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Recent newsletters, blog posts, and podcasts

  • Bitcoin Optech Newsletter #297

    This week’s newsletter announces a new domain-specific language for experimenting with contract protocols, summarizes a discussion about modifying BIP editor responsibilities, and describes proposals to reset and modify testnet. Also included are 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.

  • Bitcoin Optech Newsletter #296 Recap Podcast

    Mark “Murch” Erhardt and Mike Schmidt are joined by Antoine Poinsot to discuss Newsletter #296.

  • Bitcoin Optech Newsletter #296

    This week’s newsletter summarizes discussion about a new push for a consensus cleanup soft fork and announces a plan to choose additional BIP editors by the end of the week. Also included are our regular sections announcing new releases and describing changes to popular Bitcoin infrastructure software.

  • Bitcoin Optech Newsletter #295 Recap Podcast

    Mark “Murch” Erhardt and Mike Schmidt are joined by Dave Harding, Peter Todd, Abubakar Sadiq Ismail, David Gumberg, and Jeffrey Czyz to discuss Newsletter #295.

  • Bitcoin Optech Newsletter #295

    This week’s newsletter announces the disclosure of a bandwidth-wasting attack affecting Bitcoin Core and related nodes, describes several improvements to the idea for transaction fee sponsorship, and summarizes a discussion about using live mempool data to improve Bitcoin Core’s feerate estimation. Also included are our regular sections with selected questions and answers from the Bitcoin Stack Exchange, announcements of new releases and release candidates, and notable changes to popular Bitcoin infrastructure projects.

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