This week’s newsletter gives an update on the planned removal of BIP61 reject messages from Bitcoin Core, links to further discussion about SIGHASH_NOINPUT_UNSAFE, analyzes some new features in the Esplora block chain explorer, provides information about an updated node ban list, and links to videos of talks at the recent MIT Bitcoin Club Expo. Also provided are a new weekly section about adoption of bech32 sending support and the normal list of notable changes in popular Bitcoin infrastructure projects.
Feed for category: core
Completely offline TX, HTLBs, Reject message deprecation? SIGHASH_NOINPUT safety, node operator statistics sharing, LN at 1000 BTC! Bitmain trouble?
This week’s newsletter notes a vulnerability in Bitcoin Core versions that are already past end-of-life, asks for help testing release candidates of the next major version of Bitcoin Core, provides an update on the Bitcoin-Dev mailing list, describes recent discussions from the list, and links to a chapter about payment batching in Optech’s work-in-progress scaling techniques book. Also included are descriptions of several notable commits in popular Bitcoin infrastructure projects.
Some mailing list catch-up like soft fork cleanup, signet, PBST extensions. Bitcoin Privacy, JS Schnorr impl. Rebalance channels and run LN on a NAS.
Signet is a new way to implement the Bitcoin testnet, it offers a stable centralized testnet that developers can easily use.
This week’s newsletter links to the announcement of the C-Lightning 0.7 upgrade, notes a service outage for the Bitcoin-Dev mailing list, and describes a proposed soft fork to eliminate several old problems in the Bitcoin consensus protocol. Also included are summaries of notable commits in popular Bitcoin infrastructure projects.
Timewarp attacks, PGP keys as addresses. JS + Core, S15 firmware update. c-lightning has a bunch of updates. Coinbase and Coinomi have some issues.
This week’s newsletter describes the availability of a libsecp256k1 fork implementing BIP-Schnorr compatible signatures, lists popular questions and answers for February from the Bitcoin StackExchange, and describes notable merges in popular Bitcoin infrastructure projects.