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Bitcoin Optech Newsletter #166
This week’s newsletter describes a new proposal for a covenant opcode and summarizes a request for feedback on implementing regular reorgs on signet. Also included are our regular sections with ideas for preparing for taproot activation, a list of new releases and release candidates, and descriptions of popular Bitcoin infrastructure software.
Bitcoin Optech Newsletter #165
This week’s newsletter describes a proposal for Bitcoin-related MIME types and summarizes a paper about a design for a new decentralized mining pool. Also included are our regular sections with the summary of a Bitcoin Core PR Review Club meeting, how to prepare for taproot, new releases and release candidates, and notable changes to popular Bitcoin infrastructure projects.
Bitcoin Optech Newsletter #113
This week’s newsletter describes a proposed change to the way LN commitment transactions are constructed, summarizes discussion of a default signet, and links to a proposal for standardizing temporarily trusted LN channels. Also included are our regular sections with recently transcribed talks and conversations, releases and release candidates, and notable changes to popular Bitcoin infrastructure projects.
Bitcoin Optech Newsletter #112
This week’s newsletter links to a discussion about routed coinswaps and includes our regular sections with summaries of questions and answers from the Bitcoin StackExchange, releases and release candidates, and notable changes to popular Bitcoin infrastructure software.
Bitcoin Optech Newsletter #111
This week’s newsletter describes a possible update to the BIP340 specification of schnorr signatures and a new proposed BIP that specifies how Bitcoin nodes should handle P2P protocol feature negotiation in a forward compatible way. Also included are our regular sections with notable changes to services and client software, releases and release candidates, and changes to popular Bitcoin infrastructure software.
Bitcoin Optech Newsletter #110
This week’s newsletter summarizes a discussion about SIGHASH_ANYPREVOUT and eltoo, includes a field report showing how 57,000 BTC could have been saved in transaction fees using segwit and batching, and provides our regular sections with the summary of a Bitcoin Core PR Review Club meeting, releases and release candidates, and notable changes to popular Bitcoin infrastructure projects.
Bitcoin Optech Newsletter #109
This week’s newsletter describes the new Minsc policy language and contains our regular sections with recently transcribed talks and conversations, releases and release candidates, and notable changes to popular Bitcoin infrastructure projects.
Bitcoin Optech Newsletter #108
This week’s newsletter describes a proposal to allow upgrading LN channel commitment transaction formats without opening new channels and includes a field report from River Financial about building wallet software using PSBTs and descriptors. Also included are our regular sections with selected questions and answers from the Bitcoin StackExchange, recent releases and release candidates, and notable changes to popular Bitcoin infrastructure projects.