I’m joined by guests Matt Hill, Odell & Rijndael to go through the list.

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Housekeeping

  • 00:02:04 SATSLINK
    • We will be writing the lower level and some of the application, but this will be more intended as bring-your-own-app.
    • More info on specs at satslink.com/specs
    • Updated keyboard design released

Vulnerability Disclosures

  • 00:13:28 Deep-TEMPEST: a deep learning method that recovers great quality images from unintentional electromagnetic emanations of HDMI. [Demoed]

Bitcoin

Software Releases & Project Updates

  • 00:20:07 Bitcoin Core
    • BIP-324: Version 2 P2P Encrypted Transport Protocol Merged
      • Features opportunistic encryption, a mild bandwidth reduction, and the ability to negotiate upgrades before exchanging application messages
    • AssumeUTXO Merged
      • Uses serialized UTXO sets to substantially reduce the amount of time needed to bootstrap a usable Bitcoin node with acceptable changes in security
  • 00:30:43 Start9
    • Announced two new services
      • Stable Diffusion is a text-to-image AI, similar to Midjourney
        • Use Stable Diffusion to create new worlds, fantastic characters, and unique imagery from short text descriptions. To ensure proper performance and functionality, Stable Diffusion is currently only available on the Start9 Server Pure.
      • FreeGPT (a.k.a SurgeChat) is a chat AI, similar to ChatGPT
        • Use FreeGPT to engage in conversation with your own private AI chatbot.
  • 00:37:29 COLDCARD v5.2.0
    • Seed Vault: Store multiple ephemeral secrets into encrypted settings for simple recall and later use (AES-256-CTR encrypted with your master seed’s key).
      • Enable this functionality in Advanced/Tools -> Danger Zone -> Seed Vault -> Enable
      • Use stored seeds from Seed Vault with top-level Seed Vault menu choice.
      • Can capture and hold master secret from any ephemeral seed source, including: TRNG, Dice Rolls, SeedXOR, TAPSIGNER backups, BIP-85 derived values, BIP-39 passphrase wallets.
    • PSBTv2 support added! Enables new PSBT workflows and applications.
    • Lock Down Seed now works with every ephemeral secret (not just BIP39 passphrase)
    • BIP-39 Passphrase can now be added to any words-based ephemeral seed.
    • Add ability to back-up BIP39 Passphrase wallet (with passphrase encoded).
    • Return to main secret from ephemeral without need to reboot the device.
  • 00:46:16 Trident
  • 00:49:47 Specter Desktop v2.0.2
    • Feature: Enable import of a multisig wallet that uses a multi-descriptor
    • Feature: Implement automatic wallet import via Specter URI for MacOS
    • Bugfixes & chores
  • 00:53:24 Blockstream Green iOS v4.0.13
    • Enable signing address with HW
    • URI schema and deep link support
  • 00:53:40 BTC Pay Server v1.11.5
    • Reporting: Add payouts
    • Wallet: Delete custom labels
    • Dashboard: Show revenue data for keypad
    • Dashboard: Show the number of paid invoices in the last 7 days
    • Login: Add Remember Me button
    • Archive stores and apps
    • New permission: Can archive pull payment
    • Pull Payment: Show QR code for LNURL-Withdraw
  • 00:53:50 Jam v0.1.6 v0.1.6 Salubrious Seeds
    • Wallet import. You can import an existing wallet.
    • Fee estimations and limits are now shown before sending collaborative transactions
    • Frozen balances are now shown at the jar level
    • Translations: Chinese, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, German
  • 00:58:29 The Bitcoin Company
  • 1:04:23 Krux v23.09.0 (#note: Krux is open-source firmware that enables anyone to build their own Bitcoin signing device via off-the-shelf parts)
    • Battery Indicator
    • New Mnemonic From Camera: Use camera as a source of entropy to quickly create a mnemonic.
    • Tiny Seed - Export, Print, Punch, Manually Load or Scan
    • Stackbit - Import and Export: Import and export another metal plate backup format
    • Enter Mnemonic as Word Numbers - Hex and Octal formats
    • Encryption and Storage: Store encrypted mnemonics on device’s internal flash memory or SD card. Export encrypted QRs.
    • Addresses: Verifying your wallet’s receive addresses. List, export and print receive and change addresses.
    • SD Card Hot plugging: SD cards can now be inserted and removed at any time
    • Transcript Tools for QR codes: Different visualization modes which make it easier to transcript QR codes.
    • Transaction Details: When signing a transaction, more information is presented.
    • New Tools: Check SD Card, Delete Mnemonic, Print Test QR, Create QR Code, Themes, Thermal Printing and CNC, New settings
  • 1:08:18 Trezor v23.9.3
    • Simplified Bitcoin only firmware user interface
    • Independent coinjoin account discovery
    • Clear distinguishing between official and community languages
    • Hungarian and Italian community languages added
  • 1:14:23 Simple Bitcoin Wallet
    • v2.5.4
      • Send from multiple attached wallets at once [Demo]
    • v2.5.2
      • Attach BIP39 wallets by typing in their mnemonic phrase.
  • 1:14:36 Samurai Dojo v1.21.0
    • $1 Fee Estimator has been included into Dojo. Fee estimates calculated by this tool are available on API (doc).
  • 1:14:49 Peach
    • v0.3.1
      • New payment methods added
      • New country currency: Brazil with the payment method Pix
      • Signing your address is now also compatible with Samourai Wallet
      • RBF upgrades
      • Switched to mempool.space network fee estimation
    • Published Peach API

Project spotlight

  • 1:15:11 Sustainable Bitcoin mining company MegaWatt added the TAPSIGNER as our 2-factor authentication method for their app [Demo]
    • After MegaWatt’s server authenticates your traditional username and the hash of your password, it returns a digest/nonce and the TAPSIGNER CVC/PIN code to the mobile app. The TAPSIGNER signs the digest and the signature is returned to the server. If valid, the user is authenticated.
  • 1:16:12 Building a community members only card with SATSCHIP for all Julio Collectors. Each card has a Bitcoin private key
  • 1:17:13 BIP39-XOR by Greg Tonoski (#note: Sent in via email with the message - “You don’t have crystal ball…” therefore I’m contacting you and look forward to spreading the information on the Bitcoin Review podcast.)
    • Encrypt or decrypt 12, 15, 18, 21 or 24 BIP39 codewords array (so-called “seed phrase”) using exclusive OR (XOR)/Vernam cipher (a.k.a. One Time Pad).
    • It’s distinct from alternative implmentations (e.g. SeedXOR) in that generated encryption keys maintain BIP-39 checksum integrity.
    • Basic use case: encryption or decryption of 12, 15, 18, 21 or 24 BIP39 codewords array (so-called “seed phrase”) using exclusive OR (XOR)/Vernam cipher (a.k.a. One Time Pad).
  • 1:17:55 BIP-329 Python Library by Xavier from Labelbase - Python library which provides a set of tools for working with BIP-329 compliant label files.
    • BIP-329 Label Parsing
    • Label Writing & Encryption
    • Decryption
    • Robust Testing
    • Electrum PR Qualifies for NVK’s bounty announced in BR051 (support for backward-compatible BIP-329 import and BIP-329 export) if merged
  • 1:20:52 ParmanodL: A Linux computer that runs the Parmanode Script Software - an Easy AF Bitcoin node installation package. [Announcement]
    • Simple setup:
      • Copy/Paste SINGLE command
      • Insert microSD into your Mac/Linux when prompted
      • Put the microSD into a PI and turn it on.
      • Double click icon to run (no finding IP addresses or typing SSH required).
      • Once accessing the Pi, type ‘menu’.
    • Features:
      • You only type 1 command to install.
      • No Balena etcher or other flashing software required
      • No pgp verification is required (it’s all from written text)
      • There is one download (official Raspberry Pi OS) which is hashed for the user…
      • No SSH commands are required - use the icon made on the desktop. Double-click to access the ParmanodL terminal.
  • 1:21:22 ParmaZero: An air gapped Pi Zero #Bitcoin seed generating/signing computer [Announcement]
    • Runs as a Linux Desktop and has Electrum Wallet, and a mnemonic code generator.
    • No internet connection possible.
    • You can buy or build one yourself.
  • 1:21:34 UTXOracle: Get the price of bitcoin without any exchange or third party
    • Everyone who runs this will get the same price independently
    • Open source, 100% on-chain data, no external libraries, no cookies. Works offline

Lightning + L2+

Software Releases & Project Updates

  • 1:24:45 LND v0.17.0-beta
    • Simple Taproot Channels
      • “The idea is as follows: Construct a transaction (called kickoff transaction) that spends the original funding output (the 2/2 multisig that the channel is based off of) into a new Taproot funding output. Build a commitment transaction (the thing that allows unilateral close) off of the new taproot funding output. Both parties retain the kickoff and new commitment off-chain. Once both parties have this pair of transactions, the last commitment transaction that was built off of the original funding output is revoked, making that closure path impossible.” Keegan from Lightning Labs
    • Reduced block sync time for Neutrino, a Bitcoin light client optimized for mobile Lightning nodes. We’ve observed 400x faster sync time for the block filters.
    • Improved reliability and resource optimization for Watchtowers with queued updates for reduction in memory usage.
  • 1:29:14 Mutiny Node v0.4.20 Blazing Fast Payments
    • Implements a Tony Giorgio’s Hub Scorer, this is looking like it will increase payment reliabilty dramatically.
    • Other highlights:
      • Experimental anchor channels support
      • Faster caching for bitcoin price
      • Better support for different VSS backends
      • Fixes fee rate being very low for channel closures
  • 1:29:25 Mutiny Wallet
    • It’s now a lot easier to self-host Mutiny. The team put together a new repo with the core pieces you need, and docs for how to self-host Mutiny on a VPS.
    • Auto approve: set up Wallet Connections that auto-pay requests within a limit
    • v0.4.20-2
      • Mutiny Gifts: Allows you to onboard a new user simply by showing them a QR code. Once they scan the QR code, it will load up Mutiny Wallet on the web, allowing them to redeem the Bitcoin. If they do not have a wallet already, it will create one in the background and open a lightning channel once redeemed.
    • Android v0.4.20
      • More reliable payments
      • Self hosted VSS options
      • Better encryption password UX
      • Dockerfile integration
      • Reserve calculations on channel screen
      • Optimized price retrieval
  • 1:34:46 Breez
    • 1.0.23
      • Optimize routing settings for shorter paths
    • 1.0.22
      • The Bitcoin Company widget added to Apps
      • Greek and Slovak translations
      • NFC support on iOS (NTAG 424 DNA cards)
      • Allow users to switch between Google Drive accounts
  • 1:35:35 Phoenix
    • The splice upgrade is now being deployed to all users, on Android and iOS, with splicing, trustless swaps, and a new fee model.
  • 1:38:27 Alby v3.2.0 Tagging Bennu
    • It is now possible to do onchain swaps and send payments to onchain addresses using deezy.io directly from within the Extension.
    • The injection of the window.nostr and window.webln providers has been greatly improved and is now faster. This makes it easier and faster for web apps to detect if a provider is present. Alby can now handle parallel calls to those providers using an internal queue.
    • Alby now no longer checks the LNURL description hash in order to make the LNURL pay spec update possible.
  • 1:40:24 eNuts v0.0.4-beta
    • Avoid foreground prompts for self-created token
    • Show in nostr msg that the sender is not verified
    • Enhance history entry of swap tx
    • Hide wallet amounts by pressing on logo
  • 1:40:32 Minibits v0.1.2-beta.6
    • Now in Open beta testing on Google Play
    • Payment requests: You can send payment requests (lightning invoices that are shared with your contacts over NOSTR relays) to your contacts. Wallet of the receiver notifies and shows incoming payment requests and allows them to pay them immediately.
    • Use your public NOSTR address as an ecash payment identifier: You can replace automatically assigned and random wallet NOSTR profile (with @minibits.cash address) with your own external NOSTR profile. All ecash and lightning invoices sent to you as direct messages are then retrieved by the wallet and can be claimed or paid.
  • 1:40:56 BitBanana v0.6.7 (#note: Lightning Node Management for Android)
    • Added channel fee management
    • Reworked and improved channel details
    • Improved UI simplicity with customizable feature toggles accessible via the “Advanced Settings”
    • Receive addresses are now Taproot by default
    • Switch currencies on all amount views
    • Numerous subtle UX enhancements
    • Translation updates
  • 1:41:12 Torq
    • v1.1.5
      • Duration formatting
      • Column ordering
      • CLN payment status
    • v1.1.1
      • Discord integration
      • Notifications via workflows (Telegram, Discord and Slack)
      • Uptime metrics and visualizations
      • Satcomma formatting on dashboard (and in notifications)
      • Summary on Payments, On Chain Transactions and Invoices pages (+ small updates)
      • Peers page paging (+ small updates)
      • Hitting dry run will always generate logs even when it’s disabled for the workflow
      • Configurable retention period for workflow logs
      • Cron trigger is now aware of the timezone
      • Prometheus database metric interval set to 10 minutes
  • 1:41:19 10101 v1.3.0
    • First implementation of self custodial perpetual futures trading, secured with Bitcoin using DLCs on Lightning
    • Find match on an expired position
    • Allow exporting the seed phrase even if the Node is offline
    • Sync position with dlc channel state
    • Extend coordinator’s /api/version with commit hash and number
  • 1:41:50 River
    • Launched LNURL Payments
    • Lightning Vouchers are live. River Lighting clients can now display QR codes to:
      • Enable withdrawals on Bitcoin ATMs
      • Host Bitcoin giveaways
      • Give their customers Bitcoin rewards
      • Distribute cashback to users
  • 1:42:03 Gigsats v0.2.0 (#note: A marketplace where people can offer their skills and services for payment in Bitcoin)
    • Markdown support when create/edit tasks and profile
    • Withdraw BTC with QR code
    • Display user activity status
    • Get notifid via email for task updates
  • 1:42:17 lnprototest v0.0.5 (#note: a Testsuite for the Lightning Network Protocol)
    • Allowing the option to skip the creation of the wallet in bitcoind
    • Open channel helper ignores announcement signatures
    • Support the Drop of the –developer flag at runtime
  • 1:42:25 Fedimint [v0.1.0]: TABConf hangover cure](https://github.com/fedimint/fedimint/releases/tag/v0.1.0)

Project spotlight

  • 1:42:36 Proxnut: A cashu proxy that asks for nuts to get right of passage
    • ProxNut is a Cashu proxy designed to protect or monetize web resources. Seamlessly integrate with a Cashu ecash wallet, allowing users to access protected resources using tokens
    • Features:
      • Ecash Wallet Integration: Seamlessly top up and spend tokens.
      • Resource Protection: Protect and monetize your web resources with ease.
      • Privacy by default: No accounts and no tracking. Leveraging ecash privacy.
      • Open-Source: Join our community and contribute to the project.
  • 1:43:01 Cashu LNURL: Service that allows users to sign up for an ln address via nostr
    • Sats paid to this address are minted as cashu tokens of the users preferred mint and direct messaged to them via nostr.

Nostr

Software Releases & Project Updates

  • 1:43:15 NDK v1.3.0
    • Massive user profile speedup with an aggressive LRU cache; apps using NDK Svelte Components will have the profile information available before the page is loaded (no flickering!)
    • Enables zap splits
    • Improved partial-EOSE logic
    • Ignores displayName and other bugfixes
  • 1:43:22 rust-nostr v0.24.0
    • nostr: add support to NIP48
    • nostr: add support to NIP44
    • Add latency to RelayConnectionStats
    • fix rustdoc links in documentation
    • nostr: verify event id
    • nostr: add alloc feature
  • 1:43:26 Damus v1.6-18
    • Add followed hashtags to your following list
    • Add “Do not show #nsfw tagged posts” setting
    • Hold tap to preview status URL
    • Finnish translations
  • 1:43:33 Primal
    • iOS
      • Direct Messages 👀
      • Feed rendering improvements
      • Various fixes
    • Android v0.16.8
      • Create account
      • Notifications
      • Notification settings
  • 1:43:40 0xchat v1.2.1-beta
    • Added voice & video call capabilities.
    • Introduced Light- Theme UI.
    • Expanded to 30+ language settings.
    • Messages now support reply and mentions features.
    • Included zaps records and notifications for zaps.
    • Expired Time Options added for creating secret chats.
  • 1:43:59 Snort
    • v0.1.19
      • Highlight search results
    • v0.1.15
      • User status on profile pages (Music only [NIP-38])
      • Following mark on avatars, if you follow the pubkey you will see a green tick on their avatar
      • Pin encryption, encrypted private key storage for nsec login
      • Pubkey (readonly) logins hide buttons which cannot be used (reactions, reply, save profiles, dms etc)
      • Muted words feature (phase 1)
      • NIP-28 public chats
  • 1:44:31 Amethyst
    • Release v0.78.0 Mute words
    • Release v0.77.7: Immersive scrolling
    • Release v0.77.1: Communities, hashtags, and geotags in the Top Bar list
    • Release v0.76.1: Zap Splits
  • 1:44:34 Coracle
    • 0.3.7
      • Add ToS and Privacy Policy
      • Use an ephemeral key when reporting content and expire reports
      • Add local relay
      • Add global music player
      • Support bech32 entities in long form content
      • Add support for profile website
      • Reduce repeated notes in feeds
      • Add database import/export
      • Use a bloom filter for deletes
      • Remember reply drafts
      • Topic/keyword mutes
      • Add person mute list to settings
    • 0.3.6
      • Add support for kind 1808
  • 1:44:36 Nos.social
    • 0.1-80
    • Updated the design of the edit profile screen
    • 0.1-79
      • Added the ability to search for Mastodon usernames on the Discover tab.
      • Long form content is now displayed in the discover tab.
  • 1:44:37 Nostur 1.7.0
    • Added separate notification tabs for reposts and new followers, mute toggles for each
    • Multi account improvements: quick follow on other accounts without switching account
    • Option to exclude selected accounts from publishing to specific relays
    • Many performance improvements, faster fetching and loading, and bug fixes
  • 1:44:39 Gossip v0.8.0
    • Lightning Zaps have been implemented
    • Direct Messages have been implemented
    • Petname support (including in ContactList events) has been implemented
    • Relay pages and UX have been completely redone
  • 1:44:40 Lume v1.2.6
    • Add relay manegament screen
    • Add explore screen
    • Add video and audio player (powered by https://github.com/vidstack/player)
  • 1:44:41 Agora Social
  • 1:44:43 nostrss v1.0.0: (#note: Lightweight and flexible bridge beetween RSS feeds and Nostr protocol
    • Implemented NIP-48 Proxy Tags
  • 1:44:45 Spring - The Nostr Browser v0.2.0
    • Switch to TypeScript
    • Switch to Redux
    • Major UI change - separate screens for Content, Apps, Search and Tabs
    • About app screen, Pin app screen, Tab permissions screen, Add keys screen
    • Skeletons and reload links for content feeds
    • Magic menu extended with new features
  • 1:44:46 Amber (#note: Nostr event signer for Android)
    • v0.2.0
      • Upgrade to material 3 dependencies
      • Created settings and permissions screen
      • Added arm64-v8a and armeabi-v7a builds
    • v0.3.0
      • Support for multiple accounts
    • v0.3.1
      • Added an option to name your accounts

Project spotlight

  • 1:44:49 Exit.pub by Pablo: Leave Elon’s walled garden and take your goodies with you
    • “Download your twitter archive. If Elon agrees, you’ll get a zip file; uncompress it and just use exit.pub to import your data into nostr”
    • Features:
      • Original dates are used; whatever you posted in 2009 will show up as posted in nostr in 2009
      • Granular control of which tweets to import (threads, non-replies, replies)
      • V4V, you choose how much your shitposts are worth
      • It should preserve embedded images
      • Granular control of which relays you want to publish to
  • 1:48:50 ZapThreads: A threaded comments component built on nostr.
    • Works on a variety of root events: note, nevent, naddr, URLs
    • Markdown support and nostr reference handling
    • Lightweight on clients and relays (~40kb minified/gzipped)
    • Extremely versatile and customizable
    • Available via NPM or script tag
  • 1:48:57 $Prism: Split zap payments with multiple users [Announcement]
    • Type a $prism tag in any kind 1 event on any client to initiate a prism.
    • The prism will be created based on the first mention of the $prism tag.
    • Only users with a Lightning address will be included in the prism.
    • Type a listr after $prism to limit the prism members to that list (for example: $boost #followers)
  • 1:49:03 Yana: Yet Another Nostr Application
    • The released app will be distributed as standalone packages for each OS and can be included in free Stores (F-Droid, Obtainium, etc)
    • Current features: Event Builders / WebSocket Subscriptions (NIP-01), Home Feed, Notifications Feed, Global Feed, Replies and mentions (NIP-10), Reactions (NIP-25), Reposts (NIP-18), Image/Url Previews, View Threads, Private Messages (NIP-04), User Profiles (edit/follow/unfollow - NIP-02), Bech Encoding support (NIP-19), Reporting (NIP-56), Block/Hide User, User/Note Tagging (NIP-08, NIP-10), Zaps (private, public, anon, non-zap) (NIP-57), Created_at Limits (NIP-22), Event Deletion (NIP-09), Nostr Address (NIP-05), Internationalization, Badges (NIP-58), Hashtag Following and Custom Hashtags, Polls (NIP-69), Relay Pages (NIP-11), Multiple Accounts
  • 1:49:07 formstr: A usable alternative to google forms, that works on “notes and other stuff transmitted through relays(nostr)”. [Github]
  • nostrsync.live: Broadcast & Export Service that allows you to Download a Copy of your Data & when you use this service, all of your data will also be Broadcasted to Major Relays on the network.
  • oddbean.com: Hacker News/Reddit clone built on Nostr
  • nostr.cooking: A new #nostr client that allows you to share and exchange your recipes for zaps

Privacy Software (#note: Skip this section? List too long bro! #BITCOINONLY?)

Software Releases & Project Updates

  • 2:01:39 SimpleX Chat v5.3.0
    • encrypt local files in app storage (except videos)
    • Improved groups:
      • Delivery receipts (up to 20 members)
      • Send direct messages to members even after contact is deleted.
      • Faster and more stable
    • Simplified incognito mode.
    • New privacy settings: show last messages & save draft.
    • Faster app loading.
    • Reduced memory usage by 40%.
  • 2:01:44 Obscura VPN VPN that offers Privacy-by-Design and can NEVER track your activity (#note: Suggested by Vivek)
    • Has no ability to tie your personal information to your browsing activity.
    • Works everywhere: even on restricted networks like your coworking space or local coffee shop.

Boosts

  • 2:01:58 Thanks to everyone who streamed sats, and shoutout to our top boosters:
    • [🏆 TOP BOOSTER] @grantgilliam (21,000 sats) “This was a great episode to sleep through, thank you”
    • @apemithrandir
      • (7,777 sats) “NERDS!!!”
      • (7,777 sats) “Sparrow + FROST, that sounds interesting.”
      • (7,777 sats) “The activation discussion was not useful as expected but from the sounds of it this change is useful enough to warrant another softfork.”
    • @vake (12,000 sats) “Bitcoin is boring”
    • @petar (3,333 sats) “I clipped this show at the part where you said nobody is going to clip this show. Great pod!”
    • @dubravko
      • (1,170 sats) “@nvk, I am 37 years old. I need pats on my back.”
      • (1,100 sats) “I rather enjoyed not listening to the end of this episode. I really needed that sleep.”
    • @conorchepenik (1,690 sats) “insightful rip thank you🫡”
    • @urza_cc (1,337 sats) “if we don’t know what we are doing, they don’t know it either :)”
    • @pextar “Amazing as always🫡”
    • @wartimepsycho (1,000 sats) “Good rip 🍻”

News & Noteworthy

Bitcoin

  • 2:04:02 @ZeroSync have succeeded in creating an instant light client sync
    • “They’ve created a batched/recursive/incremental STARK proof for Bitcoin’s block headers: https://github.com/ZeroSync/header_chain”
    • A single 1.4KB proof (independent of # of headers) to verify all headers, PoW, etc 🤯”
    • Link to slides from TabConf
  • 2:04:12 MARA Pool mined an invalid block at 809478 on mainnet [0xB10C]
    • Invalid Bitcoin mainnet block at height 809478 mined by experimental, in-house MARAPool mining pool software on September 27, 2023.
    • ERROR: ConnectTip: ConnectBlock 000000000000000000006840568a01091022093a176d12a1e8e5e261e4f11853 failed, bad-txns-inputs-missingorspent, CheckTxInputs: inputs missing/spent
  • 2:04:21 GPUtopia launched a marketplace to buy and sell GPU capacity for the open AI revolution. Every person can earn bitcoin payments by supplying unused graphic card processing power. [Alby Buzz]

Lightning

  • Zman proposed “Sidepools For Improving Payment Reliability At Scale” to the Lightning-Dev mailing list. The proposal would allow routing nodes to more efficiently manage liquidity.
  • Lightning Network Plus introduces the LN+ Liquidity Pool, a service to source liquidity for your node
  • Amboss launches Hydro, a feature to automatically source payment liquidity from the open market straight to your lightning node
  • You can now Buy Bitcoin directly into your Lightning wallet with Pocket
    • New top-up service enables sending bitcoin directly into your Breez or Phoenix wallet.
  • Diamond Hands announces new DH Swap and Strategic Partnership with Boltz [Press Release] to improve lightning liquidity management
    • “By entering into a strategic partnership with Boltz, we are now able to jointly offer and improve the service and expand the Boltz ecosystem in Japan and beyond.”

Competitions & Hackathons

Privacy

  • Coinjoins.org launches Bitcoin privacy wallet reviews
    • “From blockchain privacy, censorship resistance and anonymity scoring, we have selected 10 privacy essentials for Bitcoin wallets.”
    • “There are currently 3 popular coinjoin protocols (JoinMarket, WabiSabi and Whirlpool) with 5 privacy wallets that we have tested and evaluated based on the privacy essentials framework.”

Funding

  • Samara Asset Group Donates USD 10,000 in BTC to Bitcoin DADA to Support Bitcoin Education for Women in Africa [Press Release]
  • The Human Rights Foundation announced their latest round of 15 grants from their Bitcoin Development Fund
    • Furszy ($50,000) for his work on Bitcoin Core.
    • @summerofbitcoin ($50,000) to support their summer fellowship program.
    • Jarol Rodriguez ($50,000) for his work on Bitcoin Core.
    • Vinteum ($50,000) for their work on expanding open source Bitcoin work in Latin America and Brazil.
    • Gee Deer ($50,000) for his work on lightning native stablecoins and Bitcoin Core
    • The Kawaakibi Foundation ($50,000) (@Kawaakibi) to build a MENA Bitcoin Hub.
    • Justin Moeller ($50,000) for his work on Fedimint.
    • D++ ($25,000) for her international educational initiatives and work on FOSS projects.
    • Bitcoin Ekasi ($25,000) for their efforts to build a circular Bitcoin economy in South Africa.
    • Amiti ($25,000) for her work on Bitcoin mentorship, ADDRMAN, and Bitcoin Bytes.
    • BTC Sessions ($25,000) for international Bitcoin education.
    • La Librería de Satoshi ($25,000) to make technical education accessible to as many Spanish-speakers as possible.
    • Travel grants to TabConf ($10,000) a technical Bitcoin conference that took place in Atlanta, Georgia on September 6-9.
    • Travel grants to SatsConf ($10,000) the largest Bitcoin conference in Brazil taking place in Sao Paulo, Brazil
    • Travel grants to BTC++ ($10,000), a Bitcoin developer conference focused on Nix and software reproducibility

Business & Finance

  • F2Pool fully refunded the 19.8 BTC fee back to Paxos [F2 Pool]
  • Ripple Cancels Plan to Buy Fortress Trust [Coindesk]
  • BitGo and Swan Announce Plans for USA’s First Bitcoin-Only Trust Company [Announcement]
  • AnchorWatch Raises $3M to Solidify Bitcoin Custody and Insurance Platform [Press Release]
    • $3M funding round led by Ten31 with participation from Axiom BTC, Timechain, Bitcoin Opportunity Fund, UTXO Management (the asset management arm of Bitcoin Magazine and host of the Bitcoin Conference), and others.
  • The US Google Play Store has received a takedown request from Orange Group for The Orange Pill App. [Announcement]
    • “According to Orange, nobody can use the word “orange” but them.”
  • MSTR buys MOAR Bitcoin [Announcement]
    • “During the period between August 1, 2023 and September 24, 2023, MicroStrategy, together with its subsidiaries, acquired approximately 5,445 bitcoins for approximately $147.3 million in cash, at an average price of approximately $27,053 per bitcoin”

Hyperbitcoiniation

  • New nonprofit launched - Proof of Workforce
    • “Dedicated to long term, education-based Bitcoin adoption. Through adaptable adoption models, reliable educational resources, and community networking, Proof of Workforce aims to empower unions, workers, and organizations to discover ways in which Bitcoin can enhance their mission and well-being”

Shitcoin Clownery

  • CEO of Nchain Group, Christen Ager-Hanssen, departs - “convinced that Dr Craig Wright is NOT Satoshi” [Tweet]
    • “I have also reported that I have found compelling evidence that Dr Craig Wright has manipulated documents with the aim to deceive the court he is Satoshi.”

Government & Political

  • Cøbra Can’t Fight $700K Craig Wright Legal Fees as an Anon, UK Judge Rules Again [Coindesk]
    • “A London High Court Judge on Monday upheld a previous ruling that Bitcoin.org website operators, including the pseudonymous Cøbra, must give up their identity to avoid hefty legal fees levied by self-proclaimed Bitcoin inventor Craig Wright.”
  • Guatemala’s Supreme Election Tribunal is using bitcoin timestamping to detect fraud attempts in the country’s presidential elections [Bitcoin Magazine]
  • EU Parliament Passes DAC8 Crypto Tax Reporting Rule [Forbes]
    • DAC8’s approval will facilitate the automatic exchange of crypto asset information among EU tax authorities

Reads

  • Here’s a list of our top recently published reads:
    • Building on Lightning: How Satimoto Is Beating Fiat with the Breez SDK by Roy Sheinfeld
    • How Hodl Hodl used BTCPay to onboard 20 merchants at a conference [BTC Pay Server]
    • Payment Splitting & Switching and its impact on Balance Discovery Attacks by Gijs van Dam
    • SeedSigner Independent Custody Guide by SeedSigner
    • Threading the web with Nostr [Habla.news]
    • Bitcoin Knowledge and Perceptions: Chapter II by Block
    • Hunting the Real Bitcoin Network Hashrate by Lopp
    • Our Data Driven Approach to Fixing Payment Reliability by Tony Giorgio
    • Self-hosting fixes this by Future Paul
    • Mega thread of 147 Bitcoin-only grassroots initiatives from 34 different countries around the world by Bringin

Other Resources

  • NSA operation ORCHESTRA Annual Status Report - FOSDEM 2014 [cnxlinux]

Episode submission ideas

  • We’re looking for ideas for interesting panel conversations. To send Bitcoin related questions, just go to bitcoin.review and follow the contact links at the bottom of the page.

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