News

Trezor OLED Side-channel attack
https://blog.trezor.io/details-of-the-oled-vulnerability-and-its-mitigation-d331c4e2001a

iOS zero-day
https://googleprojectzero.blogspot.com/2019/08/a-very-deep-dive-into-ios-exploit.html

Square Crypto BTC Pay Donation
https://twitter.com/sqcrypto/status/1172893035140567040

Baltic Honeybadger
https://bh2019.hodlhodl.com/

Scaling Bitcoin Tel Aviv
https://telaviv2019.scalingbitcoin.org/

Casa Wealth Security Protocol
https://blog.keys.casa/announcing-the-casa-wealth-security-protocol/

Good First Issues Bot
https://twitter.com/GoodFirstIssues

Stats

Mempool.space
https://mempool.space/tv

Bitcoin Core Development Metrics
https://blog.coincodecap.com/bitcoin-development-stats/

Coinmetrics State of the Network
https://coinmetrics.substack.com/p/coin-metrics-state-of-the-network-96e

New Largest Mining Pool
https://btc.com/stats/pool?pool_mode=day

New Work & Research

BIP Taproot Survey
https://twitter.com/theinstagibbs/status/1173638174045814786
https://lists.linuxfoundation.org/pipermail/bitcoin-dev/2019-September/017297.html

Eltoo Dev Discussion and initial implementations
https://lists.linuxfoundation.org/pipermail/lightning-dev/2019-September/002136.html

Miniscript & LN routable contracts
https://lists.linuxfoundation.org/pipermail/lightning-dev/2019-September/002135.html

LN gossip once per day?
https://lists.linuxfoundation.org/pipermail/lightning-dev/2019-September/002134.html

libwally and secp256k1 on Arduino and Mbed
https://diybitcoinhardware.com/libwally_arduino.html

PoW Fraud proofs
https://lists.linuxfoundation.org/pipermail/bitcoin-dev/2019-September/017287.html

Bitcoin PRs

Bitcoin Core Miniscript Descriptors
https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/16800

Libsecp256k1 optional table size reduction
https://github.com/bitcoin-core/secp256k1/issues/337

Add 2 outbound block-only relay connections
https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/15759

Disable BIP 70 Support by Default
https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/15584

Envvar system to Bitcoin Core
https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/16868

Human Readable Network Services
https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/16787

Conservatively Accept RBF Fee Bumps
https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/16421

Nice little cleanup with Solver
https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/16753/files

Lightning PRs ⚡

C-lightning: Gossip cleanups
https://github.com/ElementsProject/lightning/pull/3044

C-lightning: Bolt11 feature bit support
https://github.com/ElementsProject/lightning/pull/3020

C-lightning: Turn fundchannel into a plugin
https://github.com/ElementsProject/lightning/pull/3003