RT @murchandamus: Announcement for Bitcoin Core 0.21.1 release:

Sun May 02 05:07:10 +0000 2021

RT @achow101: Shoutout to @slush_pool for mining the first block signaling for Taproot activation. They mined 0000000000000000000c5fc4ba69…

Sun May 02 23:56:01 +0000 2021

Replying to @bluewalletio

We (@BlockchainComns) are scheduled to start on an 2.0 update for QuickConnect QR and UR codes between mobile clients & TorGap services. We’d love to see a common standard here for a variety of services. Help us get started? /cc @FullyNoded

Tue May 04 01:26:51 +0000 2021

Replying to @kimdhamilton, @Brent_Shambaugh, @JoeAndrieu, @emsconnell, @danpape, @sprucesystems and @wycdd

I do like the did:doge trick. Could be good for 0.2. But with Taproot/Schnorr possible soon now if Simple Trial passes MASF, then there are some good choices for a BTCR 1.0 that have the anti-correlation, censorship-resistance & confidentiality that I wanted that 0.1 never had.

Tue May 04 03:54:06 +0000 2021

Replying to @WayneVaughan, @kimdhamilton, @Brent_Shambaugh, @JoeAndrieu, @emsconnell, @danpape, @sprucesystems and @wycdd

Absolutely! Not just MAST & Schnorr, but we can also leverage P2P cooperative techniques like coinjoin & L2 (Lighting & RGB style) to share and/or lower costs. Likely we’ll still be more more expensive than did:ion but much more private.

Tue May 04 05:28:39 +0000 2021

RT @lightning: We’ve released the latest in our series of Builder’s Guides🏗️: Managing Lightning Liquidity!

Want to make the most of your…

Tue May 04 19:42:14 +0000 2021

RT @CraigSilverman: Joining the chorus of media nerds who are devastated by this news. Nuzzel is hands down one of my most used apps. At th…

Wed May 05 03:36:03 +0000 2021

Replying to @TheBlueMatt

Most services have turned off free auto-CI features as people were abusing them to do token mining.

Wed May 05 22:29:03 +0000 2021

“Buffet and friends cannot see just how corrupt the world is around them. They do not see the water that they swim in, and are seemingly blind to the trillions of dollars of money laundered each year through the banking system” ⁦@gladstein⁩ of @hrf👍 https://bitcoinmagazine.com/culture/check-your-financial-privilege

Wed May 12 23:23:05 +0000 2021

RT @MartyBent: Despite what many privileged Western elites would like you to believe, Bitcoin is providing incredible utility to millions o…

Wed May 12 23:24:17 +0000 2021

As someone who thinks of himself as more of an older Gen X American than a Boomer, one thing we all had in common was same TV media refs. Even the Millennials knew Gilligan’s Island as there was little other choice. But younger gens have more choice, at price of loss of context. https://twitter.com/ambernoelle/status/1392524585317412876

Thu May 13 05:09:23 +0000 2021

Multisigs are very important because they allow individual users to reduce Single Points of Failure and Compromise. [3/14] https://github.com/BlockchainCommons/Gordian/blob/master/Docs/Multisig.md

Thu May 13 14:20:54 +0000 2021

A lot of our focus is on responsible key management. We want to help wallet manufacturers to keep your crypto-keys secure and safe. So we talk about everything from good use of entropy (randomness) to adoption of multisigs and the use of airgaps. [2/14]

Thu May 13 14:20:54 +0000 2021

Blockchain Commons is working to advance the state of cryptocurrency wallets with interoperable specifications. We’ve got many different ongoing initiatives, so we recently produced a video to introduce them all. [1/14] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYgOFSdUqWY

Thu May 13 14:20:54 +0000 2021

The first is ByteWords. This is a way to encode binary data (such as cryptographic seeds) as easy-to-recognize, hard-to-confuse words. Bytewords are also well-integrated with QRs. [7/14] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYgOFSdUqWY#t=16m21s

Thu May 13 14:20:55 +0000 2021

Besides talking about foundational concepts, we also spotlight a few major technologies in our video. [6/14] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYgOFSdUqWY#t=16m13s

Thu May 13 14:20:55 +0000 2021

Other foundational technologies that we use include CBOR encoding, CRC-32, SHA-256, Shamir’s Secret Sharing, and fountain codes. It’s a lot! That’s why we put together the video. [5/14] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYgOFSdUqWY#t=7m14s

Thu May 13 14:20:55 +0000 2021

And airgaps are very important too, because they allow you to keep your keys separated from the network by a physical gap of air, which can be bridged using QR codes and cameras. [4/14]

Thu May 13 14:20:55 +0000 2021

“A Guide to Using URs for Key Material” demonstrates how to safely transmit seeds, HD Keys, and BIP-39 words. (There will be more UR docs to come!) [12/14] https://github.com/BlockchainCommons/crypto-commons/blob/master/Docs/ur-2-keys.md

Thu May 13 14:20:56 +0000 2021

We’re also expanding our other docs to support developers interested in using our interoperable specifications. “URs: An Overview” looks at how URs are put together. [11/14] https://github.com/BlockchainCommons/crypto-commons/blob/master/Docs/ur-1-overview.md

Thu May 13 14:20:56 +0000 2021

We’ve got tons more on all of these concepts, foundational specs, and technologies in that video! Take a look! [10/14] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYgOFSdUqWY

Thu May 13 14:20:56 +0000 2021

The third is Lifehash. This is a graphic method for recognizing seeds, keys, and other digital objects. [9/14] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYgOFSdUqWY#t=24m55s

Thu May 13 14:20:56 +0000 2021

The second is Uniform Resources (URs). This is self-describing data that we present as an interoperable spec for transmitting data. It uses ByteWords and CBOR. [8/14] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYgOFSdUqWY#t=19m58s

Thu May 13 14:20:56 +0000 2021

The more support we have, the more we can do, and the less we have, the less we can do. If you’d like to support our increased work, consider becoming a GitHub patron. [14/14] https://github.com/sponsors/BlockchainCommons

Thu May 13 14:20:57 +0000 2021

Much of this work has been done with our Airgapped Wallet Community, who is helping us to prioritize real-world uses of interoperable technologies. [13/14] https://github.com/BlockchainCommons/Airgapped-Wallet-Community/discussions

Thu May 13 14:20:57 +0000 2021

New #Bitcoin soft fork signaling period started this morning Taproot Schnorr’s Simple Trial. So far 60.4% blocks have signaled yes — a good start! But we still have to get to 90% for a full signaling period to get approval. (visualization from https://taproot.watch))

Thu May 13 17:56:37 +0000 2021

RT @craigraw: Some great innovation here - in particular UR as a format for sending PSBTs and key information over QR. Standards like this…

Thu May 13 19:22:54 +0000 2021

RT @MartyBent: Remove yourself from the noise in the markets and focus on the hard work being done to ensure Bitcoin is successful 100 year…

Fri May 14 01:12:26 +0000 2021

RT @BlockchainComns: Today we posted a new video that provides an overview of the Blockchain Commons technologies. This blog post is full o…

Fri May 14 16:52:04 +0000 2021

RT @ManningBooks: Hot off the press!

What does SSI (Self Sovereign Identity) actually mean?

Discover the roadmap for a future of person…

Sat May 15 16:54:12 +0000 2021

RT @OracleRDiaz: Thank you @drummondreed @AlexPreukschat @ChristopherA and the team of long time identity expert who helped make this book…

Mon May 17 17:58:22 +0000 2021

RT @WolfMcNally: I’ve been a research contributor to Blockchain Commons for several years now, and my most recent video for them is a tour…

Mon May 17 17:58:30 +0000 2021

RT @SeedSigner: Great technical discussion that covers some of the security strategies used in SeedSigner and other airgapped multi-signatu…

Wed May 19 17:09:31 +0000 2021

Here is a link to the Google Translate of this page: “What are the digital rights that President Carlos Alvarado suggests ensuring in the Political Constitution? The debate on the protection of fundamental guarantees in the technological framework…” https://hsq3z5y6crq45mhhh6uraehmpm-ac5fdsxevxq4s5y-elfinancierocr-com.translate.goog/tecnologia/que-son-los-derechos-digitales-que-el-presidente/GMHH5N7VLNHO5JCW6PTTAQSZ7A/story/ https://twitter.com/MiamiDAO/status/1395128098388127747

Wed May 19 22:54:37 +0000 2021

I’m offering testimony this morning on the Wyoming’s “Select Committee on Blockchain, Financial Technology and Digital Innovation Technology” about blockchain education, Wyoming’s new DAO legislation. Live Stream at https://youtu.be/F1HDgkoKxWk Later today Digital Identity!

Fri May 28 15:38:30 +0000 2021

The legal definition that I’ve liked best in the past for “blockchain” looks like it was 1st done in Vermont business records law. If Wyoming wants to make improvements on its current more digital assets focused version, this is a good place to start. cc/ @rothfuss @JaredSOlsen https://twitter.com/ChristopherA/status/748238367062659072

Fri May 28 18:47:26 +0000 2021

I’m offering testimony this afternoon during Wyoming’s “Select Committee on Blockchain, Financial Technology and Digital Innovation Technology” about next steps after passing our legal definition of Digital Identity earlier this year. Updated live stream: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ayQ086BVDXE

Fri May 28 19:21:00 +0000 2021

The final video of Wyoming digital identity session is at https://youtu.be/ayQ086BVDXE. I particularly appreciated Joel Revill’s remarks at 1h42m19s “there is a line that I didn’t quite appreciate before between self-sourced identity & 3rd-party sourced identity…makes good sense.”

Fri May 28 21:45:24 +0000 2021

RT @ChristopherA: The final video of Wyoming digital identity session is at https://youtu.be/ayQ086BVDXE. I particularly appreciated Joel Revil…

Fri May 28 21:45:29 +0000 2021

RT @NZN: Kudos to the work being led in #Wyoming to define properly the #DigitalIdentity that is sourced from people, versus 3rd parties us…

Sat May 29 16:22:53 +0000 2021