the largest problems facing the cryptocurrency space today is the issue of scalability ...

About six months after the "hard problems" list was posted, Ethereum settled on its ASIC-resistant proof of work algorithm: Ethash.

New problemsIf I were to write the hard problems list again in 2019, some would be a continuation of the above problems, but there would be significant changes in emphasis, as well as significant new problems.

8 месяцев, 2 недели назад @ vitalik.ca
Review of Gitcoin Quadratic Funding Round 3
Review of Gitcoin Quadratic Funding Round 3 Review of Gitcoin Quadratic Funding Round 3

Special thanks to the Gitcoin team and especially Frank Chen for working with me through these numbersThe next round of Gitcoin Grants quadratic funding has just finished, and we the numbers for how much each project has received were just released.

But what matters more here are not the raw donations, but rather the subsidies that the quadratic funding mechanism applied.

Pairwise-bounded quadratic funding vs traditional quadratic fundingRound 3 differs from previous rounds in that it uses a new flavor of quadratic funding, which limits the subsidy per pair of participants.

ConclusionsOn the whole, this was by far the largest and the most data-rich Gitcoin funding round to date.

The experim…

9 месяцев, 2 недели назад @ vitalik.ca
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Bitcoin Optech
последний пост 6 дней, 19 часов назад
Field Report: Using Descriptors and PSBT at River Financial
Field Report: Using Descriptors and PSBT at River Financial Field Report: Using Descriptors and PSBT at River Financial

River Financial​ is a challenger financial institution specializing in Bitcoin financial services.

River Financial leverages two technologies in its wallet software: Partially Signed Bitcoin Transactions (PSBTs) and Output Script Descriptors.

In River’s wallet software, the descriptor language is leveraged in several places from wallet creation to address generation.

This has two immediate benefits:The wallet software is able to watch cold wallets using descriptors and subsequently derive new addresses.

This foundation will help River Financial scale its wallet infrastructure.

6 дней, 19 часов назад @ bitcoinops.org
Bitcoin Optech Newsletter #108
Bitcoin Optech Newsletter #108 Bitcoin Optech Newsletter #108

Field report: Using Descriptors and PSBT at RiverRiver Financial​ is a challenger financial institution specializing in Bitcoin financial services.

River Financial’s flagship product, a Bitcoin brokerage, provides retail investors with a high-touch platform to buy and sell Bitcoin.

River Financial leverages two technologies in its wallet software: Partially Signed Bitcoin Transactions (PSBTs) and Output Script Descriptors.

In River’s wallet software, the descriptor language is leveraged in several places from wallet creation to address generation.

This has two immediate benefits:The wallet software is able to watch cold wallets using descriptors and subsequently derive new addresses.

6 дней, 19 часов назад @ bitcoinops.org
Bitcoin Optech Newsletter #107
Bitcoin Optech Newsletter #107 Bitcoin Optech Newsletter #107

This week’s newsletter links to several discussions about activating taproot and summarizes a proposed update to BIP173 bech32 addresses.

Also included are our regular sections summarizing interesting changes to services and client software, releases and release candidates, and notable changes to popular Bitcoin infrastructure software.

News● Taproot activation discussions: several discussions were started or continued this week about choosing a method for activating taproot.

It adds support for the updated pay command and new keysend RPC described in this newsletter’s notable code changes section, among several other notable changes and multiple bug fixes.

Notable code and documentation ch…

1 неделя, 6 дней назад @ bitcoinops.org
Bitcoin Optech Newsletter #106
Bitcoin Optech Newsletter #106 Bitcoin Optech Newsletter #106

This week’s newsletter describes a proposed update to the draft BIP118 SIGHASH_NOINPUT and summarizes notable changes to popular Bitcoin infrastructure projects.

Notable changes this week in Bitcoin Core, C-Lightning, Eclair, LND, Rust-Lightning, libsecp256k1, Hardware Wallet Interface (HWI), Bitcoin Improvement Proposals (BIPs), and Lightning BOLTs.

● Bitcoin Core #19328 updates the gettxoutsetinfo RPC with a new hash_type parameter that allows specifying how to generate a checksum of the current UTXO set.

Currently the only two options are hash_serialized_2 , which produces the checksum that has been the default since Bitcoin Core 0.15 (September 2017), or none , which returns no checksum…

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Bitcoin Optech Newsletter #105
Bitcoin Optech Newsletter #105 Bitcoin Optech Newsletter #105

This week’s newsletter summarizes a proposed BIP for BIP32-based path templates and includes our regular sections with the summary of a Bitcoin Core PR Review Club meeting, releases and release candidates, and notable changes to popular Bitcoin infrastructure software.

Path templates provide a compact way for the user to describe to the wallet what paths they want to use.

The compactness of path templates makes it easy to back up the template along with the seed, helping prevent users from losing funds.

An additional feature of the proposed path templates is the ability to describe derivation limits (e.g.

Knowing the entire P2P network topology makes it easier to carry out attacks such as n…

3 недели, 6 дней назад @ bitcoinops.org
Bitcoin Optech Newsletter #104
Bitcoin Optech Newsletter #104 Bitcoin Optech Newsletter #104

● Discussion of HTLC mining incentives: Itay Tsabary, Matan Yechieli, Ittay Eyal posted to the Bitcoin-Dev mailing list with a paper they’ve written.

They claim that rational miners should want to run a modified Bitcoin node that allows a user to bribe it with a transaction that’s timelocked and can’t be confirmed until some point in the future.

The authors of the paper propose a solution they call Mutually Assured Destruction HTLCs (MAD-HTLCs).

These require Bob to provide a hashlocked bond that makes him reveal his own preimage when sending his timeout settlement.

In the long term, this is an incentive compatibility concern that protocol developers may want to keep in mind.

1 месяц назад @ bitcoinops.org
Bitcoin Optech Newsletter #103
Bitcoin Optech Newsletter #103 Bitcoin Optech Newsletter #103

In the current LN protocol, each time the channel state is updated, the party who initiated opening the channel must commit to paying any onchain transaction fees for the unilateral close transaction.

The party paying the fees also gets to choose the feerate used—but the counterparty’s security also depends on the feerate being appropriate.

That means the counterparty may close the channel at any time if they think the chosen feerate has become too low for current market conditions.

If that feerate is five times higher than strictly necessary, this can easily result in paying more than $100 USD in transaction fees at current bitcoin prices.

Several other ideas are mentioned, but Pickhardt a…

1 месяц, 1 неделя назад @ bitcoinops.org
Bitcoin Optech Newsletter #102
Bitcoin Optech Newsletter #102 Bitcoin Optech Newsletter #102

The authors outline how CoinPool could work using existing features of Bitcoin plus taproot, SIGHASH_NOINPUT , and the ability to use a delete-only accumulator via Bitcoin Script (e.g.

To create a coinjoin, takers contact several makers, collect their input and output information, and create the transaction template.

The taker directly gains the privacy benefits of the coinjoin and the makers directly gain income for providing liquidity.

This model gives takers a lot of flexibility with their own inputs and outputs to the transaction template.

This allows constructing the transaction template without the coordinator learning which inputs funded which outputs.

1 месяц, 2 недели назад @ bitcoinops.org
Bitcoin Optech Newsletter #101
Bitcoin Optech Newsletter #101 Bitcoin Optech Newsletter #101

This will cause the hardware wallet to under-calculate the transaction fee by that same understated amount.

Of course, networked wallets are vulnerable to other attacks, which is why hardware wallets can enhance user security.

In response, Trezor has updated its firmware to require copies of previous transactions for segwit UTXOs the same way it requires them for legacy UTXOs.

Software that creates or updates Partially Signed Bitcoin Transactions (PSBTs) will need to be upgraded to include the full copies of previous transactions into the PSBTs.

If taproot is adopted, then it should become safer for stateless signers like hardware wallets to sign for taproot UTXOs without evaluating previou…

1 месяц, 3 недели назад @ bitcoinops.org
Bitcoin Optech Newsletter #100
Bitcoin Optech Newsletter #100 Bitcoin Optech Newsletter #100

● Design for a coinswap implementation: Chris Belcher posted a design for a full-featured coinswap implementation.

This improves the privacy of not just the coinswap users but all Bitcoin users, as anything that looks like a payment could have instead been a coinswap.

Additionally, he compares coinswap to other privacy techniques such as using LN, coinjoin, payjoin, and payswap.

Belcher has a history of creating and maintaining privacy-enhancing open source software for Bitcoin, such as JoinMarket and Electrum Personal Server, which gives particular weight to the conclusion of his email: “I intend to create this CoinSwap software.

It will be almost completely decentralized and available for…

2 месяца назад @ bitcoinops.org
Lightning this week
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EthHub Weekly #125
EthHub Weekly #125 EthHub Weekly #125

Curated by Anthony Sassano (@sassal0x) and Eric Conner (@econoar)[Sponsored] mStable is an Ethereum DeFi project that unites stablecoins, lending and swapping into one standard.

They’re currently hiring for positions in Ethereum development, token engineering, governance and dApp development.

🥳 Happy 5th Birthday EthereumLast week Ethereum celebrated its 5th birthday aka the 5th anniversary of the its genesis block - and what a 5 years it has been!

Justin Drake from the Ethereum Foundation announced this week that they are building an internal security team dedicated to eth2!

I joined a Kraken webinar last week to talk Ethereum and DeFi alongside Ryan Sean Adams, Andrew Keys and William Mou…

23 часа назад @ ethhub.substack.com
EthHub Weekly #124
EthHub Weekly #124 EthHub Weekly #124

Now, large, regulated financial companies that already provide similar safekeeping services for stock certificates and the like could enter the fray.

Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie fought the NBA for months over his plan to tokenize his $34 million contract.

Now, with the NBA’s concerns apparently addressed and the sale closed out, Dinwiddie’s plan hit a different obstacle: investor interest.

With shares priced at $150,000, just $1,350,000 (or one-tenth of the target $13.5 million sale) was sold.

Updates on phase 0, testnets, the usual great explainers, links to new media and more in Ben’s weekly eth2 newsletter.

1 неделя назад @ ethhub.substack.com
EthHub Weekly #123
EthHub Weekly #123 EthHub Weekly #123

Curated by Anthony Sassano (@sassal0x) and Eric Conner (@econoar)[SPONSORED] Kyber Network is a fully on-chain liquidity protocol that aggregates liquidity from diverse sources, enabling decentralized token swaps to be integrated into any application.

Kyber Network aims to be the transaction layer for the decentralized economy, powering liquidity for decentralized finance (DeFi) applications.

Kyber supports over 80 different tokens, and powers over 100 integrated projects including popular wallets as well as DeFi platforms.

mStable launched their protocol token (MTA) over the weekend on the Mesa platform (built by Gnosis).

dHedge offers non-custodial mimetic trading for synthetic assets, us…

2 недели назад @ ethhub.substack.com
EthHub Weekly #122
EthHub Weekly #122 EthHub Weekly #122

This, of course, made a lot of people upset because they were under the impression that eth2 would launch in 2020.

A few minutes later, Vitalik followed up with a comment saying that eth2 is still on track for a 2020 launch.

In a first of its kind, an Ethereum address holding 100,000 USDC stablecoin has been blacklisted.

Project UpdatesThe usual round of updates from Ben including updates on phase 0, new eth2 explainers, research updates and more.

Wesley van Heije has put together “The hitchhiker’s guide to Ethereum development” which provides a starting point for developers who’re keen to learn more about blockchain and development on top of Ethereum.

3 недели назад @ ethhub.substack.com
EthHub Weekly #121
EthHub Weekly #121 EthHub Weekly #121

Curated by Anthony Sassano (@sassal0x) and Eric Conner (@econoar)🤓 EthHub Educational SeriesEducation is at the core of what we do at EthHub across our docs, newsletter and podcast.

So to that end, we launched a new initiative this week called the EthHub Educational Series.

The EF announced this week that they’re sponsoring 3 prizes at ETHGlobal’s HackFS conference for developers that build eth2+libp2p related projects.

The xToken team are creating smart contracts that wrap complicated staking and liquidity strategies into single set-and-forget ERC20 tokens.

1559 Fee market change, Altona Eth2 multiclient testnet, performance and diversity goals for Ethereum, and more in this update.

4 недели назад @ ethhub.substack.com
EthHub Weekly #120
EthHub Weekly #120 EthHub Weekly #120

Reflexer Labs is building RAI, a dampened version of ETH that is meant to be used as collateral in other DeFi protocols.

If you want to know why everyone’s so excited about this EIP, I suggest giving this piece a read.

These funds will go a long way to making sure this EIP gets the love it deserves so that it can be safely included in the Ethereum protocol.

I also caught up with Alex Saunders from Nuggets News again last week to discuss the previous months worth of Ethereum news.

DeFi Dude is an active Ethereum community member who is currently working with Kyber Network on community-related initiatives.

1 месяц назад @ ethhub.substack.com
EthHub Weekly #119
EthHub Weekly #119 EthHub Weekly #119

Curated by Anthony Sassano (@sassal0x) and Eric Conner (@econoar)👨‍🌾 Farming All the YieldWell, that was an absolutely crazy week in Ethereum, wasn’t it?

If you’d like to support EthHub, you can do so here (or fund the Ethereum “state media” here).

Lastly, a Chinese version of EthHub is now available - a big thanks to ECN for making this possible!

With this pool, speculators can farm SNX, REN, CRV and BAL tokens using their tokenized BTC on Ethereum.

Updates on the core spec and implementation, security audits, testnets and more from the Nimbus team this week.

1 месяц, 1 неделя назад @ ethhub.substack.com
EthHub Weekly #118
EthHub Weekly #118 EthHub Weekly #118

For a full breakdown of the eth2 testnet action over the last few weeks, you can read the piece I wrote here.

Have a great week everyone!

All your regular eth2 updates packed into Ben’s weekly newsletter as per usual - this one has a great section on the current testnet status.

Community Member SpotlightThis week we’re highlighting the great work of Philippe Castonguay!

Keep up the great work Philippe!

1 месяц, 2 недели назад @ ethhub.substack.com
EthHub Weekly #117
EthHub Weekly #117 EthHub Weekly #117

📰 Launching The Daily GweiLast week, I announced the launch of my brand new daily Ethereum newsletter called The Daily Gwei.

This newsletter does not deprecate or replace the EthHub Weekly Newsletter - rather, it complements it and allows me to deliver Ethereum-related updates to subscribers daily (along with my own commentary).

The cryptocurrency exchange has initiated procurement deals with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for a cryptocurrency investigations tool called “Coinbase Analytics,” according to publicly available documents.

Coinbase joins a crowded field of cryptocurrency analytics companies – Chainalysis, Elliptic, CipherTrace and…

1 месяц, 3 недели назад @ ethhub.substack.com
EthHub Weekly #116
EthHub Weekly #116 EthHub Weekly #116

Curated by Anthony Sassano (@sassal0x) and Eric Conner (@econoar)[SPONSORED] Matic Network, the leading Ethereum Layer 2 platform, is transitioning to the public mainnet!

With a scalable Layer 2 like Matic on Ethereum, applications have everything on Ethereum to build products ready for mass adoption.

ETHGlobals HackMoney hackathon finished up this week with over 350 hackers participating and 116 DeFi-related projects being built.

Devfolio also announced a new Ethereum India Fellowship program which aims to help developers go from web2 to web3.

Updates on the eth1 <> eth2 merge, the eth2 network monitor, the results of a cross-shard transaction simulation and more.

2 месяца назад @ ethhub.substack.com
EthHub Weekly #115
EthHub Weekly #115 EthHub Weekly #115

With a scalable Layer 2 like Matic on Ethereum, applications have everything on Ethereum to build products ready for mass adoption.

We’re big fans of Gitcoin at EthHub and we think this is an awesome opportunity to get involved with the Ethereum/web3 ecosystem.

The weekly recap podcast will be delayed by roughly 24 hours this week due to scheduling issues - sorry for the inconvenience!

Ethereum Cat Herders community update is here with another issue to recap the latest in Ethereum developments and other exciting progress in the ecosystem.

Stani is a very active Ethereum community member and is the Founder and CEO of Aave - a DeFi lending protocol that has seen meteoric growth over the last …

2 месяца, 1 неделя назад @ ethhub.substack.com
EthHub Weekly #114
EthHub Weekly #114 EthHub Weekly #114

Crypto derivatives platform ErisX is launching Ether futures contracts, it announced Monday in a blog post.

The new contracts, the first futures contracts for the second-largest cryptocurrency by market cap in the U.S., will begin trading effective immediately, ErisX announced.

"Starting today individual and institutional investors can access physically delivered futures contracts based on ETH-USD with monthly and quarterly expirations.

The ErisX futures exchange trades alongside the ErisX spot market on a unified and innovative platform enabling price transparency and collateral efficiencies," the blog post said.

Ben is an active Ethereum community member and is the Founder, CEO & Lead Eng…

2 месяца, 2 недели назад @ ethhub.substack.com
EthHub Weekly #113
EthHub Weekly #113 EthHub Weekly #113

So, to help educate these people, we cleaned up the EthHub Discord channel with the aim of turning it into more of a community learning hub.

- AnthonyNews of the WeekTON Labs, a startup that helped Telegram run the test network for the Telegram Open Network (TON), launched its own version of the blockchain Thursday, with the support of professional validators.

During a Zoom call livestreamed on YouTube, the genesis block of the new blockchain was generated, effectively marking its existence.

"The network must not be censored, it must go to the world," TON Labs CTO Mitya Goroshevsky said on the call.

Immutable X is a decentralized, non-custodial exchange that scales trading on the Ethereum n…

2 месяца, 3 недели назад @ ethhub.substack.com
EthHub Weekly #112
EthHub Weekly #112 EthHub Weekly #112

Glassnode released yet another metric that I requested last week - the Ethereum HODL Waves chart which shows ETH holder behavior over the years.

Finally, the monthly Ethereum update video I do with Alex Saunders of Nugget’s News is live - watch it here.

Project UpdatesLots of testnet updates and news in this weeks edition of Ben’s newsletter along with a suite of research updates.

In this post, Pooja from the Ethereum Cat Herders goes over all of the groups achievements for Q1 of this year.

This post covers r&d updates for all of Loopring’s products, recent metrics for the exchange, media coverage and more.

3 месяца назад @ ethhub.substack.com
EthHub Weekly #111
EthHub Weekly #111 EthHub Weekly #111

Now, ~$28,000 is forever locked in their contracts due to that bug (though the team will be covering the losses).

We’ll be talking about this more on the EthHub Weekly recap podcast which we’ll be livestreaming (with video!)

Futureswap, an exchange to trade 20x perpetual ETH futures went live this week for a brief period of time.

In its 3 day alpha period, it did over $7 million in volume with over $1 million of liquidity.

Paul previously worked at AZTEC Protocol as a Blockchain Engineer and held various Software Engineering roles prior to that.

3 месяца, 1 неделя назад @ ethhub.substack.com
Build Blockchain Tech Build Blockchain Tech
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Augur v2 Launches — Issue No. 105
Augur v2 Launches — Issue No. 105 Augur v2 Launches — Issue No. 105

The team behind Augur has launched the next version of their decentralized betting market protocol.

Let's review the basic premise of Augur before discussing these improvements, and what we might expect to see from Augur v2 in the coming months.

It quickly rocketed up to over $1 million at stake in its betting markets, but later slowed.

It offers a service to users— namely, betting markets— that one would assume there would be interest in.

Is it possible not that many people care to participate in betting markets?

2 дня, 12 часов назад @ buildblockchain.tech
What The Heck is Yield Farming? — Issue No. 104
What The Heck is Yield Farming? — Issue No. 104 What The Heck is Yield Farming? — Issue No. 104

To understand this, we need to add the next layer of the system: governance.

The governance token, called COMP, would be distributed to users in a way similar to those weighted polls of the past.

Users began intentionally lending or borrowing on Compound with the explicit goal of earning, or “farming,” COMP.

What's made it possible so far is high demand for the base governance tokens of protocols like Compound.

Even in the best case scenario, demand for these governance tokens must eventually level off as they reach a fair market valuation.

1 неделя, 2 дня назад @ buildblockchain.tech
Twitter Attacked — Issue No. 103
Twitter Attacked — Issue No. 103 Twitter Attacked — Issue No. 103

Kanye West, Joe Biden, Elon Musk, Bill Gates, and Warren Buffett were among dozens of accounts that tweeted the scam.

The first is obvious: a Bitcoin giveaway scam was used to monetize this attack.

This changed when the same scam tweets began to be shared from the personal accounts of high profile people, starting with Elon Musk.

Link As the afternoon wore on, many more high profile accounts began tweeting the scam, and it became apparent the hacker had hit more than a third-party tool.

Several hours later, presumably after Twitter addressed the issue, the accounts of these high profile users became accessible again to the user.

2 недели, 2 дня назад @ buildblockchain.tech
The State Of State Channels — Issue No. 102
The State Of State Channels — Issue No. 102 The State Of State Channels — Issue No. 102

Left out of that discussion, though, was the grandaddy of layer 2 scaling techniques: state channels.

In this edition of the newsletter, we'll learn the basics of how state channels work, and why they're complex to implement.

We'll close by looking at why state channels haven't seen much adoption to date, but why that could be poised to change.

How State Channels WorkThe core premise of state channels is surprisingly simple to understand.

Link The most common examples for envisioning the kinds of apps which are possible with such state channels tend to be games.

3 недели, 2 дня назад @ buildblockchain.tech
The Weird World Of Cryptovoxels — Issue No. 101
The Weird World Of Cryptovoxels — Issue No. 101 The Weird World Of Cryptovoxels — Issue No. 101

In recent months, the quirky crypto world-building game called "Cryptovoxels" has garnered increasing attention.

Like Minecraft, Cryptovoxels lets you explore and build without any strict goal or directive.Where Cryptovoxels differs from a game like Minecraft is in its integration of— you guessed it— crypto!

While anyone can explore the Cryptovoxel world freely, to build in the world you have to own property.

LinkA Social Network and Real AdoptionCreative expression is the obvious appeal of a game like Cryptovoxels.

Keep an eye on expansive world building games backed by crypto ownership.

1 месяц, 1 неделя назад @ buildblockchain.tech
A Montage Of The First 100 — Issue No. 100
A Montage Of The First 100 — Issue No. 100 A Montage Of The First 100 — Issue No. 100

I sent the first issue of Build Blockchain out to fifty subscribers on June 3rd, 2018.

( Issue 23 , November 4th, 2018)This week was a good microcosm of where we are in the crypto world.

In such a world, Bitcoin could exist as an asset on the Ethereum network, and both would benefit for it.

These applications increase the usefulness of Bitcoin, and thus the demand for it, all without the Bitcoin network itself having to make any tradeoffs in terms of complexity or security.

A decentralized network, and the smart contract code that runs on it, is all that is needed.

1 месяц, 2 недели назад @ buildblockchain.tech
2️⃣ Validium And The Layer 2 Two-By-Two — Issue No. 99
2️⃣ Validium And The Layer 2 Two-By-Two — Issue No. 99 2️⃣ Validium And The Layer 2 Two-By-Two — Issue No. 99

On a layer one blockchain, all computation is executed on the main chain, and all data is stored there as well.

To achieve greater scalability, Plasma moves both computation and data storage off of the main blockchain and into a second layer chain.

Link Validium returns to the idea of keeping layer 2 data off-chain, unlocking much greater scalability gains than the rollup constructions can offer.

Unlike Plasma, though, Validium doesn't rely on fraud proofs for validating computation, instead adopting zero knowledge proofs.

Compared to a centralized exchange a Validium layer 2 is still far more secure and trust minimized.

1 месяц, 3 недели назад @ buildblockchain.tech
‍ HackMoney Recap — Issue No. 98
‍ HackMoney Recap — Issue No. 98 ‍ HackMoney Recap — Issue No. 98

On June 2nd, 2020, a livestream was held to mark the end of the month-long HackMoney virtual hackathon.

In this edition of Build Blockchain, I'll give you a recap of the event from my perspective as a participant.

Finally, I'll reflect on what the hackathon demonstrates about the Ethereum ecosystem.

What was great about HackMoney is that the organizers didn't simply recreate an in-person hackathon on a Zoom call.

UmbraFor HackMoney, Matt Solomon and I teamed up to create Umbra, a protocol for privacy preserving stealth payments on the Ethereum blockchain.

1 месяц, 4 недели назад @ buildblockchain.tech
Antifragile — Issue No. 97
Antifragile — Issue No. 97 Antifragile — Issue No. 97

The term antifragile was coined by Nassim Taleb, an author whose books have done much to shape my view of the world.

Money PrintingI wrote extensively about about central bank money printing in issue 90 of this newsletter, so I won't dwell on here.

While the standard narrative amongst most crypto folks is that money printing by the Fed will lead to massive inflation of the US Dollar, I'm not convinced that's a given.

Sure, the government is printing money, but the credit market has contracted and demand for dollars globally has skyrocketed.

If nations in the developing world try to print their way out of economic trouble, there may be inflation of those local currencies.

2 месяца назад @ buildblockchain.tech
The Ghost Of Satoshi — Issue No. 96
The Ghost Of Satoshi — Issue No. 96 The Ghost Of Satoshi — Issue No. 96

As news broke that these early coins had moved, Bitcoin's price dropped sharply.

Lerner named this the "Patoshi" pattern, and the block where the recently moved coins were mined did not adhere to it.

Maybe, maybe not, but the truth is, if people find Bitcoin's distribution unfair, they'll be less likely to adopt it.

More precisely, the existence of these 1.1 million BTC, and the risk that they'll be recovered someday, probably depresses Bitcoin's price even today.

While I do see Satoshi's coins as a liability, any attempts to "fix" this problem would probably prove more perilous than the coins' continued existence.

2 месяца, 1 неделя назад @ buildblockchain.tech
Tapes And Tokens — Issue No. 95
Tapes And Tokens — Issue No. 95 Tapes And Tokens — Issue No. 95

In this edition of Build Blockchain, we'll explore these two token projects, how they work, and what they might mean for Ethereum and all of crypto.

Users can buy and sell the tokens freely, and it's even possible to own fractional amounts.

To receive the physical tape, users must "pay" with exactly one token.

Community Points are subreddit specific ERC20 tokens that are issued to users based on their contributions.

RAC's $TAPE token is "just a stunt."

2 месяца, 2 недели назад @ buildblockchain.tech
The Internet's Reserve Currency — Issue No. 94
The Internet's Reserve Currency — Issue No. 94 The Internet's Reserve Currency — Issue No. 94

Sometime in the next couple of days, the 630,000th Bitcoin block will be mined.

A Pseudonymous ShadowThese kinds of debates also betray something else about the crypto world: we're still living in Satoshi Nakamoto's shadow.

Is becoming a reserve currency held by nation states the only worthy aspiration for Bitcoin?

Rather, we can see it as the reserve currency of the internet itself.

If Bitcoin is destined to be the reserve currency of the self-sovereign internet, it follows we're just getting started.

2 месяца, 3 недели назад @ buildblockchain.tech
️ Checking In On 2020's Crypto Must Ship List — Issue No. 93
️ Checking In On 2020's Crypto Must Ship List — Issue No. 93 ️ Checking In On 2020's Crypto Must Ship List — Issue No. 93

The four projects I identified as needing to ship this year are Filecoin, Taproot, Ethereum 2.0, and Polkdadot.

For any one of these projects, failure to ship would leave their respective network in a precarious position.

Unlike many who raised large sums of money during that hype driven bubble, the Filecoin team has actually been putting their money to use, building out what they promised.

First, on April 19th, we saw the launch of new testnet, codenamed Topaz, running the Prysm Ethereum 2.0 client built by Prylabs.

Link It's important to remember that this is only the first of three phases for Ethereum 2.0, and its functionality will be limited merely to staking and producing blocks.

3 месяца назад @ buildblockchain.tech
Reentrancy Returns — Issue No. 92
Reentrancy Returns — Issue No. 92 Reentrancy Returns — Issue No. 92

In the past week, there have been two notable hacks of Decentralized Finance smart contracts running on Ethereum, both involving a token called imBTC.

The incidents have renewed debates about the responsibility of those who build— and those who use— DeFi apps.

This allowed the hackers to execute subsequent transactions before their first transaction had completed, while the DeFi contracts being attacked were in an unexpected state.This kind of vulnerability exists because of a computer science property called "reentrancy."

While the dForce hacks at least had a happy ending, many were critical of the quality of the company's contracts in light of the attack.

That starts with a simple princip…

3 месяца, 1 неделя назад @ buildblockchain.tech
♨️ Steem's Demise And Hive's Rise — Issue No. 91
♨️ Steem's Demise And Hive's Rise — Issue No. 91 ♨️ Steem's Demise And Hive's Rise — Issue No. 91

The Ninja MineThe Steem network launched in 2016 as a Proof-of-Work blockchain aimed at rewarding content creators.

Under DPoS, any Steem holder can vote for block producers proportional to their holdings.

To my surprise, that's not what happened.The Steem community, which as I mentioned before is surprisingly vibrant, rallied.

Link Stuck in this limbo, the Steem community formulated plans for the future.

The hostile takeover of Steem network was a dramatic reminder of the real nature of decentralized governance: underneath it all, everything ultimately depends on social consensus.

3 месяца, 2 недели назад @ buildblockchain.tech
This Week in Blockchain Research This Week in Blockchain Research
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This Week in Blockchain Research Issue #67
This Week in Blockchain Research Issue #67 This Week in Blockchain Research Issue #67

To date, there is no commonly accepted decentralized pro- tocol that enables cross-chain transactions.

Paper Title: Data Confidentiality In P2P Communication And Smart Contracts Of Blockchain In Industry 4.0.

Summary: An audit trail can be managed by the blockchain without having send the data through the blockchain.

Paper Title: Blockchain Is Dead, Long Live Blockchain!

Paper Title: Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies: a Classification and Comparison of Architecture Drivers.

5 дней, 23 часа назад @ zkcapital.substack.com
This Week in Blockchain Research Issue #66
This Week in Blockchain Research Issue #66 This Week in Blockchain Research Issue #66

TLDR: For blockchain systems, a typical source of software updates is the enhancements at the consensus protocol level.

), changes to the validation rules at any level (transaction, block, or blockchain), or even changes at the consensus protocol itself.

Authors: Xiaoqi Li*, Ting Chen†, Xiapu Luo*, Tao Zhang‡, Le Yu*, Zhou Xu*§,Affiliations: * The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, † University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, ‡ Macau University of Science and Technology, and § Chongqing University.

Paper Title: Blockchain Is Dead, Long Live Blockchain!

Paper Title: Green-PoW: An Energy-Efficient Blockchain Proof-of-Work Consensus Algorithm.

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This Week in Blockchain Research Issue #65
This Week in Blockchain Research Issue #65 This Week in Blockchain Research Issue #65

Authors: Giuseppe Ateniese*, Long Chen†‡, Mohammad Etemad*, and Qiang Tang†‡,Affiliations: * Stevens Institute of Technology, † New Jersey Institute of Technology, and ‡ JDD-NJIT-ISCAS Joint Blockchain Lab.

Paper Title: Efficient Final Exponentiation via Cyclotomic Structure for Pairings over Families of Elliptic Curves.

Summary: An extensible and easy-to-use execution framework that simplifies the execution of analysis tools on smart contracts written in Solidity.

Paper Title: Blockchain Use Cases for Inclusive FinTech: Scalability, Privacy, and Trust Distribution.

Summary: Mass adoption of blockchain technology will accelerate in financial industry and supply chain with private permission…

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This Week in Blockchain Research Issue #64
This Week in Blockchain Research Issue #64 This Week in Blockchain Research Issue #64

Issue #64Paper of the Week:Paper Title: Encrypted Blockchain Databases.

TLDR: Blockchain databases are a crucial technology for the development of non-trivial smart contracts, distributed applications and marketplaces.

This work considers the problem of end-to-end encrypted blockchain databases.

The proposed blockchain EMM constructions can work on any blockchain.

Paper Title: Blockchain Collaboration with Competing Firms in a Shared Supply Chain: Benefits and Challenges.

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This Week in Blockchain Research Issue #63
This Week in Blockchain Research Issue #63 This Week in Blockchain Research Issue #63

Issue #63Paper of the Week:Paper Title: Virtual ASICs: Generalized Proof-of-Stake Mining in Cryptocurrencies.

Virtual ASICs are tokenized representations of mining power that mimic many of the properties of their physical counterparts but do not waste any physical resources.

Next, this work shows how to bootstrap our ASIC blockchain system by constructing a mechanism for acquiring ASICs on the blockchain.

Paper Title: Generically Speeding-Up Repeated Squaring is Equivalent to Factoring: Sharp Thresholds for All Generic-Ring Delay Functions.

Paper Title: An Economic Model of Blockchain: The Interplay between Transaction Fees and Security.

1 месяц назад @ zkcapital.substack.com
This Week in Blockchain Research Issue #62
This Week in Blockchain Research Issue #62 This Week in Blockchain Research Issue #62

Issue #62Paper of the Week:Paper Title: Bulletproofs+: Shorter Proofs for Privacy-Enhanced Distributed Ledger.

This work presents an improved variety of Bulletproofs, that has shorter proof size than Bulletproofs.

It achieves the shortest proof size in the category of NIZK without trusted setup.

Paper Title: Minerva: The curse of ECDSA nonces Systematic analysis of lattice attacks on noisy leakage of bit-length of ECDSA nonces.

Paper Title: The New Money: The Utility of Cryptocurrencies and the Need for a New Monetary Policy.

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This Week in Blockchain Research Issue #61
This Week in Blockchain Research Issue #61 This Week in Blockchain Research Issue #61

Paper Title: Flood & Loot: A Systemic Attack On The Lightning Network.

Paper Title: REA, Triple-Entry Accounting and Blockchain: Converging Paths to Shared Ledger Systems.

Paper Title: Can Antitrust Trust Blockchain?

Paper Title: Digital Asset Market Evolution.

Paper Title: After Libra, Digital Yuan and COVID-19: Central Bank Digital Currencies and the New World of Money and Payment Systems.

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This Week in Blockchain Research Issue #60
This Week in Blockchain Research Issue #60 This Week in Blockchain Research Issue #60

Paper Title: Blockchain with Varying Number of Players.

Authors: Matthias Fitzi*, Peter Gaži*, Aggelos Kiayias*†, and Alexander Russell*‡,Affiliations: * IOHK Research, † University of Edinburgh, and ‡ University of Connecticut.

Paper Title: LotMint: Blockchain Returning to Decentralization with Decentralized Clock.

Paper Title: Central Bank Digital Currency with Adjustable Interest Rate in Small Open Economies.

Paper Title: Risks and Benefits of Initial Coin Offerings: Evidence from Impak Finance, a Regulated ICO.

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This Week in Blockchain Research Issue #59
This Week in Blockchain Research Issue #59 This Week in Blockchain Research Issue #59

Paper Title: About Blockchain Interoperability.

Paper Title: Blockchain is Watching You: Profiling and Deanonymizing Ethereum Users.

Authors: Chenxing Li*, Fan Long†, and Guang Yang‡,Affiliations: * Tsinghua University, † University of Toronto, and ‡ Conflux Foundation.

Paper Title: The Public Blockchain Ecosystem: An Empirical Analysis.

Paper Title: Blockchain in the World of Work: Hype or Hope?

2 месяца назад @ zkcapital.substack.com
This Week in Blockchain Research Issue #58
This Week in Blockchain Research Issue #58 This Week in Blockchain Research Issue #58

That the true security threshold matches the private attack threshold in all these protocols is not a coincidence.

It is due to an intimate connection between the private attack and any general attack.

Through these concepts, any attack can be viewed as a race between adversary and honest chains, not just the private attack.

Authors: Amir Dembo*, Sreeram Kannan†, Ertem Nusret Tas*, David Tse*, Pramod Viswanath‡, Xuechao Wang‡, and Ofer Zeitouni§,Affiliations: * Stanford University, † University of Washington, ‡ University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and § Weizmann Institute of Science.

Authors: Diego F. Aranha*, Felipe Rodrigues Novaes†, Akira Takahashi*‡, Mehdi Tibouchi§, and Yuval Yarom…

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This Week in Blockchain Research Issue #57
This Week in Blockchain Research Issue #57 This Week in Blockchain Research Issue #57

Second, existing token-exchange oriented interoperability protocols, such as atomic cross-chain swaps (ACCS) , are not generic enough to realize cross-chain dApps.

Within this programming framework, a blockchain-neutral and extensible model is proposed to describe cross-chain dApps, and a high-level programming language to write cross-chain dApps under the proposed programming model.

A prototype is implemented in approximately 35,000 lines of code and evaluated with three categories of cross-chain dApps.

Authors: Zhuotao Liu*†, Yangxi Xiang‡, Jian Shi, Peng Gao✜, Haoyu Wang‡, Xusheng Xiao†§, Bihan Wen#, and Yih-Chun Hu*†,Affiliations: * University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, † HyperServic…

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This Week in Blockchain Research Issue #56
This Week in Blockchain Research Issue #56 This Week in Blockchain Research Issue #56

Both protocols are suitable candidates for it, as in both protocols “service providers” are a necessary part.

Paper Title: Towards a Decentralized Digital Engineering Assets Marketplace: Empowered by Model-based Systems Engineering and Distributed Ledger Technology.

Authors: Foteini Baldimtsi*, Varun Madathil†, Alessandra Scafuro†, and Linfeng Zhou†,Affiliations: * George Mason University and † North Carolina State University.

Paper Title: QuickSync: A Quickly Synchronizing PoS-Based Blockchain Protocol.

Summary: A novel PoS-based blockchain protocol to achieve security against fully adaptive corruptions without compromising on performance.

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This Week in Blockchain Research Issue #55
This Week in Blockchain Research Issue #55 This Week in Blockchain Research Issue #55

Instead of coding incorrect behavior, the proposed work runs faulty nodes in two (or generally, k) parallel universes in tandem.

Paper Title: Storing and Retrieving Secrets on a Blockchain.

Paper Title: JaxNet: Scalable Blockchain Network.

Paper Title: From Byzantine Replication to Blockchain: Consensus is only the Beginning.

Paper Title: Applying Blockchain Layer2 Technology to Mass E-Commerce.

3 месяца назад @ zkcapital.substack.com
This Week in Blockchain Research Issue #54
This Week in Blockchain Research Issue #54 This Week in Blockchain Research Issue #54

Issue #54Paper of the Week:Paper Title: Can a Blockchain Keep a Secret?

TLDR: Imagine posting an encrypted will to a blockchain to be opened only when the blockchain reaches consensus that the subject died.

Paper Title: A Retrospective Analysis of User Exposure to (Illicit) Cryptocurrency Mining on the Web.

Authors: Shuyang Tang*‡, Qingzhao Zhang†, Zhengfeng Gao*, Jilai Zheng*, and Dawu Gu*,Affiliations: * Shanghai Jiao Tong University, † University of Michigan, and ‡ Cryptape Information Technology Co.2.

Paper Title: Cryptocurrencies as Property: Ruscoe and Moore v Cryptopia Limited (In Liquidation) [2020] NZHC 728.

3 месяца назад @ zkcapital.substack.com
This Week in Blockchain Research Issue #53
This Week in Blockchain Research Issue #53 This Week in Blockchain Research Issue #53

Issue #53Paper of the Week:Paper Title: Pointproofs: Aggregating Proofs for Multiple Vector Commitments.

In many distributed applications, the commitments, values, and proofs come from multiple sources that are not even aware of each other’s data.

Paper Title: Hierarchical One-out-of-Many Proofs With Applications to Blockchain Privacy and Ring Signatures.

Paper Title: A System Dynamics Model of Bitcoin: Mining as an Efficient Market and the Possibility of ‘Peak Hash’.

Paper Title: The Law of Blockchain.

3 месяца, 2 недели назад @ zkcapital.substack.com
Our Network Our Network
последний пост 4 дня, 3 часа назад
Our Network: Issue #32
Our Network: Issue #32 Our Network: Issue #32

This is issue #32 of Our Network, the on-chain analytics newsletter that reaches more than 3000 crypto investors every week.

Let's take a look at three aspects of YFI using on-chain data: farming, liquidity, and hodlers.

And Uniswap has overtaken Balancer for the deepest liquidity pools among decentralized exchanges.

The relative scarcity of YFI on exchanges is likely the main driver of price action - especially since the YFI pools stopped distributing tokens.

The YFI pools have been effective in getting YFI into the hands of thousands of wallets.

4 дня, 3 часа назад @ ournetwork.substack.com
Our Network: Issue #32 (Part 2)
Our Network: Issue #32 (Part 2) Our Network: Issue #32 (Part 2)

The majority of largest vaults are directly or indirectly involved in yield farming activities, mostly at Compound.

The USDC-A vault owners have the most leveraged positions, which is evident in low account liquidity.

Maker recently changed the liquidation ratio for USDC-A from 120% to 110% in order to potentially reduce DAI premium (either by helping market makers to be more aggressive at shorting DAI or by flooding markets with DAI to reduce farming yields).

In practice, the change primarily increased farming yields for these individuals, as the vast majority of DAI issued by USDC vaults recently ended up in Compound.

It is yet to be seen how much more DAI is needed to reduce the DAI prem…

4 дня, 4 часа назад @ ournetwork.substack.com
Our Network: Issue #31
Our Network: Issue #31 Our Network: Issue #31

This is issue #31 of Our Network, the on-chain analytics newsletter that reaches more than 3000 crypto investors every week.

At the time of writing, there is currently ~$3.5 billion worth of crypto assets locked in DeFi smart contracts.

This week our contributors cover DeFi projects: Instadapp, Opyn, Nexus Mutual, PoolTogether, and Keep Network & TBTC.

Recently, Instadapp launched “DeFi Smart Accounts,” which acts as a robust foundation on top of which these tools are built.

On June 16th, Instadapp provided users a tool to claim and maximize their COMP tokens with the “Maximise COMP” feature.

1 неделя, 4 дня назад @ ournetwork.substack.com
Our Network: Issue #31 (Part 2)
Our Network: Issue #31 (Part 2) Our Network: Issue #31 (Part 2)

Since inception the Dai Prize Pool has had 9706 unique wallets deposit funds.

( Source )tBTC is the first application built atop the Keep Network.

KEEP tokens distributed in the stakedrop are rewarded to signers as a function of their total *bonded* ETH backing BTC deposits.

Bonders are randomly selected amongst all signers with ETH staked, where long run selection probability is primarily weighted by the size of a signer’s ETH stake, and secondarily by size of their KEEP stake.

Additionally, we can expect both the amount of ETH staked and the number of new nodes coming on to the network to spike as supply cap increases are approaching.

1 неделя, 4 дня назад @ ournetwork.substack.com
Our Network: Issue #30
Our Network: Issue #30 Our Network: Issue #30

With Handshake's Blake2bSHA3 hashrate now mature and long-term stable with the addition of ASICs, the pools are diversifying as well.

DXPool and Easy2Mine have joined the network and 6Block has been knocked down to the 4th largest pool, now trailing behind HNSPool/DXPool/F2Pool as new ASICs are deployed to the network.

With the surge of new hash, we can likely expect more major pools to reveal they're mining Handshake in the coming weeks/month as new mining hardware is deployed by impending competitors.

With only 144 blocks a day at 2000 HNS per block (HNS halves every 170,00, which is roughly 3.25yrs), the daily emission is 288,000 HNS a day, this means the amount of HNS available for thos…

2 недели, 4 дня назад @ ournetwork.substack.com
Our Network: Issue #30 (Part 2)
Our Network: Issue #30 (Part 2) Our Network: Issue #30 (Part 2)

As such, I want to focus on the on-chain data surrounding the LINK token itself to generate some context as to why this greater shift has recently occured.

Since launch, Chainlink Price Reference Feeds have grown to over 30+ oracle networks sponsored and supported by 24 DeFi projects on the Ethereum mainnet.

Additionally, with over 200+ integrations in the pipeline, including 60 blockchains, adoption seems to have driven an increase in the on-chain activity of the LINK token on the Ethereum network as shown below.

A year ago this resided around 10,000 addresses, but has since more tripled to 35,000 active addresses.

10,000 of these addresses have actually appeared in the last few weeks alon…

2 недели, 4 дня назад @ ournetwork.substack.com
Our Network: Issue #29
Our Network: Issue #29 Our Network: Issue #29

Coda Protocol opened up its grants program to both technical and community projects!

It has already collaborated on earlier grants with leading ecosystem participants such as Figment Network, Gauntlet and DSRV Labs.

The project has set aside $2.1M in token grants for such projects before mainnet, with 7 projects already awarded grants.

In addition, Coda has its Genesis grants program for leading testnet participants.

It's currently onboarding the next cohort of 150 new members, after onboarding its first 40 members earlier this year.

3 недели, 4 дня назад @ ournetwork.substack.com
Our Network: Issue #29 (Part 2)
Our Network: Issue #29 (Part 2) Our Network: Issue #29 (Part 2)

Diving deeper into a specific virtual world project, we looked at CryptoVoxels.

CryptoVoxels users purchase virtual land (called parcels) to create NFT art museums, shops, and recreational areas.

Since CryptoVoxels started as a single developer in mid-2018, both trading volume and the average price of CryptoVoxels parcels has grown steadily over time.

The developer has put the ETH earned from parcel sales and secondary trading fees back into expansion and development of the world.

CryptoVoxels average price and volume over time on OpenSea (source):

3 недели, 4 дня назад @ ournetwork.substack.com
Our Network: Issue #28
Our Network: Issue #28 Our Network: Issue #28

This is issue #28 of Our Network, the free newsletter about on-chain analytics that reaches nearly 3000 crypto investors every week.

This week our contributors cover projects in the DEX ecosystem: Curve, Kyber, 0x, dYdX, and Uniswap.

Following its inception and the initial growth, Curve was absorbing 1-2M in daily trading volume on average until recently.

Trading volumes touched $60M daily, with total trading volume over all time of existence of the platform exceeding $500M (source).

(Source)Almost half of the weekly trading volume consists of USDC<>USDT swaps - the most popular to facilitate COMP farming.

1 месяц назад @ ournetwork.substack.com
Our Network: Issue #28 (Part 2)
Our Network: Issue #28 (Part 2) Our Network: Issue #28 (Part 2)

Uniswap flippens itself.

Since our last update, Uniswap v2 has overtaken v1.

Here are the most recent figures:Uniswap v2: $40M liq ($20M vol)Uniswap v1: $30M liq ($5M vol)Combined, Uniswap holds $70M of liquidity, representing slight growth since v2 launch (roughly attributable to ETH price rise).

1 месяц назад @ ournetwork.substack.com
Our Network: Issue #27
Our Network: Issue #27 Our Network: Issue #27

Growth: The total number of new Tezos delegators continued to grow and reached its highest growth ever (+7.5k) in May and is set to keep this pace in June.

Over its short 2 years of existence, Tezos went through two growth epochs already and is in the middle of its third.

Eventually, an epochs ended with a new low in delegator churn rate.

At the end of each epoch, Tezos had gained 2-3x more delegators.

The most recent epoch seems to be not over yet, although churn is declining, delegator growth keeps increasing while at the same time the custodial uptrend is broken.

1 месяц, 1 неделя назад @ ournetwork.substack.com
Our Network: Issue #27 (Part 2)
Our Network: Issue #27 (Part 2) Our Network: Issue #27 (Part 2)

Locking DCR for tickets is an action that tells us something about the holder who performs it.

This action represents some degree of long-term commitment and, for those who use their tickets to participate in voting on consensus and Politeia proposals, an interest in the how the network is run.

The final two graphs are constructed by following the DCR paid to 1) contractors paid by the Treasury, 2) miners paid by block rewards - recording the proportion that ends up in different kinds of "outcome".

See here for more detailed methodology, here for code.

After following the DCR paid to contractors for 5 hops, 31% had been sent to exchange-associated addresses, 29.4% had been used to buy ticke…

1 месяц, 1 неделя назад @ ournetwork.substack.com
Our Network: Issue #26
Our Network: Issue #26 Our Network: Issue #26

This is issue #26 of Our Network, the free newsletter about on-chain analytics that reaches almost 2500 crypto investors every week.

CompoundContributor: Nick Martitsch, Business Development at CompoundTotal supply on Compound is currently at $480 million from 23,000 unique addresses.

In this graph, you can see the roughly 11,520 total COMP that has been earned across all Compound markets, with 91% of COMP going to USDT suppliers/borrowers.

As a result of this influx, both of these Compound wallets are at the time of writing among the top 15 largest stablecoin-holding addresses.

Our newest market is Uniswap, which has been live since May 28th and already contains $533K in total liquidity.

1 месяц, 2 недели назад @ ournetwork.substack.com
Our Network: Issue #26 (Part 2)
Our Network: Issue #26 (Part 2) Our Network: Issue #26 (Part 2)

To better understand where these rewards are actually coming from, a look at Terra’s merchant integrations through the CHAI wallet is necessary.

There are currently 24 merchants integrated with CHAI and rising.

The CHAI data is uniquely insightful into consumer spending behavior at scale.

All CHAI data is provided by DSRV Labs who are operating chaiscan.com.

Terra underwent a hard fork in early December and only data since then is being taken into consideration.

1 месяц, 2 недели назад @ ournetwork.substack.com
Our Network: Issue #25
Our Network: Issue #25 Our Network: Issue #25

The total number of unlocked inflationary reward tokens (to date) is 16,337,502 SNX, which is distributed across 425 wallets.

Out of these tokens, 10,353,390 have been manually vested by 147 wallets.

Having a relatively small percentage of unlocked plus vested wallets provides some insight into the psychology of Stakers.

Vesting does not provide any significant benefits for Stakers that are long the system and there to provide collateral to the network.

Regardless of locked or otherwise, any SNX that is attributed to their address can be used as collateral and therefore helps to maximize the Stakers yield.

1 месяц, 3 недели назад @ ournetwork.substack.com
Blockchain Research Newsletter Blockchain Research Newsletter
последний пост 8 месяцев, 1 неделя назад
Blockchain Research Newsletter #7: Coded Merkle Tree: Solving Data Availability Attacks in Blockchains
Blockchain Research Newsletter #7: Coded Merkle Tree: Solving Data Availability Attacks in Blockchains Blockchain Research Newsletter #7: Coded Merkle Tree: Solving Data Availability Attacks in Blockchains

In this edition of the Blockchain Research Newsletter, we are covering a protocol for solving data availability attacks in blockchains called SPAR (Sparse Fraud Protection) which leverages a new accumulator called a Coded Merkle Tree.

This paper was recently published by Yu et al., and provides an efficient data availability scheme for light clients.

One of the first proposals for using erasure coding to combat data availability was by Buterin.

Coded Merkle TreesA coded merkle tree (CMT) is a modified merkle tree in which every layer of the merkle tree is erasure coded.

It makes use of a novel hash-based accumulator called coded merkle tree in order to guarantee its efficiencies.

8 месяцев, 1 неделя назад @ blockchainresearch.substack.com
Blockchain Research Newsletter #6: Proof-of-Burn
Blockchain Research Newsletter #6: Proof-of-Burn Blockchain Research Newsletter #6: Proof-of-Burn

In this edition of the Blockchain Research Newsletter, we are covering a well-understood but informally defined concept, Proof-of-Burn.

Moreover, in this paper, the authors provide a general Proof-of-Burn protocol that can be used for any cryptocurrency.

In addition to providing this protocol, they go into depth about a particular use case for a Proof-of-Burn protocol: bootstrapping a new cryptocurrency.

ProtocolThe authors provide a Proof-of-Burn protocol that satisfy all the properties previously discussed.

Moreover, we went over a construction of a Proof-of-Burn protocol that the authors proposed that satisfy the various definitions given for secure Proof-of-Burn protocols.

9 месяцев, 3 недели назад @ blockchainresearch.substack.com
Blockchain Research Newsletter #5: Incentives in Ethereum's Hybrid Casper Protocol
Blockchain Research Newsletter #5: Incentives in Ethereum's Hybrid Casper Protocol Blockchain Research Newsletter #5: Incentives in Ethereum's Hybrid Casper Protocol

In this edition of the Blockchain Research Newsletter, we will be covering Incentives in Ethereum’s Hybrid Casper Protocol by Vitalik Buterin et al.

This paper provides a mathematical framework for analyzing the incentives of Casper FFG as originally planned in EIP1011.

Moreover, it analyzes the liveness and safety properties of Casper FFG and shows that the hybrid Casper protocol provides better guarantees than pure PoW.

Casper FFG DescriptionAt its core, Casper FFG is a smart contract deployed onto a PoW chain with enough expressiveness like Ethereum.

Eventually, the total stake controlled by voting validators will reach and exceed ⅔ of the total stake.

11 месяцев, 4 недели назад @ blockchainresearch.substack.com
Blockchain Research Newsletter #4: Towards a Functional Fee Market for Cryptocurrencies
Blockchain Research Newsletter #4: Towards a Functional Fee Market for Cryptocurrencies Blockchain Research Newsletter #4: Towards a Functional Fee Market for Cryptocurrencies

In this edition of the Blockchain Research Newsletter, we will go through Towards a Functional Fee Market for Cryptocurrencies, a paper that proposes an alternative fee system to the current way blockchain networks price transaction fees.

This results in a saw-tooth-like pattern for transaction fees.

Just as in GFPs, the highest bidder gets the highest slot, the second highest bidder gets the second highest slot, etc.

A miner looking to make a profit will select the K highest bids or all available bids if there are less than K bids available.

A block is full if it has K transactions or it has fewer than K transactions and pays a fill penalty, which is (K - # of tx in block) * fee paid by ea…

1 год, 1 месяц назад @ blockchainresearch.substack.com
Blockchain Research Newsletter #3: NiPoPoW and FlyClient
Blockchain Research Newsletter #3: NiPoPoW and FlyClient Blockchain Research Newsletter #3: NiPoPoW and FlyClient

In this edition of the Blockchain Research Newsletter, we summarize two proposals for developing trust-minimized light-clients for proof-of-work blockchains: Non-Interactive Proofs of Proof of Work (NIPoPoWs) and FlyClient.

It only needs to store a logarithmic number of block headers and provides strong mechanisms for ensuring the validity of these block headers.

Block headers need to include a Merkle root to a MMR that contains commitments to all the previous block headers of the chain.

Both are designed to have a light client only store a logarithmic number of block headers instead of a linear number of block headers.

The authors of FlyClient show that FlyClient can provide up to a 40% im…

1 год, 2 месяца назад @ blockchainresearch.substack.com
Blockchain Research Newsletter #2: ZEXE and Zether
Blockchain Research Newsletter #2: ZEXE and Zether Blockchain Research Newsletter #2: ZEXE and Zether

In this edition of the Blockchain Research Newsletter, we will be summarizing and comparing two papers on blockchain privacy solutions, Zexe (Zero Knowledge Execution) and Zether.

Before we deep dive into Zexe, we will go over the Zerocash protocol upon which Zexe is based on.

Then, we will go over the DPC scheme that makes up the core of the Zexe protocol.

As such, Zether is a layer 2 privacy solution for account-based blockchain systems, whereas Zexe provides a privacy-preserving scripting language on top of a UTXO-based blockchain system.

ConclusionIn summary, Zexe proposes a new UTXO-based blockchain protocol that not only provides functional privacy but also data privacy.

1 год, 4 месяца назад @ blockchainresearch.substack.com
Blockchain Research Newsletter #1: Avalanche
Blockchain Research Newsletter #1: Avalanche Blockchain Research Newsletter #1: Avalanche

Blockchain Research Newsletter #1: Avalancheby Mikerah and John AdlerIn this edition, we will be focusing on a novel family of leaderless consensus protocols introduced by an anonymous group called Team Rocket.

Finally, Snowball is augmented using a DAG structure to store and order transactions to create Avalanche.

If the node doesn’t get enough queries, then it’ll query the network again until it gets k queries back.

Surprising enough, in order to get Snowflake from Slush, all we need to do is add a counter to Slush.

The nodes keep on increasing the counter by 1 until a query returns a different color than its current color.

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Parallel Chains, a method set forth by the IOHK research team, aims to provide a method to scaling both PoW- and PoS-based blockchain protocols.

Parallel Chains in Proof of Stake settingThe presentation of Parallel Chains in a PoS settings assumes that Ouroboros Praos is the PoS algorithm.

Roughly, Parallel Chains in the PoS setting involved running m copies of the slightly modified Ouroboros protocol in parallel such that all of these copies maintain a joint blockchain.

Parallel Chains in Proof of Work settingA key distinction between Proof-of-Work chains and Proof-of-Stake chains is the complete lack of a synchronized clock in the former.

For Parallel Chains with transaction sharding, thi…

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