Bitcoin Tech Talk Newsletter Issue #136

Issue #136 - May 13, 2019

Taproot BIPs. Reorg game theory, block sizes too big? LN ELI5, why develop on LN? Blockchain not the answer, cryptography in crypto is difficult. CSW's tx analysis.
Bitcoin:
Segwit v2? Pieter Wuille has given an omnibus Taproot proposal with 3 BIPs, Taproot, Tapscript and Schnorr. Bitcoin reorg scenarios regarding Binance's proposal. Luke-jr's argument for why blocks should be smaller.

Taproot proposal
Taproot BIP
Tapscript BIP
Schnorr BIP
Bitcoin reorg scenarios
Why blocks should not be too big

Lightning: 
Casa publishes an excellent explanation of lightning. Pierre Rochard makes the argument for developing on LN. Bluewallet makes an Apple Watch LN wallet. lnd 0.6.1 released.

Crypto 101: Lightning
Why program LN apps?
BlueWallet watch app
lnd 0.6.1

Other:
Why blockchain without Bitcoin is stupid. Poelstra explains how cryptography in cryptocurrency is difficult. Chain analysis of the redacted tx list from the CSW lawsuit shows how blatant a forgery it is.

Why Blockchain is not the answer
Why cryptography in cryptocurrency is hard
Chain analysis of CSW txs

Off Chain and Programming Blockchain:
Some videos I did this week. Tech Talk Q&A. My book is available in print on Amazon! Programming Blockchain is coming to New York!

Bitcoin and Vices: Wrath
Bitcoin and Vices: Greed
Bitcoin Tech Talk Q&A
Programming Bitcoin is available on Amazon!
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