A self hosted Lightning Network donation plugin has been released
by Developer brndnhrbrt
The plugin allows users to quickly and safely host a Lightning invoice generator in QR Code or text format.
It is based on Node.js and LND
Bitcoin as money, Typhon, PayJoin, Proof of Reserve spec, Script tutorial, CVE-2018-20587, lightning torch, more vulnerabilities in ETH and ZCash.
No BTC doesn’t consume crazy energy. New Bitcoin/Lightning dev resources. Bunch of interesting talks from Stanford Blockchain Conference.
Chaincode Labs announced its fourth residency program that will take place in Midtown Manhattan over summer 2019.
Read the full announcement here
Supporting the developer community and helping new contributors get their start in Bitcoin protocol development is a key part of our mission. Over the past three years, our residency programs have helped many developers start contributing to Bitcoin projects. Alex Bosworth and Johan Halseth (Lightning Labs), Neha Narula (MIT DCI), James O’Beirne and John Newbery (Chaincode Labs), Chris Stewart (SuredBits), Pierre Rochard (Lightning Node Launcher), Rene Pickhardt (LN developer and educator) and Will O’Beirne (Lightning Joule and WebLN) are all Chaincode Residency alumni.
Mining Attacks? Taproot. Bitcoin Vouchers, Lightning Peach, Joule connection guide, Fake Stake attacks, Szabo’s Law
We’ve talked about feature bits before. They are bits that nodes look
for in other nodes communication to check if they support a certain
feature they’re looking to use.
A proposal was suggested by developer Rusty Russels with a few amends
to the implementation of feature bits. It consists of renaming local
features to peer features and global features to routing features and
having them share a number space so they don’t overlap. Then we can put both
‘features’ in node announcements but never using even bits for peer features.
This facilitates using
node_announcement as both connecting to a peer that
supports a certain feature and asking the question “can I route through this
node?”. Further discussions are available on the mailing list here.
What is BTC? PoS sidechain, Invoice-less LN payments, 51% attack game theory, ETH problems and hard fork delay.
Private Key History. Bitcoin’s network effect. Full node on your phone. Refill LN channels. ETC 51% attack. Crypto-malware analysis.
2018 review in stats and in words. Wasabi upgrade, Neutrino intro, predicted coin deaths, dropgangs and crypto malware.
We’ve been taking a break for the past two months while working on a website
upgrade. Since we did not cover news in that time, we decided to make a series
of recap articles covering the last two months, starting with news related Bitcoin
Core and going through Lightning Network and its related updates.