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Recent newsletters and blog posts

  • Bitcoin Optech Newsletter #171

    This week’s newsletter summarizes a thread about paying frequently-offline LN nodes, describes a set of proposals for lowering the cost of LN payment path probing in order to make certain attacks more expensive, and links to instructions useful for creating taproot transactions on signet and testnet. Also included are our regular sections describing recent changes to clients and services, new releases and release candidates, and notable changes to popular Bitcoin infrastructure software.

  • Bitcoin Optech Newsletter #170

    This week’s newsletter describes a vulnerability recently fixed in several LN implementations and summarizes a proposal providing multiple benefits for upgrading the LN protocol to take advantage of features in taproot. Also included are our regular sections with the summary of a recent Bitcoin Core PR Review Club meeting, information about preparing for taproot, listings of new software releases and release candidates, and descriptions of notable changes to popular Bitcoin infrastructure software.

  • Bitcoin Optech Newsletter #169

    This week’s newsletter summarizes a proposal to add transaction heritage identifiers to Bitcoin and includes our regular sections with information about preparing for taproot, a list of new releases and release candidates, and summaries of notable changes to popular Bitcoin infrastructure software.

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