Bitcoin Tech Talk Newsletter Issue #156

Issue #156 - September 30, 2019

What is Bitcoin backed by? What has Ross Ulbricht learned about Bitcoin from prison? Better Neutrino? LN Bug disclosure. Fiat onramp for LN.
Bitcoin:
Parker continues his series about how Bitcoin is not backed by nothing. Ross Ulbricht writes from prison about how Bitcoin is freedom. BIP about a Neutrino Competitor.

Bitcoin is not backed by nothing
Bitcoin equals Freedom
Neutrino Competitor

Lightning: 
The security bug that was patched a month ago gets its full reveal. Zap wallet is allowing direct fiat on and off ramps through a service called Olympus. A group of researchers have formally examined Lightning.

Lightning Bug Full Disclosure
Olympus Announcement
Formal Security Proof Paper

Other:
Explaining the difference between UTXO and account-based blockchains.

UTXOs vs Accounts


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 with Tone Vays
Bitcoin is Metaphysical
Cultivating Boredom
The Dollar Hegemony
Why buy the Little Bitcoin Book
The Little Bitcoin Book is available on Amazon
Programming Bitcoin is available on Amazon
Apply for Programming Blockchain in November!

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