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May 26 2022

Improving Bitcoin Privacy With Silent Payments

By sharing a secret between a receiver and sender, then scanning the Bitcoin blockchain for the transaction, users gain more privacy thanks to a new proposal.The below is a direct excerpt of Marty's Bent Issue #1214: "Silent payments." Sign up for the newsletter...

Apr 27 2022

Who And Why Received The 5 BTC In Grants From The Human Rights Foundation?

For the second quarter of 2012, the Human Rights Foundation’s Bitcoin Development Fund distributed 500 million satoshis in grants. The receiving projects came from “Cuba, Turkey, Pakistan, Ghana, Venezuela, Burma, and beyond,” according to Chief Strategy Officer Alex Gladstein. In this round, the Human Rights Foundation focused on “Bitcoin software development, community building, censorship monitoring, translation and design.”...

Jan 17 2022

How Federated eCash And Bitcoin Can Embed Properties Of A Digital Cash System

Discussing Bitcoin and Federated Ecash, a Blockstream-sponsored project that builds on David Chaum's Digicash startup from the early 1990s.Watch This Episode On YouTubeListen To This Episode:...

Feb 12 2021

Discussing Bitcoin Softchains, Sidechains Using PoW Fraud Proofs

Ruben Somsen joined "The Van Wirdum Sjorsnado" to discuss the pros and cons of his softchains proposal....

Jan 15 2021

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