News

Native Segwit at Bitgo and Gemini
https://blog.bitgo.com/native-segwit-addresses-via-bitgos-api-4946f2007be9
https://medium.com/gemini/gemini-upgrades-wallet-with-full-support-of-segwit-5bb8e4bc851b

DLC Contract Settlement
https://blockstream.com/2019/04/19/en-transacting-bitcoin-based-p2p-derivatives/

LND 0.6 Release
https://github.com/lightningnetwork/lnd/releases/tag/v0.6-beta

Lightning & The Law
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gmvgqLLFlxQ

Stats

Segwit Data
https://transactionfee.info/charts/payments/segwit

LN Stats
https://bitcoinvisuals.com/lightning

New Work & Research

Assumevalid UTXOs
https://lists.linuxfoundation.org/pipermail/bitcoin-dev/2019-April/016825.html

Trampoline Payments
https://lists.linuxfoundation.org/pipermail/lightning-dev/2019-March/001939.html

Smart Contracts Unchained (from ZmnSCPxj aka Z-man) https://zmnscpxj.github.io/bitcoin/unchained.html
https://lists.linuxfoundation.org/pipermail/bitcoin-dev/2019-April/016838.html

Minimum Price Softfork Proposal (April Fools)
https://lists.linuxfoundation.org/pipermail/bitcoin-dev/2019-April/016811.html

BIP 301 - Blind Merged Mining
https://github.com/bitcoin/bips/pull/643/files

Bitcoin PRs

BIP 157 PR Merged
https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/14121

Revert Getdata randomization
https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/15839

Make sending to future native witness outputs standard
https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/15846

Poly1305 Implementation for future BIP 151 P2P update
https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/15519/files

Interruptible Orphan Processing
https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/15644

Native Descriptor Wallets
https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/15764
http://www.erisian.com.au/meetbot/bitcoin-core-dev/2019/bitcoin-core-dev.2019-04-12-19.00.log.html#l-46

Lightning PRs ⚡

C-Lightning: Invoice Payment Hook
https://github.com/ElementsProject/lightning/pull/2540/files

C-Lightning: Migrate tx handling to libwally
https://github.com/ElementsProject/lightning/pull/2500
https://github.com/ElementsProject/libwally-core

LND: Accept external URL for neutrino fee estimation
https://github.com/lightningnetwork/lnd/pull/2900

LND: Channel caches
https://github.com/lightningnetwork/lnd/pull/2847

LND: routerrpc, new payment rpc
https://github.com/lightningnetwork/lnd/pull/2973

Neutrino: Batch filter fetching
https://github.com/lightninglabs/neutrino/pull/134