Adding a German word list for standardized Bitcoin HD passphrases is more difficult than you'd think: https://github.com/bitcoin/bips/pull/721
Packing my stuff for #hackerbeach. Getting even more excited.
"I very recently worked on the Edge team, and one of the reasons we decided to end EdgeHTML was because Google kept making changes to its sites that broke other browsers, and we couldn't keep up." https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18697824
Did Microsoft do preemptive whitewashing PR when they published that post about "responsible" facial recognition for "lawful surveillance" last week? https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-12-17/metropolitan-police-testing-facial-recognition-technology-central-london
Who controls Bitcoin Core? TL;DR: nobody. https://medium.com/@lopp/who-controls-bitcoin-core-c55c0af91b8a
Blockstream Satellite is available in the Asia-Pacific region now. But also:
"[...] we’re also excited to reveal the Blockstream Satellite API, a groundbreaking new broadcast service coming in January 2019. The Satellite API empowers users to access the Blockstream Satellite network to broadcast data to the whole world, paid for via the Lightning Network!"
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