You can run :bitcoin: Core on Windows but most other Bitcoin software will only run on Linux. Linux knowledge is a huge plus when it comes to running Bitcoin related software.

Ubuntu is probably the easiest to get started with when running . Reach out if you have any specific questions and good luck!


Do you run one of the what I call "Node in a box" implementations like Umbrel? I believe those are Tor only so that might be the reason the connection is unreliable. Tor has been under a DoS attack for like a month now.

In general though, if you are going to have more than a channel or 2 I would recommend going with an old desktop or something. Having RAID 1 is a huge plus otherwise if your hard drive dies and you have to recover all channels will be closed. 😔

If this post saves even one node operator from funds loss it will have all been worth it!

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New blog post out! This post is a story about how my Raspberry Pi LND node blew up and my sloppy backup practices lead to potential :bitcoin: loss. In addition to my words of warning, I also talk about my experience with the recovery process.


Important note: Ethereum is also a shitcoin. I just couldn't fit that in the 280 character limit.

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First they came for the shitcoins, and I did not speak out—because I was not a shitcoiner.

Then they came for Ethereum, and I did not speak out—because I was not an Etherian.

Then they came for Bitcoin—and the network continued to operate because :bitcoin: is decentralized.

Attacks like this don't hurt Bitcoin. If anything these attacks help Bitcoin by getting more people to realize that they shouldn't mess with these insecure VC pump and dumps and should instead hold their wealth in the hardest money every created.

This time last year, I didn’t know shit about coding. Then after a brief conversation with @martycodes I picked it up and been having a good time with it ever since.

Now I’m building shit, understanding how programs work and contributing to projects.


Is there documentation on how to do this or would I just manually delete the posts in the interface and then run a Postgres vacuum?

About 31 GB of the 50 GB are here:


The various tootctl commands like "tootctl media remove" don't do much anymore.

Well, it looks like I'm going to have to shut down this instance for a while until I figure out how to get more storage. I can't keep from maxing out the storage space on my 50GB VPS and I don't think I want to use S3 for cache (sounds not so decentralized to me). The cache on this thing grows forever and there seems to be no way to clear it properly. Hopefully this github issue is resolved, otherwise I'll have to figure out a new hosting solution.


NOW - Protesters storm the presidential palace in Sri Lanka's capital.

@MoonCapital @udiWertheimer

I'd say give @JackMallers some time, he did say this integration would be live later this year. Jack is someone who builds stuff and actually delivers. Udi is a shitcoin apologist who was recently shilling Terra/Luna to his followers.

Udi completely lost it in the last year, maybe this explains why.

RT @bisq_network
Any seasoned Lightning experts to provide feedback to our concept for a 3-party trade protocol over LN? github.com/bisq-network/propos


Looks like you can install on it. Not sure what I'll use it for but for $60 I feel compelled to pick one up.

RT @RoboSats@Twitter.com

RoboSats has leveled up during the weekend!⚡️

🔵 Max trade size is now 1.5 m Sats
🟡 Default bond size is now 3%, minimum is 2%.
🟠 Many added small features and bug fixes.


#Bitcoin :bitcoin: #P2P #NoKYC #PeerToPeer #Pleb2Pleb #P2PTrading #P2PTrader #P2PPlatform #P2PTradingPlatform #P2PExchange #ExchangeNetwork #RoboSats

I stacked :bitcoin: today. It was a humble stack but a stack none the less. How could I not at this bargain price?!

Those of us that understand what we own hold our keys and can handle the volatility.

Those that haven't taken the time to learn about what they own are the ones using these rehypothecation services and are learning some hard lessons.


$28017 (1 usd = 3569 sats)

4 sat/B ($0.20) - 20m
3 sat/B ($0.15) - 60m
1 sat/B ($0.05) - 4h

blocks 740512

My talk from Advancing Bitcoin in March on "sigma protocols and why they matter .." was put up on vimeo a while back (just found out):


They did a pretty good job with the edit imo since they focused on the slides.

Bit of a risky topic, since it's so academic but tried to point out the use cases and use analogies in the first half. The maths lost a lot of people in the second half, understandably.


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This server was setup as a means to decentralize the Bitcoin social networking community in a small way. I came from bitcoinhackers.org. The administrator there felt that the users should create their own Mastodon instances to keep the community decentralized so I created this instance.