Security

Breaking the Virtual Memory Abstraction with Transient Out-of-Order Execution
https://foreshadowattack.eu/

Homebrew Hack
https://medium.com/@vesirin/how-i-gained-commit-access-to-homebrew-in-30-minutes-2ae314df03ab

Cory Fields Vuln from Bitcoin Cash
https://medium.com/mit-media-lab-digital-currency-initiative/http-coryfields-com-cash-48a99b85aad4

Stats and Events

Xapo UTXO Consolidation
https://bitcoinops.org/en/xapo-utxo-consolidation/

Lightning Network Stats
https://p2sh.info/dashboard/db/lightning-network?orgId=1&from=1527572205519&to=1532756205519

OP_RETURN
https://p2sh.info/dashboard/db/op_return-statistics?orgId=1

Bitcoin PRs

Group Coin Selection Option
https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/12257

Bitcoin Optech Newsletter 8
https://bitcoinops.org/en/newsletters/2018/08/21/

P2P Encryption
https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/14032

AVX512 intrinsic
https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/13989/files

Dandelion Implementation
https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/13947

Min relay fee
https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/13922

Anti-DoS Locator limit
https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/13907

Compact Block Filter
https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/12254

Property Based Testing
https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/8469

Lightning

Arbitrary Contracts over Lightning
https://lists.linuxfoundation.org/pipermail/lightning-dev/2018-August/001387.html

LND v0.5
https://github.com/lightningnetwork/lnd/milestone/7

C-lightning v0.6.1
https://github.com/ElementsProject/lightning/issues?q=is%3Aopen+is%3Aissue+milestone%3Av0.6.1

Mimblewimble

Cuckoo Cycles No Longer ASIC resistant
https://github.com/tromp/cuckoo/commit/c809117d84759909a15a504c92435cfda166fe79
https://www.grin-forum.org/t/proof-of-work-update/713

Other Stuff

Rust in-memory blockchain store
https://github.com/rust-bitcoin/rust-blockchain-store

Tadge Dryja - Accumulators for UTXO commitments
https://twitter.com/tdryja/status/1030902523077451776

Pay to Endpoint
https://blockstream.com/2018/08/08/improving-privacy-using-pay-to-endpoint.html

Chia BLS Lib
https://github.com/Chia-Network/bls-signatures

Hardware Wallet PSBT Library
https://github.com/achow101/HWI