Bitcoin Socratic Seminar #14

It’s almost time for Bitcoin Socratic Seminar #14!

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

👮 Bodycam footage

A suspect’s seed phrase enters the public record when it is recorded by a police officer’s bodycam.

⚡️ Swap-in-Potentiam

A proposed method for swapping on-chain funds to lightning “instantly”

Mailing list post by Jesse Posner and ZmnSCPxj

🔑 Liana

The team behind Revault releases a personal self-custody solution.

Announcing Liana

🌑 Luke Dashjr Hack

A technical breakdown of the theft of core dev Luke Dashjr’s bitcoin

Multiple Linux Backdoors Discovered Targeting Bitcoin Core Developer — Technical Analysis

🔓 LastPass

Graham Cluley does a breakdown of what went wrong during the LastPass hack.

LostPass: after the LastPass hack, here’s what you need to know

🏭 Block Wallet Build

Block has been blogging about their hardware wallet design as they attempt to design it openly. Here they detail the process of choosing a hardware manufacturer.

Choosing a Hardware Manufacturer

2️⃣ Layer Two Labs

Paul Sztorc raises $3m for his company to make BIP300/301 drivechain stuff.


James O’Beirne releases a new vault proposal.

OP_VAULT: a new vault proposal

🪪 Lightning Reputation Credentials

Antoine Riard proposes a method for preventing channel jamming attacks using credentials that resemble chaumian ecash.

💎 Ordinals

Car talks with Casey Rodarmor about Ordinals, a technique for making NFTs (inscriptions) with bitcoin.

Pleb Talk with Casey