Bitcoin Core PRs

Add ability to convert solvability info to descriptor
https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/14477

Sighash Updates
https://lists.linuxfoundation.org/pipermail/bitcoin-dev/2018-November/016488.html

Deprecate “generate” RPC method
https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/14468

Key Origin Support
https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/14150

Never bind INADDR_ANY by default
https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/14532

Fix detection of copyright holders
https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/14785

Lightning

New LND 5.1-beta release
https://github.com/lightningnetwork/lnd/releases

LND Remote signer
https://github.com/lightningnetwork/lnd/issues/2081

LND Data loss protection merged
https://github.com/lightningnetwork/lnd/pull/1937

CPFP Lightning Proposal
https://lists.linuxfoundation.org/pipermail/lightning-dev/2018-November/001666.html

C-Lightning Plugin subsystem https://github.com/ElementsProject/lightning/pull/2075

News

Blockstream open sources block explorer
https://github.com/Blockstream/esplora

Vertcoin 51% Attacked
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/2018/12/03/long-tail-cryptocurrency-is-51-attacked-vertcoin-edition/

Simplicity Language Release
https://blockstream.com/2018/11/28/simplicity-github/

Event Stream Vuln
https://github.com/dominictarr/event-stream/issues/116

Meshcollider is New Wallet Maintainer
https://twitter.com/meshcollider/status/1071244022436392960

Stats

LN Stats
https://bitcoinvisuals.com/lightning

Bitcoin network stats
https://dashboard.bitcoinops.org/

Largest ever UTXO
https://twitter.com/khannib/status/1063068406981767170

Large Difficulty Adjustment
http://btc.com/stats/diff

Other

Minisketch
https://github.com/sipa/minisketch