Weekly Edition for Thursday, Feb 28

Andreas Antonopolous Splicing Is Probably on of the Most Powerful and Underappreciated Features

Annotated notes from Let’s Talk Bitcoin Episode 389. Taken from Professor Meow on Twitter.

#LNTrustChain: Lightning Is Sparking Up a Marathon
A lightning network payment has been sparking up a twitter marathon, The payment, slowly increasing in value, is currently at 3.68M satoshis (~140$) and has been making rounds all around the globe (and even space!). It has exchanged hands between more than 200 members of the lightning community, been to more than 35 countries and has even been sent to space by Trezor’s CTO Pavol Rusnak broadcasting an invoice through Blockstream’s satellite network.
Major Upgrade v0.9.4 for Bisq, the Decentralized Bitcoin Exchange

The Decentralized exchange BISQ recently rolled out a series of new upgrades including a twofold increase in trade limits for altcoins bringing the total trade limit to 2 BTC.

The release also fixes wallet and startup bugs and issues that were recently reported by users. The updates also include many improvements to Bisq DAO, a decentralized anonymous organiztion running over the testnet Bitcoin network.

The full details of the release can be found here

BTCPay Server Payment Request: Invoice Clients and Get Paid in BTC by Sharing a Simple Link

The team at BTC Pay Server published an article introducing their Payment Requests feature.

It allows you to get paid in cryptocurrency just by sharing a simple URL using a new type of time-sensitive inoice page built into BTCPay.

BTCPay Server is an open-source cross platform, self-hosted bitcoin server compatible with Bitpay API.




project release date
ledger-live-common v4.21.0 2019-02-26
ledger-live-common v4.21.0-beta.1 2019-02-26
BTC Pay Server v1.0.3.73 2019-02-27
BTC Pay Server v1.0.3.72 2019-02-27
BTC Pay Server v1.0.3.71 2019-02-27
BTC Pay Server v1.0.3.70 2019-02-27
BTC Pay Server v1.0.3.69 2019-02-27
BTC Pay Server v1.0.3.68 2019-02-27
BTC Pay Server v1.0.3.67 2019-02-27
BTC Pay Server v1.0.3.66 2019-02-27
BTC Pay Server v1.0.3.65 2019-02-26
BTC Pay Server v1.0.3.64 2019-02-22
BTC Pay Server v1.0.3.63 2019-02-22
BTC Pay Server v1.0.3.62 2019-02-22
BTC Pay Server v1.0.3.61 2019-02-22
BTC Pay Server v1.0.3.60 2019-02-22
BTC Pay Server v1.0.3.59 2019-02-22
python-trezor v0.11.2 2019-02-27
trezor.js v8.0.0
BREAKING Firmware update methods previously used string payload. This is now changed to Buffer.


type rfc # title date status
bip bip-0322 [WIP] bip-322: strip out proof-of-funds related stuff and fix several issues 2019-02-25 Merged
bolt routing gossip BOLT 7: fix sentence in introduction of chapter `The channel_update Message` 2019-02-25 New PR
bolt peer protocol Bolt 02: Limited the scope in which the funding TX MUST NOT be broadcasted 2019-02-28 New PR
bolt X What is the threshold for to_self_delay to be unreasonably large? 2019-02-28 Update
slip X Add Anker (ANK) 2019-02-27 Merged
slip X Add ChainZilla 2019-02-26 Closed
slip X Add ChainZilla 2019-02-26 New PR
slip slip-0044 Add Kepler (Kepler.cash) to BIP44 2019-02-26 Merged
slip slip-0044 SLIP-0044 : Registing XPC 2019-02-26 Closed
slip slip-0044 SLIP-0044 : Registing XPC 2019-02-26 Merged
slip X Adding ZBUX(Z-bux) 2019-02-26 Merged
slip slip-0039 SLIP-0039: Social Key Recovery Standards at #RebootingWebOfTrust on March 1st-3rd in Barcelona 2019-02-26 Closed
slip slip-0044 Update slip-0044.md 2019-02-24 Merged
slip slip-0173 slip-0173: add handshake 2019-02-24 Merged
slip X Adding ABT(ArcBlock) 2019-02-23 Merged
slip X Adding ABT (ArcBlock) 2019-02-23 Closed
slip slip-0044 Update slip-0044.md 2019-02-23 Merged