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Patrick Ulrich has always believed that technology can improve the world by empowering individuals with the freedom to realize their own dreams. It’s that bedrock principle that’s influenced a lot of his choices over the years. It’s also brought him experience in a ton of developing technologies, like Bitcoin, that are poised to reshape the world. Now he’s doing what he can to help those around him be able to not only understand those revolutionary technologies but be prepared to use them to help make this a better world.
Patrick co-founded Lexington Bitcoin Consulting with Dan Carman in 2018 to help clients claim their monetary sovereignty.
Kentucky Business Services is geared to help small businesses find the services they need to grow their business.
Patrick formed the Lexington Bitcoin Meetup back in 2015 and has continued to connect Bitcoiners in the Bluegrass since.
Amethyst is bringing the power of Nostr to Android users
Amethyst, a new social media app for Android, has been launched on the Google Play Store, allowing Android users to easily access the decentralized Nostr network from their mobile devices. This app is a welcome addition to the Nostr ecosystem, as it opens up the network to the huge market of Android users across the
LukeDashjr PGP Key Compromised; Bitcoin Stolen
On January 1, 2023, prominent Bitcoin developer LukeDashjr took to Twitter to announce that his Bitcoin stash had been compromised and stolen. In a series of tweets, LukeDashjr stated that his PGP key had been compromised and that many of his Bitcoins were stolen, with the remainder coinjoined to the address 1YAR6opJCfDjBNdn5bV8b5Mcu84tv92fa though it doesn’t
What is NIP-08?
NIP-08, or Handling Mentions, is a standard that outlines how clients, or software programs that interact with the Nostr messaging network, should handle mentions of other events and pubkeys within the content of text_notes. One key aspect of NIP-08 is the use of autocomplete components or similar features when a user starts typing a special
What is NIP-06?
BIP39 is a standard that defines how to generate a mnemonic phrase, which is a group of words that can be used to represent a large, randomly generated number. This mnemonic phrase can then be used to generate a binary seed, which is a representation of the same number in binary form. The binary seed
What is NIP-26?
NIP-26, or “Delegated Event Signing,” is a proposal for how events on the Nostr protocol can be delegated and signed by other keypairs. This feature introduces a new tag called “delegation,” which allows a user’s public key to authorize other keypairs to generate events on their behalf. One application of this proposal is to abstract
How Does Nostr Work
Nostr is a decentralized protocol that allows users to create and interact with social media networks and other types of content sharing systems. It is designed to be censorship-resistant, meaning that it is difficult for any central authority or individual to censor or control the content that is shared on the platform. One of the
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