Bitcoin Tech Talk Newsletter Issue #159

Issue #159 - October 21, 2019

Bitcoin is not a pyramid scheme and good for the environment. Casa and Unchained Capital have differing opinions on Shamir's Secret Sharing. Electrum announces LN integration. Log in with Lightning!
Bitcoin:
Parker Lewis continues his Gradually, then Suddenly series. Bitcoin is good for the environment? Forkmonitor gets an update. Casa Covenant addresses estate planning for Bitcoin.

Bitcoin is not a pyramid scheme
Bitcoin is good for the environment
Forkmonitor detects unexpected inflation
Casa Covenant


Lightning: 
Electrum announces support for Lightning. Ever want to use LN to log into websites? You can on lapps.co. lnd 0.8.0 beta is out!

Electrum presentation from lightning conf
lapps.co now uses lightning for signup/login
lnd announcement
lnd release

Other:
Casa explains why Shamir's Secret Sharing might not be a good idea. Unchained Capital and Trezor explore SLIP-0039 which is about using Shamir.

Shamir Shortcomings
SLIP-0039 blog post
SLIP-0039 spec

Off Chain and Programming Blockchain:
Some videos this week. My books are available in print on Amazon! Programming Blockchain is coming to Berlin and SF!

Morning Brief
Protocol Podcast
Apply for a scholarship!
Entitlement vs Gratitude
Bitcoin Tech Talk Q&A
The Little Bitcoin Book is available on Amazon
Programming Bitcoin is available on Amazon
Apply for Programming Blockchain in November!

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