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Issue #444: GreenAddress --> BlockstreamGreen

Mar 20, 2019
Marty's Ƀent

Issue #444: GreenAddress --> BlockstreamGreen

Multisig wallets, so hot right now. The latest in a string of multisig wallets to hit the scene is an upgrade to the OG multisig mobile app, GreenAddress, which has officially rebranded to BlockstreamGreen and has gone through a beautiful redesign. BlockstreamGreen's setup is different than what companies like Casa and Unchained Capital are offering users as this is a default 2-of-2 multisig setup in which Blockstream holds one of the keys on their servers and the user holds a key on their device. A different trust model which increases the optionality Bitcoin users have when trying to decide how to custody and spend their UTXOs.

With the rebrand and redesign comes some cool new features, including hardware wallet compatibility for users who fall into the Android + Trezor One or Ledger Nano S owners' circle in the Venn diagram. Do not fret though, they are working to make hardware wallet support compatible with iOS and other hardware wallets in the future. On top of this, Blockstream has open sourced its Green Development Kit (GDK) so people (I assume) can build on top of Green and add unique functionalities for unique use cases and added Tor support so users can transact with more privacy. Good shit all around from the Blockstream team, which seems to be pumping out a neverending stream of dope cypherpunk tools to help Bitcoiners become as sovereign as possible.

You have to see it to believe it

Despite what some people in the mainstream media would have you believe, the fundamentals underlying Bitcoin are better than ever. In fact, the amount of energy that is being expended to mine and secure Bitcoin is now more than quadruple what it was in December 2017 when the price reached $20k. For some reason, there are some crazy kooks out there who are willing to make big investments in hardware and energy to get their hands on some pure, virgin bitcoin UTXOs. I wonder what they see in this asset that's supposed to be the "Betamax" of digital currencies?

Final thought...

Sometimes you have to say YOLO and rip an exquisite tomahawk steak with a qual Pinot Noir on a Tuesday night.


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