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Recent newsletters, blog posts, and podcasts
Bitcoin Optech Newsletter #252
This week’s newsletter describes research into zero-knowledge validity proofs for Bitcoin and related protocols. Also included is another entry in our limited weekly series about mempool policy, plus our regular sections describing updates to clients and services, new releases and release candidates, and changes to popular Bitcoin infrastructure projects.
Bitcoin Optech Newsletter #251
This week’s newsletter describes a proposal to begin testing HTLC endorsement, relays a request for feedback about proposed specifications for Lightning Service Providers (LSPs), discusses challenges with opening zero-conf channels when using dual funding, looks at a suggestion for advanced applications of payjoin transactions, and links to summaries of a recent in-person meeting of Bitcoin Core developers. Also included in this week’s newsletter is the first part of a new series about policies for transaction relay and mempool inclusion, plus our regular sections announcing new releases and release candidates (including a security release of libsecp256k1) and describing notable changes to popular Bitcoin infrastructure software.
Bitcoin Optech Newsletter #250 Recap Podcast
Mark “Murch” Erhardt and Mike Schmidt are joined by Larry Ruane and Thomas Hartman to discuss Newsletter #250.
Bitcoin Optech Newsletter #250
This week’s newsletter summarizes a paper about the PoWswap protocol and includes our regular sections with the summary of a Bitcoin Core PR Review Club meeting, announcements of new releases and release candidates, and descriptions of notable changes to popular Bitcoin infrastructure software. Also included is a short section celebrating five years of Bitcoin Optech and our 250th newsletter.
Bitcoin Optech Newsletter #249 Recap Podcast
Mark “Murch” Erhardt and Mike Schmidt are joined by Salvatore Ingala, James O’Beirne, Adam Gibson, and Steve Lee to discuss Newsletter #249.
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