News

LND 0.7
https://blog.lightning.engineering/announcement/2019/07/01/lnd-v0.7.html

C-Lightning 0.7
https://blockstream.com/2019/03/01/en-clightning-07-now-with-more-plugins/

President Trump not a fan of Bitcoin
https://twitter.com/realdonaldtrump/status/1149472282584072192

Congressional hearing on Bitcoin and Libra
https://twitter.com/bitstein/status/1151586640307064833

Network & Stats

Coinmetrics State of the Network
https://coinmetrics.substack.com/p/coin-metrics-state-of-the-network-4e0

Invalid Block
https://twitter.com/BitMEXResearch/status/1148989508588883970

Lightning Justice Transactions
https://blog.bitmex.com/lightning-network-justice/

Submitted Questions

What happened to 0.13’s ‘importprunedfunds’? What is roadmap for updating UTXO set in pruned node?

https://bitcoincore.org/en/doc/0.18.0/rpc/wallet/importprunedfunds/
https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/7558

New Work & Research

SeF: A Secure Fountain Architecture for Slashing Storage Costs in Blockchains
https://arxiv.org/pdf/1906.12140.pdf

Million Channel Project
https://medium.com/blockstream/letting-a-million-channels-bloom-985bdb28660b

Ken Sedwick - Lightning POS
https://github.com/ksedgwic/lightning-pos

Bip 322 - Signed Message format
https://twitter.com/kallewoof/status/1149995165571928064
https://bitcointechweekly.com/briefs/BIP-322-Generic-Signed-Message-Format/
https://github.com/bitcoin/bips/pull/725

SLIP-0039 Work
https://twitter.com/ChristopherA/status/1149364505987538944
https://github.com/BlockchainCommons/sss

BOLT TLV Proposal
https://github.com/lightningnetwork/lightning-rfc/pull/607

Chia Greenpaper
https://www.chia.net/assets/ChiaGreenPaper.pdf

Bitcoin PRs

Enable building in Guix containers
https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/15277

Bip-37 Bloom Filters Disabled
https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/16152

Poly1305 & ChaCha20 Implementations Merged
https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/15512
https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/15519

Add Support for descriptors to utxoupdatepsbt
https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/15427

Signet Support
https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/16411

Parallelize CheckInputs() in AcceptToMemoryPool()
https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/15169

Standardize Deployment Handling
https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/16229

Testchains
https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/8994

Make whitebind/whitelist permissions more flexible
https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/16248

Dandelion PR Closed
https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/13947
https://bitcoin.stackexchange.com/questions/81503/what-is-the-tradeoff-between-privacy-and-implementation-complexity-of-dandelion

Milestone 0.19
https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/milestone/37
https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/issues/15560

Lightning PRs ⚡

C-lightning: TLV Parsing
https://github.com/ElementsProject/lightning/pull/2802

LND: Don’t reply to request for initial_graph_sync
https://github.com/lightningnetwork/lnd/pull/3314

LND: htlcswitch: pipeline settles to switch
https://github.com/lightningnetwork/lnd/pull/3143

LND: Watchtower client RPC Server
https://github.com/lightningnetwork/lnd/pull/3184

LND: Persistent Mission Control
https://github.com/lightningnetwork/lnd/pull/3164

LND: Mobile RPCs
https://github.com/lightningnetwork/lnd/pull/3282