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How the Federal Government Buys Our Cell Phone Location Data

- data brokers and federal military, intelligence, and law enforcement agencies have formed a vast, secretive partnership to surveil the movements of millions of people

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2022/06/how-federal-government-buys-our-cell-phone-location-data
archive: https://archive.ph/xHYf3
A Protest Planned by Hundreds of Bank Depositors in Central China Seeking Access to Frozen Funds Say Authorities Have Turned Their Health Code Apps Red

- "I can't do anything, I can't go anywhere. You're treated as though you're a criminal. It infringes on my human rights," said Liu.

https://www.reuters.com/world/china/china-bank-protest-stopped-by-health-codes-turning-red-depositors-say-2022-06-14
archive: https://archive.ph/rInEJ
Lightweight Anti-Sybil with Anonymity in Bitcoin

- "Ring signature based IDentities using Discrete Log Equivalence" or "RIDDLE" for short

https://gist.github.com/AdamISZ/51349418be08be22aa2b4b469e3be92f
archive: https://archive.ph/26FCv
Fountain Podcasts v0.3.20 released

- offline listening
- faster boosts
- android lockscreen controls

https://explore.fountain.fm/blog/0-3-20
archive: https://archive.ph/Z90ex
Shock The Web is back this June for a second lightning hackathon

- June 16-19
- top prize of $1600

https://bolt.fun/hackathons/shock-the-web-2/
archive: https://archive.ph/IzeQn
Hertzbleed Is a New Family of Side Channel Attacks: Frequency Side Channels

- these attacks can allow an attacker to extract cryptographic keys from remote servers that were previously believed to be secure

https://www.hertzbleed.com
archive: https://archive.ph/IYkHp
Bitcoin Optech #204

- package relay BIP discussion
- recent LN developer meeting
- how spenders and routing nodes on LN can optimize for both reliability and low fees

https://bitcoinops.org/en/newsletters/2022/06/15
archive: https://archive.ph/NsvRx
Third Largest Russian Oil Company Gazpromneft Partners with BitRiver to Mine Bitcoin

- BitRiver was previously sanctioned by the U.S. for reportedly assisting Russian avoidance of sanctions

https://bitcoinmagazine.com/business/gazpromneft-partners-with-bitriver-to-mine-bitcoin
archive: https://archive.ph/DiwRQ
Bitcoin Is Losing Favor on Darknet Markets

- A deep dive into how Bitcoin’s lack of privacy and, by extension, its insufficient fungibility has led to its loss of market share in darknet markets

https://bitcoinmagazine.com/markets/bitcoin-is-losing-favor-on-darknet-markets
archive: https://archive.ph/CX2ko
FATF to publish travel rule implementation report this month

- "The report stresses the urgent need for jurisdictions to implement and enforce the travel rule. "

https://www.theblock.co/linked/152830/fatf-to-publish-travel-rule-implementation-report-this-month
archive: https://archive.ph/PJxSy
OXT Visualizer Update

- improved change detection using new fingerprint mode
- search bar autocomplete

https://medium.com/oxt-research/oxt-update-38591f4050d9
archive: https://archive.ph/HnUe9
FTX Bails Out BlockFi Amid Growing Complaints of Withdrawal Delays

- $250M revolving credit facility

https://nitter.net/BlockFiZac/status/1539216594383028224
archive: https://archive.ph/jrIks
Deloitte and NYDIG Announce Alliance to Provide Banking for All With Bitcoin

- "strategic alliance designed to help companies of all sizes implement digital asset capabilities in their businesses"

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/deloitte-and-nydig-announce-alliance-to-provide-banking-for-all-with-bitcoin-301571356.html
archive: https://archive.ph/9pQwH
Fountain Podcasts v0.4.0 released

- earn sats by listening to your favourite podcasts on Fountain

https://explore.fountain.fm/blog/fountain-0-4-0
archive: https://archive.ph/fuSeq
IBEX Onboards 85 Merchants In Miami To The Bitcoin Lightning Network

- follows a successful large-scale merchant trial IBEX conducted this April at Bitcoin 2022

https://bitcoinmagazine.com/business/ibex-onboard-85-merchants-in-miami-to-bitcoin
archive: https://archive.ph/yOHDq
Bitcoin Optech #205

- easier tx replacement option
- Hertzbleed vulnerability
- time stamping discussion
- an anti-sybil protocol w/ UTXOs
- client software changes

https://bitcoinops.org/en/newsletters/2022/06/22
archive: https://archive.ph/MP2wX
Trail of Bits Releases DARPA Funded Report on Bitcoin and Ethereum

- findings are questionable

https://blog.trailofbits.com/2022/06/21/are-blockchains-decentralized/
archive: https://archive.ph/uMRcj
Almost $4 Billion in Bitcoin Miner Loans Are Coming Under Stress

- many of the mining rigs lenders accepted as collateral have now halved in value

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-06-24/almost-4-billion-in-bitcoin-miner-loans-are-coming-under-stress
archive: https://archive.ph/zHxsJ
Morgan Creek Is Trying to Counter FTX’s BlockFi Bailout

- FTX's offer would effectively wipe out all of BlockFi’s existing equity shareholders, including management and employees with stock options

https://www.coindesk.com/business/2022/06/25/morgan-creek-is-trying-to-counter-ftxs-blockfi-bailout-leaked-call-shows/
archive: https://archive.ph/u5yUH