Atlanta BitDevs

Bitcoin Socratic Seminar #22

Bitcoin Socratic Seminar #22

It’s almost time for Bitcoin Socratic Seminar #22!

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

Logistics for Tonight

Due to a scheduling conflict with our hosts, we're not going to be at NCR. This time, we'll try a Socratic Seminar at ATL BitLab and see how it goes. If this is your first time attending a meetup at BitLab, follow these parking instructions and join our telegram channel in case you need to ask for help finding us the night of the event.


🧡 Bitcoin

20 BTC mining fee accidentSummary unavailable

Taproot Assets Protocol BIPs📄Summarized🧒Explain Like I’m 5

Bitcoin covenant tools softfork PR📄Summarized🧒Explain Like I’m 5

ZeroSync STARK header chain verifier demo

The ZeroSync project announced a demo and repo using STARKs to prove and verify a chain of Bitcoin block headers.

ZeroSync Announcement📄Summarized🧒Explain Like I’m 5

ZeroSync Demo📄Summarized🧒Explain Like I’m 5

ZeroSync RepositorySummary unavailable


Caset Rodarmor (creator of Ord) tweets about working on "Runestones".

Runestones Repository📄Summarized🧒Explain Like I’m 5


BitVM paper - Compute Anything on BitcoinSummary unavailable

BitVM Summary by Bob BodilySummary unavailable

⚡️ Lightning

blip-0029: Taproot Asset Protocol Channels📄Summarized🧒Explain Like I’m 5

Taproot Assets on mainnet📄Summarized🧒Explain Like I’m 5

Practical PTLCs, a little more concretely📄Summarized🧒Explain Like I’m 5

Amboss launches Hydro liquidity serviceSummary unavailable

LDK PR #2413 - Blinded pathsSummary unavailable supports sending payments to blinded paths and allows receiving payments to paths where a single final hop is hidden (blinded) from the spender.

LDK PR #2514 - other LDK blined paths stuffSummary unavailable

LDK #2371Summary unavailable adds support for managing payments using offers. It allows a client application using LDK to use an offer to register its intent to pay an invoice, timing out the payment attempt if a sent offer never results in a received invoice, and then using existing code in LDK to pay the invoice (including retrying if the first attempts don’t succeed).

Scaling Lightning with Covenants📄Summarized🧒Explain Like I’m 5

LND Route blinding merged📄Summarized🧒Explain Like I’m 5

Doppler used to find issue in Eclair📄Summarized🧒Explain Like I’m 5

LND 0.17 released - includes simple taproot channels📄Summarized🧒Explain Like I’m 5

River report on LN growth📄Summarized🧒Explain Like I’m 5

Vulnerability Disclosure: "All your mempool are belong to us" 📄Summarized🧒Explain Like I’m 5

🧠 AI

GPUtpoia - rent out your GPU for AI operations, earn bitcoinSummary unavailable

Start9 launches self-hosted LLM and self-hosted StableDiffusionSummary unavailable

ChatGPT will be able to parse images and speak📄Summarized🧒Explain Like I’m 5

🔒 Infosec & Privacy

Veilid - successor to TOR from Cult of the Dead CowSummary unavailable

Quantum Resistance and the Signal Protocol📄Summarized🧒Explain Like I’m 5

Obscura VPN - Carl Dong launches VPN service that cant track activitySummary unavailable

📊 Business

Chipper adds Lightning📄Summarized🧒Explain Like I’m 5

Blockstream Greenlight open for business📄Summarized🧒Explain Like I’m 5

🟣 Nostr

Exit: backup twitter data and import to NostrSummary unavailable

$prism: Nostr lightning prism protocolSummary unavailable

Njump - nostr profiles UI📄Summarized🧒Explain Like I’m 5

🎉 Fun

Footage released of Hal Finney presenting at Crypto ‘98Summary unavailable

Bitcoin / USD pricing oracle that only depends on a Bitcoin Core nodeSummary unavailable