Feed for publication: bitcoin-optech
Bitcoin Optech Newsletter #171
This week’s newsletter summarizes a thread about paying frequently-offline LN nodes, describes a set of proposals for lowering the cost of LN payment path probing in order to make certain attacks more expensive, and links to instructions useful for creating taproot transactions on signet and testnet. Also included are our regular sections describing recent changes to clients and services, new releases and release candidates, and notable changes to popular Bitcoin infrastructure software.
Bitcoin Optech Newsletter #170
This week’s newsletter describes a vulnerability recently fixed in several LN implementations and summarizes a proposal providing multiple benefits for upgrading the LN protocol to take advantage of features in taproot. Also included are our regular sections with the summary of a recent Bitcoin Core PR Review Club meeting, information about preparing for taproot, listings of new software releases and release candidates, and descriptions of notable changes to popular Bitcoin infrastructure software.
Bitcoin Optech Newsletter #169
This week’s newsletter summarizes a proposal to add transaction heritage identifiers to Bitcoin and includes our regular sections with information about preparing for taproot, a list of new releases and release candidates, and summaries of notable changes to popular Bitcoin infrastructure software.
Bitcoin Optech Newsletter #168
This week’s newsletter summarizes a proposal to implement breaking changes in the DLC specification, examines options for allowing recovery of closed LN channels using just a BIP32 seed, and describes an idea to generate stateless LN invoices. Also included are our regular sections with popular questions and answers from the Bitcoin Stack Exchange, ideas for preparing for taproot’s activation, and descriptions of notable changes to popular Bitcoin infrastructure software.
Bitcoin Optech Newsletter #167
This week’s newsletter describes a proposed modification to the BIP process, summarizes a plan to add support for package relay to Bitcoin Core, and links to a discussion about adding LN node information to DNS. Also included are our regular sections with descriptions of changes to services and client software, how you can prepare for taproot, new releases and release candidates, and notable changes to popular Bitcoin infrastructure software.
Bitcoin Optech Newsletter #166
This week’s newsletter describes a new proposal for a covenant opcode and summarizes a request for feedback on implementing regular reorgs on signet. Also included are our regular sections with ideas for preparing for taproot activation, a list of new releases and release candidates, and descriptions of popular Bitcoin infrastructure software.
Bitcoin Optech Newsletter #165
This week’s newsletter describes a proposal for Bitcoin-related MIME types and summarizes a paper about a design for a new decentralized mining pool. Also included are our regular sections with the summary of a Bitcoin Core PR Review Club meeting, how to prepare for taproot, new releases and release candidates, and notable changes to popular Bitcoin infrastructure projects.
Bitcoin Optech Newsletter #113
This week’s newsletter describes a proposed change to the way LN commitment transactions are constructed, summarizes discussion of a default signet, and links to a proposal for standardizing temporarily trusted LN channels. Also included are our regular sections with recently transcribed talks and conversations, releases and release candidates, and notable changes to popular Bitcoin infrastructure projects.
Bitcoin Optech Newsletter #112
This week’s newsletter links to a discussion about routed coinswaps and includes our regular sections with summaries of questions and answers from the Bitcoin StackExchange, releases and release candidates, and notable changes to popular Bitcoin infrastructure software.
Bitcoin Optech Newsletter #111
This week’s newsletter describes a possible update to the BIP340 specification of schnorr signatures and a new proposed BIP that specifies how Bitcoin nodes should handle P2P protocol feature negotiation in a forward compatible way. Also included are our regular sections with notable changes to services and client software, releases and release candidates, and changes to popular Bitcoin infrastructure software.