Article on #technicaldebt, and how it can be dealt with, or safely taken on.
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:
Core Lightning v0.12.0
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...
August 2022 edition of the Lightning Lab newsletter
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 https://fedidb.org/software/gitea
To see the current state of federated forges, have a look at the @forgefriends blog post at https://forgefriends.org/blog/2022/06/30/2022-06-state-forge-federation/
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
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.
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!
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
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: https://github.com/bitcoindevkit/bdk/releases/tag/v0.19.0
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:
"CUBE ECK TAL"
...but I concur with his takeaway, and raise him a completion:
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
Self-sovereignty via FOSS & P2P.
Privacy for individuals, transparency for institutions.
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