Weekly Edition for Thursday, Jun 10

Releases

project release date
ledger-live-desktop v2.29.0

🚀 Features

  • Swap with Paraswap on the Ethereum chain.
  • ALL TIME and DAILY timeframes now available on portfolio charts.
  • Buy crypto from the US with ACH payments.
  • Improved alert system.
  • Select slow/medium/fast fees when sending crypto.
  • New button layout in the account page.
  • Inline app installation added to experimental settings. Enable to try it!

🐛 Fixes

  • Improved porfolio performance.
  • Reworked Stellar implementation.
  • Removed active entries from sidebar during onboarding.
  • Cosmos and Polkadot fixes.
  • Scroll removed from status side drawer.
  • Fixed Dash glitches.
2021-06-08
btcd v0.22.0-beta

This release of btcd is primarily to act as a catchup for the various changes that have accumulated.

Verifying the Release

In order to verify the release, you'll need to have gpg or gpg2 installed on your system. Once you've obtained a copy (and hopefully verified that as well), you'll first need to import the keys that have signed this release if you haven't done so already:

Once you have the required PGP keys, you can verify the release (assuming manifest-v0.22.0-beta.txt and manifest-v0.22.0-beta.txt.sig are in the current directory) with:

gpg --verify manifest-v0.22.0-beta.txt.sig

You should see the following if the verification was successful:

gpg: assuming signed data in 'manifest-v0.22.0-beta.txt'
gpg: Signature made Tue 08 Jun 2021 10:07:53 AM EDT
gpg:                using DSA key 0DB39EAF526568682088EEDFB15210D35378BD54
gpg: Good signature from &#34;John C. Vernaleo <john@netpurgatory.com>&#34; [ultimate]

That will verify the signature of the manifest file, which ensures integrity and authenticity of the archive you've downloaded locally containing the binaries. Next, depending on your operating system, you should then re-compute the sha256 hash of the archive with shasum -a 256 <filename>, compare it with the corresponding one in the manifest file, and ensure they match exactly.

Verifying the Release Binaries

As of this release, our release binaries are fully reproducible thanks to go1.13! Third parties are now able to verify that the release binaries were produced properly without having to trust the release manager(s). See our reproducible builds guide for how this can be achieved. The release binaries are compiled with go1.16.5, which is required by verifiers to arrive at the same ones.

Finally, you can also verify the tag itself with the following command:

git verify-tag v0.22.0-beta

You should see something along the lines of this in the case of a valid tag:

gpg: Signature made Tue 08 Jun 2021 09:42:52 AM EDT
gpg:                using DSA key 0DB39EAF526568682088EEDFB15210D35378BD54
gpg: Good signature from &#34;John C. Vernaleo <john@netpurgatory.com>&#34; [ultimate]

Building the Contained Release

Users are able to rebuild the target release themselves without having to fetch any of the dependencies. In order to do so, assuming that vendor.tar.gz and btcd-source-v0.22.0-beta.tar.gz are in the current directory, follow these steps:

tar -xvzf vendor.tar.gz
tar -xvzf btcd-source-v0.22.0.tar.gz
GO111MODULE=on go install -v -mod=vendor
GO111MODULE=on go install -v -mod=vendor ./cmd/btcctl

The -mod=vendor flag tells the go build command that it doesn't need to fetch the dependencies, and instead, they're all enclosed in the local vendor directory.

Additionally, it's also possible to use the enclosed release.sh script to bundle a release for a specific system like so:

BTCBUILDSYS=&#34;linux-arm64 darwin-amd64&#34; ./build/release/release.sh

Release Notes

  • Added support for witness tx and block in notfound msg. (#1625)

  • Added support for receiving sendaddrv2 messages from a peer. (#1670)

  • Fixed bug in peer package causing last block height to go backwards. (#1606)

  • Added chain parameters for connecting to the public Signet network. (#1692, #1718)

Also added --signet command line flag to btcctl and btcd utilities.

Crypto changes:

  • Fixed bug causing panic due to bad R and S signature components in btcec.RecoverCompact. (#1691)
  • Set the name (secp256k1) in the CurveParams of the S256 curve. (#1565)
  • Improve gc for txscript.IsUnspendable method. (#1615)

Significantly reduced allocations, which should bring a performance gain during sync. * Used RLock/RUnlock when possible in the addrmgr package. (#1697) * Removed unknown block version warning in the blockchain package, due to false positives triggered by AsicBoost. (#1463) * Added proper types for flag field and improve docs, for msgtx in the wire package. (#1632) * Added chaincfg.RegisterHDKeyID function to populate HD key ID pairs. (#1617) * Fixed flaky hash cache test due to resetting RNG. (#1689) * Added new method mining.AddWitnessCommitment to add the witness commitment as an OP_RETURN output within the coinbase transaction. (#1716)

RPC changes:

  • Implemented Batch JSON-RPC in rpcclient and server. (#1583)

Please refer to rpcclient/examples/bitcoincorehttpbulk/README.md for examples.

  • Implemented rpcclient method to invoke getdescriptorinfo JSON-RPC command. (#1578)
  • Updated the rpcserver handler for validateaddress JSON-RPC command to have parity with the bitcoind 0.20.0 interface. (#1613)
  • Implemented rpcclient method to invoke getblockfilter JSON-RPC command. (#1579)
  • Implemented signmessagewithprivkey JSON-RPC command in rpcserver. (#1585)
  • Implemented rpcclient method to invoke importmulti JSON-RPC command. (#1579)
  • Implemented watchOnly argument in rpcclient method to invoke listtransactions JSON-RPC command. (#1628)
  • Updated btcjson.ListTransactionsResult for compatibility with Bitcoin Core 0.20.0. (#1626)

Two new fields BlockHeight and Label were added as optional, to keep backwards compatibility. * Implemented nullable optional JSON-RPC parameters. (#1594)

Fixed command marshalling dropping params that follow params with nil value. * Implemented rpcclient and server method to invoke getnodeaddresses JSON-RPC command. (#1590) * Implemented rpcclient methods to invoke PSBT JSON-RPC commands. (#1596)

The walletcreatefundedpsbt and walletprocesspsbt commands were implemented. * Implemented rpcclient method to invoke listsinceblock with the include_watchonly parameter enabled. (#1451) * Implemented rpcclient method to invoke deriveaddresses JSON-RPC command. (#1631) * Implemented rpcclient method to invoke getblocktemplate JSON-RPC command. (#1629)

The corresponding btcjson structs were also updated to reflect changes in Bitcoin Core. * Implemented rpcclient method to invoke getaddressinfo JSON-RPC command. (#1633) * Implemented rpcclient method to invoke getwalletinfo JSON-RPC command. (#1638) * Fixed error message in rpcserver when an unknown RPC command is encountered. (#1695) * Fixed error message returned by estimatefee when the number of blocks exceeds the max depth. (#1678) * Updated btcjson.GetBlockChainInfoResult to include new fields in Bitcoin Core. (#1676)

Two new fields InitialBlockDownload and SizeOnDisk were added. * Added ExtraHeaders in rpcclient.ConnConfig struct. (#1669)

It's useful when the RPC provider needs customized headers, for example, the X-Auth-Token header. * Fixed bitcoind compatibility issue with the sendrawtransaction JSON-RPC command. (#1659) * Added new JSON-RPC errors to btcjson package, and documented them. (#1648) * Implemented rpcclient method to invoke createwallet JSON-RPC command. (#1650)

This is also the first rpcclient method that uses the functional options pattern, which will be used more and more in future. * Implemented rpcclient methods to invoke backupwallet, dumpwallet, loadwallet and unloadwallet JSON-RPC commands. (#1645) * Fixed unmarshalling error in getmininginfo JSON-RPC command, for valid integers in scientific notation. (#1644) * Implemented rpcclient method to invoke gettxoutsetinfo JSON-RPC command. (#1641) * Implemented rpcclient method to invoke signrawtransactionwithwallet JSON-RPC command. (#1642) * Added txid to getblocktemplate response of rpcserver. (#1639) * Fixed monetary unit used in createrawtransaction JSON-RPC command in rpcserver. (#1614) * Added rawtx field to btcjson.GetBlockVerboseTxResult to provide backwards compatibility with older versions of Bitcoin Core. (#1677)

Misc changes:

  • Updated btcutil dependency. (#1704)
  • Updated documentation links to use https://pkg.go.dev instead of http://godoc.org. (#1693)
  • Added Dockerfile to build and run btcd on Docker. (#1465)
  • Reworked documentation and published on https://btcd.readthedocs.io. (#1468)
  • Added support for Go 1.15. (#1619)
  • Added Go 1.14 as the minimum supported version of Golang. (#1621)
  • Removed unnecessary GOMAXPROCS function calls. (#1627)
  • Enabled Go Race detector and code coverage on GitHub Actions. (#1601)

Changelog

The full list of changes since v0.21.0-beta can be found here:

Contributors (Alphabetical Order)

10gic Andrew Tugarinov Anirudha Bose Appelberg-s Armando Ochoa Aurèle Oulès Calvin Kim Christian Lehmann Conner Fromknecht Dan Cline David Mazary Elliott Minns Federico Bond Friedger Müffke Gustavo Chain Hanjun Kim Henry Fisher Iskander Sharipov Jake Sylvestre Johan T. Halseth John C. Vernaleo Liran Sharir Mikael Lindlof Olaoluwa Osuntokun Oliver Gugger Rjected Steven Kreuzer Torkel Rogstad Tristyn Victor Lavaud Vinayak Borkar Wilmer Paulino Yaacov Akiba Slama ebiiim ipriver wakiyamap yyforyongyu/john@netpurgatory.com/john@netpurgatory.com

2021-06-08

RFC

type rfc # title date status
bolt X Splice draft 2021-06-08 Update
bolt X proposal: Added Funding Timeout Recovery proposal (KEYOLO variant) 2021-06-07 Closed
bolt X Deterministic points 2021-06-07 Closed
bolt X Clarify about the length of a `r` field in invoice 2021-06-07 Update
bolt peer protocol BOLT 2: upgrade protocol on reestablish (option_upgrade_channel 34/35) 2021-06-07 Update
bolt X Lightning Specification Meeting 2021/05/10 2021-06-07 Closed
slip X Replace AskCoin by DFINITY 2021-06-08 Merged
slip X added equilibrium canary network - genshiro 2021-06-07 Merged
slip slip-0444 Add Lotus Token to SLIP-0444 2021-06-04 Merged
slip slip-0044 add starcoin coin type for bip44 2021-06-04 Merged
slip slip-0044 SLIP-0044: Add coin VALUE 2021-06-04 Merged