Can you give us an update on Schnorr, Taproot, Graftroot, MAST, and script validation? [Note: This summary is from December.]
CORRECTION: While he was quoting Rusty Russell, the post I mentioned at 0:14 was written by another Bitcoin Core contributor, Anthony Towns.
What are your thoughts on privacy and fungibility in Bitcoin? We shouldn’t only want privacy when it is too late. Stagnation in this area may be worse than reckless experimentation. Will people sacrifice privacy for good user experience? There is a difference between George Orwell’s and Aldous Huxley’s versions of totalitarianism. As long as we have the ability to opt-out, laziness is a luxury you have when they’re not shooting at you.
These questions are from the December Patreon Q&A session, and the community event at Paseo la Plaza in Buenos Aires, Argentina (https://antonopoulos.com/event/buenos-aires-event/), which took place on December 15th 2018 and January 29th 2019 respectively.
Worse than Useless: Financial Surveillance – https://youtu.be/n4F-h4xuXMk
Money as a System-of-Control – https://youtu.be/FyK4P7ZdOK8
The Stories We Tell About Money – https://youtu.be/ONvg9SbauMg
Bitcoin: Privacy, Identity, Surveillance and Money – https://youtu.be/Vcvl5piGlYg
ADISummit: Self-Sovereign Identity Panel – https://youtu.be/DZbyiJqKT8c
How is fungibility tied to privacy? – https://youtu.be/VuI-8EwqIS8
Public keys versus addresses – https://youtu.be/8es3qQWkEiU
Re-using addresses – https://youtu.be/4A3urPFkx8g
PayNyms / reusable payment codes – https://youtu.be/Qmc1ubPVhnQ
Airdrop coins and privacy implications – https://youtu.be/JHRnqJJ0rhc
Wallet design and mass adoption – https://youtu.be/WbZX6BDZJHc
How do I choose a wallet? – https://youtu.be/tN6b62sEpsY
Using paper wallets – https://youtu.be/cKehFazo8Pw
Exchanges, identity, and surveillance – https://youtu.be/TVFy8xXfxAA
The price of losing privacy – https://youtu.be/2G8IgiLbT_4
Layered scaling and privacy – https://youtu.be/4w-bjUhpf_Q
Coin selection and privacy – https://youtu.be/3Ck683CQGAQ
Lightning and onion routing – https://youtu.be/D-nKuInDq6g
SegWit and fork research – https://youtu.be/OorLoi01KEE
MimbleWimble and Schnorr signatures – https://youtu.be/qloq75ekxv0
Mixing services – https://youtu.be/rKoMvOH4zoY
Borderless money – https://youtu.be/EZh1-ZqffOw
Will governments let privacy coins exist? – https://youtu.be/30sjEW70rLE
Differences between Grin and Beam? – https://youtu.be/SojKwudx1TI
Andreas M. Antonopoulos is a technologist and serial entrepreneur who has become one of the most well-known and respected figures in bitcoin.
He is the author of two books: “Mastering Bitcoin,” published by O’Reilly Media and considered the best technical guide to bitcoin; “The Internet of Money,” a book about why bitcoin matters.
THE INTERNET OF MONEY, v1: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Internet-Money-collection-Andreas-Antonopoulos/dp/1537000454/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8
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