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Starting a new digital identity

> I've often wondered how I would start my digital identity again. Knowing what I know now, I'd definitely do things a little differently.
User Activated Soft Fork (UASF) bitcoin client has been released intended to force taproot activation if miner signaling via Speedy Trial fails to reach the required threshold of 90%.
Tales from the Crypt Podcast - Rabbit Hole Recap: Bitcoin Week of 2021.04.12

- bitcoin week in review
Start9 adds Sphinx Chat Relay support to EmbassyOS

- Sphinx Chat is a messaging service built on top of the Lightning Network.
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Bitcoin Core v0.21.1 Release Candidate 1 released

- Includes Speedy Trial activation method for Taproot
full release notes:
There Are Now Two Taproot Activation Clients, Here’s Why

- Bitcoin Core and Bitcoin Core 0.21.0-based Taproot Client 0.1 are starting out as compatible with one another. This will remain the case if miners activate Taproot before the Speedy Trial deadline. In that case, Bitcoin Core and Bitcoin Taproot nodes will both start enforcing the Taproot upgrade on Bitcoin block 709632 (November).
The Van Wirdum Sjorsnado Podcast - SIGHASH_ANYPREVOUT and Eltoo - NADO 35
Tales from the Crypt Podcast - #244: DLCs, DeFi, Taproot activation, and milk cattle with Chris Stewart and Ben Carman
March’s adjusted on-chain volume was $366.27 billion — up 14.7% from February’s previous all-time high of $319.3 billion. The third consecutive month in which adjusted on-chain volume for Bitcoin reached record highs.
myNode v0.2.30 released

- Add Lightning Terminal v0.4.1
- Specter v1.3.0
- Pair Wallet UI upgraded
- Sphinx Relay v2.0.11
- BTCPay Server v1.0.7.2
- LND Watchtower toggle
- Faster UI
Brian Brooks hired as CEO of Binance US

- Previously head of the US Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
- Before that he was chief legal officer at Coinbase
Venmo adds bitcoin IOU support

- Users can now buy and sell bitcoin but they cannot withdraw
- ETH, LTC, and BCH supported as well
WeWork now accepting bitcoin as payment and will hold it on their balance sheet

- ETH, USDC, and PAX also accepted
Stephan Livera Podcast - SLP269 Jack Mallers - Bitcoin Wins Because It Is Open
Coin Center: “Expansive” standards for surveillance threaten human autonomy—our message to FATF

> linking a Bitcoin payment address to a name and physical address is extremely destructive of the owner’s privacy
Tails OS v4.18 released

- Tor Browser v10.0.16
- Thunderbird v78.9.0-1
- fixes reliability issues with the Additional Software feature
The Intelligent Bitcoin Miner, Part II

- a new open-source tool you can use to simulate mining profitability under a variety of network conditions