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BitDevs LA

BitDevs LA

By BitDevsLA

BitDevs LA is a community in the Los Angeles area for those interested in discussing and participating in the research and development of Bitcoin and related protocols. RSS - anchor.fm/s/34b325fc/podcast/rss
Bitcoin's Potential Value: A 10 Yr View w/ Andy Edstrom | BitDevsLA
Bitcoin's Potential Value: A 10 Yr View w/ Andy Edstrom | BitDevsLA
We are excited to host Andy Edstrom to speak at our next Bitcoin meetup! He'll be presenting on the topic of why Bitcoin is the most important asset of our generation and provide an outlook on its potential value in the coming decade. Andy Edstrom, CFA, CFP is Managing Director of Swan Advisor Services and a financial advisor at Wescap Group. He is the author of Why Buy Bitcoin, the first and only book on Bitcoin published by a financial advisor. Andy’s opinions have been published in The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, CoinDesk, Business Insider, and Bitcoin Magazine. Earlier in his career, Andy was an investor at a private equity fund and a hedge fund. Prior to the Global Financial Crisis of 2008-2009 he caught a glimpse into the making of “financial sausage” while working at Goldman Sachs. Andy holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®) and Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) credentials. Side note: We won't be having pizza and beers this time around. Sorry! Guest Speakers Andy Edstrom, also check out his podcast interviews
37:46
May 08, 2022
Bitcoin Dev Kit w/ Steve Myers| BitDevsLA
Bitcoin Dev Kit w/ Steve Myers| BitDevsLA
This month we have the pleasure of hosting Steve Myers. Steve is a local bitcoiner and former, long-time enterprise Java developer. Two years ago, with a grant from Square Crypto (now Spiral) he became a full time bitcoin open source contributor, working primarily on the Bitcoin Dev Kit (BDK) project. Steve will give an update on what's new for BDK and what he's focusing on this year for his BDK work. The talk will then be followed by a Socratic Seminar and then we will get drinks at a local restaurant after. Guest Speakers Steve Myers - Open source Contributor on BDK
41:30
May 08, 2022
Funding Bitcoin and Open Source Development with Steve Lee from Spiral | BitDevsLA
Funding Bitcoin and Open Source Development with Steve Lee from Spiral | BitDevsLA
This month we have the pleasure of hosting Steve Lee, Lead at Spiral, who will be sharing what they're building at Spiral and also briefly touching on the Bitcoin Design Community. Spiral (formerly known as Square Crypto) is an offshoot of Square whose focus is to make bitcoin more than an investment. Some of the projects they are developing include Bitcoin Dev Ket, Lightning Dev Kit, and the Bitcoin Design Community. **Speakers** Steve Lee - Lead at Spiral (https://twitter.com/spiralbtc) **Speaker Info** https://twitter.com/moneyball **Sponsors** River Financial - The best place to buy, sell, and use Bitcoin for the long-term investor. Use this link for 2 months of 0 fees: https://river.com/?a=BGQP7DXO Casa - The safest way to store your bitcoin. Get $21 off a gold plan using the promo code: bitdevsla (https://app.keys.casa/subscribe/gold)
38:02
February 24, 2022
Multisig Wallets with Andrew Yang from Casa | BitDevsLA
Multisig Wallets with Andrew Yang from Casa | BitDevsLA
This month we have the pleasure of hosting Andrew Yang, Client Services Manager at Casa, who will be breaking down how to use multisig wallets. Casa is a multisig provider that offers the most secure Bitcoin wallet you can use while being non-custodial at the same time. **Speakers** Andrew Yang - Client Services Manager at Casa **Speaker Info** https://twitter.com/ecurrencyhodler https://twitter.com/CasaHODL **Sponsors** River Financial - The best place to buy, sell, and use Bitcoin for the long-term investor. Use this link for 2 months of 0 fees: https://river.com/?a=BGQP7DXO Casa - The safest way to store your bitcoin. Get $21 off a gold plan using the promo code: bitdevsla (https://app.keys.casa/subscribe/gold)
42:31
February 03, 2022
Lightning Games with Zebedee | BitDevsLA
Lightning Games with Zebedee | BitDevsLA
This month we are excited to host André Neves from Zebedee, a Bitcoin Lightning company building out the infrastructure for Lightning games. Guest Speakers André Neves from Zebedee
46:15
February 01, 2022
Bitcoin Full Node Workshop | BitDevsLA
Bitcoin Full Node Workshop | BitDevsLA
Come join us as we host a workshop on how to run a full Bitcoin Node led by our very own Steve Myers and Gaston Silva. These two amazing Bitcoiners will demo two approaches to setting it up on your own. The workshop will then be followed by a Socratic Seminar and then we will get dinner after at a local restaurant. **Speakers** Steve Myers Gaston Silva **Speaker Info** https://twitter.com/notmandatory https://twitter.com/givanse
01:02:10
October 27, 2021
Discreet Log Contracts w/ Nadav Kohen | BitDevsLA
Discreet Log Contracts w/ Nadav Kohen | BitDevsLA
This month we have the honor of hosting Nadav Kohen of SuredBits. Nadav will explore potential use cases and applications that can be built with Schnorr. Guest Speaker https://twitter.com/nadav_kohen BitDevsLA https://bitdevsla.org/ https://twitter.com/BitDevsLA **Socratic Seminar** Inspired by Bitdevs NY, this is an event for those interested in discussing and participating in the research and development of Bitcoin and related protocols. The Socratic Seminar events are formatted to foster debate, information sharing, and lively discussion. Discussion topics from a variety of sources are collated by meetup members in the weeks preceding the events. We investigate pull requests in the Bitcoin Core, lnd, and other relevant repositories; we study network statistics, research papers, technical blog posts and other interesting content. To complete the meeting, members present open source projects, companies, research and other relevant materials. A feedback and Q&A section follow. Please contact the organizers if you'd like to present at the Socratic event or have a recommended topic for discussion: contact at bitdevsla.org **Sponsors** River Financial - The best place to buy, sell, and use Bitcoin for the long-term investor. Use this link for 2 months of 0 fees: https://river.com/signup?a=PRLBLIOI​
01:04:02
July 06, 2021
Nakamoto: A new light-client written in Rust | BitDevsLA
Nakamoto: A new light-client written in Rust | BitDevsLA
Join us for another Socratic Seminar via Google Hangouts! This month we have the honor of hosting Alexis Sellier to discuss Nakamoto: A new Bitcoin light-client written in Rust. Alexis develops software that enhances individual user freedom. Most of his time is dedicated to Radicle, a peer-to-peer code collaboration stack, and Bitcoin, a decentralized payment network and new kind of money. He's been writing software for the last 17 years and have worked on almost all areas of the software stack, though his interest lies with distributed systems and peer-to-peer technology. Alexis on github https://github.com/cloudhead
54:34
March 27, 2021
Muun Wallet w/ Dario Sneidermanis | BitDevsLA
Muun Wallet w/ Dario Sneidermanis | BitDevsLA
This month we have the honor of hosting Dario Sneidermanis the founder of the Muun wallet project, an open source non-custodial on-chain/off-chain mobile Bitcoin wallet. Guest Speaker Dario Sneidermanis, github Muun twitter
01:19:38
March 27, 2021
StratumV2 and Next Gen Pooled Mining with Daniela Brozzoni of Slush Pool
StratumV2 and Next Gen Pooled Mining with Daniela Brozzoni of Slush Pool
Daniela Brozzoni who is a talented young Bitcoin developer who works at Slush Pool on the Braains OS team. Before joining Slush Pool Daniela was an intern at Blockstream and has also contributed to the Bitcoin Dev Kit project with implementations of branch and bound coin selection and hardware wallet interface (HWI) support. Daniela will be telling us about the Stratum v2 protocol, a next generation protocol for pooled mining.  https://twitter.com/danielabrozzoni **Sponsor** River Financial - The best place to buy, sell, and use Bitcoin for the long-term investor. Use this link for 2 months of 0 fees: https://river.com/signup?a=PRLBLIOI
40:25
January 26, 2021
Bitcoin Dashboards with Clark Moody of Cryptowatch | BitDevsLA
Bitcoin Dashboards with Clark Moody of Cryptowatch | BitDevsLA
This month we have the pleasure of hosting Clark Moody. He develops and maintain a popular web-based Bitcoin dashboard that many use to gather the latest information on the Bitcoin network including mining difficulty, fees, and even the Lightning network. https://bitdevsla.org/socratic-seminar-16/ https://twitter.com/clarkmoody https://bitcoin.clarkmoody.com/dashboard/ https://cryptowat.ch/
39:55
November 20, 2020
Discreet Log Contracts DLC from Suredbits | BitDevsLA
Discreet Log Contracts DLC from Suredbits | BitDevsLA
This month we have the pleasure of hosting Ben Carmen and Nadav Kohen from SuredBits. SuredBits is a Bitcoin company and one of the driving forces behind developing Discreet Log Contracts (DLC's) for Bitcoin. Ben and Nadav will break down how they work and how this new technology can usher in a new era of multi-sig applications. **Speaker Links** https://twitter.com/benthecarman https://twitter.com/nadav_kohen https://twitter.com/Suredbits https://suredbits.com/
01:05:08
October 23, 2020
Satotious- Funding the Web with the Lightning Network | BitDevsLA
Satotious- Funding the Web with the Lightning Network | BitDevsLA
Satotious is a Lightning company that provides a new way of monetizing online content by giving users the choice between ads or micropayments. They hope to create a circular economy of online payments running on the Lightning Network which will generate more mainstream and widespread use of Bitcoin whilst ensuring maximum user and creator privacy.  CEO Ruby studied Journalism and Drama and is interested in decentralization and preserving the free web. CTO Christophe studied Computer Science and has experience working in blockchain tech. https://twitter.com/satotious  https://satotious.com/
33:44
September 22, 2020
RGB Protocol: Bitcoin Lightning Smart Contracts | BitDevsLA
RGB Protocol: Bitcoin Lightning Smart Contracts | BitDevsLA
Join us for another Socratic Seminar via Google Hangouts! This month we have the pleasure of hosting Pandora Core, one of the main teams developing the RGB protocol. RGB is a second/third layer smart contract system, that can work on Lightning Network and allows the use of digitalized assets over it.
55:53
September 22, 2020
Photon SDK with Tankred Hase | BitDevsLA
Photon SDK with Tankred Hase | BitDevsLA
This month we have Tankred Hase present on Photon SDK, a high level library for building bitcoin wallets with react-native.
55:59
September 22, 2020
Segwit/PSBT vulnerability (CVE-2020-14199) with Luke Dashjr | BitDevsLA
Segwit/PSBT vulnerability (CVE-2020-14199) with Luke Dashjr | BitDevsLA
his month we have Luke Jr who is a Bitcoin Core developer and the person who proposed a solution to implementing Segregated Witness(SegWit) as a soft-fork.  He will be covering the recently discovered SegWit vulnerability that Trezor disclosed in this blog: https://blog.trezor.io/latest-firmware-updates-correct-possible-segwit-transaction-vulnerability-266df0d2860 https://twitter.com/LukeDashjr
19:18
September 22, 2020
Wallet Libraries with Alekos Filini of Magical Bitcoin | BitDevsLA
Wallet Libraries with Alekos Filini of Magical Bitcoin | BitDevsLA
This month we have Alekos Filini who is the main developer behind the Magical Bitcoin project and also a contributor to other notable bitcoin projects such as Elements and the LNP/BP standard library. The Magical Bitcoin project aims to build a collection of tools and libraries that are designed to be a solid foundation for Bitcoin wallets, along with a fully working reference implementation wallet.   Twitter: https://twitter.com/afilini https://bitdevsla.org/
44:56
September 22, 2020
Attacking Bitcoin with Amiti Uttarwar of Xapo | BitDevsLA
Attacking Bitcoin with Amiti Uttarwar of Xapo | BitDevsLA
Join us as we host Amiti Uttarwar who is a Bitcoin Core Contributor at Xapo. Amiti discusses various attack vectors for the Bitcoin network and how they are addressed. Twitter: https://twitter.com/amizi https://bitdevsla.org/
50:21
September 22, 2020
Coin Selection with Mark "Murch" Erhardt of BitGo | BitDevsLA
Coin Selection with Mark "Murch" Erhardt of BitGo | BitDevsLA
Join us as we host Mark "Murch" Erhardt who is a Software Engineer at BitGo! He wrote his Master's Thesis on Coin Selection which has been merged into Bitcoin Core. He is also an avid contributor and moderator of http://bitcoin.stackexchange.com/ where people can ask technical Bitcoin questions and the answers are crowdsourced by experts.  
42:57
September 22, 2020
Sats Back with Will Reeves of Fold | BitDevsLA
Sats Back with Will Reeves of Fold | BitDevsLA
Will Reeves talks about Fold App, Lightning Pizza, and incentivizing Bitcoin mass adoption through stas back rewards.     Homepage: https://bitdevsla.org/  Twitter: https://twitter.com/BitDevsLA  Attend Our Meetup: https://meetup.com/BitDevsLA/    *Sponsors*  River Financial: The best place to buy, sell, and use Bitcoin for the long-term investor. https://river.com &  Square Crypto: Funding open source development for Bitcoin. https://twitter.com/sqcrypto
33:30
September 16, 2020