Plenty have, though I've noticed several actively tooting accounts that were on BitcoinHackers failed to migrate and just went abruptly silent.

Depends on the client - a lot of them are pretty rough. But for mature clients I recommend:

iOS: Damus
Android: Amethyst
Web: iris.to

I suspect that the majority of my mastodon followers got nerfed last week when the BitcoinHackers instance shut down. My feed is a ghost town.

If you see this post, please star it or comment so that I can get a sense of who is left.

I felt a great disturbance in the Fediverse, as if thousands of voices cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced as they were rugged by NVK. 🙃

My mastodon feed is still full of folks using the bitcoinhackers.org instance. Do y'all not realize that @nvk is gonna rug pull you soon?

Miniscript support fully merged in Bitcoin Core. Just for P2WSH now, but extending it to Taproot is being worked on.


I posted this on all my social media accounts. Here are the engagement stats:

Twitter (431,000 followers)

Nostr (4,800 followers)

Mastodon (2,800 followers)
3 retoots


I'm seeing nearly 50% as much engagement on nostr as on twitter, but with only 1% the audience size.

Assuming the stats are roughly accurate, it means nostr users are 50X more active than twitter users. Alternatively, it could mean that Twitter is 98% abandoned.

@mukona Yes I have a lengthy blog post I'll be publishing in the coming days. Covenant constructions with existing script functionality are unwieldy and too complex to expect anyone to adopt them.

Covenants are a crucial piece of functionality that is missing from Bitcoin. It's amazing that developers have been discussing them for a DECADE without settling on a proposal.

It's grant-seeking season for me, and I wrote up what I have been working on in 2022 and what I plan to work on this year: continuing my current Bitcoin network monitoring efforts.


I don't think mastodon has a great chance of gaining network effects so long as most of its content is just being mirrored from folks' tweets. Makes it seem like a waste of time for me to scroll through content I've already seen.

Great article by @lopp: The Death of Decentralized Email: A historical review of the multi-decade centralization and capture of the email protocol.

@waxwing Are there / will there be recordings of the talks available?

Its hard not to think Bitcoin has failed to provide meaningful end-user control or real societal value with a cursory glance at today's reality, but the fate of Bitcoin has not been sealed. Quite the opposite - it is still early, and by treating Bitcoin not as something which should be improved, but as something which should be taken out back and shot does a disservice to the entire cypherpunk movement.

Do not measure Bitcoin by the inspirational goals people assigned to it on its first release. If we measure the internet by the same metric, it, too, has failed. And maybe it has, but we cannot deny that it is used, daily, for many to communicate across the world instantly, even if more often than not via centralized platforms. Similarly, Bitcoin, today, allows many to transact across the world nearly instantly, even if more often than not via centralized platforms.

Like seemingly everything in this world, it is easier and more profitable for someone to build a centralized, controlling platform to extract rent and build a nice user interface than to build a decentralized, user-protecting product. The Internet only achieves user-protection when many people, like those building Mastodon, constantly build user-protecting systems which fill niches and promote their use. So too, Bitcoin only protects users when many people, preferably more from this community, build user-protecting systems on top of it - various privacy-focused wallets have seen increased adoption over the past years, lightning was created to allow for lower-value instant transactions, and also slowly sees increasing adoption. But these systems, like Bitcoin itself, are early and strapped for resources. Instead of dismissing their existence as useless, we should celebrate them, contribute code to them, and come up with new ideas.

Cypherpunks Write Code.

Project "archive all the content" has commenced - yesterday I transcribed 55 hours of podcast interviews in 10 hours on an RTX 2080Ti.

I feel dirty because I wrote my first windows powershell batch command! 😬

Yeah my gaming is all VR these days, which is still a no-go on Linux.

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