Bitcoin Magazine’s BitcoinHalving.com 21-hour live stream was a celebration of programmable scarcity during Bitcoin’s third-ever subsidy halving. It brought panel discussions, fireside chats, technical analysis, banter, memes, music and an unforgettable decentralized countdown to Bitcoin’s global community and beyond.
Among the diverse pieces of content presented were firsthand demonstrations from some of Bitcoin’s most active builders, showcasing the products and services that will lead the way in the technology’s fourth epoch.
Nodl Dojo and Samourai Demo
Nodl offers some of Bitcoin’s most popular options for running a full node, a critical practice for those who want to maximize their sovereignty from the third parties that dictate the legacy economic system. The Nodl One, for instance, allows users to download the full Bitcoin blockchain themselves and includes extra features like full Tor implementation and integration of BTCPay Server. The Nodl Dojo is a similar device, but with the privacy-focused Samourai Wallet built in at its core.
During the BitcoinHalving.com live stream, the team from Nodl demonstrated how a Nodl Dojo is built and walked through the installation of Samourai, giving viewers a firsthand and detailed look at what goes into one of the space’s most important products.
GoTenna, Mesh Network Demo
Mesh networks are critical solutions for allowing users to access Bitcoin in truly sovereign ways — free of the middlemen that control mainstream internet servers.
“Put simply, mesh nets are networks of peer-connected nodes that offer ‘offline’ connectivity by means of radio signals,” Bitcoin Magazine reported in March 2020. “Depending on the bandwidth of the network, you could do things like send a bitcoin transaction or download the Bitcoin blockchain.”
During the BitcoinHalving.com live stream, Richard Myers took the virtual stage to walk users through goTenna’s mobile mesh network offering.