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Bitcoin Optech #84

- help test a Bitcoin Core release candidate
- discussion about the BIP119 OP_CHECKTEMPLATEVERIFY proposal
- notable code and documentation changes

https://bitcoinops.org/en/newsletters/2020/02/12/
Coldcard releases PSBT Faker tool for testing purposes

https://github.com/Coldcard/psbt_faker
Home Defense Primer by Casa

https://blog.keys.casa/a-home-defense-primer/

> It’s unlikely that law enforcement will arrive at your home in less than 10 minutes if you report a physical security breach, so you must ask yourself: what will I do to keep my family and property safe if I can’t rely upon anyone but myself?
Tails v4.3 released

- Includes built-in Trezor support

https://tails.boum.org/news/version_4.3/
Trump administration to release new FinCEN requirements

https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/55734/trump-administration-to-release-new-fincen-requirements-for-cryptos-mnuchin-tells-congress

> Mnuchin offered few details on the move when speaking before the Senate Finance Committee. However, he remarked that "specifically on cryptocurrencies, we are spending a lot of time on this, on both an interagency basis and with the regulators."

> “We're about to roll out some significant new requirements at FinCEN," he said during the hearing, though he offered no specifics on the timing of the move.

> “We want to make sure that technology moves forward, but on the other hand, we want to make sure that cryptocurrencies aren't used for the equivalent of old Swiss secret number bank accounts,” he added.

> Later in the hearing, Mnuchin remarked that the effort is being undertaken “so that law enforcement can see where the money is going and that this isn’t used for money laundering.”
Dropbit users should withdraw all funds asap. The bitcoin wallet is non custodial so those funds shouldn't be at risk but the lightning wallet is custodial. Click the "withdraw from lightning" button then send all funds to a different wallet.
Recent Podcasts

Chaincode - James O'Beirne - https://podcast.chaincode.com/2020/02/12/james-obeirne-4.html

Tales from the Crypt - Rabbit Hole Recap - Bitcoin Week in Review - https://anchor.fm/tales-from-the-crypt/episodes/Rabbit-Hole-Recap-Week-of-2020-02-10-eaqq2o
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Bisq v1.2.6 released

- Adds support for L-BTC

https://github.com/bisq-network/bisq/releases/tag/v1.2.6
Zeus v0.2.1 released

Android APK:
zeusln.app/zeus-v0.2.1.apk

Developer Signature:
https://zeusln.app/zeus-v0.2.1.apk.asc
RTL v0.6.5 released

- Circular channel rebalancing
- Sign messages with your pubkey - Verify message-signature pair
- View channel uptime
- Fee control on Channel closure

https://github.com/Ride-The-Lightning/RTL/releases/tag/v0.6.5
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CK-BUNKER: the companion desktop/server to ColdCard Wallet HSM mode

- Auto-(co)sign PSBT based on Time/Amount/User
- Level of remote-hands trust
- On-screen TOTP 2FA QR
- Tor native

ckbunker.com
Stephan Livera Podcast - Adam Gibson (Waxwing)

https://stephanlivera.com/episode/149/
Fully Noded 2 released on iOS Testflight

Use your own full node through Tor with multisig and PSBT support.

Download: https://testflight.apple.com/join/OQHyL0a8

Release thread: https://twitter.com/fullynoded/status/1228959212350296066?s=21
Video Guide: Build your own dedicated full node using mynodebtc.com by BTCSessions

youtu.be/GMovZg_3ERs
> BTC supply was initially held by a few individuals, but over time it has gradually been distributed to millions of different addresses.

source: https://coinmetrics.substack.com/p/coin-metrics-state-of-the-network-2d3
Stephan Livera Podcast - Samourai Wallet

https://stephanlivera.com/episode/150/