Bitcoin Optech Newsletter #74
This week’s newsletter announces a new major version of Bitcoin Core, provides some updates on Bitcoin and LN developer mailing lists, and describes recent developments in the ongoing schnorr/taproot review. Also included are our regular sections with top-voted questions and answers from the Bitcoin StackExchange and notable changes to popular Bitcoin infrastructure projects.
Bitcoin Optech Newsletter #72
This week’s newsletter announces a security disclosure affecting some older releases of Bitcoin Core, describes new developments related to taproot, mentions a potential privacy leak related to the LN payment data format, and describes two proposed changes to the LN specification that are under discussion. Also included is our regular section describing notable changes to popular Bitcoin infrastructure projects.
Bitcoin Optech Newsletter #72
This week’s newsletter announces a security disclosure affecting some older releases of Bitcoin Core, describes new developments related to taproot, mentions a potential privacy leak related to the LN payment data format, and describes two proposed changes to the LN specification that are under discussion. Also included is our regular section describing notable changes to popular Bitcoin infrastructure projects.

Newsletters

Releases

project release date
lightning-charge v0.4.12 2019-11-28
Bitcoin Core v0.19.0.1

Bitcoin Core version 0.19.0.1 is now available from:

https://bitcoincore.org/bin/bitcoin-core-0.19.0.1/

For the release notes please see the git repository:

https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/blob/master/doc/release-notes/release-notes-0.19.0.1.md

Preferably use the above download link, not the links provided by GitHub to download the source tarball, as the release tarballs are generated deterministically whereas GitHub's are not.

2019-11-24
ptarmigan v0.2.9
  • fix init feature
2019-11-28
trezor-link v1.6.7 2019-11-29

RFC

type rfc # title date status
bip X setiings.py 2019-11-27 Closed
bip bip-0039 Add Persian wordlist to BIP39 2019-11-27 Update
bip bip-0330 BIP 330: Transaction announcements reconciliation 2019-11-19 Closed
bip bip-0174 BIP174: Fix wrong description about Proprietary Use Type 2019-11-19 Update
bolt X Trampoline Routing 2019-11-29 Update
bolt X Meeting to discuss anchor outputs 2019-11-27 Update
bolt X Minor href fix in Contents of 07-routing-gossip.md 2019-11-27 Update
bolt X Anchor outputs 2019-11-26 Update
bolt X Single-option large channel proposal 2019-11-26 Update
bolt X Base AMP 2019-11-26 Update
bolt routing gossip BOLT 7: be more aggressive about sending our own gossip. 2019-11-25 Update
bolt messaging BOLT 1: add networks to init message. 2019-11-25 Update
bolt X Flat features: far simpler solution for feature bits. 2019-11-25 Merged
bolt X WIP: First draft of option_simplified_commitment: 2019-11-25 Closed
bolt messaging BOLT 1: Define custom message type range 2019-11-25 Update
bolt X Capacity indications on HTLC failures 2019-11-25 Update
bolt X Fix link to channel_id section 2019-11-22 Merged
bolt features BOLT-09: move static remote to global feature bit 2019-11-22 Closed
bolt X Setting channel closure fee in manual way 2019-11-22 Closed
bolt X Doubt from first example 2019-11-22 Closed
bolt X Possible race condition(double spend) on HTLC-Timeout transactions? 2019-11-22 Closed
bolt payment encoding What are the preimages of the payment hashes of the Bolt11 Examples? 2019-11-22 Closed
bolt X Reflect legacy payload type handling implementation in BOLT 2019-11-22 Update
bolt onion routing BOLT-04: modify Sphinx packet construction to use starting random bytes 2019-11-22 Update
bolt routing gossip bolt07: remove trailing tabs 2019-11-20 Merged
bolt X remove `funding_locked` future section 2019-11-20 Merged
bolt X fix <id> tag 2019-11-20 Merged
bolt X Waiting room for feature assignments 2019-11-18 Update
bolt X Specify that resolution of amount is msat 2019-11-17 Update
slip slip-0023 SLIP-0023 : Modification Proposal 2019-11-27 Update
slip X Added coin type for Ethereum 2 2019-11-26 Closed
slip X Added DGLD (790) 2019-11-23 Merged
slip slip-0044 Add SPL and YCE to SLIP-0044 2019-11-23 Merged
slip slip-0049 Mention that BIP49/84 *originally* had issues. 2019-11-23 Merged
slip slip-0022 slip-0022: Add algorithm field. 2019-11-20 Update
slip X Add FCH Network 2019-11-20 Merged
slip slip-0044 Add COCOS to SLIP-0044 2019-11-19 Merged
slip slip-0044 Add ABA to SLIP - 0044 2019-11-19 Merged
slip X Add Vitae 2019-11-17 Merged