Weekly Edition for Thursday, Feb 18

Releases

project release date
libwally-core release_0.8.2
  • Update to latest libsecp256k1-zkp
  • Expose Sign-to-Contract functions
  • Expose Anti-Key-Exfiltration ("Anti-Exfil") functions
  • Expose base64 functions
  • Allow callers to provide secp contexts to make the library thread-safe

Note: This release is not binary compatible with 0.8.1. See https://github.com/ElementsProject/libwally-core/blob/master/CHANGES.md for details.

2021-02-12
ledger-live-desktop v2.22.0 2021-02-16
lib-ledger-core 4.0.0-rc1
  • Stable test environment with libuv and cpp-http implementatioon of services
  • Fix and improve keychain discovery during synchronization
  • Fix reorgs management during synchronization
  • Major synchronization performance improve by reworking the database insertion (~600% improvement)
  • Performance improvement on SECP256K1 derivation during synchronization
  • Major performance improvement during synchronization thanks to multi-threaded synchronization
  • Global performance improvement by moving most part of the code on Thread pools instead of serial execution contexts
  • Fix a memory leak in database sessions
  • Fix a memory leak on HTTP connections
  • Lower memory allocation due to regex compilation in DateUtils
  • Minor bug fixes (ripple model, big int improvements…)
  • Deprecate BlockchainObserver features for all coins
  • Deprecate events NEW_OPERATION and NEW_ERC20_OPERATIONS for UPDATE_OPERATION and UPDATE_ERC
  • Fix XRP incremental synchronization
  • Improve runtime performances by splitting db connections between Write pool and Read pool
2021-02-12
lnd v0.12.1-beta.rc4 2021-02-17
lnd v0.12.1-beta.rc3 2021-02-12
lnd v0.12.1-beta.rc5 2021-02-18
WalletWasabi v1.1.12.4

Summary

This silent release contains an updated Tor client that has the fix for the DDoS vulnerability. Users who encountered Tor connection problems should update their Wasabi.

  • Tor client update (Tor 0.4.4.7), fixed the DDos vulnerability.
  • Best effort node connection strategy, more stable peer connections. This will also solve the v2 onion service deprecation problem.
  • Bitcoin Knots v0.21.0

Newbie Guide

While setting up Wasabi is straightforward, even a Linux wizard with the longest beard can get stuck on the most basic tasks. Consider taking a look at the Installation Instructions guide.

Advanced Guide

If you want to build Wasabi from source code or update the source code check out these instructions.

From version 1.1.3 Wasabi also introduces reproducible builds: Deterministic Build Guide

Build with .NET Core 3.1.403-win-x64.

FAQ

  • Frequently asked questions here.
  • Requirements? x64, Linux, >Win10, >macOS 10.13.

Release Notes

2021-02-16

RFC

type rfc # title date status
bip bip-0039 bip39: discourage from using localized wordlists 2021-02-16 Merged
bip bip-0047 Reject BIP-0047 (no progress in three years) 2021-02-15 Closed
bip bip-0039 BIP-0039: Add Python-HDWallet package 2021-02-12 Merged
bip bip-0338 Add BIP 338: Disable transaction relay message 2021-02-12 Merged
bolt X Gossip queries: sync complete is back 2021-02-17 Merged
bolt X reply_channel_range is now too strict. 2021-02-15 Closed
bolt X Lightning Specification Meeting 2021/02/01 2021-02-15 Closed
bolt X Minor indentation fix 2021-02-15 Merged
bolt X Hold fees 2021-02-14 Update
bolt X Trampoline Routing 2021-02-12 Closed
bolt X Correct hint for P2WPKH 2021-02-18 Merged
slip X Adding Centrifuge RAD Token 2021-02-15 Merged
slip X Update Verge currency information and add MultiCash 2021-02-13 Merged
slip slip-0044 slip-0044: add BMK 2021-02-18 Merged