Happy Sat-urday Stackers,
- Submarine swaps are atomic operations (ie all stages of the operation happen or none happen) that move on-chain Bitcoin to Lightning (swapping in) or Lightning to on-chain (swapping out). To learn more about submarine swaps and related services read @aftermath's Submarine Swaps Guide.
- As recent attendees might know, Bitcoin Magazine's Bitcoin Conference - while remaining bitcoin focused - hasn't exactly remained Bitcoin-only. @BITC0IN argues Bitcoiners should Boycott Bitcoin Magazine & Their Shitcoin Conference.
- Civ-Kit, a P2P marketplace design, released its whitepaper on the bitcoin-dev mailing list. A collaboration between Ray Youssef, Antoine Riard, and Nicholas Gregory, Civ-Kit proposes use of Lightning onion messages for comms, nostr for the order book, Bitcoin script (or hodl invoices) for escrow, and Web-of-Stakes for sybil resistance.
- There aren't many songs about Bitcoin and cryptography, but they probably don't include The unsung Heroes of Bitcoin, Cryptography.
- If Bitcoin is "mined," then so are lottery winnings. Gigi reminds us again that the words we use are important and Bitcoins Are Not Mined, They Are Issued over Time.
- Does having your own lightning node help the community?
- Discussion: How much will the average person know about Bitcoin?
- IMF unveils Unicoin: A global, legal tender settlement CBDC
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- Drugs, Erratic Dismissals and Feuding Founders: Behind Paxful’s Unraveling
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