Bitcoin Tech Talk Newsletter Issue #134

Issue #134 - April 29, 2019

Lay BTC explanation, soft fork probabilities, inbound capacity, Amazon/LN via browser, Lightning Labs releases desktop client, PoS and taxes, Scriptless Scripts and trouble at MakerDAO
Bitcoin:
A great primer on how to explain Bitcoin to lay people. How hard will it be to activate the next BTC soft fork?

Explaining bitcoin to friends and family
Difficulty of activating Schnorr and Taproot

Lightning: 
Inbound capacity analysis. Moon allows you to pay for Amazon goods with LN. Lightning Labs has released their desktop wallet client on mainnet!

The inbound capacity problem
Shop on Amazon with LN using Moon
Lightning Desktop Wallet Alpha Announcement
Lightning Desktop Wallet Download

Other:
Proof of stake really sucks for taxes. Scriptless scripts explanation. MakerDAO has some problems.

Proof of Stake and Taxes
Scriptless Scripts
Zandy's Story

Off Chain and Programming Blockchain:
Some videos I did this week. Tech Talk Q&A. My book is available in print on Amazon! Programming Blockchain is coming to New York!

Thoughts on the @bitcoin twitter handle
Bitcoin Tech Talk Q&A
Programming Bitcoin is available on Amazon!
Sign up for Programming Blockchain New York!

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