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Recent newsletters and blog posts
This week’s newsletter summarizes a discussion about mining incentives related to HTLCs and links to an announcement about a proposed service to store and relay presigned transactions. Also included are our regular sections with recently transcribed talks and conversations, new releases and release candidates, and notable changes to popular Bitcoin infrastructure projects.
This week’s newsletter summarizes a newly published fee ransom attack against LN users, links to continued discussion about the attack against LN atomicity, and shares a reminder about collision attacks on RIPEMD160-based addresses in multiparty protocols. Also included are our regular sections with popular questions and answers from the Bitcoin StackExchange, a list of releases and release candidates published this week, and notable changes to popular Bitcoin infrastructure projects.
This week’s newsletter summarizes the CoinPool payment pool proposal and the WabiSabi coordinated coinjoin protocol. Also included are our regular sections with notable changes to services, client software, and infrastructure software.