i don't know if the author contacted y'all, i spoke to him at consensus at NYC. please let me know if anything is too far out of whack
hi igno, thank you for the thought about funding me. i'm sorry for my lack of progress. right now i need time :) i don't think that money would help unfortunately
@apoelstra wasn't expecting something as technical for an ibtimes article, but it's good!
@merope07 one thing money can't buy :-)
heh, gmaxwell lent me a book "beggars in spain" about a girl who is genetically engineered to not need sleep, maybe one day money will be able to buy us that..
sleep feels pretty good tho :P
btw i'm working on secp schnorr code right now, so there is progress on that front finally. a few hours i did a MW-related talk in paris (nothing new, i was just presenting to get a flight to europe :)) and i think i'll stop doing that for a few months so i can do some real work
heh, yeah, and i do enjoy sleep. if only there wasn't always so much cool cypherpunk stuff to build :)
I was going to ask, that's great to hear (regarding Schnorr)
Europe is nice but not super cypherpunk for the most part...
very true, i don't know that i'd enjoy living here. visiting is nice, they don't look twice at my canadian passport and i've never been hassled for my politics (tho i am much more conscious about what i post on public wifi networks than i am in the US..)
urza You should come to Prague to Parallel Polis when you are around :)
urza If you would want to speak about MW/Grin I could arrange that
hi folks :)
hey there, welcome! :)
just lurking here, will hopefully be able to step in and help at some point
my focus in crypto coding these days is user experience so i would love to help on block explorer / wallet stuff
feel free to chime in anytime
and yes, help there would be great, for the explorer we're getting pretty close from an API standpoint I think
for the wallet I have some janky command line for developers for now
on the wallet side, as wallets need to be connected somehow, I was thinking of having a docker container that people can run on a couple cheap hosting services
that would run a pruning node with a little web wallet
and would have some sort of AWS-style machine DNS
people could just exchange the DNS for their servers and the wallets can connect and transact
from there, we could layer fun social interactions, with communication from one wallet to another, given that they'd be always running server
from a UX standpoint, new user could go to some site, say "I want a new wallet", pay some nominal monthly amount to have it run
then they only need other people's wallet addresses to start exchanging transactions
the private key can be stored encrypted on their servers and backed-up encrypted someplace with strong encryption
thought that'd be a nice mix of easy UX, running your own node while still having a simple web wallet, and decent security
@ignopeverell so mimblewimble is compatible with schnor sig?
lukap3rcic: absolutely, it barely works without it
lukap3rcic: btw schnorr sigs on the kernels aren't really needed for multisig outputs, you can make multisig rangeproofs on the outputs and then they'll be unspendable except by multiple parties (this needs some dev work but no consensus changes)