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The Salvadorian Government's bitcoin wallet Chivo is powered by BitGo and does not support the lightning network.

Correction
: Reports that the Chivo wallet does support lightning.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jonathanponciano/2021/09/07/el-salvador-taps-billionaire-backed-bitcoin-unicorn-in-the-cryptocurrencys-historic-legal-tender-debut
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Our earlier post stated there was no support for lightning in the Salvadorian Government's bitcoin wallet Chivo but it appears it does in fact support lightning.

Apologies for the confusion.

https://twitter.com/aveotero/status/1435235216906506256
archive: https://archive.ph/zGiRK
Bitcoin Optech #165

- proposal for Bitcoin MIME types
- new decentralized mining pool paper
- PR Review Club Meeting
- Vaults with taproot

https://bitcoinops.org/en/newsletters/2021/09/08/
archive: https://archive.ph/HRObI
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Citadel Dispatch e0.3.7 - building software from source code with @achow101 and @craigraw

EPISODE: 0.3.7
BLOCK: 699517
PRICE: 2170 sats per dollar
TOPICS: building software from source code, reproducible builds, reducing trust, coin selection, coin control, coinjoin

citadeldispatch.com/cd37
Blockstream and Macquarie to Form Green Bitcoin Mining Partnership

- Macquarie is a financial services group based out of Sydney, Australia. With $550B AUD ($411B USD) in assets under management, Macquarie operates across the globe in 32 markets.

https://blockstream.com/2021/09/08/en-blockstream-and-macquarie-to-form-green-bitcoin-mining-partnership/
archive: https://archive.ph/UZcsK
New law in Ukraine legalizes bitcoin trading on registered exchanges but using it as payment for goods or services is prohibited.

https://www.kyivpost.com/technology/parliament-passes-law-to-legalize-cryptocurrency-in-ukraine.html
archive: https://archive.ph/Iu3xl
WSJ article conflates bitcoin use by Afghanis concerned about Taliban control with potential use by the Taliban themselves.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/growing-use-of-cryptocurrency-in-afghanistan-poses-security-concerns-11631275200
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An Intro to Samourai Wallet - Week 2 - Spend Tools

- the second of a four part series focused on samourai wallet

https://bitcointv.com/videos/watch/e3bbfa70-bdc8-4751-833c-8a30594a4e5c
Introducing Summer Of Bitcoin

- Students get involved in and write code for projects matching their interests, earn bitcoin as stipend and put their summer break to good use. The project communities provide mentors who guide students through the entire summer, helping students learn about the community and contribute code.

https://blog.summerofbitcoin.org/issues/summer-of-bitcoin-liftoff-745630
archive: https://archive.ph/OcGHv
"The main monetary power of the digital dollar comes from the abolition of bank notes. If people can’t hoard physical money, it becomes much easier to cut interest rates far below zero; otherwise the zero rate on bank notes stuffed under the mattress looks attractive."

https://www.wsj.com/articles/digital-currencies-pave-way-for-deeply-negative-interest-rates-11631091581
archive: https://archive.ph/ZzBIr
Lend at Hodl Hodl: Security Report

- published on september 2nd but we missed it

https://medium.com/hodl-hodl/lend-at-hodl-hodl-security-report-3bf1a170d765
archive: https://archive.ph/yaxcI
MicroStrategy has purchased an additional 5050 bitcoin for ~$242.9 million in cash at an average price of ~$48099 per bitcoin. They now hold ~114042 bitcoin acquired for ~$3.16 billion at an average price of ~$27713 per bitcoin.

https://www.microstrategy.com/content/dam/website-assets/collateral/financial-documents/financial-document-archive/form-8-k_09-13-2021.pdf
El Salvador to exempt foreigner investors from tax on bitcoin income and price gains.

https://bitcoinmagazine.com/culture/el-salvador-to-exempt-foreigner-investors-from-tax-on-bitcoin-price-gains
archive: https://archive.md/D1KhI
NSO Group iMessage Zero-Click Exploit Captured in the Wild: FORCEDENTRY

- Apple computers, watches, and phones are vulnerable
- Apple released a patch today, users should update ASAP

https://citizenlab.ca/2021/09/forcedentry-nso-group-imessage-zero-click-exploit-captured-in-the-wild/
archive: https://archive.md/eYSQ9
Human Rights Foundation To Gift 3.75 Bitcoin In Latest Round Of Developer Grants

https://bitcoinmagazine.com/business/human-rights-foundation-gift-bitcoin-developers-btc
archive: https://archive.md/ZbcEZ