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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
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.
Lightweight Anti-Sybil with Anonymity in Bitcoin

- "Ring signature based IDentities using Discrete Log Equivalence" or "RIDDLE" for short
Fountain Podcasts v0.3.20 released

- offline listening
- faster boosts
- android lockscreen controls
Shock The Web is back this June for a second lightning hackathon

- June 16-19
- top prize of $1600
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
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
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
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
FATF to publish travel rule implementation report this month

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

- improved change detection using new fingerprint mode
- search bar autocomplete
FTX Bails Out BlockFi Amid Growing Complaints of Withdrawal Delays

- $250M revolving credit facility
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"
Fountain Podcasts v0.4.0 released

- earn sats by listening to your favourite podcasts on Fountain
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
Bitcoin Optech #205

- easier tx replacement option
- Hertzbleed vulnerability
- time stamping discussion
- an anti-sybil protocol w/ UTXOs
- client software changes
Trail of Bits Releases DARPA Funded Report on Bitcoin and Ethereum

- findings are questionable
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
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