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Recent newsletters, blog posts, and podcasts

  • Bitcoin Optech Newsletter #290 Recap Podcast

    Mark “Murch” Erhardt and Mike Schmidt are joined by Gloria Zhao, callebtc, Chris Stewart, Fabian Jahr, and Pierre Corbin to discuss Newsletter #290.

  • Bitcoin Optech Newsletter #290

    This week’s newsletter describes a proposal for providing DNS-based human-readable Bitcoin payment instructions, summarizes a post with thoughts about mempool incentive compatibility, links to a thread discussing the design of Cashu and other ecash systems, briefly looks at continuing discussion about 64-bit arithmetic in Bitcoin scripts (including a specification for a previously proposed opcode), and gives an overview of an improved reproducible ASMap creation process. Also included are our regular sections describing updates to clients and services, new releases and release candidates, and notable changes to popular Bitcoin infrastructure software.

  • Bitcoin Optech Newsletter #289 Recap Podcast

    Dave Harding and Mike Schmidt are joined by Gregory Sanders and Gloria Zhao to discuss Newsletter #289.

  • Bitcoin Optech Newsletter #289

    This week’s newsletter summarizes ideas for relay enhancements after cluster mempool is deployed, describes results of research into the topologies and sizes of LN-style anchor outputs in 2023, announces a new host for the Bitcoin-Dev mailing list, and encourages readers to celebrate I Love Free Software Day by thanking free software contributors. Also included are our regular sections summarizing a Bitcoin Core PR Review Club meeting and describing notable changes to popular Bitcoin infrastructure software.

  • Bitcoin Optech Newsletter #288 Recap Podcast

    Dave Harding and Mike Schmidt are joined by Bastien Teinturier and Eugene Siegel to discuss Newsletter #288.

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