Here’s my 5th weekly update. This week went by fast, and with Christmas approaching, it wasn’t the most productive, but that’s OK. Bitcoin Developers Twitch I added a tags feature to the upcoming website for the Bitcoin Developers twitch stream. This will allow the user to find episodes in a particular topic they might be… Continue reading Cyber Santa
Holiday Party The highlight of my week was definitely the Atlanta BitDevs + Atlanta BitPlebs holiday party. I wanted to do something special for the folks who show up to the ATL meetups week after week. After fantasizing about making cryptographic puzzles or dabbling in generative art, I finally settled on making bitcoin fortune cookies.… Continue reading Lucky numbers
I’m planning to post a weekly update. It’s something I want to practice so that I form better habits around sharing my work early and often instead of hoarding it and attempting to perfect it (in other words, participating in delusion). I’ll probably be making these on Fridays just for a sense of finality and… Continue reading The first of many weekly updates (unless I screw this up)
UPDATE: Taproot offers space savings and potential transaction fees savings, however it’s complicated and requires nuance to be accurate. There were several things I didn’t understand properly when I wrote this for the first time. Thanks to Murch for pointing this out for me and helping me understand this better. I’ve left the old stuff… Continue reading Designing for taproot
Like many others in the US, I recently got access to the Lightning update for CashApp. Here are some of my thoughts as I tested it out. Onboarding I open the app and switch to the bitcoin tab. When I press the “Send” button on the Bitcoin home screen, it shows me this message about… Continue reading Thoughts on CashApp’s Lightning user flows
I did some thinking about Lightning invoice expiration times, which can be an annoyance or a tool to protect the user.
I have noticed Lightning Address receiving a lot of attention over the past few months. It has quickly gained adoption by many Lightning wallets. I think it’s a pretty useful tool for making Lightning payments easier for the user to accept. I’ve also heard some criticisms of Lightning Address. I decided to try and work… Continue reading Lightning Address: Like an Email Address for Your Bitcoin
An incredible experiment is unfolding before our eyes in El Salvador. Adopting Bitcoin was focused on how we make this experiment a success.
The day before Adopting Bitcoin, I did some more Lightning payments to various merchants around town and had some misadventures with a Chivo Bitcoin ATM.
I started the day off with a breakfast of huevos revueltos, with tortillas and frijoles refritos, then ventured out into the city. I decided to head over to Starbucks to get some work done on my laptop and checkout the Bitcoin UX there.
I’ve participated in several discussions in the Bitcoin Design Community about hiding wallet balances. The Basic Summary By default, most wallets display the bitcoin balance very prominently on the home screen of the app. This could be a risk to the user, as they may not want anyone peeking over their shoulder and seeing their… Continue reading Hiding Wallet Balances
My name is Stephen DeLorme. I’m a designer and front-end developer working on Bitcoin. My current project is helping out on the Bitcoin Design Guide, where I focus my efforts on crafting UX best practices for Lightning network applications. I received a grant from Square Crypto so that I would be able to work on… Continue reading Hello world, again