Former colleague published a write-up on the history leading to the invention of #Bitcoin and #Blockchain
Tucker Carlson Blows Up at Rutger Bregman in Unaired Fox News Interview
What if privacy law was as strict as copyright law nowadays? You are not allowed to copy any private information about someone until 70 years after their death, even if it was non-commercial, and you can sue the heck (that is: €€€) out of someone if they do.
And then do the reverse to copyright law: copying anything copyrighted is the standard, creators who don't want it are refuted with "Oh, but you don't have something to hide, do you?", and Big Tech and Government actively help people to copy work from creators and to spread it further.
A product's privacy claims are only as good as its default settings.
Providing options to change the default privacy-violating settings in some "Advanced" section doesn't make your product a privacy-respecting one.
Forgot to mention the microphone we built into that smoke alarm, oops.
-Broadcast Tx via API
-QR code scanning via the web browser
-Block timestamps for confirmed Tx
-No analytics scripts, no tracking
-Better privacy through @email@example.com support
Thanks to @firstname.lastname@example.org there's finally a simple tool to create proofs of reserves. It signs a tx spending your UTXOs and a non-existing "challenge" input. Built on rust-bitcoin and PSBTs https://github.com/stevenroose/reserves @email@example.com
Proof-of-reserves tool for bitcoin, particularly useful for bitcoin exchanges and other businesses: https://github.com/ElementsProject/reserves @firstname.lastname@example.org @Blockstream@twitter.com
The recent QuadrigaCX events provide a good context for proofs of reserves.
They cannot however disclose who has control to an exchange's cold wallets, of course. The general advise is to keep the amount of Bitcoin you have in an exchange to a minimum. And pick exchanges carefully.
I got my #fairphone 2 yesterday. I must admit that it's a considerable downgrade from the Nexus 5X in many ways (performance, screen size, resolution, phone size and ergonomics, speaker sound quality), but the sustainability aspect is really cool!
Being able to open your phone and disassemble it without automatically voiding your warranty is very refreshing.
Something I've been working on lately. For more financial transparency.
@dankwraith I think it's pretty incredible how many analytically-minded people who are celebrated for scientific/mathematic achievements are also socialists and how we just... ignore that part of their legacy.
Society: "Amazing! Incredible! A truly brilliant mind!!"
Einstein: "The economic anarchy of capitalist society as it exists today is, in my opinion, the real source of the evil."
Society: "Tell us more about how space and time are wibbly-wobbly!"
What is the difference between USA and USB? Show more
One connects to all of your devices and accesses the data, the other is a hardware standard.
I just realized: One thing I'm missing from the Fediverse are event calendars.
I'm currently in a group of people planning a climate protest, and we're using Facebook to post events there for people to subscribe to.
I'm not aware of any federated social network / tool where I could post a calendar event and people could subscribe to it.
That would be a really useful feature to get more people off Facebook.
Hacking on Bitcoin @ Blockstream.
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