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Recent newsletters and blog posts
This week’s newsletter summarizes a proposed design for a coinswap implementation, describes new middleware for allowing lightweight wallets to request information directly from a user’s own node, and highlights two transaction size calculators. Also included are our regular sections with descriptions of several recently transcribed talks, new releases and release candidates, and notable changes to popular Bitcoin infrastructure software. A special final section celebrates the publication of Newsletter #100.
This week’s newsletter summarizes a discussion about the minimum allowed transaction size and includes our regular sections with popular questions and answers from the Bitcoin StackExchange, releases and release candidates, and notable merges from Bitcoin infrastructure projects.
This week’s newsletter relays a request for comments on a proposed change to the BIP341 taproot transaction digest and briefly summarizes discussion about a new and more concise protocol for atomic swaps. Also included are our regular sections describing changes to services and client software, new releases and release candidates, and notable changes to popular Bitcoin infrastructure software.