Tag: technical

Apr 16 2021

How SIGHASH_ANYPREVOUT And Eltoo Could Improve The Lightning Network

In this episode of “The Van Wirdum Sjorsnado,” the hosts discussed sighash flag SIGHASH_ANYPREVOUT and Eltoo, a proposed Layer 2 protocol.Watch This Episode On YouTubeListen To This Episode:...

Apr 15 2021

Speedy Trial Has Been Merged Into Bitcoin Core, Potentially Setting Path To Taproot Activation

Speedy Trial has been merged into Bitcoin Core, offering a path toward the Taproot protocol upgrade is miners signal their overwhelming support.According to a GitHub pull request, a BIP 9-based implementation of Speedy Trial has been merged with the code for Bitcoin Core, offering a potential path for activating the much-anticipated protocol upgrade...

Apr 14 2021

Bitcoin Optech #144: Taproot, Bitcoin Core Meetings And More

This week’s newsletter covers progress on Taproot activation, a Bitcoin Core PR Review Club meeting and more.The Bitcoin Optech newsletter provides readers with a top-level summary of the most important technical news happening in Bitcoin, along with resources that help them learn more. To help our readers stay up-to-date with Bitcoin, we're republishing the latest issue of this newsletter below. Remember...

Apr 13 2021

Using Discreet Log Contracts To Attack Bitcoin Forks

Apr 13 2021 Published at Bitcoin Magazine under tags  discreet logs dlcs forks technical

Currently, various factors disincentivize attacks of minority chains; DLCs might create a workaround that returns the incentive to these attacks.Currently, there are many blockchains with miniscule amounts of hash power compared with Bitcoin’s, and yet, they rarely see attacks. I believe that this is because of external factors that prevent miners from taking advantage of this potential revenue stream. Discreet...

Apr 09 2021

Scaling Bitcoin With The Erlay Protocol

In this episode of “The Van Wirdum Sjorsnado,” the hosts discussed the Erlay protocol, scaling Bitcoin and Minisketch.Watch This Episode On YouTubeListen To This Episode:...

Apr 07 2021

Bitcoin Optech Newsletter #143: LN Node Software

This week’s Bitcoin Optech newsletter includes a release for LN node software and notable changes to Bitcoin Core.The Bitcoin Optech newsletter provides readers with a top-level summary of the most important technical news happening in Bitcoin, along with resources that help them learn more. To help our readers stay up-to-date with Bitcoin, we're...

Apr 06 2021

Interview: Bitcoin Smart Contracts With Ben Carman

Bitcoin developer Ben Carman joined the "Bitcoin Magazine Podcast" to discuss his cutting-edge work in the Bitcoin smart contracting space.Watch This Episode On YouTubeListen To This Episode:...

Lightning Network Reaches 10,000 Nodes

Apr 06 2021 Published at Bitcoin Magazine under tags  lightning network technical

Bitcoin’s Lightning Network has more than 10,000 operating nodes, nearly doubling within a year.Rising by approximately 100 percent since this time last year, the number of nodes operating on Bitcoin’s Lightning Network nodes has been rising, according to data from Bitcoin Visuals. As of April 5, 2021, there were 10,394 Lightning Network nodes with channels...

Mar 31 2021

Bitcoin Optech #142: Lightning Network Path Selection And Bitcoin Stack Exchange

This week’s Bitcoin Optech newsletter discusses the Lightning Network, Q&A; from Bitcoin Stack Exchange and other notable updates.The Bitcoin Optech newsletter provides readers with a top-level summary of the most important technical news happening in Bitcoin, along with resources that help them learn more. To help our readers stay up-to-date with...

Specter Wallet Releases Version 1.3.0

Mar 31 2021 Published at Bitcoin Magazine under tags  bitcoin wallets specter technical

The latest release from open-source bitcoin wallet Specter includes one-click Bitcoin Core and Tor setup, RBF transaction support and more.This week, Specter Wallet, an open-source bitcoin wallet that emphasizes privacy and security by allowing users to more easily run their own full nodes, released its latest version (you can...

Mar 26 2021

A Discussion On RGB Tokens

In this episode of “The Van Wirdum Sjorsnado,” hosts Aaron Van Wirudm and Sjors Provoost are joined by Ruben Somsen to discuss RGB tokens.Watch This Episode On YouTubeListen To This Episode:...

Mar 24 2021

Bitcoin Optech #141: Signature Delegation And Taproot Activism

Mar 24 2021 Published at Bitcoin Magazine under tags  bitcoin optech taproot technical

This week’s Bitcoin Optech newsletter covers signature delegation, Taproot’s effect on Bitcoin’s resistance to quantum cryptography and moreThe Bitcoin Optech newsletter provides readers with a top-level summary of the most important technical news happening in Bitcoin, along with resources that help them learn more. To help our readers stay...

Mar 23 2021

Interview: Bitcoin Failure Scenarios With Keagan McClelland

Cofounder of Start9 Labs Keagan McClelland joined the "Bitcoin Magazine Podcast."Watch This Episode On YouTubeListen To This Episode:...

Mar 19 2021

Discussing The Benefits Of Segregated Witness

In this episode of “The Van Wirdum Sjorsnado,” hosts Aaron van Wirdum and Sjors Provoost discussed Segregated Witness.Watch This Episode On YouTubeListen To This Episode:...

Coldcard Version 4.0.0 Released For Improved Bitcoin Security

Coinkite, maker of bitcoin hardware wallet Coldcard, has released version 4.0.0 of the flagship product’s firmware.Coinkite has released version 4.0.0 of its Coldcard hardware wallet product, a significant update focused on enhancing the security functions within the wallet.Coinkite is a bitcoin-only, privacy- and security-focused hardware...

Mar 17 2021

Bitcoin Optech #140: Rescuing Lightning Transactions

This week’s Bitcoin Optech newsletter describes discussion on rescuing lost Lightning Network funding transactions, announcements of releases and release candidates, and notable changes to popular Bitcoin infrastructure software.The Bitcoin Optech newsletter provides readers with a top-level summary of the most important technical news happening in Bitcoin, along with...

Mar 12 2021

Discussing Taproot Activation Through Speedy Trial

This episode of "The Van Wirdum Sjorsnado" is about Speedy Trial, the proposed Taproot activation mechanism that has been gaining traction in recent weeks.Watch This Episode On YouTubeListen To...

Mar 10 2021

Bitcoin Optech: Bitcoin Technical Updates Newsletter #139

Mar 10 2021 Published at Bitcoin Magazine under tags  bitcoin optech technical

This issue of Bitcoin Optech covers Taproot activation discussion, the release of Eclair 0.5.1 and more.The Bitcoin Optech newsletter provides readers with a top-level summary of the most important technical news happening in Bitcoin, along with resources that help them learn more. To help our readers stay up- to-date with Bitcoin, we're republishing the latest issue...

Mar 05 2021

HWI And Hardware Wallet Integration In Bitcoin Core

In this episode of "The Van Wirdum Sjorsnado," the hosts discussed hardware wallet integration into Bitcoin Core and Hardware Wallet Interface (HWI).In this episode of "The Van Wirdum Sjorsnado," hosts Aaron van Wirdum and Sjors Provoost discussed hardware wallet integration into Bitcoin Core, one of the ongoing projects that Provoost regularly contributes to himself.Hardware wallets are a popular solution...

Mar 04 2021

OKCoin Provides Grant To Lightning Developer Antoine Riard

In a bid to support the second-layer network’s security, OKCoin has granted an undisclosed sum to Lightning Network developer Antoine Riard.Today, cryptocurrency exchange OKCoin has announced that it has granted an undisclosed sum to Lightning Network developer Antoine Riard. Riard worked at Bitcoin research and development firm Chaincode Labs in 2019 and 2020 and now focuses on building...

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