Is MimbleWimble really private? Bitcoin Tech Talk Newsletter Issue #164

Issue #164 - November 25, 2019

Bitcoin Core 0.19.0 is out! Musig security, Bitcoin as a way to opt out, more stats on transactions, never-look-back price. Simplified commitments in Lightning and MW privacy.
Bitcoin:
Bitcoin Core 0.19.0. Some gotchas about MuSig. Bitcoin is a necessity for opting out. BitMex announces txstats. Never look back price as a way to look at Bitcoin.

Bitcoin Core 0.19.0.1 Release Notes
Insecure Shortcuts in MuSig
Bitcoin is a way to Opt Out
Announcing TxStats.com
Never Look Back Price

Lightning: 
Simplified commitment scheme PR and discussion. Lightning Network makes Bitcoin global.

Simplified commitment discussion
Simplified commitment PR
Lightning Network and its affect on Bitcoin

Other:
MimbleWimble controversy. Initial post about privacy, response from the Grin developers and the role of Dandelion in all this.

MW Privacy Limitations Tested
Response from Grin Devs
Role of Dandelion Routing

Off Chain and Programming Blockchain:
Some videos this week. Sign up for Programming Blockchain Las Vegas Feb. 20-21, 2020! My books are available in print on Amazon! Little Bitcoin Book is available on Audible!

BloxLive Interview
Tech Talk Q&A
PB Las Vegas
The Little Bitcoin Book is available on Amazon
Programming Bitcoin is available on Amazon
The Little Bitcoin Book on Audible

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