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Recent newsletters, blog posts, and podcasts

  • Bitcoin Optech Newsletter #307

    This week’s newsletter announces a draft BIP for a quantum-safe Bitcoin address format and includes our regular sections with the summary of a Bitcoin Core PR Review Club, announcements of new releases and release candidates, and descriptions of notable changes to popular Bitcoin infrastructure projects.

  • Bitcoin Optech Newsletter #306 Recap Podcast

    Mark “Murch” Erhardt and Dave Harding are joined by Fabian Jahr, Anthony Towns, and Matt Corallo to discuss Newsletter #306.

  • Bitcoin Optech Newsletter #306

    This week’s newsletter announces an upcoming disclosure of vulnerabilities affecting older versions of Bitcoin Core, describes a draft BIP for a new version of testnet, summarizes a proposal for covenants based on functional encryption, examines an update to the proposal for performing 64-bit arithmetic in Bitcoin Script, links to a script for validating proof-of-work on signet with the OP_CAT opcode, and looks at a proposed update to the BIP21 specification of bitcoin: URIs. Also included are our regular sections announcing new releases and release candidates, plus summaries of notable changes to popular Bitcoin infrastructure software.

  • Bitcoin Optech Newsletter #305 Recap Podcast

    Mark “Murch” Erhardt and Dave Harding are joined by Setor Blagogee, Oghenovo Usiwoma, Pierre Rochard, and Alex Bosworth to discuss Newsletter #305.

  • Bitcoin Optech Newsletter #305

    This week’s newsletter describes a proposed light client protocol for silent payments, summarizes two new proposed descriptors for taproot, and links to a discussion about whether opcodes with overlapping features should be added in a soft fork. Also included are our regular sections with popular questions and answers from the Bitcoin Stack Exchange, announcements of new releases and release candidates, and summaries of notable changes to popular Bitcoin infrastructure software.

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