Oct 16, 2020
Bitcoin Core 0.21 will support Tor v3 addresses. Aaron and Sjors explain what this means and why it matters, and also discuss how new Bitcoin nodes find existing Bitcoin nodes when they bootstrap to the network.
* Tor V3 (onion) address support in Bitcoin Core: https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/19954
* the ADDRv2 message added in BIP155 that allows nodes to gossip those new Tor addresses: https://github.com/bitcoin/bips/blob/master/bip-0155.mediawiki#Specification
* DNS seeds and the bootstrap problem: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/41673073/how-does-the-bitcoin-client-determine-the-first-ip-address-to-connect
00:00 - 00:34 - intro
1:02 - 2:10: how Tor Works
2:25 - 3:03: benefits of running a bitcoin node behind tor.
7:12 - 8:19 Discussing how Bitcoin node gossip addresses.
8:56 - 10:40 Explaining how DNS works
12:30 - 13:30: DNS is storing list of bitcoin nodes.
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Song Title: Segwit Sounds
By: The NakamoTones
Album: Citadel Music
Produced by: Bitcoin Audio