A talk on Bitcoin wallets: what they are, how difficult it is to build one, and what tools can be of help (spoiler: rust-bitcoin, rust-miniscript, BDK).
A talk on the technical fundamentals of Bitcoin.
Part 1 is focused on trying to invent digital money: we start from a quite broken idea, creating a central entity currency, and try to improve it. This part introduces the fundamental concepts behind Bitcoin: public keys, PoW, difficulty adjustments.
In part 2 we explain with more detail keys, wallets, coins, transactions, blocks, miners.
Nelle ultime due settimane ho avuto il piacere di partecipare a ben due eventi online in italiano - occasioni abbastanza rare per me, che principalmente lavoro all’estero; nonostante non sia piú abituata a parlare italiano puro, e ogni tanto mi scappa una parolina inglese qua e lá, mi sono divertita tanto - dovrei davvero chiacchierare con italiani piú spesso!
I’ve been working on Bitcoin-related OSS for a while now - long enough that I don’t fear
git reflog anymore.
As you might guess, there was a time when I used to feel scared just thinking about the whole you-publish-your-code-and-then-strangers-look-at-it thing - luckily for me, I had friends1 helping me out, encouraging me to venture out my comfort zone, reading my code before I would post it and, why not, helping me with merge conflicts.
There are many people out there who are smart and humble enough to contribute significantly to Bitcoin, but are not as lucky as I am, and feel quite lost - this is my way of trying to help. In this post will cover the fundamentals for starting to contribute to open source projects:
- How to pick the right project
- How to start diving into the code
- How to review code
- How to write code
I’m well aware that a blog post isn’t as helpful as a IRL mentor, but hey, I’m doing what I can :)
Paralelni Polis organized a Pizza Day conference! It was short and sweet, less than 48 hours long, but a really nice occasion to meet with fellow bitcoiners and
get drunk eat pizza!
I gave a pretty sad talk about death, but people seemed to enjoy it, for some reason. I decided to write a kinda-transcript around the slides, so I could share the sorrow with everyone who opened my blog, instead of limiting it to the Pizza Day participants. Pretty altruistic if you ask me.
A in depth-explanation of the Stratum V2 protocol - oh, and also, my first public talk! 🎉
Here you can watch the full episode.
Thanks BitcoinDevsLa for having me!