Atlanta BitDevs

Bitcoin Socratic Seminar #15

It’s almost time for Bitcoin Socratic Seminar #15!

What is a Socratic Seminar?

Inspired by other BitDevs meetups around the US, our Socratic Seminar events are formatted to foster debate, information sharing and lively discussion.

  1. Discussion topics are provided ahead of the event
  2. The event moderator(s) leads the audience through the topics
  3. Raise your hand to grab the mic and participate in the conversation
  4. We go to a bar afterwards

Topics List

πŸ’Ž Ordinals

The ord project has launched on mainnet, which allows users to create "inscriptions" on bitcoin. In other words, it enables something akin to NFTs on bitcoin.

Questions to consider

  • How do you think this will affect mempool activity in the future?
  • How do you think this affects bitcoin's security model?

⛏ FediPool

⚑️ Lightning async payments work continues

Much has changed since we discussed async payments last year.

πŸ™ˆ Serverless Payjoins

Dan Gould proposes a PayJoin technique that does not require a server. PayJoins are a bitcoin privacy technique where a sender and receiver each contribute an input to the transaction in order to break certain tracking heuristics.

🟣 NIP-57 "Zaps" merged

NIP-57 was merged on the Nostr NIPs repo, which describes "zaps". Basically, sending lightning payments to other Nostr users. Nostr client projects have been busy implementing NIP57 over the past few weeks.