The Reckless Duo is back once again, discussing important issues like the Taproot Review Study Groups and SNICKER, and silly issues like debating shitcoiners, apologizing for Segwit2X, and investing in DeFi
In this new chapter in Udi's and Lawrence's journey towards open-mindedness, they are joined by Eric Wall.
They discuss his work with the Human Rights Foundation, his closed-mindedness towards some shitcoins like Hashgraph and Libra, and his open-mindedness towards Ethereum.
Read Eric's blog posts on privacy:
Part 1 - How Private Is Bitcoin
Part 2 - Bitcoin Wallets
Part 3 - Should You Use A Privacy Coin
The boys are back!
After a long break and countless fork attempts, Larry and Udi return for a glorious Reckless Review, with Ledger CTO Nicolas Bacca.
The gang is back for an exclusive threesome episode! This time featuring British-Mexican podcaster Pedro McCormack (the journalist previously known as Giacomo Zucco) for an in-depth conversation on the optimal number of Bitcoins, educating and getting educated, and the top two shows called "game of thrones".
Lawrence and Udi discuss the morality of delistings, the morality of compact block filters, and the morality of "assumeutxo". Overall a very morally challenging episode!
"Rick vs. Hodlonaut" - Blockhain and Morty episode 17, featuring Peter McCormack
"assumeutxo" discussion on the bitcoin-dev mailing list
BIP157 and BIP158 - client-side compact block filtering
Udi's Binance affiliate link
Today Larry and Udi discuss P2PK vs P2PKH, and whether the latter really bring to the table the benefits that it promised. There's also a primer on UTXOs, a discussion on dust attacks, and some thoughts on Replace-by-fee.
Pieter Wuille's magical key cracker
Wasabi dust attack
Bitcoin Optech - subscribe to their newsletter!
The Bitcoin Optech Scaling Book - in development, includes interesting discussions on RBF, CPFP and batching
The second episode is where things really fall into place. Larry and Udi review current and future hardware wallet solutions, including the new fad of "blockchain phones". They also discuss Facebook's ever-rumored stablecoin, ideas for integrating Lightning into bitcoin exchanges, and also include a very important PSA on gambling addiction.
Some relevant links:
Ledger Nano X - hardware wallet with BLE
HWI repository - hardware wallet interactions scripts for Bitcoin Core (experimental)
Electrum Personal Server - set up a light electrum server backed by your full node, to use with an Electrum client with a hardware wallet
electrs - Another option for Electrum server, built in Rust, works for multiple clients simultaneously
Samsung confirms some built-in wallet support on the Galaxy S10
Arwen protocol - non-custodial protocol for trading coins on an exchange
In the very first Reckless Review, Lawrence and Udi review the state of full nodes solutions for individuals, look at how people are using Lightning, and why people are leaving Coinbase - before going down the rabbit hole into the dangerous world of DNA scams.
Some links from this episode:
Eclair mobile - Non-custodial Lightning wallet
Blue Wallet - Custodial Lightning wallet
Full node packages: Casa Node, Nodl, Node Launcher, ABCore
"Privacy" - A Bitcoin Wiki entry