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Recent newsletters and blog posts

  • Bitcoin Optech Newsletter #200

    This week’s newsletter summarizes a discussion about the minimum change to Bitcoin’s Script language necessary to enable recursive covenants, examines a revised proposal to add an OP_TX opcode, and reviews research into adapting output script descriptors for hardware signing devices. Also included are our regular sections with the summary of recent changes to Bitcoin services and clients, new releases and release candidates, and notable changes to popular Bitcoin infrastructure software. Additionally, we celebrate the publication of Optech’s 200th regular newsletter.

  • Bitcoin Optech Newsletter #199

    This week’s short newsletter summarizes a Bitcoin Core PR Review Club meeting and describes an update to Rust Bitcoin.

  • Bitcoin Optech Newsletter #198

    This week’s newsletter summarizes a post about implementing MuSig2, relays the responsible disclosure of a security issue affecting some older LN implementations, discusses a proposal for measuring support for consensus changes through transaction signaling, and examines the effect of rate limiting on more bandwidth efficient LN gossiping. Also included are our regular sections summarizing new software releases and release candidates plus notable changes to popular Bitcoin infrastructure projects.

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