Bitcoin Tech Talk Newsletter Issue #157

Issue #157 - October 7, 2019

What's the biggest vulnerability for Bitcoin? Where is Bitcoin becoming more popular around the world? How can blockspace in emptier blocks be used more efficiently?
Bitcoin:
Greg Maxwell expands on what vulnerabilities Bitcoin faces. New website to track global bitcoin activity. BIP published to help block congestion. Trezor announces bitcoin-only firmware. Monetary case for Bitcoin.

Bitcoin vulnerabilities
UsefulTulips announcement
OP_SECURETHEBAG
Trezor BTC firmware
Monetary Case for Bitcoin

Lightning: 
eltoo simulation from the ChainCode residency program. Continuing discussion about noinput/anyprevout.

eltoo simulation
SIGHASH_NOINPUT, SIGHASH_ANYPREVOUT

Other:
Minerva is a ECDSA/EdDSA side channel vulnerability.

Minerva and its affected devices

Off Chain and Programming Blockchain:
Some videos this week. My books are available in print on Amazon! Programming Blockchain is coming to Berlin and SF!

TF Blockchain Podcast
Altcoins will make you a scoundrel
Fiat normalizes cheap substitutes
Why Bitcoin isn't stable against the dollar
Tech Talk Q&A
The Little Bitcoin Book is available on Amazon
Programming Bitcoin is available on Amazon
Apply for Programming Blockchain in November!

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