• Socratic Seminar 92

    NYU Stern School of Business

    RSVPs now closed. Please join us at Dragon Energy Night II (pw: GIGAMEGS) for the after-party. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dragon-energy-night-ii-registration-60857262711 Presentation: Anthony Towns - SIGHASH_ANYPREVOUT Discussion topics: ML and Bitcoin Optech Taproot proposal mailing list post https://lists.linuxfoundation.org/pipermail/bitcoin-dev/2019-May/016914.html Proposal for Taproot BIP https://github.com/sipa/bips/blob/bip-schnorr/bip-taproot.mediawiki Proposal for Tapscript BIP https://github.com/sipa/bips/blob/bip-schnorr/bip-tapscript.mediawiki Proposal for Schnorr Signature BIP https://github.com/sipa/bips/blob/bip-schnorr/bip-schnorr.mediawiki Optech explanation of Taproot https://bitcoinops.org/en/newsletters/2019/05/14/#overview-of-the-taproot--tapscript-proposed-bips Bitcoin Core[masked] released https://lists.linuxfoundation.org/pipermail/bitcoin-core-dev/2019-May/000078.html Network Data Transactions per day near ATH https://bitinfocharts.com/comparison/bitcoin-transactions.html 96 participant CoinJoin https://twitter.com/nopara73/status/1121186039622770688 CoinJoins as a percentage of all Bitcoin payments have tripled to 4.09% over the past year https://longhash.com/news/coinjoins-as-a-percentage-of-all-bitcoin-payments-have-tripled-to-409-over-the-past-year Non-segwit blocks https://twitter.com/murchandamus/status/1121525695555883009 BCH spam https://www.theblockcrypto.com/tiny/one-bitcoin-cash-address-is-responsible-for-nearly-50-percent-of-the-networks-transactions-in-the-past-month/ Unilateral closes and breach remedy transactions https://github.com/ksedgwic/lightning-channel-scanner/blob/master/README.md CVEs and Research Research The multiparty symmetrical Schnorr signature scriptless script shuffle https://joinmarket.me/blog/blog/multiparty-s6/ Scriptless script shuffle variation https://old.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/biruxq/multiparty_s6_the_multiparty_symmetrical_schnorr/em3zilr/ Russel O'Connor on Simplicity https://player.fm/series/hashing-it-out/hashing-it-out-44-blockstream-russell-oconnor Christian Decker on future of LN https://www.whatbitcoindid.com/wbd092-christian-decker InfoSec A Timeline of the most infamous 51% attacks in crypto history https://blog.honeyminer.com/timeline-of-51-attacks/ Electrum botnet steals $4.6 million https://bitcoinist.com/electrum-botnet-steals-4-6-million-bitcoin-cryptocurrencies/ 7000 BTC Binance hack https://www.coindesk.com/hackers-steal-40-7-million-in-bitcoin-from-crypto-exchange-binance Zerocoin Inflation Vulnerability https://zcoin.io/cryptographic-description-of-zerocoin-attack/ Tor[masked]https://blog.torproject.org/new-release-tor-0405 Pull Requests Bitcoin Core Rewrite DoS interface between validation and net_processing #15141 https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/15141 Make sending to future native witness outputs standard #15846 https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/15846 Eclair Add simple plugin support #927 https://github.com/ACINQ/eclair/pull/927 Eclair plugin documentation https://github.com/ACINQ/eclair#plugins Live channel database backup #951 https://github.com/ACINQ/eclair/pull/951 The month in Lapps Tools/Wallets Lightning Labs desktop app released on mainnet https://blog.lightning.engineering/announcement/2019/04/23/mainnet-app.html c-lightning plugins https://github.com/lightningd/plugins Apps Final Message, a dead man's switch powered by lightning payments https://finalmessage.io/ TipHub - non custodial tipping for open source https://tiphub.io/ Lightning Agar - Eat players to earn sats https://agar.satoshis.games/ Misc. Magical Crypto Conference Transcripts http://diyhpl.us/wiki/transcripts/magicalcryptoconference/2019/ Programmers solve MIT’s 20-year-old cryptographic puzzle https://www.csail.mit.edu/news/programmers-solve-mits-20-year-old-cryptographic-puzzle Gotenna w/ Blockstream Satellite https://blockstream.com/2019/05/11/gotenna-satellite-api-integration/

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  • Socratic Seminar 91

    Galvanize

    If you can't make it to the main event please join us at Westville Hudson around 9:30PM. Thanks to our friends at Chaincode Labs for food and refreshments. Please find the discussion topics below and at the following link: https://bitdevs.org/2019-04-22-socratic-seminar-91 Discussion item Can HTLCs work for micropayments? ML and Bitcoin Optech [bitcoin-dev] assumeutxo and UTXO snapshots https://lists.linuxfoundation.org/pipermail/bitcoin-dev/2019-April/016825.html [bitcoin-dev] Payjoin2swap: Enabling Payjoin Without Merchant Purchases https://lists.linuxfoundation.org/pipermail/bitcoin-dev/2019-April/016888.html Bitcoin Optech https://bitcoinops.org/en/newsletters/2019/03/19/ https://bitcoinops.org/en/newsletters/2019/03/26/ https://bitcoinops.org/en/newsletters/2019/04/02/ https://bitcoinops.org/en/newsletters/2019/04/09/ https://bitcoinops.org/en/newsletters/2019/04/16/ Pull Requests Bitcoin Core Refactor: separate wallet from node https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/10973 Add Poly1305 implementation https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/15519 gui: Generate bech32 addresses by default #15711 https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/15711 0.18: Revert GetData randomization change https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/15839 https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/14897 Enhance `bumpfee` to include inputs when targeting a feerate #15557 https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/15557 BIPs BIP 127: Simple Proof-of-Reserves Transactions #756 https://github.com/bitcoin/bips/pull/756 LND lnd 0.6 Release https://blog.lightning.engineering/announcement/2019/04/16/lnd-v0.6.html breacharbiter: watch for spends on all inputs until reaching terminal states https://github.com/lightningnetwork/lnd/pull/2765 lnd: lower default CLTV delta from 144 to 40 https://github.com/lightningnetwork/lnd/pull/2759 server: stagger initial reconnects https://github.com/lightningnetwork/lnd/pull/2885 c-lightning invoice hook https://github.com/ElementsProject/lightning/pull/2540 See also LND 'HODL' invoices https://github.com/lightningnetwork/lnd/pull/2022 The month in Lapps Block Clock https://blockclock.live/ Paywall any link https://paywall.link/ Edit Satoshi's whitepaper https://www.toshi.vision/ Pay-per-hour Docker instance https://lnsh.pw/ Sats for Likes (or follows, or retweets) https://kriptode.com/satsforlikes/index.html Lightning Loop Alpha https://blog.lightning.engineering/posts/2019/03/20/loop.html Research Transacting Bitcoin-based P2P Derivatives https://blockstream.com/2019/04/19/en-transacting-bitcoin-based-p2p-derivatives/ TEX - A Securely Scalable Trustless Exchange https://eprint.iacr.org/2019/265 Flash Boys 2.0: Frontrunning, Transaction Reordering, and Consensus Instability in Decentralized Exchanges https://arxiv.org/abs/1904.05234 The Lightning Network (Part 2) – Routing Fee Economics https://blog.bitmex.com/the-lightning-network-part-2-routing-fee-economics/ InfoSec ElectrumX server under DDOS attack https://www.reddit.com/r/Electrum/comments/b3xaaz/electrumx_server_under_ddos_attack/ Bitcoin SV 6 Block Reorg https://blog.bitmex.com/bitcoin-cash-sv-6-block-re-organisation/ Ransom amounts rise 90% in Q1 as Ryuk increases https://www.coveware.com/blog/2019/4/15/ransom-amounts-rise-90-in-q1-as-ryuk-ransomware-increases

  • Socratic Seminar 90

    Galvanize

    Thanks to our friends at Chaincode Labs for food and refreshments. Come hang out with us at Westville Hudson around 9:30PM. Discussion topics: Bitcoin Core[masked]rc2 https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/releases/tag/v0.18.0rc2 [bitcoin-dev] Vulnerability relating to 64-byte transactions in Bitcoin Core 0.13 branchhttps://lists.linuxfoundation.org/pipermail/bitcoin-dev/2019-February/016697.html Bitcoin Core PRs https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/15368 https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/14021 https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/15153 https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/15471 https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/15118 [bitcoin-dev] Signet https://lists.linuxfoundation.org/pipermail/bitcoin-dev/2019-March/016734.html [bitcoin-dev] More thoughts on NOINPUT safety https://lists.linuxfoundation.org/pipermail/bitcoin-dev/2019-March/016766.html [bitcoin-dev] BIP Proposal: The Great Consensus Cleanup https://lists.linuxfoundation.org/pipermail/bitcoin-dev/2019-March/016714.html Bitcoin Optech https://bitcoinops.org/en/newsletters/2019/02/12/ https://bitcoinops.org/en/newsletters/2019/02/19/ https://bitcoinops.org/en/newsletters/2019/02/26/ https://bitcoinops.org/en/newsletters/2019/03/05/ Stats Veriblock Testnet End https://twitter.com/coinmetrics/status/1104913875240128512 Gmax banlist updated https://people.xiph.org/~greg/banlist.gui.txt BSV Nodes https://twitter.com/realLudvigArt/status/1106816905807958016 RBF in the Wild https://bitcoinops.org/en/rbf-in-the-wild/ Lightning c-lightning 0.7.0 Release https://github.com/ElementsProject/lightning/releases/tag/v0.7.0 c-lightning PRs https://github.com/ElementsProject/lightning/pull/2342 https://github.com/ElementsProject/lightning/pull/2380 lnd PRs https://github.com/lightningnetwork/lnd/pull/2690 https://github.com/lightningnetwork/lnd/pull/2618 Eclair PRs https://github.com/ACINQ/eclair/pull/821 Neutrino on Zap https://github.com/LN-Zap/zap-desktop/pull/1769 Lapps https://boltathon.com/ https://singles.shock.network/ https://ion.radar.tech/ https://sparkswap.com/ https://blockstream.com/satellite-queue/ LN Stats https://1ml.com/ Misc. Bitcoin Core HWI Scripts https://github.com/bitcoin-core/HWI MuSig: A New Multisignature Standard https://blockstream.com/2019/02/18/musig-a-new-multisignature-standard/ MIT Bitcoin Expo 2019 Live Webcast http://web.mit.edu/webcast/mitbitcoinexpo/ Bitcoin Timestamp Security https://medium.com/@lopp/bitcoin-timestamp-security-8dcfc3914da6 Liquid Core https://blockstream.com/2019/03/11/introducing-liquid-core/ Ethereum Woes https://blog.blockcypher.com/ethereum-woes-d9b2af62da67 Mining Pool Splits $300K Ether Fee With Accidental Sender https://www.coindesk.com/sparkpool-splits-2100-ether-mining-fee-with-accidental-sender Wasabi Wallet 1.1.1 and[masked]https://github.com/zkSNACKs/WalletWasabi/releases/tag/v1.1.1 https://github.com/zkSNACKs/WalletWasabi/releases/tag/v1.1.3 Research Financial Crypto 2019 https://fc19.ifca.ai/program.html Minimizing Trust in Hardware Wallets with Two Factor Signatures https://eprint.iacr.org/2019/006 A Formal Treatment of Hardware Wallets https://eprint.iacr.org/2019/034.pdf Efficient Non-Interactive Zero-Knowledge Proofs in Cross-Domains without Trusted Setup https://eprint.iacr.org/2019/063 Bitcoin vs. Bitcoin Cash: Coexistence or Downfall of Bitcoin Cash? https://arxiv.org/abs/1902.11064v2 Zether: Towards Privacy in a Smart Contract World https://crypto.stanford.edu/~buenz/papers/zether.pdf InfoSec Monero Hashrate Plunges after HF https://www.coinwarz.com/network-hashrate-charts/monero-network-hashrate-chart Grin Vulnerability https://www.grin-forum.org/t/critical-vulnerability-in-grin-1-0-1-and-older-fixed-in-1-0-2/4343 Ledger Monero Issues https://www.reddit.com/r/Monero/comments/b0mldw/ledger_support_for_monero_is_back_with_version_122/ Bitmain S15 Firmware Vulnerability https://twitter.com/james_hilliard/status/1095225270011781120

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  • Socratic Seminar 89

    Galvanize

    Thanks to our sponsors Chaincode Labs. If you can't make it to the main event please join us for food and merriment at Westville Hudson around 9:30PM. Presentations Carl Dong - Supply-chain Security for Bitcoin Andre Neven - Koala Studio Bitcoin Core PRs https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/14929 https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/13926 https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/15159 https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/14491 https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/14897 Bitcoin Optech https://bitcoinops.org/en/newsletters/2019/01/22/ https://bitcoinops.org/en/newsletters/2019/01/29/ https://bitcoinops.org/en/newsletters/2019/02/05/ Lightning lnd PRs https://github.com/lightningnetwork/lnd/pull/2448 https://github.com/lightningnetwork/lnd/pull/2405 https://github.com/lightningnetwork/lnd/pull/2460 https://github.com/lightningnetwork/lnd/pull/2370 https://github.com/lightningnetwork/lnd/pull/2538 Eclair PRs https://github.com/ACINQ/eclair/pull/762 https://github.com/ACINQ/eclair/pull/784 Quick Lightning Channel Stats (31-Jan-19) https://medium.com/@rusty_lightning/quick-lightning-channel-stats-31-jan-19-fee7fab3f7ac Month in Lapps https://twitter.com/BR_Robin/status/1086648655459876869 https://tippin.me/ https://microbet.fun/ https://medium.com/bluewallet/bluewallet-introduces-lapp-browser-and-lapp-marketplace-eed36721d853 https://medium.com/bluewallet/a-glimpse-on-the-future-of-bitcoin-ux-4129cca9ece6?source=linkShare-528e5c63cb74-1549392395&_branch_match_id=565908919501513408 https://mobile.twitter.com/poperbu/status/1091875913573322752 https://kriptode.com/ https://www.takethetorch.online https://twitter.com/jack/status/1092891165966229509 https://medium.com/@matthewramsden/tabs-lightning-app-for-ios-37f3735b3e5f https://twitter.com/JackMallers/status/1082778895500406785 http://www.buyabeerwithlightning.com/ https://github.com/wbobeirne/joule-extension/releases/tag/v0.4.0 https://twitter.com/Bitlumio/status/1088148250622902274 https://blog.keys.casa/casa-browser-extension/ https://blog.keys.casa/open-sourcing-the-casa-node/ Miniscript http://bitcoin.sipa.be/miniscript/miniscript.html https://prezi.com/view/KH7AXjnse7glXNoqCxPH/ [Reverse CoinJoins] New ideas to extend CoinJoins https://twitter.com/nopara73/status/1089795141739655168 PayJoin https://joinmarket.me/blog/blog/payjoin/ Current state and the future of DApps https://medium.com/fluence-network/dapp-survey-results-2019-a04373db6452 Misc The reports of bitcoin environmental damage are garbage https://hackernoon.com/the-reports-of-bitcoin-environmental-damage-are-garbage-5a93d32c2d7 GrinCon https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvdk-nUGoWG43sWOUFsXbnA/videos http://diyhpl.us/wiki/transcripts/grincon/2019/ Stanford Blockchain Conference http://diyhpl.us/wiki/transcripts/stanford-blockchain-conference/2019/ Cryptographic accumulator based on the strong RSA assumption, Python & Solidity: oleiba/RSA-accumulator https://github.com/oleiba/RSA-accumulator Crypto Crime Series: Decoding Darknet Markets https://blog.chainalysis.com/reports/decoding-darknet-markets The Ripple Story https://blog.bitmex.com/the-ripple-story/ InfoSec Disclosure of the impact and mitigation of CVE-2018–20587, affecting all released versions of Bitcoin Core, including the latest[masked]. https://medium.com/@lukedashjr/cve-2018-20587-advisory-and-full-disclosure-a3105551e78b Selfish Mining in Ethereum https://arxiv.org/abs/1901.04620v1 Parity and Aleth Ethereum nodes vulnerable to traffic amplification attacks https://medium.com/@bitfly/parity-and-aleth-ethereum-nodes-vulnerable-to-traffic-amplification-attacks-4453307cce3c Downgrade Attack on TLS 1.3 and Vulnerabilities in Major TLS Libraries https://www.nccgroup.trust/us/about-us/newsroom-and-events/blog/2019/february/downgrade-attack-on-tls-1.3-and-vulnerabilities-in-major-tls-libraries/ The Curious Case of Convexity Confusion https://googleprojectzero.blogspot.com/2019/02/the-curious-case-of-convexity-confusion.html

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  • Socratic Seminar 88

    Galvanize

    Thanks to our friends at Chaincode Labs for food and refreshments. If you can't make it to the main event please join us at Westville Hudson around 9:30PM. Discussion Topics: Bitcoin Core PRs https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/14121 https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/14491 https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/14565 https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/14711 https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/14811 https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/14955 https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/15039 https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/15141 https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/14336 Bitcoin Optech https://bitcoinops.org/en/newsletters/2018/12/28/ https://bitcoinops.org/en/newsletters/2019/01/08/ Lightning PRs https://github.com/ElementsProject/lightning/pull/2214 https://github.com/lightningnetwork/lnd/pull/2374 https://github.com/lightningnetwork/lnd/pull/2455 c-lightning[masked]https://github.com/ElementsProject/lightning/releases/tag/v0.6.3 1st Lightning Dev IRC Meeting http://gnusha.org/lightning-dev/2019-01-07.log Noded[masked] with Olaoluwa Osuntokun And Conner Fromknecht https://soundcloud.com/noded-bitcoin-podcast/noded-0360-with-olaoluwa-osuntokun-and-conner-fromknecht Lapps Tiny Auction https://cryptograffiti.auction/ Tiny payment game http://lightningbutton.network/ Blue Wallet, a new mobile wallet https://bluewallet.io/ LndHub - multi-user LND https://github.com/BlueWallet/LndHub https://kriptode.com/micromine/index.html https://satoshisgameof.life/ Research + Stats FIBRE Stats http://bitcoinfibre.org/stats.html https://twitter.com/TheBlueMatt/status/1079102879204605953 Granular mining pool mapping with Bitcoin's coinbase outputs https://coinmetrics.io/mining-pool-mapping/ 2nd Global Cryptoasset Benchmarking Study https://www.jbs.cam.ac.uk/faculty-research/centres/alternative-finance/publications/2nd-global-cryptoasset-benchmark-study/ Bitcoin Data Science (Pt. 3): Dust & Thermodynamics https://blog.unchained-capital.com/bitcoin-data-science-pt-3-dust-thermodynamics-615dd51f49 A First Look at the Crypto-Mining Malware Ecosystem: A Decade of Unrestricted Wealth https://arxiv.org/abs/1901.00846v1 BITMAIN mining pool share decline https://twitter.com/TradeBlock/status/1078712699360608256 Misc. The road to Cobalt: First months of Braiins OS https://medium.com/@braiins_systems/the-road-to-cobalt-first-months-of-braiins-os-e4ada155ec76 Syncing Data Between Bitcoin Nodes Is About to Get Easier https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/synching-data-between-bitcoin-nodes-about-get-easier/ Wasabi Wallet Hard Fork https://medium.com/@nopara73/upcoming-wasabi-wallet-hard-fork-609f271d9c41 Old bitcoin-dev IRC logs https://twitter.com/Snyke/status/1078727327150997504 Information Security Electrum[masked]https://github.com/spesmilo/electrum/blob/3.2.x/RELEASE-NOTES Ethereum Classic 51% Attack https://blog.coinbase.com/ethereum-classic-etc-is-currently-being-51-attacked-33be13ce32de https://medium.com/@slowmist/the-analysis-of-etc-51-attack-from-slowmist-team-728596d76ead https://www.gate.io/article/16735 Bitcoin Private Inflation Hack https://coinmetrics.io/bitcoin-private/ https://medium.com/@bitcoinprivate/official-statement-on-coinmetrics-report-6f1cef176c05 wallet.fail https://wallet.fail https://www.ledger.fr/2018/12/28/chaos-communication-congress-in-response-to-wallet-fails-presentation/ https://twitter.com/pavolrusnak/status/1078568510182309889

  • Socratic Seminar 87

    Galvanize

    If you can't make it to the main event please join us for food and merriment at Westville Hudson around 9:30PM. Discussion topics: Bitcoin Core PRs https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/14477 https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/14708 https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/14837 https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/14955 Optech Newsletters https://bitcoinops.org/en/newsletters/2018/11/27/ https://bitcoinops.org/en/newsletters/2018/12/04/ https://bitcoinops.org/en/newsletters/2018/12/11/ [bitcoin-dev] Schnorr and taproot (etc) upgrade https://lists.linuxfoundation.org/pipermail/bitcoin-dev/2018-December/016556.html [bitcoin-dev] CPFP Carve-Out for Fee-Prediction Issues in Contracting Applications (eg Lightning) https://lists.linuxfoundation.org/pipermail/bitcoin-dev/2018-November/016518.html [bitcoin-dev] Safer sighashes and more granular SIGHASH_NOINPUT https://lists.linuxfoundation.org/pipermail/bitcoin-dev/2018-November/016488.html Minisketch: an optimized library for BCH-based set reconciliation https://github.com/sipa/minisketch Lightning 05.1 Release https://github.com/lightningnetwork/lnd c-lighting and lnd PRs https://github.com/ElementsProject/lightning/pull/2121 https://github.com/ElementsProject/lightning/pull/2161 https://github.com/lightningnetwork/lnd/pull/2006 https://github.com/lightningnetwork/lnd/pull/2039 https://github.com/lightningnetwork/lnd/pull/2313 SLP39 Olaoluwa Osuntokun (Roasbeef), CTO of Lightning Labs https://stephanlivera.com/episode/39 Research MIT DCI's Cryptocurrency Research Review #1 https://mitcryptocurrencyresearch.substack.com/p/mit-dcis-cryptocurrency-research Simplicity: High-Assurance Smart Contracting https://blockstream.com/2018/11/28/simplicity-github/ Pederson Swap https://github.com/apoelstra/scriptless-scripts/blob/master/md/pedersen-swap.md TxProbe: Discovering Bitcoin's Network Topology Using Orphan Transactions http://arxiv.org/abs/1812.00942 JuxtaPiton: Enabling Heterogeneous-ISA Research with RISC-V and SPARC FPGA Soft-cores http://arxiv.org/abs/1811.08091 Batching Techniques for Accumulators with Applications to IOPs and Stateless Blockchains https://eprint.iacr.org/2018/1188 Misc. Who controls Bitcoin Core? https://medium.com/@lopp/who-controls-bitcoin-core-c55c0af91b8a What is the tradeoff between privacy and implementation complexity of Dandelion (BIP156) https://bitcoin.stackexchange.com/questions/81503/what-is-the-tradeoff-between-privacy-and-implementation-complexity-of-dandelion/81504 bitcoin script playground https://nioctib.tech/#/transaction/f2f398dace996dab12e0cfb02fb0b59de0ef0398be393d90ebc8ab[masked]b/input/0/interpret?automatic=true Information Security Long-tail cryptocurrency is 51% attacked: Vertcoin edition https://www.theblockcrypto.com/2018/12/03/long-tail-cryptocurrency-is-51-attacked-vertcoin-edition/ Let’s Not Speculate: Discovering and Analyzing Speculative Execution Attacks https://domino.research.ibm.com/library/cyberdig.nsf/1e4115aea78b6e7c85256b360066f0d4/d66e56756964d8998525835200494b74 Grifter Journalist Jerry Ji Guo Jailed for Alleged $3.5 Million Bitcoin Heist https://www.thedailybeast.com/grifter-journalist-jerry-ji-guo-jailed-for-alleged-bitcoin-long-con Cryptojacking Malware Now Infects More Than 415,000 Routers Globally https://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/415000-routers-globally-infected-with-cryptojacking-malware/ Timothy May RIP https://www.facebook.com/lucky.green.73/posts/10155498914786706

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  • Socratic Seminar 86 + Lightning Residency and HackDay Demos

    Presentations: Will O'Bierne - Joule Andre Neves - Lightwork Jordan Frankfurt - arcade-like browser game George Vaccaro - static lightning qr codes experiment Discussion Topics: Bitcoin Core Pull Requests https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/14451 https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/14468 https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/14437 https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/14150 https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/14532 Bitcoin Optech https://bitcoinops.org/en/newsletters/2018/10/23/ https://bitcoinops.org/en/newsletters/2018/10/30/ https://bitcoinops.org/en/newsletters/2018/11/06/ https://bitcoinops.org/en/newsletters/2018/11/13/ https://bitcoinops.org/en/newsletters/2018/11/20/ Stats https://twitter.com/khannib/status/1063068406981767170 https://twitter.com/murchandamus/status/1066413641459654657 https://p2sh.info/dashboard/db/batching?orgId=1 https://p2sh.info/dashboard/db/segwit-usage?orgId=1&from=1520707903632&to=1541443906392 Lightning Network lnd+c-lightning PRs https://github.com/lightningnetwork/lnd/pull/1535 https://github.com/lightningnetwork/lnd/pull/2027 https://github.com/ElementsProject/lightning/pull/2061 https://github.com/ElementsProject/lightning/pull/2075 https://github.com/ElementsProject/lightning/pull/2095 Lightning Residency https://lightningresidency.com/#videos https://bitcoinops.org/en/newsletters/2018/11/20/#feature-news-lightning-network-protocol-11-goals https://medium.com/@pierre_rochard/day-1-of-the-chaincode-labs-lightning-residency-ab4c29ce2077 Research Proof-of-Work Sidechains https://eprint.iacr.org/2018/1048.pdf Automated Penalization of Data Breaches using Crypto-augmented Smart Contracts https://eprint.iacr.org/2018/1050.pdf Tracing Transactions Across Cryptocurrency Ledgers https://arxiv.org/abs/1810.12786 Misc. Open Sourcing Subzero https://medium.com/square-corner-blog/open-sourcing-subzero-ee9e3e071827 Bulletproofs pre-release https://medium.com/interstellar/bulletproofs-pre-release-fcb1feb36d4b Blockstream - Announcing the Liquid Full Node and Wallet Release https://blockstream.com/2018/11/06/liquid-full-node-and-wallet-release/ Information Security Investigating Implausible Bloomberg Supermicro Stories https://www.servethehome.com/investigating-implausible-bloomberg-supermicro-stories/ Add a privacy preserving feature for public key exports https://github.com/LedgerHQ/ledger-app-btc/pull/75 VirtualBox E1000 Guest-to-Host Escape. https://github.com/MorteNoir1/virtualbox_e1000_0day Bitcoin Cash Split https://cash.coin.dance https://fork.lol/reward/dari/btc https://github.com/Bitcoin-ABC/bitcoin-abc/blob/master/doc/release-notes.md https://github.com/Bitcoin-ABC/bitcoin-abc/commit/321b2b6363c2df70c7427bd1618fdfbe2de81b2d#diff-24efdb00bfbe56b140fb006b562cc70bR2414

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  • ⚡ Bitcoin Lightning Network Hackday New York City ⚡

    >>> Please visit https://lightninghackday.fulmo.org/ to register <<< Welcome to the Bitcoin Lightning Network Hackday New York City! This will be the fourth of an international series of Hackdays that we'll host to explore and discover the Lightning Network! #LightningHackdayNYC Inspired by Barcamps and Unconferences, this Hackday was designed to encourage you to explore, learn, share and build on the Lightning Network! This will be a technical event, so be prepared to get your hands dirty! Tickets are available at https://lightninghackday.fulmo.org/#tickets -- Please ONLY respond if you actually plan to participate. In addition to our scheduled speakers, we will host a hackathon starting on Saturday, October 27th at noon at the same venue. You can find the schedule for the event here: https://lightninghackday.fulmo.org/#schedule Please note that this schedule is subject to change. If you have any suggestions or projects, please don't hesitate to contact us. This event is brought to you by BitDevs NYC in partnership with www.fulmo.org and https://www.nyublockchain.com/. A big thank you to our sponsors for making this event possible: https://flatironschool.com/ https://sparkswap.com/

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    Thanks to Chaincode Labds for food and refreshments. If you can't make it to the main event please join us for some merriment at Westville Hudson around 9:30PM. Discussion topics: Bitcoin Core PRs https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/14454 https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/14336 https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/14424 https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/14291 https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/14150 https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/14318 Optech Newsletters https://bitcoinops.org/en/newsletters/2018/09/25/ https://bitcoinops.org/en/newsletters/2018/10/02/ https://bitcoinops.org/en/newsletters/2018/10/09/ https://bitcoinops.org/en/newsletters/2018/10/16/ Lightning Network c-lightning PRs https://github.com/ElementsProject/lightning/pull/1982 https://github.com/ElementsProject/lightning/pull/2033 https://github.com/ElementsProject/lightning/pull/1888 https://github.com/ElementsProject/lightning/pull/2000 https://github.com/ElementsProject/lightning/pull/1992 https://github.com/lightningnetwork/lnd/pull/1970 https://github.com/lightningnetwork/lnd/pull/2000 Neutrino: The Lighter Side of Lightning https://blog.lightning.engineering/posts/2018/10/17/neutrino.html CVE-2018–17144: An Analysis https://medium.com/@jimmysong/bitcoin-core-bug-cve-2018-17144-an-analysis-f80d9d373362 https://live.blockcypher.com/btc-testnet/block/00000000eba3f43a8624750f39e4520a1678c0dbdf8707bfa4854a12fbf086c5/ AsicBoost capability verified — 13% in energy savings https://medium.com/@braiins_systems/bitmain-antminer-s9-asicboost-capability-verified-by-braiins-13-in-energy-savings-and-planned-da67c290152c Misc. Braiins OS https://medium.com/@braiins_systems/braiins-os-introduction-45c545d13d51 Learning from cryptocurrency breaches https://medium.com/@magoo/learning-from-cryptocurrency-breaches-5493da06139c Research sign-to-contract: how to achieve trustless digital timestamping with zero marginal cost https://www.politesi.polimi.it/bitstream/10589/140124/1/2018_04_Comandini.pdf The Proof is in the Pudding: Proofs of Work for Solving Discrete Logarithms https://eprint.iacr.org/2018/939 Formal Barriers to Longest-Chain Proof-of-Stake Protocols http://arxiv.org/abs/1809.06528 Fragmented Transaction Protocol http://diyhpl.us/~bryan/papers2/bitcoin/tom_oct17.txt Statechains: Off-chain Transfer of UTXO Ownership http://diyhpl.us/~bryan/papers2/bitcoin/statechains.pdf Cross Curve atomic swaps: Equivalent Secret Values Across Curves http://diyhpl.us/~bryan/papers2/bitcoin/cross-curve-atomic-swaps--equivalent-secret-values-across-curves.txt Fast Secure Multiparty ECDSA with Practical Distributed Key Generation and Applications to Cryptocurrency Custody https://eprint.iacr.org/2018/987 Fast Multiparty Threshold ECDSA with Fast Trustless Setup https://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=3243859 Events CoreDev Tech https://coredev.tech/ http://diyhpl.us/wiki/transcripts/bitcoin-core-dev-tech/ Bitcoin Edge https://keio-devplusplus-2018.bitcoinedge.org/ http://diyhpl.us/wiki/transcripts/scalingbitcoin/tokyo-2018/edgedevplusplus/ Scaling Bitcoin 2018 https://scalingbitcoin.org/presentations https://diyhpl.us/wiki/transcripts/scalingbitcoin/tokyo-2018/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmwaDulmQtX-H8FOSQTKqMg/videos Misc. Monero: A Post Mortem of The Burning Bug https://getmonero.org/2018/09/25/a-post-mortum-of-the-burning-bug.html Creating money out of thin ether https://decryptmedia.com/2018/10/02/spy-mining-hits-ethereum/ Spectre and Meltdown Hardware Protection Added to Intel's 9th Gen CPUs https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/spectre-and-meltdown-hardware-protection-added-to-intels-9th-gen-cpus/

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    If you can't make it to the main event please join us for food and merriment at Westville Hudson around 9:30PM. Thanks to our friends at HYPR and Chaincode labs for food and drink. Discussion topics: Bitcoin Core[masked]https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/releases/tag/v0.16.3 https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2018-17144 Bitcoin Core 0.17rc4 https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/releases/tag/v0.17.0rc4 Bitcoin Core PRs https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/14053 https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/14060 https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/14079 https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/14075 https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/14220 https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/12676 (merged)https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/12254 https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/13152 https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/12490 https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/commit/b2f49bd7325989267017260a9e7c843588a8c237 (/merged) Optech https://bitcoinops.org/en/newsletters/2018/08/21/ https://bitcoinops.org/en/newsletters/2018/08/28/ https://bitcoinops.org/en/newsletters/2018/09/04/ https://bitcoinops.org/en/newsletters/2018/09/11/ https://bitcoinops.org/en/newsletters/2018/09/18/ BIP 151 Overhall https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/14032 https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/14047 https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/14049 https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/14050 BIP: Generic Signed Message Format by kallewoof https://github.com/bitcoin/bips/pull/725 [bitcoin-dev] SIGHASH2 for version 1 witness programme https://lists.linuxfoundation.org/pipermail/bitcoin-dev/2018-August/016345.html [bitcoin-dev] bustapay BIP :: a practical sender/receiver coinjoin protocol https://lists.linuxfoundation.org/pipermail/bitcoin-dev/2018-September/016384.html Stats https://dashboard.bitcoinops.org/d/TDhboADmk/bitcoin-optech-dashboards?orgId=1 https://asicboost.dance https://btc.com/00000000000000000021868c2cefc52a480d173c849412fe81c4e5ab806f94ab Lightning Network c-lightning[masked]https://github.com/ElementsProject/lightning/releases/tag/v0.6.1 first version of lib-autopilot.py https://github.com/ElementsProject/lightning/pull/1888 Spark: A new GUI for c-lightning https://medium.com/@notgrubles/spark-a-new-gui-for-c-lightning-2cf2f024500c Lightning Desktp 0.2.2-alpha Release https://blog.lightning.engineering/announcement/2018/09/10/lightning-app.html LND 0.5 Release https://blog.lightning.engineering/announcement/2018/09/14/lnd-v0.5.html LND PRs https://github.com/lightningnetwork/lnd/pull/1937 https://github.com/lightningnetwork/lnd/pull/1941 (merged)https://github.com/lightningnetwork/lnd/pull/1818 https://github.com/lightningnetwork/lnd/pull/1824 https://github.com/lightningnetwork/lnd/pull/1516 https://github.com/lightningnetwork/lnd/pull/1843 https://github.com/lightningnetwork/lnd/pull/1809 (/merged) LND performance improvements https://twitter.com/alexbosworth/status/1040460464826642435 Zap Desktop[masked]https://medium.com/@JimmyMow/zap-desktop-0-2-1-cant-stop-won-t-stop-61acb2e4ee15 Schnorr and Taproot in Lightning https://jonasnick.github.io/blog/2018/09/04/schnorr-and-taproot-in-lightning/ Atomic on-chain ETH to off-chain BTC swap https://medium.com/@jason.hcwong/atomic-on-chain-eth-to-off-chain-btc-swap-3c959ab22e52 MimbleWimble Enable non-interactive transactions in Grin https://www.reddit.com/r/grincoin/comments/9deh40/is_there_any_idea_to_enable_noninteractive/e5j12rn BIP32 Wallet Compliance - Aggsig Updates - Bulletproof Update https://github.com/mimblewimble/grin/pull/1501 Research Routing Cryptocurrency with the Spider Network http://arxiv.org/abs/1809.05088v2 Airdrops and Privacy: A Case Study in Cross-Blockchain Analysis http://arxiv.org/abs/1809.05360v1 The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Address Clustering https://arxiv.org/abs/1605.06369v3 (meetup limits description length, please see here for the full list) https://docs.google.com/document/d/1n2wcwwPbKDhDcyEGr7Y4cFE9UNZnTeDUtNUBVll2BWI/edit

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