Bitcoin Tech Talk Newsletter Issue #129

Issue #129 - Mar 25, 2019

HTLCC (collateralized debt!), Jack Dorsey funding BTC development. Loop makes receiving on LN easier. Exchanges faking BTC volume.
Bitcoin:
Collateralize debt on BTC for some other chain using HTLCC. Update of BIP151 is new enough for a new BIP. Jack Dorsey is wanting to fund some open source development in Bitcoin.

Hashed Time-Locked Collateral Contract BIP
p2p Message Transport protocol v2
Square paying for open source devs

Lightning: 
Loop is an easier way to receive money on LN. You can now get a bike rental on LN.

Loop announcement
Loop 0.1 release
Pay for a bike rental with LN

Other:
Apparently, exchanges have been faking a lot of BTC volume.

Raw data about exchanges faking volume

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