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Recent newsletters and blog posts
This week’s newsletter describes a proposed soft fork to enable a new type of fee bumping and summarizes research into scripts that can never be spent because they require satisfying both timelocks and heightlocks. Also included are our regular sections with summaries of updates to services and client software, a list of new releases and release candidates, and changes to popular Bitcoin infrastructure software.
This week’s newsletter recommends checking for nodes vulnerable to the InvDoS attack, briefly describes that attack, summarizes another attack against LN channels, and links to the announcement of the Crypto Open Patent Alliance. Also included are our regular sections with releases, release candidates, and notable changes to popular Bitcoin infrastructure projects.
This week’s newsletter describes continued discussion about a protocol for making routable coinswaps and includes our regular sections summarizing a Bitcoin Core PR Review Club meeting and notable changes to popular Bitcoin infrastructure projects.