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Recent newsletters and blog posts

  • Bitcoin Optech Newsletter #121

    This week’s newsletter describes the disclosure of two vulnerabilities in LND and includes our regular sections with summaries of popular questions and answers from the Bitcoin StackExchange, announcements of releases and release candidates, and descriptions of changes to popular Bitcoin infrastructure software.

  • Bitcoin Optech Newsletter #120

    This week’s newsletter provides an overview of the new MuSig2 paper, summarizes additional discussion about upfront fees in LN, and describes a proposal to simplify management of LN payments. Also included are our regular sections with summaries of notable improvements to clients and services, announcements of releases and release candidates, and changes to popular Bitcoin infrastructure software.

  • Bitcoin Optech Newsletter #119

    This week’s newsletter relays a security warning for LND users, summarizes discussion about LN upfront payments, describes a mailing list thread about updating bech32 addresses for taproot, and links to an updated proposal for an alternative way to secure LN payments. Also included are our regular sections with summaries of a Bitcoin Core PR Review Club meeting, releases and release candidates, and notable changes to popular Bitcoin infrastructure software.

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