TL;DR: Crypto Dev Digest (CDD) documents cryptocurrency development, highlighting the projects and persons working under the hood. Blockstream co-founder Adam Back is pegged as the dev’s dev, Satoshi Nakamoto. Bitcoin ABC set to do a livestream AMA. Ethereum 2.0 testnet, Teku, is here. Knuth node Flipstarter campaign is fully funded. Bitcoin Cash tutorial website pops up, and so much more in this packed digest.
Blockstream Co-Founder Adam Back is Satoshi Nakamoto
A few months ago, Barely Sociable suddenly appeared as a keen analyst on YouTube. From what anyone can tell, he is a he, he is a Yank, and has a pretty firm grasp of Bitcoin’s finer points. Beyond that, speculation abounds. And, of course, it’s apropos of Barely Sociable’s content: slick imagery, provocative subject matter, professional presentations wrapped in mystery after mystery.
The Bitcoin Cash community is a perfect target audience for Barely Sociable. You have a conspiracy, we’ll give you a fair hearing. When Alex Jones’ meth-like jaw shakes and rattles about eating your ass, we’re all ears (ASIDE: he’s 46 years old … only 46). Throw-in Blockstream and Adam Back (who is 3 years older than Jones), and, well, you had us at Hello. We’re going to watch every frame, dissect it to the millisecond, toss around terms like psyops, gaslighting, bikeshedding, and probably spend an inordinate amount of time in subreddits arguing.
Bitcoin – Unmasking Satoshi Nakamoto is the former SoundCloud rapper’s third in a series of slow burns toward the conclusion Back is the pseudo-anonymous creator of the world’s most popular cryptocurrency. Adam Back, of course, is public enemy number one (or close) among the BTC scaling wars PTSD remnant BCHers, and his company Blockstream lives rent-free in our heads. To make the ultimate case it is he who started this project, this rabbit hole we’re bent-on defending, induces major cognitive dissonance (plus, everyone knows Jörg Molt is Satoshi).
That typed, Bitcoin – Unmasking Satoshi Nakamoto is really well done. Barely Sociable mentions the ethics of “outing” Satoshi and acknowledges pitfalls for the person, and doesn’t claim originality in his exposé reveal — Back has been seriously considered by sleuths before. What Barely Sociable does insist upon is how no one prior marshaled evidence leading to Back in a comprehensive manner. Again, it’s a fun watch. Highly recommended. However, the video’s real value for the peer-to-peer electronic cash enthusiast is in introducing noobs and the general public to the scaling debate and why BTC is slow, unreliable, and expensive. Barely Sociable links those manufactured features/bugs to Blockstream’s founding and misaligned incentives, a cynical money-making grab, which might be persuasive until you realize if Back is Satoshi he’s already stashed away billions. But maybe that’s exactly what Backtoshi knew we would say. Still, do have look at Jörg Molt’s hair and tell us that isn’t the mane of a crypto god.
Bitcoin ABC AMA Livestream
Ask Amaury Séchet, the Bitcoin ABC team and special guests all your questions at the @Bitcoin_ABC AMA Livestream
Thursday, 14 May 2020
Starting at 12:00 UTC / 20:00 Beijing / 08:00 New York
— Bitcoin ABC (@Bitcoin_ABC) May 11, 2020
Eth2.0 Multi-Client Testnet, Teku
— Cem Özer (@cemozer_) May 7, 2020
Bitcoin Cash Tutorials
I have recently learned about this new tutorial website for #BitcoinCash🤓 📖
It has the how-to guides for #BCH tools, SLP tokens, adoption, Meetup etc, in one place.
Thank you for featuring my articles in the adoption/meetup section!😄https://t.co/TYGAOsM2um
— Akane Yokoo (@YokooAkane) May 3, 2020
SLP Testnet Versions
— blockparty_sh (@BlockpartySh) May 3, 2020
New SWaP Protocol in the Wild
100% on-chain peer-to-peer crowdfunding.
Offered, negotiated, and executed on the Bitcoin Cash blockchain by 4 independent parties with no off-chain communication necessary between any of them.
Trustless and permissionless.
New SWaP Protocol.https://t.co/LmOTQjWyWy
— Ⓥin Ⓐrmani (@vinarmani) May 4, 2020
Knuth Flipstarter Fully Funded
— emergent_reasons#100🌵 (@EmergentReasons) May 4, 2020
We're excited to announce #BlockstreamSatellite 2.0. This major update includes a new transmission protocol, more bandwidth, a larger coverage area, & the much requested ability to sync a #Bitcoin node from the genesis block up to the latest block. 📡🛰️ https://t.co/aodgzAGXDW pic.twitter.com/mB3TOeFK0p
— Blockstream (@Blockstream) May 4, 2020
Bitcoin.com Wallet v6.4.0 Released
https://t.co/z549hl97mB Wallet v6.4.0 released! 🚀
– sweep funds from image in device library (try it with https://t.co/lhmoXjFRec)
– improved discovery section highlighting Swap, @btctn, Education articles, and partners.
– bug fixes and stability improvements
— Corbin Fraser (@maplesyrupsuckr) May 5, 2020
BCHD v0.16.0 With New Hardfork Rules
OK bchd v0.16.0 with the new hardfork rules is out https://t.co/FnJS1oz0o8
— Chris Pacia (@ChrisPacia) May 6, 2020
Tipping Bot to WeChat
My #BitcoinCash tipping bot was ported over to WeChat (not by me)!
It is now available to WeChat’s 1 billion active users!
Add BCHclub to your WeChat groups to use it! pic.twitter.com/OgCITwVcbh
— Corentin Mercier (@merc1er) May 6, 2020
Tornado.cash Trusted Setup Ceremony
— Tendo Pein (@tendo_pein_sama) May 7, 2020
The Masked Protectors
Another charitable project in the BCH ecosystem is The Masked Protectors. We provide masks to vulnerable populations.#coronavirus is the sole reason for our existence. We're trying to manage it.
— The Masked Protectors — Jonathan Toomim (@jtoomim) May 8, 2020
4th Bitcoin Cash Development video meeting for 2020
— The Future of Bitcoin Cash (@TheFutureofBCH) May 8, 2020
FullStack.cash Walk-Through Video
— FullStack.cash (@FullStackCash) May 9, 2020
I've been thinking to downsize Crescent (remove SLP functionality completely, for one) and rebrand it to be more power-user focused, for the BCH portion, and direct people to the @BitcoinCom Wallet for a more casual experience.
— pokkst (@pokkst) May 9, 2020
Bitcoin Verde v1.3.0
Bitcoin Verde v1.3.0 has been published to github with support for the 20200515 upgrade: https://t.co/cGBNdypMBj
v2.0.0 made great progress last night, with its latest IBD test run syncing the blockchain in less than 24 hours.
— Joshua Green (@joshmgreen) May 10, 2020
Zapit v0.1.6 Live on Playstore
We are pleased to announce that v0.1.6 is now live on the playstore.
UPI Payment Rewards are now available on Zapit
All Indian users can make UPI payments with Zapit and receive a SLP token as reward for every transaction.
Tokens that can be earned: ZAPT, RNEW, USDH, INC pic.twitter.com/TP07paHcZr
— Zapit (@zapit_io) May 10, 2020
SHA256 SOLO Mining Pool
https://t.co/X7SLvv8sj1 pool is a Bitcoin Cash (BCH) SHA256 SOLO Mining pool. No registration required. Instant Payout immediately when block found. They have a pool supporting Bitcoin Cash Node (BCHN) – miners who wish to support BCHN can usehttps://t.co/wrIF1YfULV pool.
— Bitcoin Cash Node (@bitcoincashnode) May 12, 2020
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