We will start with introductions, some basic ground rules, and jump into technical discussions. We will cover aspects of the bitcoin protocol, new research developments, recent news, and software developments.
Please note the meeting location at 4801 Glenwood Ave suite 200 in Raleigh. It’s the huge Fifth Third Bank building.
Alternative P2P Networks
The bitcoin network spans across many different network architectures. The goal of this design is twofold: it offers improved privacy and censorship resistance to node runners as well as increasing the bitcoin network’s resilience overall. For years bitcoin ran exclusively on IPv4. This changed when release v0.7.0 added IPv6 and tor support. I2P support was added in v22.0 and CJDNS in v23.0. In this blog post, core developer Jon Atack discusses the design of these networks, security and privacy tradeoffs, how to connect your node to these networks, and monitoring tools.
Pieter Wuille and Tim Ruffing - This is a two part podcast featuring Pieter Wuille and Tim Ruffing. In part 1 they discuss Schnorr sigs, multisig, MuSig, and FROST. In part 2 they continue their discussion, touching on nesting, ROAST, signature half-aggregation, and adaptor sigs. In this dev’s humble opinion Chaincode offers the highest signal bitcoin podcast out there; I never miss an episode and you shouldn’t either. 😉