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Pieter Wuille

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Pieter Wuille (part 2 of 2) - Episode 2

The Chaincode Podcast

For our second episode, we pick up where we left off with Pieter Wuille in episode 1. If you missed that one, you should go back and listen to it first. Pieter has been a Bitcoin protocol developer and contributor to Bitcoin Core since 2011. In that time, he’s authored or contributed to some of the most important developments, including segwit, bech32, libsecp, HD wallets, schnorr and taproot, and many others. We talked to Pieter about his thoughts on the lessons learned from the March 2013 Consensus Fork as well as libsecp and Pieter’s thoughts about Bitcoin in 2020. Discussed in this episode: Lessons learned from the 0.8 consensus failure (1:00) BIP66 - Strict DER signatures (3:13) Satoshi’s usage of OpenSSL (3:47) OpenSSL and DER encoding (5:35) libsecp256k1 (12:12) Hal Finney’s post on the special properties of the secp256k1 (12:50) Peter Dettman and Bouncy Castle (16:58) Imagining P2SH from the beginning (26:20) If you like this, find more shows at podcast.chaincode.com. Thank you to Matthew Zipkin for sound engineering.

33mins

28 Jan 2020

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Pieter Wuille (part 1 of 2) - Episode 1

The Chaincode Podcast

For our first episode, we talked to Bitcoin Core contributor Pieter Wuille. Pieter has been a Bitcoin protocol developer and contributor to Bitcoin Core since 2011. In that time, he’s authored or contributed to some of the most important developments, including segwit, bech32, libsecp, HD wallets, schnorr and taproot, and many others. We talked to Pieter about his thoughts on some of those influential PRs, including headers-first syncing and ultraprune, and hear about the motivation for those changes and how he thinks about them now. This is a two-parter and in the next episode, we’ll hear about libsecp and Pieter’s thoughts about Bitcoin in 2020. Discussed in this episode: Headers-first syncing (3:30) Tracking peer state and finding good peers (13:00) How Bitcoin Core development culture has changed in the last 9 years (18:11) Bitcoin test evolution (19:00) Ultraprune (21:55) March 2013 Consensus Fork (26:50): - March 2013 Chain Fork Post-Mortem - Analyzing the 2013 Bitcoin fork If you like this, find more shows at podcast.chaincode.com. Thank you to Matthew Zipkin for sound engineering.

34mins

28 Jan 2020

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Pieter Wuille on Building Bitcoin

What Bitcoin Did

Location: San FransiscoDate: Monday 22nd JulyCompany: BlockstreamRole: Co-founderPieter Wuille is one of the most influential, respected and prolific Bitcoin developers. While his career began at Google, the appeal of working on Bitcoin's open-source protocol was too tempting and led him to co-found Blockstream.Pieter has had a significant influence on the Bitcoin project and has the third most commits on the codebase. He has helped to implement some of the most significant changes to the protocol, including Segregated Witness, one of the most contentious hard forks in Bitcoin's history.As others debate the Bitcoin roadmap, Pieter has managed to remove himself from the infighting; instead, focusing his time on improving Bitcoin. As such, he's now working on implementing Taproot, Schnorr Signatures and MAST.In this interview, we hear how Pieter first heard about Bitcoin in 2010, entering the world of mining and selling thousands of Bitcoin for $0.20. I also find out what he thinks of Bitcoin in 2019 and what he argues is the threat to its future.Bonus: we also hear from a Blockstream intern at the end about his experience working at Blockstream and supporting Pieter in developing Bitcoin.-----If you enjoy The What Bitcoin Did Podcast you can help support the show my doing the following:Become a Patron and get access to shows early or help contributeMake a tip:Bitcoin: 3FiC6w7eb3dkcaNHMAnj39ANTAkv8Ufi2SQR Codes: Bitcoin | Ethereum | Litecoin | Monero | ZCash | RipplecoinIf you do send a tip then please email me so that I can say thank youSubscribe on iTunes | Spotify | Stitcher | SoundCloud | YouTube | TuneIn | RSS FeedLeave a review on iTunesShare the show and episodes with your friends and familySubscribe to the newsletter on my websiteFollow me on Twitter Personal | Twitter Podcast | Instagram | Medium | YouTubeIf you are interested in sponsoring the show, you can read more about that here or please feel free to drop me an email to discuss options.

2 Aug 2019

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CryptoQuikRead_053 - Pieter Wuille Chapioning Bitcoin Development

The Cryptoconomy Podcast

So who are the people behind Bitcoin's past improvements and who are building its future?  Today we have an article from CryptoCoreMedia.com introducing the "Chuck Norris of coders," Pieter Wuille, and his enormous contributions to the bitcoin protocol.  Listen to learn more!Don't forget to check out CryptoCoreMedia.com:https://cryptocoremedia.com/pieter-wuille-leading-innovate-bitcoin/Also Other works by Nuno Menezes:https://cryptocoremedia.com/author/nuno-menezes/And of course Pieter Wuille's Github page:https://github.com/sipa--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/support

12mins

20 Apr 2018

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CryptoQuikRead_053 - Pieter Wuille Chapioning Bitcoin Development

Bitcoin Audible

So who are the people behind Bitcoin's past improvements and who are building its future? Today we have an article from CryptoCoreMedia.com introducing the "Chuck Norris of coders," Pieter Wuille, and his enormous contributions to the bitcoin protocol. Listen to learn more!Don't forget to check out CryptoCoreMedia.com: https://cryptocoremedia.com/pieter-wuille-leading-innovate-bitcoin/Also Other works by Nuno Menezes: https://cryptocoremedia.com/author/nuno-menezes/ And of course Pieter Wuille's Github page: https://github.com/sipa Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

13mins

20 Apr 2018

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Snarks, Starks And BulletProofs Andrew Polestra, Pieter Wuille, Benedikt Bunz

The Crypto Show

On tonight's episode of "The Crypto Show," Rod from Dash Brazil and Brian Deery, Chief Scientist at Factom, join us in studio while we talk to Andrew Poelstra, Pieter Wuille and Benedikt Bunz through Internet magic boxes.We discuss zero-knowledge proofs in all their varieties, details, and implementations. We discuss the differences between snarks, starks, and bullet proofs, their various advantages and trade-offs, and what problems each is most suitable for solving. Toward the end Benedict shares some quick info on the cryptographic material on which they are working at Stanford and gives credit to those whose work became the foundation for their "bulletproofs" work.

1hr 34mins

12 Mar 2018