Socratic Meetup 61 (Food Sponsored by Paxos)

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If you can't make it to the main event please join us at Live Bait on 23rd and Madison around 9:30PM

Message from our Sponsors: Paxos is hiring a Blockchain Engineer (https://www.paxos.com/careers-list/blockchain-engineer)!

Presentations:

• Matt Corallo - Relay Network (http://bitcoinrelaynetwork.org/) + FIBRE (http://bitcoinfibre.org/)

• Jimmy Song - Scaling Bankchain (https://www.paxos.com/bankchain), a private and permissioned blockchain based on bitcoin, but designed to settle transactions between regulated financial institutions. Jimmy will be presenting how to use asynchronous programming and lots of RAM to achieve 10k transactions per second on a single blockchain.

Discussion Topics:

Github Issues/Pull Requests
https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/8756
https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/8694
https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/8735
https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/8723
https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/8865
https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/issues/8719
https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/8753
https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/8709
https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/8704
https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/8661 (merged)
https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/8636
https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/8526 (/merged)

Weekly Meeting Notes
https://bitcoincore.org/en/meetings/2016/09/15/
https://bitcoincore.org/en/meetings/2016/09/22/

Network Stats
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1w2Xy-o9-QQb01OYmJQQjRDY28/view

Simulation based Evaluation of Coin Selection Strategies
http://murch.one/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/CoinSelection.pdf

Limiting excessive SignatureHash operation
https://github.com/jl2012/bips/blob/sighash/bip-sighash.mediawiki

Drivechain using OP_COUNT_ACKS
https://github.com/rootstock/bips/blob/83ef47c2aa615d74eb5e56402781170cb8514afe/BIP-R10.md

BIP 134: Flexible Transactions
https://github.com/bitcoin/bips/pull/445
https://lists.linuxfoundation.org/pipermail/bitcoin-dev/2016-September/013164.html

Xthin vs. Compact Blocks
https://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/54rbl1/xthin_vs_compact_blocks_slides_from_bu_conference/d84hpto

ASICBoost
https://lists.linuxfoundation.org/pipermail/bitcoin-dev/2016-October/013190.html
https://lists.linuxfoundation.org/pipermail/bitcoin-dev/2016-October/013184.html

MimbleWimble
http://diyhpl.us/~bryan/papers2/bitcoin/mimblewimble-andytoshi-INCOMPLETE-DRAFT[masked].pdf
https://soundcloud.com/heryptohow/mimblewimble-andrew-poelstra-peter-wuille-brian-deery-and-chris-odom

Atomic Swaps
http://popeller.io/index.php/2016/09/28/atomic-swaps/

Lightning Network
What is the Lightning Network and how can it help Bitcoin scale?
http://coincenter.org/entry/what-is-the-lightning-network

Accepting/processing payments over Lightning
https://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/54hvsh/will_lightning_require_rewriting_the_payment/d83c1p1?context=3

[Lightning-dev] Testing a Flare-like routing implementation on 2500 AWS nodes
https://lists.linuxfoundation.org/pipermail/lightning-dev/2016-September/000614.html
https://medium.com/@BitFuryGroup/bitfury-lightning-network-algorithm-successfully-tested-935efd43e92b#.mkz0tah1h

Bcoin
https://medium.com/@PurseIO/introducing-bcoin-fdfcb22dfa34#.ugd65tge6

The Ethereum network is currently undergoing a DoS attack
https://blog.ethereum.org/2016/09/18/security-alert-geth-nodes-crash-due-memory-bug/
https://blog.ethereum.org/2016/09/22/ethereum-network-currently-undergoing-dos-attack/
https://www.reddit.com/r/ethereum/comments/54jbvh/quick_update_attacker_has_changed_strategy/

Do Multiple Implementations Make Ethereum More Reliable?
https://petertodd.org/2016/multiple-implementations-consensus-systems

CSRF Vulnerability Allows for Remote Compromise of Monero Wallets
https://labs.mwrinfosecurity.com/advisories/csrf-vulnerability-allows-for-remote-compromise-of-monero-wallets/

Electrum - Thomas Voegtlin
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hjYCXOyDy7Y

Brainwallet Cracking
https://rya.nc/forensic-bitcoin-cracking.html

Jute w/ Secure DAG Sorting Algorithm
https://gist.github.com/Taek42/3e4f029261b5719e4587fe4972fb904a

Improving Bitcoin’s Privacy and Scalability with TumbleBit
https://freedom-to-tinker.com/2016/09/13/improving-bitcoins-privacy-and-scalability-with-tumblebit/

Smarter Signatures: Experiments in Verification
https://github.com/WebOfTrustInfo/ID2020DesignWorkshop/blob/master/final-documents/smarter-signatures.pdf

Transparency Overlays and Applications
https://eprint.iacr.org/2016/915.pdf

Proofs of Proofs of Work with Sublinear Complexity
http://fc16.ifca.ai/bitcoin/papers/KLS16.pdf

Large DDoS attacks targeting industry giants over the past few days
https://www.webhostingtalk.com/showthread.php?t=1599694

Are DDoS attacks a threat to the decentralised internet?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79u7bURE6Ss

Deep down the certificate pinning rabbit hole of "Tor Browser Exposed"
http://seclists.org/dailydave/2016/q3/51
(related) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vBPF71iYmVY - SSL And The Future of Authenticity with Moxie Marlinspike

Twice the Bits, Twice the Trouble: Vulnerabilities Induced by Migrating to 64-Bit Platforms
https://www.tu-braunschweig.de/Medien-DB/sec/pubs/2016-ccs.pdf

Blinded Tokens as Captcha Alternative
https://github.com/cloudflare/challenge-bypass-specification

Lattice Cryptography Library
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/research/project/lattice-cryptography-library/

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