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Recent newsletters and blog posts
This week’s newsletter includes our regular sections summarizing popular questions and answers from Bitcoin Stack Exchange, announcing new software releases and release candidates, and describing recent changes to Bitcoin infrastructure software.
This week’s newsletter describes a proposed option for Bitcoin Core that would make it easier to enable transaction replacement even for transactions that don’t opt-in to BIP125, links to information about the Hertzbleed sidechannel vulnerability, summarizes the conclusion of a discussion about time stamping system design, and examines a new anti-sybil protocol that uses Bitcoin UTXOs. Also included are our regular sections with descriptions of interesting new features in Bitcoin clients and services, announcements of new releases and release candidates, and summaries of notable changes to popular Bitcoin infrastructure software.
This week’s newsletter summarizes continued discussion about adding package relay to the Bitcoin P2P network, shares a summary of the recent LN developers meeting, and describes an argument for how spenders and routing nodes on LN can optimize for both reliability and low fees in a way that benefits both groups. Also included are our regular sections with summaries of recent releases and release candidates plus notable changes to popular Bitcoin infrastructure software.