Mark “Murch” Erhardt and Mike Schmidt are joined by Anthony Towns and Andreas Kouloumos to discuss Newsletter #219.

The Bitcoin Optech Podcast and transcription content is licensed Creative Commons CC BY-SA 2.0


  • LN fee ratecards (0:51)

  • Bitcoin implementation designed for testing soft forks on signet (11:35)

Selected Q&A from Bitcoin Stack Exchange

  • Is it possible to determine whether an HD wallet was used to create a given transaction? (34:10)

  • Why is there a 5-day gap between the genesis block and block 1? (38:08)

  • Is it possible to set RBF as always-on in bitcoind? (42:09)

  • Why would I need to ban peer nodes on the Bitcoin network? (45:53)

Releases and release candidates

Notable code and documentation changes


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