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Learning about #bitcoin shows all this cool #bitcoin data, and if you click on any datapoint, explains a little about what each means. One thing I love is that you can select interesting bits as "favourites".

Here's what I've got in my fave's and why..
First up is Sats per Dollar. That's USD rather than AUD but hey - we've all gotta make sacrifices 😉

This one tells me how many satoshis I can by for each $1 I spend. One day it'll be 1, but at the moment it's OVER 9,000! Remember, there's 100,000,000 sats in 1 #bitcoin 👇
Next up is GBTC Premium. This is the extra that regulated $ who want bitcoin exposure are paying Grayscale Trust.

It's a proxy for how folks with lots of $, but not too much interest in actually holding #bitcoin directly, are paying. It's some of the bigger money coming in 👇
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Sobre #bitcoin, control y promesas

Va hilo!
Lo primero, aunque no necesario, si no conoces el modelo UTXO aquí tienes una explicación sobre él.…

De todos modos voy a intentar simplificar, veremos si lo consigo.
Imagina una caja fuerte. Solo tú conoces la combinación para abrirla. Dentro hay 5 #bitcoin.

𝗖𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗿𝗼𝗹𝗮𝘀 los #bitcoin que contiene esa caja.
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OPSEC Megathread

My education in computer science, programming with Bitcoin, the importance of privacy, bitcoin and security tools, and how to operate securely in our surveillance state.

In table form:
(Ordered from general to specialized)

Introduction to Computer Science and Programming
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1/13 Todays start of the year discussion with my beloved Bitcoin Maximalists made me realize something I never understood before:

Why did Bitcoin become so toxic?

Why do Bitcoiners seem to take pride in being toxic?

Why so little rational discussions?

2/13 Thesis:

Toxicity is the consensus mechanism in Bitcoin.
3/13 Let me explain...

While proof-of-work is a great mechanism to reach consensus in the distributed ledger for ALREADY AGREED upon rules, it is terrible to reach consensus for RULE CHANGES.

If not most of all miners and users agree on a rule change it will lead to a fork.
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1/ The year in #Decred.

Markets ebb and flow, but Decred maintains a long-term approach to rebuilding the financial system in a fairer way. The year included software releases, community evolution and maturation, and a crystallization of how Decred will become a SoV, MoE & UoA.
2/ Software Releases
#Privacy using CoinShuffle++ and DiceMix enables opt-in for security of users and long-term network interests via @real_or_random. dcrppool ensures decentralization of PoW. Mobile wallets released for iOS & Android. dcrln launched #LightningNetwork on mainnet
3/ Evolving the Organism
#Decred formally approved and built towards a #DAO, which will provide security. It proved adaptable, as the Politeia platform matured and was updated. Decred upgraded software by changing consensus rules in a coordinated manner.
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Organizers said no photos of the Hayes vs Roubini debate so I’ll use this stock photo of Nouriel. #ABS2019 @aba_summit
@CryptoHayes: I don’t even want to call you professsor.
Roubini: He’s just making money off of retail suckers.
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Yoo! Wazzup plebs? I know, I know... Warren Buffet is a sucker.. But fuck him, it's #BitcoinMonday again!
Issue #3

Let's goo 🎉
Talking about price, last couple of weeks were quite interesting to watch. But when it comes to #BitcoinTwitter, things are kinda quiet.

In fact, tweets about bitcoin are at their 5 year all time low.
Maybe BT is quiet, but on the streets things are looking much better than 5 years ago. And this fantastic read by @CremeDeLaCrypto shows us just that. Bitcoin is a demographic gigameg! 💪💪
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This book is so damn good.
I'm now re-reading it for the third time!
@NSKinsella has changed my fundamental economical and moral axiom, and he has started me down a new rabbit hole which culminates in my Bachelor's thesis.

THANK YOU, Stephan!…
Here my thesis on
non-simulated shared ownership of scarce #Bitcoin with multi signatues in the #lightningnetwork.

If you've read Stephan's book, then you understand the ground breaking innovation of multisig described in my title. :)…
Many say that #Bitcoin is scarce because there are only 21 million.
This is wrong.
The quantity of a good has nothing to do with the binary attribute of scarcity.

This is the perfect explanation of scarcity:
"The very possibility of conflict over a resource renders it scarce."
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Can someone who loves #LightningNetwork tell me why I can't use a network scanner, find a security hole, gain access to this IP, and re-route funds? If I can do enough recon on this IP, maybe get some keylogs or intercept your 2FA, a $184k payout seems worth the effort to me.
This is a sincere ask, because as a threat analyst, it seems to me that publicly advertising your IP and available funds held within a channel seems highly irresponsible. It doesn't matter how locked down your security may be, because if the NSA can be hacked, so can your LN node
Is there some technical magic that you all implement that keeps hypotheticals like this from happening? I have no idea, which is why I'm asking. #Bitcoin or #Lightning devs please feel free to shed light on this. I would greatly appreciate it.
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#bitcoin #LightningNetwork Multi-party channels (NOT channel factories) offers massive benefits over standard 2 party channels.
Fees to open are minimal.
Finding path becomes MUCH MUCH easier.
From a routing perspective, if you have 1 BTC in a MP-channel, it can be routed to
any other member of the MP channel. Paths becomes drastically shorter, and cheaper, while simultaneously increasing liquidity massively. It has a multiplicative factor on all liquidity.
Channel factories = BTC split amount x number of channels
MP-channel = a channel for the
full amount to every single other member. So, if I join a 1001 member MP channel with 1 bitcoin, it'll show up a 1,000 BTC of liquidity. The channel graph would show me having 1,000 channels with 1 BTC each, ready and willing. (PLUS the amount each other person has to me)
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New to BTCPay Server? Here's how to get started and learn more 🧵

How BTCPay works?

BTCPay Simply Explained

BTCPay Official website for quick overview and features
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The #Boltathon Project Presentations will be at 2 pm PDT today. It is 100% free and open to the public. Come check out the awesome #LightningNetwork apps our hackers have built!

Link to join:

Vote for your favorite projects:…
Our Closing Ceremonies will also be at 5pm PDT. The winners of the hackathon will be announced at this time. It will also be 100% free and open to the public. Hope to see you there!

Link to join:
Also the thread to the livetweets of our amazing speakers of the #boltathon:
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Livetweet Thread to the #Boltathon. First up is @alexbosworth:
"In order for #LightningNetwork to succeed, a decentralized layer 1 is a must."
"Multiple member #LightningNetwork channels imply thousands of members per channel, tens of thousands of members per block, billions of members per week."
Next up is @bitconner on the architecture of lnd towers.

"It's one of the solutions to constantly having to be online. The design space in this area is massive. There are at least 10-12 dimensions of privacy to consider."
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The potential lack of security in Bitcoin's PoW as it transitions to a model without block subsidies is often used to rationalize and justify [perpetual] inflation.

Here are five reasons why I don't believe Bitcoin's security model will ever require perpetual inflation👇
1\ I recently wrote a piece on Schnorr signatures that explored how demand for private transactions will increase L1 fees.

In essence, new transaction types will incentivize the use of privacy-preserving techniques that increase demand for block space:…
2\ The adoption of quantum resistant techniques will also result in larger (and more expensive) transactions.

Post-quantum crypto algorithms require larger key sizes, which in turn increase the size of non-witness data in a transaction. For more, read:
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0/🔺 Another hot start to the week in the crypto and blockchain space!

Today's 23-part thread features teams announcing product releases, partnerships, successful funding rounds, and more. Let's get to it!
1/ 🌩️ @ThunderProtocol announced they "launched the pre-release mainnet of the ThunderCore blockchain" at the end of February, ahead of "the public launch [they] currently estimate to be in Q3 2019."…
2/ 💅 @StellarOrg [ $XLM ] unveiled a new logo; replacing the cartoon rocketship with a "use-case neutral" logo reflects the openness of the network and serves as a currency symbol for lumens. The brand will launch alongside a redesigned in May.
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0/ Happy Valentine's Day to you #crypto-Twitter. I have a 14-part thread for you covering events from the space within the past day or two. Romantic, I know 💋

1/ ⚡️ The development team behind @BeamPrivacy [ $BEAM ] - a privacy #cryptocurrency implementation of Mimblewimble - revealed plans to build a Mimblewimble-compatible #LightningNetwork!

Will work with @GrinMW devs to achieve this.…
2/ 🎉 @LeapDAO - a decentralized adaptive organization delivering layer-two #Ethereum scalability as a global public utility - announced its "community is now operating a More Viable Plasma chain" on the #Ethereum mainnet.…
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0/ Can you believe we're already 10% through the year!? When you consider all that's transpired in the #crypto/#blockchain so far in 2019, that fact becomes less surprising.

Below, a 17-part thread based on what went down over the past day or so. Helping you stay informed!
1/ 🤝 @AirSwap's [ $AST ] @Crypto_Bobby announced the team's newfound "ability to support fiat on-ramp directly on AirSwap through [their] integration with" @SendWyre.

Fiat<-->#Crypto within users' self-custodied wallet, all whilst using #AirSwap's trading interface!
2/ 🐟 @Ethereum Foundation grantee @LeapDAO - a decentralized adaptive organization delivering layer-two Ethereum scalability as a global public utility - revealed its first public deployment of a Plasma Network!…
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0/ We're currently tracking at 40°C (104℉) here in #Melbourne, yet even that pales in comparison to the heat we're seeing in the #crypto/#blockchain space over the past ~24 hours.

What a day! Below are 22 developments that caught my eye.
1/ 🍑 Prominent full-service #blockchain technology co. @BitfuryGroup today announced a #Bitcoin #LightningNetwork-oriented product bundle called @Lightning_Peach.

Consumers, merchants, developers; there's LN-enabled solutions for all! Read more below.…
2/ 💡 After 18 months in stealth, San Francisco-based #crypto custody provider @Anchorage is live with its first product. They're building the first-ever crypto-native custodian!

Last year's a16z-led $17M Series A featured @Naval, @EladGil and @MLevchin.…
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0/ Back from an amazing week in Hobart* to bring you a 24-part thread covering the latest from the #crypto space over the past day or two!

*S/O to @TasFireService & @NSWRFS for bravely fighting a near-month-long fire that's now burnt out 28,000+ ha of World Heritage-listed land.
1/ 🛰️ Leading #Bitcoin infra. #tech provider @Blockstream has launched its Blockstream Satellite API Beta.

Paying via the #LightningNetwork testnet (i.e., for free), users can broadcast data via Blockstream's satellite network. No #Internet needed!…
2/ 🛑 Ethereum's #Constantinople upgrade was postponed due to a potential vulnerability discovered by #blockchain security firm @Chain_Security relating to EIP1283 (i.e., cheaper gas costs for SSTORE operations). Next course of action to be explored during Friday's core dev call.
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Want some reassurance? Look at the growth of the #LightningNetwork in 2018:

4 clients live
18 software libraries
17 wallets
Capacity ATH

-Out of all technologies I've covered, Lightning is, by far, the best positioned to capture value from the real economy in 2019. A thread 👇
I see Lightning as a primitive that businesses can use to design optimal economic incentives.

Its exponentially scalable, highly divisible, and instantly reconcilable nature is unique, AND it is powered by the cryptoasset with the most liquidity and regulatory clarity: Bitcoin.
Lightning is orders of magnitude more efficient than that of centralized incumbents (ie Visa), which makes its use irresistible.

Before you shill your bag, consider that Lightning's DEcentralized counterparts are years behind in terms of development and network activity.
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0/ The #crypto and #blockchain space can get awfully noisy. Below, the bits that caught my eye over the past 24 hours or so.

21 events compressed into a humble #Twitter thread. Enjoy!
1/ 🙋‍♂️ @IOTAtoken [ $IOTA ] made hires #52 and #53 for 2018 via Andreas Penzkofer and William Sanders.

The former is an electrical engineer and physicist specializing in analytical and numerical methods. The latter, an academic focused on commutative algebra and category theory.
2/ 💡 Australian #blockchain startup @PowerLedger_io [ $POWR ] upped its presence in the U.S., announcing the deployment of its P2P renewable #energy trading platform at licensed retail electric provider @APowernet's Pennsylvania HQ.

Click below for more!…
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1/ Let's take a trip down #Crypto memory lane together !🗓️

The year is 2014. In the middle of the bear market, #Bitcoin enthusiasts are still optimist about the potential of their cryptocurrency and a book "Bitcoin for the Befuddled" is published to explain it to novices.
2/ One specific extract from this book was then published as a blog post and stood out in my memory: “A Typical Day in a Blockchain-Enabled World Circa 2030”. ⛓️…
3/ In this chapter, we follow Crowley 🐊 the humanoid crocodile character as his day unfolds in a #hyperbitcoinized world and witness his interactions with smart contracts and programmable money.
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0/ What a hot start to the week for the #crypto and #blockchain ecosystem!

To help you keep up-to-date, here are just *some* of the developments out of the past ~24 hours' action...
1/ 🦅 #Ethereum-powered @AragonProject [ $ANT ] introduced the Flock program; the team's next step in decentralizing the development of #Aragon.

Flock will handle the initial application and pre-selection process for new Aragon teams.…
2/ ⚖️ @NexoFinance [ $NEXO ] opened up applications for prospective liquidity providers.

The #crypto lending platform is guaranteeing a 1:1 conversion to USD on any of six #stablecoin (i.e., $USDT, $TUSD, $GUSD, $USDC, $DAI, $PAX). Minimum stake of $100k. Interest up to 6.5%.
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0/ Having trouble staying on top of all the latest in the world of #crypto and #blockchain? I've got you covered. Well, at least for the last 24 hours or so 💁‍♂️

Let's get this thread going shall we.
1/ 📝 @DPRating published the September edition of its #GitHub Audit, rating more than 200 #crypto and #blockchain projects.

Teams that ranked disproportionately well included @Raiden_Network [ $RDN ], @NulsService [ $NULS ], @ParticlProject [ $PART ], and @POANetwork [ $POA ].
2/ ♻️ @PowerLedger_io [ $POWR ] introduced Asset Germination Events (AGEs), furthering the utility of its native #crypto token.

AGEs will allow people to invest in and co-own energy assets. More details to come via a Friday AMA.…
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