Bitcoin Tech Talk Newsletter Issue #161

Issue #161 - November 4, 2019

Build your own ColdCard! Full node on Android. Asynchronous Lightning payments. End-to-end encrypted chat using Lightning channels! LN testing tools.
Bitcoin:
CoinKite publishes the entire schematic for ColdCards including bill of materials! You can run Bitcoin Core on Android (and lnd!) RhythmTrader posts his first article.

ColdCard Schematic
Run a full node on Android!
Blockchain vs Bitcoin

Lightning: 
Lightning Rod is an asynchronous way to pay via LN. Whatsat is a proof of concept to use Lightning channels for private peer-to-peer chatting. Polar is a great way to set up a bunch of lightning channels for testing.

Lightning Rod announcement
Lightning Rod protocol
Whatsat
Polar

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

Tech Talk Q&A
The Little Bitcoin Book is available on Amazon
Programming Bitcoin is available on Amazon

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