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lnd v0.15.1-beta is released! ⚡️

- scid aliases + zero conf chans
- makes taproot addrs the default
- includes optional migration to reclaim disk space
- many bug fixes

Polar is an extremely useful tool for local Bitcoin and LN development

v1.4.0 has been released!

Updated to support all the latest node implementations:

LND v0.15.1-beta
Core Lightning v0.12.0
Eclair v0.7.0
Bitcoin Core v23.0

Also includes some improvements and bug fixes.

Napster was the first real world p2p network forced to reorganize after a lawsuit took down it's central chokepoints.

Alternate clients like OpenNap and TekNap were available, but users had no shared Schelling point on which clients to use and which servers to join...

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RT @AdamMGrant
Impostor syndrome: “I don't know what I'm doing. It's only a matter of time until everyone finds out."

Growth mindset: "I don't know what I'm doing yet. It's only a matter of time until I figure it out."

The highest form of self-confidence is believing in your ability to learn.

If you're on the Fediverse and you want to host code for libre software and other collaborative projects, you might want to check out @gitea:

It's free, open source and it's currently in process of adding Fediverse compatibility through ActivityPub, the same standard that Mastodon etc use to communicate with each other.

You can see some of the Gitea instances that already have experimental Fediverse connections listed at

If you're just looking for a Gitea instance to join, there's @codeberg at

To see the current state of federated forges, have a look at the @forgefriends blog post at

#FediTips #Fediverse #ActivityPub #Gitea #ForgeFed #GitHub #GitLab #Alternatives

Bitcoin Optech newsletter #207 is here:

- summarizes discussions about long-term block reward funding
- alternatives to BIP47 reusable payment codes
- options for announcing LN channel splices
- LN routing fee collection strategies
- onion message rate limiting

A must read to understand what #forge #federation is about and what is going to happen.

The "State of the #Forge #Federation: 2021 to 2023" report was published today on the @forgefriends blog. It contains a retrospective of what happened in the past year and explains what is likely to happen in the next twelve months.

RT @roasbeef
Announcing lnd v0.15-beta! This new release includes full support for taproot (create addrs, send+recv, PSBT funding+signing), an experimental musig2 (!) API, BIP 155 support for neutrino, n much more!

as usual, we recommend that all users update!


New release of Electrum Personal Server. Fixed issue with upgrading to Bitcoin Core 23.0. Also now supports signet. Connect your Electrum wallet to your own full node today!

Bitcoin Optech newsletter #204 is here:

- summarizes continued discussion about adding package relay to the Bitcoin P2P network
- shares a summary of the recent LN developers meeting
- describes an argument for how spenders and routing nodes on LN can optimize for both reliability and low fees in a way that benefits both groups

Shock the Web 2 ⚡️ is happening online, June 16-19, hosted by Bolt.Fun

Thu: discussions & workshops
Fri-Sun: hackathon w/prizes

Casting my mind back on the event: I was impressed with the quality of Elle Mouton's talk on invoices in LN: , also Tadge's talk was good if you're not too au fait with DLC: (has some overlap with mine).

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Late but worth it! bdk 0.19.0 brings experimental taproot 🥕🥕🥕 support including tr() descriptors, taproot PSBTs, signing key and script spend taproot PSBTs, and tr() in descriptor! macros. Plus new OldestFirstCoinSelection, a sqlite-db fix, and more, see:

RT @mempool
We just released mempool v2.4.0 🚀
• new mining dashboard
• new blockchain graphs
• new mempool visualization
• new blocks / mining pool page
• and much more!

Coming soon to your own Raspberry Pi hardware powered by your favorite Bitcoin fullnode OS

'kubectl': The definitive pronunciation guide

The official pronunciation in this house is the one that most easily rolls off the tongue:

...but I concur with his takeaway, and raise him a completion:

alias k=kubectl
source <(kubectl completion bash )
complete -F __start_kubectl k

New issue of The Lightning Lab newsletter!

Back to the Bitcoin Future: Now's the Time to Build With Lightning

I'm researching an idea for a Software Coop (in a small domain) And would love to get in touch with people who have experienced a coop. In IT.

Any pointers, names, boosts or retweets are very welcome.

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