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RR7 - Trusting Hardware Wallets With 22M Bitcoins
The boys are back!After a long break and countless fork attempts, Larry and Udi return for a glorious Reckless Review, with Ledger CTO Nicolas Bacca.
RR6 - The McCormack Threesome (feat. Giacomo Zucco)
The gang is back for an exclusive threesome episode! This time featuring British-Mexican podcaster Pedro McCormack (the journalist previously known as Giacomo Zucco) for an in-depth conversation on the optimal number of Bitcoins, educating and getting educated, and the top two shows called "game of thrones".
RR5 - Making Assumptions with James O'Bierne
We invite James O'Bierne of Chaincode Labs, a Bitcoin Core contributor and a world-renowned DJ, for an intimate three-way interview, to discuss his "assumeutxo" proposal.James on TwitterGithub IssueDocumentation and FAQDiscussion on bitcoin-dev mailing list
RR4 - Don't Assume My UTXO Set
Lawrence and Udi discuss the morality of delistings, the morality of compact block filters, and the morality of "assumeutxo". Overall a very morally challenging episode!Some links:"Rick vs. Hodlonaut" - Blockhain and Morty episode 17, featuring Peter McCormack"assumeutxo" discussion on the bitcoin-dev mailing listBIP157 and BIP158 - client-side compact block filteringUdi's Binance affiliate link
RR3 - Magical Quantum Machines and the Secrets of UTXOs
Today Larry and Udi discuss P2PK vs P2PKH, and whether the latter really bring to the table the benefits that it promised. There's also a primer on UTXOs, a discussion on dust attacks, and some thoughts on Replace-by-fee.Some links:Pieter Wuille's magical key crackerWasabi dust attackBitcoin Optech - subscribe to their newsletter!The Bitcoin Optech Scaling Book - in development, includes interesting discussions on RBF, CPFP and batching
RR2 - Lightning Exchanges, Hardware Wallets and Gambling Your Life Away
The second episode is where things really fall into place. Larry and Udi review current and future hardware wallet solutions, including the new fad of "blockchain phones". They also discuss Facebook's ever-rumored stablecoin, ideas for integrating Lightning into bitcoin exchanges, and also include a very important PSA on gambling addiction.Some relevant links:Ledger Nano X - hardware wallet with BLEHWI repository - hardware wallet interactions scripts for Bitcoin Core (experimental)Electrum Personal Server - set up a light electrum server backed by your full node, to use with an Electrum client with a hardware walletelectrs - Another option for Electrum server, built in Rust, works for multiple clients simultaneouslySamsung confirms some built-in wallet support on the Galaxy S10Arwen protocol - non-custodial protocol for trading coins on an exchange
RR1 - Full Nodes, Privacy, and DNA Scams
In the very first Reckless Review, Lawrence and Udi review the state of full nodes solutions for individuals, look at how people are using Lightning, and why people are leaving Coinbase - before going down the rabbit hole into the dangerous world of DNA scams.Some links from this episode:Eclair mobile - Non-custodial Lightning walletBlue Wallet - Custodial Lightning walletFull node packages: Casa Node, Nodl, Node Launcher, ABCore"Privacy" - A Bitcoin Wiki entry
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Mar 2nd, 2019
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Jul 30th, 2019
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