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Recent newsletters and blog posts

  • Bitcoin Optech Newsletter #153

    This week’s newsletter celebrates the lock-in of the taproot soft fork, describes a draft BIP for improving transaction privacy by varying the fields used to implement anti fee sniping, and features an article about the challenges of combining transaction replacement with payment batching. Also included are our regular sections with announcements of new software releases and release candidates, plus notable changes to popular Bitcoin infrastructure software.

  • Field Report: Using RBF and Additive Batching

    "Additive batching" is a scheme whereby additional outputs are included to unconfirmed transactions in the mempool. This field report outlines efforts CardCoins has taken in introducing a reorg and DoS safe implementation of such a scheme in its customer payout workflow.
  • Bitcoin Optech Newsletter #152

    This week’s newsletter describes a proposal to allow LN nodes to receive payments without keeping their private keys online all the time. Also included are our regular sections with the summary of a Bitcoin Core PR Review Club meeting, announcements of new software releases and release candidates, and descriptions of notable changes to popular Bitcoin infrastructure software.

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