@verpcr @internetarchive @brewsterkahle I would not be surprised if that 2017 post doesn't reflect the views of everyone there. Or for that matter, more recent views.

@verpcr @internetarchive @brewsterkahle no progress unfortunately. It's something that needs Internet Archive cooperation to work best, and my understanding of the politics of the situation is that some people at IA refuse to have anything to do with Bitcoin (and probably myself too).


One-Shot Replace-By-Fee-Rate

tl;dr: we can solve Rule #3 transaction pinning attacks by simply replacing based on fee-rate, if the old transaction wasn't going to be mined in the next block or two, and the new transaction will be.

This _is_ incentive compatible, because it makes more sense to make money now with a high fee rate transaction than to favor a transaction of lower fee rate that may never even be mined.

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New blog post: petertodd.org/2023/why-you-sho

What is full-RBF? Why is it good for multiparty protocols like conjoin? Why is it good for wallets and miners? And why do a small minority hate it with a passion?

(we all gotta take a break from ordinal drama you know)

@kalle @harding Note that it is not the case that full-rbf guarantees that you'll learn, as the double spend could have the same feerate.

@kalle @harding The simultaneous payment attack is one really good reason why so few merchants accept unconfirmed payments. It has been exploited before and people have lost a ton of money due to it. You can't realistically stop it without the aid of a centralized payment provider that sybil attacks the network to monitor propagation.

BTCPay actually turned on full-rbf recently, because you might as well: github.com/btcpayserver/btcpay

Not good.

We really need miners to move off Foundry to smaller pools.

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So, why *I* am unhappy about the Ordinals project: it confirms in people's mind, a terrible cognitive error.

If there's one thing I always have tried to get across to people in the various talks, podcasts whatever I've given over the years it's this: satoshis *do not exist*. There is no serial number attached to them; they do not exist in code. It's like asking 'where are the inches on this 15 inch stick'. Utxos exist, sats (or bitcoins), don't. Abstract? Yes, but in a sense, critical.(4/n).

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@ijatz_La_Hojita No one is fighting under a NATO flag, and foreign volunteers are a tiny % of the total. I've been in Ukraine a few weeks during the war. I've seen first hand how there's Ukrainian military everywhere; foreigners are a tiny %.

Huge numbers of Ukrainians didn't have a choice about going to Russia, and there's a steady stream of them finding their way out of Russia. Hell, Russia has straight up kidnapped children, an extremely grave violation of human rights.

@ijatz_La_Hojita if anything, Russia's invasion has made Ukraine more united than ever. United against Russia.

@ijatz_La_Hojita “: the almost 9 million Russian-speaking Ukrainians tend to not see the Russian presence”


As I said, go talk to some actual Ukrainians rather than spout off a bunch of Russian propaganda. For starters, there's a lot more Russian speaking Ukrainians than that... and Russia has done a great job of destroying any remaining support. It's the eastern, so-called "Russian" parts of Ukraine that have been the most devastated by Russian atrocities.

@ijatz_La_Hojita Talk to some Ukrainians rather than people who live 10,000km away from the war.

@ijatz_La_Hojita Wager is not all Russian. They recruit from many different countries. Apparently a few days ago Ukrainian forces even captured some Germans who had joined Wagner.

Though I wouldn't be surprised if there are a lot more foreign volunteers fighting for Ukraine than foreigners fighting for Russia. People like to fight for the good guys.

@ijatz_La_Hojita I speak English, not Ukrainian, so pretty much all the GoPro camera footage stuff I run into is from the foreign volunteers. The Ukrainians filming themselves are mainly speaking Ukrainian or Russian so I don't run into this style of video from them.

"Combat GoPro - Wiping Out Russian Spetsnaz Team in CQB"

Fighting 1m from the enemy.

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