- This week’s newsletter describes a proposal to enable generalized smart contracts on Bitcoin and summarizes a paper about addressing LN channel jamming attacks. Also included are our regular sections with descriptions of changes to services and client software, announcements of new releases and release candidates, and summaries of notable changes to popular Bitcoin infrastructure software.
No two users can claim the same addresses on the platform ensuring that there is no cross-attestation. Additionally, if a user removes an address or wallet, that address cannot be re-attested for at least 60-days.
Block (formerly Square) will be manufacturing their upcoming hardware wallet in Austin, Texas. This post highlights the process they took when making this decision.
No one other than the intended recipient can read transmitted messages, not even Threema as the service operator. It’s not required to provide any personal data whatsoever: If so desired, Threema can be used completely anonymously, i.e., without disclosing one’s phone number or email address.