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BR003 - Twitter data breach, Nunchuk, Robinhood bech32, Sphinx signer & MORE ft. Justin Moon & Odell

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BR006 - BestBuy stocks HW, Podcasting 2.0, COLDCARD, ETH Merge, ATEC608A, Mullvad VPN hardware & MORE ft. Odell, Bitsten & Pierre Rochard
I'm joined by guests Matt Odell, Bitstein & Pierre Rochard. Software Releases and Project Updates 00:01:41 COLDCARD Mk4 5.0.7 - Sep 9, 2022 (bit.ly/3BClP0f) 00:05:56 Core Lightning v0.12.0 - Aug 24, 2022 (bit.ly/3S5lr1m) 00:12:43 Blockclock 1.2.0 - Sep 15, 2022 (bit.ly/3BxSILG) 00:13:34 Spectre desktop v1.12.0 - Aug 26, 2022 (bit.ly/3qSWBWK) 00:16:28 Joinmarket v0.9.7 - Aug 28, 2022 (bit.ly/3qWoH3f) 00:17:50 NPM package for SeedXOR. (bit.ly/3C8BOFb) 00:25:56 RoboSats on Umbrel (bit.ly/3fcjDFa) 00:27:19 Ledger adding miniscript (bit.ly/3UmX4xX) 00:29:16 Trezor & Wasabi Join Forces To Make Bitcoin More Private (bit.ly/3BXXJOV) 00:30:03 Fulcrum added to bitcoinbinary (bit.ly/3DK4xBc) 00:37:51 btcd v0.23.1-beta, Aug 31 2022 (bit.ly/3Urjwpv) 00:38:04 Zeus v0.6.6, Aug 26 2022 (bit.ly/3f9vpjD) 00:39:24 Nunchuk implements bip21, Aug 31 2022 (bit.ly/3BZWG14) 00:39:57 BISQ v1.9.5, Aug 22 2022 (bit.ly/3LyPrR5) 00:41:01 Fountain Podcasts v0.4.8 (bit.ly/3f1ZTnH) 01:33:44 ATEC608A NRND (bit.ly/3xGWmBZ) 01:39:26 ETH merge (bit.ly/3SlgfWR) 01:51:21 Spiral - Private info retrieval block explorer (bit.ly/3BDto70) 01:56:03 US Treasury OFAC Releases Clarifications on Tornado Cash Sanctions (bit.ly/3S1PEyl) 01:57:05 BIP Proposal: Wallet Labels Export Format (bit.ly/3Sj5c17) 02:00:51 STARK - Zero knowledge bitcoin blockchain state prover (bit.ly/3C0oT8b) 02:03:09 Mullvad VPN hardware device (bit.ly/3f9LV3p) Noteworthy 00:53:47 BIPBounty: Tax Deductible Bitcoin Bug Bounties  (bit.ly/3LMxP4l) 00:59:34 Fedimint grant season (bit.ly/3S32zjP) 01:00:00 Tether Holds Firm on Decision Not To Freeze Tornado Cash Addresses (bit.ly/3UwFgAg) 01:01:04 New York Digital Investment Group Announces Lightning Accelerator Project “in Wolf’s Clothing” (bit.ly/3xHo1Ti) 01:01:49 Tadge Dryja joins Lightspark (https://bit.ly/3SoAZNG) 01:11:26 Shoutout, no bullshit bitcoin - (bit.ly/3DEqB05) 01:12:22 LN Explorer (bit.ly/3xIYF7k) 01:16:34 Ledger wallets now available at Best Buy (bit.ly/3BA10mr) Bitcoin OpTech Newsletter: 01:24:13 Bitcoin Core #23202 extends the psbtbumpfee RPC 01:25:08 Eclair #2387 adds support for fee bumping and signet 01:25:27 LDK #1652 updates support for onion messages w/ ability to send reply paths and decode them when received 01:25:36 HWI #627 adds support for P2TR keypath spends using the BitBox02 hardware signing device 01:33:22 BDK begins verifying both ECDSA and schnorr signatures immediately after the wallet creates them 02:18:00 Events: OsloPlebs Austin Bitcoin Design Club BitBlockBoom Baltic Honeybadger BTCAzores Bitcoin Amsterdam The Bitcoin Collective Atlanta Bitcoin Conf Adopting Bitcoin Unconfiscatable Africa Bitcoin Conf Links & Contacts: Website: https://bitcoin.review/Podcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/bitcoinreviewhq NVK Twitter: https://twitter.com/nvk Telegram: https://t.me/BitcoinReviewPod Email: bitcoinreview@coinkite.com Full show notes: https://bitcoin.review/podcast/2022/07/27/Episode-06.html
02:24:36
September 21, 2022
BR005 - Bitcoin Wallet Experts Roundtable ft. Odell, Bitstein & Pierre Rochard
A conversation with wallet makers and researchers. I'm joined by guests: Ledger CTO, Charles Guillemet (@P3b7_) Independent security researcher, Lazy Ninja (@FreedomIsntSafe) Sparrow lead dev, Craig Raw (@craigraw) Privacy enthusiast and podcaster, Matt Odell (@odell) Discussion Topics: 00:02:37 UX challenges 45:22 Support requests 01:03:12 Noob vs advanced user features 01:06:42 Most common attack vectors 01:11:32 Backup and seeds 01:12:29 Seedless multisig setups 01:21:49 Single sig passphrases 01:26:30 Security tradeoffs and considerations 01:31:41 Air gapped PC vs hardware wallets 01:40:28 SD card vs USB connection 01:48:26 BIPs and standards 01:49:16 BIP Proposal: Wallet Labels Export Format 01:58:146 The BIP process 02:03:42 TAPSGINER design and security tradeoffs 02:19:25 Squares new hardware wallet 02:40:00 Defending against government attacks Links & Contacts: Website: https://bitcoin.review/Podcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/bitcoinreviewhq NVK Twitter: https://twitter.com/nvk Telegram: https://t.me/BitcoinReviewPod Email: bitcoinreview@coinkite.com Full show notes: https://bitcoin.review/podcast/2022/07/27/Episode-04.html
02:44:02
September 01, 2022
BR004 - JoininBox, Tornado Cash, Swan & Casa data leaks, Square HWW & MORE ft. Justin Moon & Odell
I'm joined again by guests Justin Moon and Matt Odell to help me read the list. Software Releases and Project Updates 00:02:35 Sparrow 1.6.6, Aug 4 2022 (https://bit.ly/3dTsiMm) 00:03:20 JoininBox v0.7.0, Aug 7 2022 (https://bit.ly/3CyCfct) 00:08:27 Electrum 4.3.0, August 5, 2022 (https://bit.ly/3CtJF0w) 00:20:30 Nunchuck iOS 1.9.12 / Android 1.9.18 00:21:50 Blockstream Green 3.8.6 00:36:14 Embassy OS 0.3.1.1, July 27 2022 (https://bit.ly/3wyOPoh) 00:39:21 Raspiblitz 1.8.0, July 29 2022 (https://bit.ly/2No2V3W) 00:40:38 BDK #645 adds a way to specify which taproot spend paths to sign for. (https://bit.ly/3PQ5rOS) 00:44:42 Kotlin Multiplatform Tor (a.k.a. kmp-tor) 0.4.7.8+1.3.0 Noteworthy 00:45:04 New self custody redundancy service (http://www.s33dbank.com) 00:51:15 Foundry provides Grant to Open Source Stratum V2 Developer 00:55:33 Nix-Bitcoin 0.0.74 released (https://bit.ly/3AjiGSG). 00:59:59 SigningDevices.com 01:01:39 Tornado Cash Github Repo Taken Down, Lead Dev's Account Frozen. 01:10:59 Swan email provider data leak & Casa discloses data breach 01:21:19 ETH vs BTC differences in capturable attack surface 01:25:08 Open Sats launches legal defence fund, which aims to defend open-source Bitcoin contributors from lawsuits (https://defendingbtc.com) 01:32:30 Replicant: Reproducing a Fault Injection Attack on the Trezor One. (https://bit.ly/3ThLbsG) 01:39:11 Square Hardware Wallet. (https://bit.ly/3wsHN4i) 01:42:38 A new way to do DLCs - Cryptographic Oracle-Based Conditional Payments. (https://bit.ly/3Auh5t8) 01:47:08 BIP Proposal: Receiving and Change Derivation Paths in a Single Descriptor. (https://bit.ly/3QPAvQ6) 01:48:08 Taproot Adoption (https://bit.ly/3Td8SCf) Tech Tip of the Day 01:49:04 Have Tor always running on the mac using brew 01:51:45 MacOS key repeat 01:52:43 Hosted VPN Using Lightning with Mullvad (https://bit.ly/3PHOmXj) 01:53:33 Matt's suggestions for throwaway phone providers. (textverified.com, silent.link, mysudo.com, hushed.com) Links & Contacts Website: https://bitcoin.review/Podcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/bitcoinreviewhq NVK Twitter: https://twitter.com/nvk Telegram: https://t.me/BitcoinReviewPod Email: bitcoinreview@coinkite.com Full show notes: https://bitcoin.review/podcast/2022/07/27/Episode-04.html
01:58:48
August 03, 2022
BR003 - Twitter data breach, Nunchuk, Robinhood bech32, Sphinx signer & MORE ft. Justin Moon & Odell
This week for Episode 3, our guests Justin Moon and Matt Odell return to help me read the list. I should mention the overwhelming feedback is that we have failed at being boring, so we should try to do better. This week for Episode 3, our guests Justin Moon (https://twitter.com/_JustinMoon_) and Matt Odell (https://twitter.com/ODELL) return to help me read the list. To send Bitcoin related questions, just go to bitcoin.review and click submit story at the top right. Vulnerability Disclosures: 01:36 Twitter data breach 05:55 ActiveCampaign database leak 09:49 BlueWallet tx data vulnerability Software Releases & Project Updates: 10:42 Nunchuk 1.9.9 17:59 BDK (https://apple.co/3QRxnn5) 12:19 Nunchuk CKTAP C++ lib (https://bit.ly/3coVMBi) 17:59 BDK 0.20.0 (https://bit.ly/3CzTpGj) 21:45 COLDCARD Mk4 5.0.5  27:06 Robinhood supports bech32 28:26 Seed Tool v2 by SuperPhatArrow 32:33 Tor Browser v11.5 37:28 Joinstr: Coinjoin implementation using nostr 39:36 Bitcoinbinary.org bot Noteworthy: 40:30 Fedi update about funding (https://bit.ly/3KqDoV2) 50:04 TAPSIGNER now shipping (https://bit.ly/3KnPL4h) 01:02:06 Sphinx announces VLS signing device (https://bit.ly/3CzUuxX) 01:04:55 Border Wallet (https://bit.ly/3Cr9cHC) 01:07:59 Keet p2p comms by Bitfinex and Tether (https://bit.ly/3cgTa8r) 01:14:16 James O’Beirne summarizing mempool research (https://bit.ly/3Km1Irj) 01:23:00 Bitcoin Core updates 01:27:47 BitcoinTreasuries Updated with Elons booboo (https://bit.ly/3pPIZuW) 01:32:18 Bitcoin Meshnets article by L0LA L33TZ (https://bit.ly/3QUWl52) 01:40:08 Gloria Zhao Added as a Bitcoin Core Maintainer 01:44:04 Bitcoin OpTech News Letter Hiring: 01:46:30 Fedi hiring a mobile dev (https://bit.ly/3Rg6r03) 01:46:35 Coinkite hiring a Python/Kivi unicorn mobile dev (https://bit.ly/3TjGBKk) 01:46:52 BitcoinerJobs.com Events: 01:47:24 Bitcoin Park Nashville Events 01:49:12 TAB Conf (tabconf.com)  01:50:14 BitBlockBoom (https://bit.ly/2wQwF4N) 01:50:32 Baltic Honeybadger (https://bit.ly/3CtBRvH) Links & Contacts: Website: https://bitcoin.review/ Podcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/bitcoinreviewhq NVK Twitter: https://twitter.com/nvk Telegram: https://t.me/BitcoinReviewPod Email: bitcoinreview@coinkite.com Full show notes: https://bitcoin.review/podcast/2022/07/27/Episode-03.html
01:54:26
July 27, 2022
BR002 - Coinkite Cards, Zeus, Zeus, Sparrow, EmbassyOS, Robosats & MORE ft. Justin Moon & Odell
I scratched my own itch with Episode 01, so this will keep going as my best efforts place to talk about Bitcoin Project software updates and some other commentary that I find interesting or noteworthy to me. This week I again have Justin Moon (https://twitter.com/_JustinMoon_) and Matt Odell (https://twitter.com/ODELL) helping me read the list. Software Releases & Project Updates: 01:47 BTC Pay Server 1.6.1 (https://bit.ly/3cpmrxV) 07:45 COLDCARD Mk4 5.0.5 & BIP85 Password extension (https://bit.ly/3Kn3OXN) 09:06 Electrum Private Server (https://bit.ly/3AKxGua) 09:25 Coinkite Cards 1.0.2 (SATSCHIP, TAPSIGNER & SATSCARD) 13:44 CK-TAP Protocol 1.0.5 (https://bit.ly/3R7LIvh) 15:46 CK-TAP React Native Library bounty claimed by Hexa wallet team (https://bit.ly/3AOJhs6) 16:36 Zeus 0.6.5 (https://bit.ly/3pIKPxB) 17:40 Blockstream Green QT 1.1.2 (https://bit.ly/3Aq0s1E) 22:13 Sparrow 1.6.5 (https://bit.ly/3wvCd19) 27:02 Blue Wallet 6.3.1 (https://bit.ly/3Q5oJjH) 34:00 Start9 EmbassyOS 0.3.1 (https://bit.ly/3ALwo26) Noteworthy: 36:04 Overclocking board for the s19 (https://bit.ly/3TsZqLg) 37:38 Nunchuck Tapsigner NFC bitcoin co-signing (https://bit.ly/3AlpfUJ) 38:39 SATSCARD private club authentication and creditless collateral (https://bit.ly/3Tav0Nw) 41:11 Bitcoin Park, Nashville 43:53 LightningNetworkPCB by sulfuroid (https://bit.ly/3AmRJ0b) 44:29 Permissionless one-way pegged #Bitcoin sidechains by Ruben (https://bit.ly/3QPxrmZ) 48:32 Silent Payment (https://bit.ly/3AKzROm) 59:00 Fedimint - Framework for building federated bitcoin applications (https://bit.ly/3AlvjfP) 01:12:12 Liquid Fuji Money (https://bit.ly/3q4meDH) 01:13:52 Unchained trading desk 01:14:54 bitcoin-s merged taproot support (https://bit.ly/3PVQ8nL) 01:15:14 Casa API launch 01:15:38 Hoseki - Bitcoin proof-of-asset 01:22:45 Robosats - A Simple and Private Lightning P2P Exchange (https://bit.ly/3KpROov) Bitcoin Optech Newsletter: 01:28:54 Half aggregation of BIP340 signatures (https://bit.ly/3KkpjZi) 01:33:50 Long-term block reward funding 01:37:29 Add RPC (-regtest only) for testing package policy 01:XX:XX Taproot fields for PSBT (https://bit.ly/3ALI5G2) 01:41:14 Discourage fee sniping with nLockTime 01:42:39 Largest multisig quorum currently possible? (https://bit.ly/3KoLEow) Events: 01:46:43 AB/DC Bitcoin design meetup in Austin (https://bit.ly/3Km15hj) 01:48:02 Bitcoin Conference in Amsterdam 01:50:25 TAB Conf in Atlanta (https://bit.ly/3R6zMK6) 01:52:14 Adopting Bitcoin in El Salvador (https://bit.ly/3wyQ7zA) 01:52:31 BTCAzores Unconference in the Azores (https://bit.ly/3ANCcrG) 01:52:44 Baltic Honeybadger in Riga (https://bit.ly/3CtBRvH) Other updates: 01:53:20 Why CBDCs wont come. Porkopolis Economics by Matthew Mezinskis. Links & Contacts: Website: https://bitcoin.review/ Podcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/bitcoinreviewhq NVK Twitter: https://twitter.com/nvk Telegram: https://t.me/BitcoinReviewPod Email: bitcoinreview@coinkite.com Full show notes: https://bitcoin.review/podcast/2022/07/27/Episode-02.html
01:59:15
July 15, 2022
BR001 - COLDCARD, BTC Pay Server, BlueWallet, Electrum, Sparrow, Fountain, Wasabi & MORE ft. Odell
Scratching my own itch, this is a best efforts place to talk about Bitcoin Project software updates and some other commentary that I find interesting or noteworthy to me. Big thanks to [Matt Odell](https://twitter.com/ODELL) for graciously joining me as my first guest. To send Bitcoin related questions, just go to bitcoin.review and click submit story at the top right. Software Releases & Project Updates: 03:28 HWI 2.1.1 07:20 COLDCARD Mk4 Firmware 5.0.4 11:24 COLDCARD Mk3 Firmware 4.1.5 13:00 BTC Pay Server v1.5 15:39 BlueWallet 6.2.18 + 6.2.17 17:49 COLDCORE 0.3.1 21:03 FullyNoded 0.3.3 Apr 5, 2022 29:50 Blockstream Green 33:56 Electrum 4.2.2 38:20 SpecterDesktop 1.10.3 40:55 Sparrow 1.6.3 52:29 Fountain 0.4.0 57:04 Wasabi 2.0 Bitcoin OpTech News Letter (https://bit.ly/3Ap8VSJ): 1:03:58 Replace by Fee 1:05:34 Hertzbleed sidechannel vulnerability 1:09:50 Open Timestamps (OTS) 1:11:14 Zeus 1:12:50 Lightning releases 1:15:15 Notable code and documentation changes Notable Wallet Updates: 1:15:53 Blixt Wallet 0.5.1 1:16:33 Mercury Wallet Noteworthy: 1:27:43 SATSCHIP (https://bit.ly/3TgduaL) 1:31:19 BIP 85 Passords 1:32:31 BLOCKCLOCK Micro (https://bit.ly/3R94ZfJ) 1:34:52 BTC Sessions Coldcard Tutorial (https://bit.ly/3pGQHam) 1:35:10 - Coinkite GiftCards (https://bit.ly/3R8U3yS) Coinkite Updates: 1:27:43 SATSCHIP 1:31:19 BIP 85 passords 1:32:31 BLOCKCLOCK Micro 1:34:52 BTC Sessions Coldcard Tutorial (https://bit.ly/3pGQHam) Community & Events: 1:35:28 Bitcoin Park Links & Contacts: Website: https://bitcoin.review/ Podcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/bitcoinreviewhq NVK Twitter: https://twitter.com/nvk Telegram: https://t.me/BitcoinReviewPod Email: bitcoinreview@coinkite.com Full show notes: https://bitcoin.review/podcast/2022/07/27/Episode-01.html
01:40:01
June 28, 2022