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Recent newsletters and blog posts
This week’s newsletter announces the newest release of LND, requests testing of release candidates for Bitcoin Core and C-Lightning, relays an update on the taproot proposal, describes a proposed increase in the default LN routing fees, and summarizes three talks from the recent Cryptoeconomic Systems Summit. Also included is our regular section on notable changes to popular Bitcoin infrastructure projects.
This week’s newsletter requests help testing release candidates for Bitcoin Core and LND, tracks continued discussion about the proposed noinput and anyprevout sighash flags, and describes several notable changes to popular Bitcoin infrastructure projects.
This week’s newsletter notes a proposed BIP that would allow nodes to implement the Erlay transaction relay protocol, announces full disclosure of vulnerabilities that affected earlier versions of LN implementations, links to a transcript from a recent Optech schnorr and taproot workshop, and includes a field report about some of the technology Bitcoin exchange BTSE uses to conserve block chain space while ensuring the safety of user deposits. We also describe several notable changes to popular Bitcoin infrastructure projects.