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PRIVATE ISRAELI SPYWARE USED TO HACK CELLPHONES OF JOURNALISTS, ACTIVISTS WORLDWIDE

- NSO Group’s Pegasus spyware, licensed to governments around the globe, can infect phones without a click

https://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/interactive/2021/nso-spyware-pegasus-cellphones/
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ECLAIR V0.6.1 RELEASED

- performance improvements
- improved postgres support
- upfront shutdown script
- transaction publishing improvements

https://github.com/ACINQ/eclair/releases/tag/v0.6.1
ELECTRUM V4.1.5 RELEASED

- mac binary is now reproducible
- all builds across all supported platforms will now be reproducible going forward

download: https://electrum.org/#download
release notes: https://github.com/spesmilo/electrum/blob/master/RELEASE-NOTES
EU TO TIGHTEN RULES ON 'CRYPTOASSET' TRANSFERS

- A company handling cryptoassets for a customer must include the customer's name, address, date of birth and account number, and the name of the person who will receive the cryptoassets.

https://www.reuters.com/technology/eu-tighten-rules-cryptoasset-transfers-2021-07-20
archive: https://archive.ph/JxFhK
MULTISIG ENHANCED PRIVACY SCHEME

- If an unauthorized party gains access to a BIP39 seed phrase, that party learns nothing about transactions in any multisig quorum that seed participates in
- It allows trusted-minimized third parties (e.g. a lawyer, accountant, heir, close friend, "uncle Jim" bitcoiner, collaborative custody service, etc) to hold an emergency recovery key in a multisig quorum with zero knowledge of what that key protects

https://github.com/mflaxman/blind-xpub
BITCOIN OPTECH #158

- changes to services/client software
- why wallets should wait before generating taproot addresses
- LND 0.13.1-beta, Rust-Lightning 0.0.99, Eclair 0.6.1

https://bitcoinops.org/en/newsletters/2021/07/21/
archive: https://archive.ph/vTySH
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Citadel Dispatch e0.3.1 - getting started with bitcoin mining with @diverter_nokyc, @econoalchemist, and roninminer

EPISODE: 0.3.1
BLOCK: 691887
PRICE: 3373 sats per dollar
TOPICS: getting started with bitcoin mining, power, heat, noise, being good to your wife, internet, renting failed subway sandwich locations for mining, hosted mining options and tradeoffs, cloud mining is bad, mining shitcoins and dumping them for bitcoin

citadeldispatch.com/cd31
'THE B WORD' VIRTUAL BITCOIN CONFERENCE IS NOW LIVE

- free access
- institutional focus
- tracks include:
- demystifying bitcoin
- bitcoin as a tool for economic empowerment
- supporting the developer ecosystem
- securing the bitcoin network
- regulating bitcoin
- preserving the bitcoin ethos

https://www.thebword.org/c/the-b-word
GREENLIGHT BY BLOCKSTREAM: LIGHTNING MADE EASY

- a simple way to spin up a lightning node in the cloud while retaining complete control over funds

https://blockstream.com/2021/07/21/en-greenlight-by-blockstream-lightning-made-easy
archive: https://archive.ph/W1RhW
BLOCKSTREAM GREEN DESKTOP V0.1.10 RELEASED

- adds coin control support

https://github.com/Blockstream/green_qt/releases/tag/release_0.1.10
CAN BITCOIN BE PALESTINE’S CURRENCY OF FREEDOM?

- Bitcoin gives Palestinians a powerful avenue for peaceful protest, and the opportunity to find sovereignty among oppressive economic policies.

https://bitcoinmagazine.com/culture/can-bitcoin-bring-palestine-freedom
archive: https://archive.ph/BaYkN
KASEYA OBTAINS UNIVERSAL DECRYPTOR FOR REVIL RANSOMWARE VICTIMS

- REvil ransomware gang mysteriously disappeared
- Kaseya claims that they received the decryptor from a 'trusted third party' but have not disclosed the source

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/kaseya-obtains-universal-decryptor-for-revil-ransomware-victims/
archive: https://archive.ph/gfv41