Bitcoin Core PRs

Inflation Bug
https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/14247

False positives in testing due to misnamed attrs
https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/14305
Example of initial failure: https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/14300/files

Multiprocess BTC
https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/10102

Unbounded growth of scheduler queue
https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/issues/14289

Convert solvability info into descriptor
https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/14477

Duplicate Input Check Speedup
https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/14397
https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/14387

Kallewolf Signet Work
https://github.com/kallewoof/bitcoin/tree/signet-0.17
https://twitter.com/kallewoof/status/1052466600438247424
https://github.com/kallewoof/bitcoin/pull/5/files

Generic Signed Message Format - Kallewolf
https://github.com/bitcoin/bips/blob/master/bip-0322.mediawiki

Height hint cache
https://github.com/lightningnetwork/lnd/pull/2044

Parallel filter/block header fetching
https://github.com/lightninglabs/neutrino/pull/98

Splicing Proposal
https://lists.linuxfoundation.org/pipermail/lightning-dev/2018-October/001434.html

Create Sweeper
https://github.com/lightningnetwork/lnd/pull/1960

Papers/Presentations

Accumulators as drop-in replacement for Merkle Trees
http://diyhpl.us/wiki/transcripts/scalingbitcoin/tokyo-2018/accumulators/

Formal Barriers to PoS Protocols
https://arxiv.org/pdf/1809.06528.pdf

Anonymity in Zcash
https://www.usenix.org/conference/usenixsecurity18/presentation/kappos

Spider Network
https://arxiv.org/pdf/1809.05088v2.pdf

2P-ECDSA
https://github.com/cfromknecht/tpec

Security

Cold Boot Attacks
https://blog.f-secure.com/cold-boot-attacks/

Other News

Liquid Launch
https://blockstream.com/2018/10/10/liquid-launch.html

Bitcoin Optech Dashboard
https://dashboard.bitcoinops.org/d/TDhboADmk/bitcoin-optech-dashboards?orgId=1

Private Key Trivia
https://bitcoin.stackexchange.com/questions/79472/what-is-is-minimum-possible-number-for-an-ecdsa-private-key

Bitcoin Optech Presentation at CoreDev.tech
https://diyhpl.us/wiki/transcripts/bitcoin-core-dev-tech/2018-10-09-bitcoin-optech/

Lightning Peach LN Monitor & Wallet
https://lightningpeach.com/ln-monitor https://lightningpeach.com/peach-wallet

Zaif Hack
https://www.zdnet.com/article/zaif-cryptocurrency-exchange-loses-60-million-in-july-hack/