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Ruben Somsen

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Ruben Somsen Discusses ANYPREVOUT & Eltoo - LNJ045

Lightning Junkies

Transcript: https://sicksub.network/LNJ045Transcript Ruben Somsen joins us for the 45th episode of the Lightning Junkies podcast. In this episode we cover BIP118 (SIGHASH_ANYPREVOUT) and Eltoo along with related topics. Ruben is known for the statechain, spacechain, and softchain proposals. We briefly touch blind-statechains and spacechains. We do get into drivechains a little bit, not that much. We talk about: 1:31 - BIP118 6:12 - Downsides of ANYPREVOUT 10:43 - Eltoo 12:25 - Penalty Transactions 16:09 - Channel Factories 23:16 - Lot 49 24:19 - Fees on APO 25:43 - Layered Commitments 27:36 - Mercury Wallet 30:25 - LN on Statechains 33:43 - Federations 36:37 - How would governance work in federations? 42:28 - Spacechains 47:37 - Spacechains Use Case 49:19 -   Spacechains on LN?!?! Ruben’s Twitter: twitter.com/SomsenRuben Ruben’s Website: tiny.cc/somsen Unhashed Podcast’s Website: www.unhashedpodcast.com/ Unhashed Podcast’s Twitter: twitter.com/UnhashedPodcast Support us here: lightningjunkies.net/support Lightning Junkies Merch: store.lightningjunkies.net Follow the Lightning Junkies blog: lightningjunkies.net Follow Lightning Junkies on Twitter: sicksub.network/LNJunkies Follow Chaz on Twitter: sicksub.network/TheChaz Follow Lightning Cat on Twitter: sicksub.network/LNJCat Further reading: More info on BIP118 - anyprevout.xyz Testnet implementation of Statechains - mercurywallet.com/ Layered Commitments by Anthony Towns -  lists.linuxfoundation.org/pipermail/lightning-dev/2020-January/002448.html LNJ010 - sicksub.network/LNJ010 Lot49 - global-mesh-labs.gitbook.io/lot49/

1hr 2mins

30 Jun 2021

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Motion: Trustless smart contracts for Bitcoin is impossible without forking (Ruben Somsen vs. Muneeb Ali)

The Blockchain Debate Podcast

Guests:Ruben Somsen (twitter.com/SomsenRuben) Muneeb Ali (twitter.com/muneeb) Host:Richard Yan (twitter.com/gentso09)Today’s motion is “Trustless smart contracts for bitcoin are impossible without forks.”A few projects have been known to try to bring smart contracts to bitcoin. But are they doing this in a way as you understand it? This episode explores this question. We pitted a bitcoin developer against the founder of Stacks, and you can draw your own conclusions after listening.We discussed:* How Stacks differentiates itself from other projects that also operate at the intersection of bitcoin and smart contracts. * Whether there is a trustless way to fully utilize bitcoin on the STX chain.* The robustness of the reward mechanism for staking STX (or “stacking”) in return for rewards in BTC. * We also went off course a bit and spent a significant amount of time discussing adoption of Stacks in the bitcoin community, since Stacks introduced yet another altcoin, generally not something welcomed by the bitcoiners.If you would like to debate or want to nominate someone, please DM me at @blockdebate on Twitter.Please note that nothing in our podcast should be construed as financial advice.Source of select items discussed in the debate (and supplemental material):Stacks 2.0 Whitepaper: https://blog.stacks.co/stacks-2-whitepaperRuben Somsen’s work: tiny.cc/somsenSpacechain explainer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UY8CDEpg5_UUnhashed podcast: https://www.unhashedpodcast.comGuest bios: Ruben Somsen is a self-proclaimed Bitcoin Sorcerer. He does protocol design in order to enhance Bitcoin. He has previously proposed softchains, statechains and spacechains for Bitcoin. He also helps maintain the bitcoin-dev mailing list, and is co-host of the Unhashed Podcast. Lastly, he is organizer/founder of the Seoul Bitcoin Meetup.Dr. Muneeb Ali is the founder of Stacks, a decentralized network that brings apps and smart contracts to Bitcoin. He serves as the CEO of Hiro a company that builds developer tools for the Stacks blockchain. He has raised $75 million USD in funding from investors like Union Square Ventures, Y Combinator, Lux Capital, Winklevoss Capital, and others. 

1hr 47mins

28 May 2021

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e21 The Bitcoin Onion with Ruben Somsen

Down The Rabbit Hole With Kaz

In this episode, Ruben and I discuss: - Softchains vs Sidechains - DLC's + Lighting + Statechains - WTF is a Spacechain?  - Tradeoffs  Follow Ruben on Twitter Check out the Unhashed Podcast  Read about Softchains, Statechains, Spacechains, and more Follow me on Twitter to keep up with new episodes, guests, topics discussed, or ask questions Buy Bitcoin with Swan Bitcoin

1hr 7mins

1 May 2021

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#32: Ruben Somsen– “Spacechains- Blockchains for Bitcoin”

The Vivek Podcast

This is an episode of The Vivek Podcast with host Vivek Sen and guest, Ruben Somsen.Ruben Somsen is Co-Host at Unhashed Podcast.We discussed: His Background, Spacechain, Sidechains, Use cases of Spacechain, Future with sidechains….Please do share this episode :)Follow us on twitter:Me: Vivek4real_Ruben Somsen: SomsenRuben

45mins

21 Feb 2021

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Utreexo w/ Ruben Somsen - NADO 15

Bitcoin Explained - The Technical Side of Bitcoin

On this episode of The Van Wirdum Sjorsnado, Aaron and Sjors are once again joined by Ruben Somsen. This time, the trio doesn’t discuss one of Somsen’s own proposals, but they dive into a concept by Tadge Dryja called Utreexo.   Helpful links: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Y6n88DmkjU https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/bitcoins-growing-utxo-problem-and-how-utreexo-can-help-solve-it   Support the Show! Follow Bitcoin Magazine on Twitter @BitcoinMagazine Follow Aaron van Wirdum @AaronvanW Follow Sjors Provoost @provoost Follow Ruben Somsen @SomsenRuben   Music: Song Title: Segwit Sounds By: The NakamoTones Album: Citadel Music Produced by: Bitcoin Audio

31mins

30 Oct 2020

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The Van Wirdum Sjorsnado - Utreexo w/ Ruben Somsen - NADO 15

Bitcoin Magazine Podcast

On this episode of The Van Wirdum Sjorsnado, Aaron and Sjors are once again joined by Ruben Somsen. This time, the trio doesn’t discuss one of Somsen’s own proposals, but they dive into a concept by Tadge Dryja called Utreexo. Helpful links: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Y6n88DmkjUhttps://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/bitcoins-growing-utxo-problem-and-how-utreexo-can-help-solve-it Support the Show! Follow Bitcoin Magazine on Twitter @BitcoinMagazine Follow Aaron van Wirdum @AaronvanW Follow Sjors Provoost @provoost Follow Ruben Somsen @SomsenRuben Music: Song Title: Segwit Sounds By: The NakamoTones Album: Citadel Music Produced by: Bitcoin Audio

31mins

30 Oct 2020

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Statechains w/ Ruben Somsen - NADO 8

Bitcoin Explained - The Technical Side of Bitcoin

Aaron and Sjors welcome their first guest on to the show, Ruben Somsen, to discuss his proposals for Statechains on Bitcoin! Statechains allow you to send keys not UTXO and it offers quite a few scaling and functionality improvements!  Helpful Links: Ruben's presentation on Bitcoin Magazine about Statechains: https://youtu.be/CKx6eULIC3A Aaron's Bitcoin Magazine article on Statechains: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/statechains-sending-keys-not-coins-to-scale-bitcoin-off-chain Support the Show! Follow Bitcoin Magazine on Twitter @BitcoinMagazine Follow Aaron van Wirdum @AaronvanW Follow Sjors Provoost @provoost

40mins

25 Sep 2020

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The Van Wirdum Sjorsnado - Statechains w/ Ruben Somsen - Nado 8

Bitcoin Magazine Podcast

Aaron and Sjors welcome their first guest on to the show, Ruben Somsen, to discuss his proposals for Statechains on Bitcoin! Statechains allow you to send keys not UTXO and it offers quite a few scaling and functionality improvements!  Helpful Links: Ruben's presentation on Bitcoin Magazine about Statechains: https://youtu.be/CKx6eULIC3A Aaron's Bitcoin Magazine article on Statechains: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/statechains-sending-keys-not-coins-to-scale-bitcoin-off-chain Support the Show! Follow Bitcoin Magazine on Twitter @BitcoinMagazine Follow Aaron van Wirdum @AaronvanW Follow Sjors Provoost @provoost Music: Song Title: Segwit Sounds By: The NakamoTones Album: Citadel Music Produced by: Bitcoin Audio

40mins

11 Sep 2020

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Chat_38 - Unhashing New Tech with Ruben Somsen

Bitcoin Audible

Statechains, the Atomic Swap Halving, Perpetual One Way Swaps, and more with co-host of the Unhashed Podcast! Ruben Somsen joins us to dive into a ton of awesome technical exploration & how they can be directed toward a scalable and efficient future for Bitcoin. Check out Ruben on Twitter:https://twitter.com/SomsenRubenExplore his various proposals further:https://gist.github.com/RubenSomsen/c9f0a92493e06b0e29acced61ca9f49aListen to him and the gang talk Bitcoin on the Unhashed Podcast:https://www.unhashedpodcast.com/Get your Bitcoin Savings Plan set in now! Use the simplest and lowest cost way to auto-buy Bitcoin and auto-withdraw to your own wallet at Swanbitcoin.com/guy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 55mins

18 May 2020

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Ruben Somsen talking about Statechains - LNJ10

Lightning Junkies

In this tenth episode of the podcast, we have Ruben Somsen talking about Statechains. Statechains are another layer two technology that uses the trading of entire UTXOs to save block-space on the base layer of Bitcoin. Ruben is also the founder of the Seoul Bitcoin Meetup and a co-host on the Unhashed Podcast.  In this episode, we discuss: Ruben's Background Seoul Bitcoin Meetup Unhashed Podcast Statechains Statechains and Lightning Eltoo Channel Factories On-chain Scaling Transaction Fees Centralization of Lightning Opendimes with Statechains Future of Bitcoin Circular Economy Future of Lightning PoW Fraud Proofs Ruben's Twitter: https://twitter.com/SomsenRuben Seoul Bitcoin Meetup's Twitter: https://twitter.com/SeoulBitcoin Unhashed Podcast's Twitter: https://twitter.com/UnhashedPodcast Unhashed's Website: https://www.unhashedpodcast.com/ Links to Statechain list of links on Ruben's Twitter: https://twitter.com/SomsenRuben/status/1145738783192600576 Fraud Proof Link #1: https://lists.linuxfoundation.org/pipermail/bitcoin-dev/2019-April/016873.html Link #2: https://lists.linuxfoundation.org/pipermail/bitcoin-dev/2019-September/017287.html Sponsor the podcast with Bitcoin on-chain or over the Lightning Network: http://crowdfund.lightningjunkies.net Tip me on Tippin.me: https://tippin.me/@LNJunkies Tip me on Bottle Pay: https://btl.to/@LNJunkies Pay the episode on LNCast: LNCast.com If you wish to contribute in fiat, you can use the Anchor.fm subscription feature. Follow my Lightning Network blog series: https://blog.sicksubroutine.com/ Follow Lightning Junkies on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LNJunkies Follow Chaz Cryptoson on Twitter: https://twitter.com/thechaz

1hr 16mins

4 Nov 2019

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