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Recent newsletters and blog posts

  • Bitcoin Optech Newsletter #75

    This week’s newsletter describes some recent discussion about the schnorr and taproot proposals, notes the recent update of the proposal formerly known as OP_CHECKOUTPUTSHASHVERIFY and OP_SECURETHEBAG, links to a proposal to standardize LN watchtowers, and summarizes notable changes to popular Bitcoin infrastructure projects.

  • Bitcoin Optech Newsletter #74

    This week’s newsletter announces a new major version of Bitcoin Core, provides some updates on Bitcoin and LN developer mailing lists, and describes recent developments in the ongoing schnorr/taproot review. Also included are our regular sections with top-voted questions and answers from the Bitcoin StackExchange and notable changes to popular Bitcoin infrastructure projects.

  • Bitcoin Optech Newsletter #73

    This week’s newsletter announces a new minor version release of LND, notes downtime on the development mailing lists, describes some recent updates to Bitcoin services and clients, and summarizes recent changes to popular Bitcoin infrastructure projects.

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