News

Ransom Attack on Coldcard
https://medium.com/shiftcrypto/a-ransom-attack-on-coldcards-change-and-keypath-verification-f3c71461624a

Bitcoin Mining in North America
https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/bitcoin-mining-in-north-america-a-new-gold-rush-in-the-new-world

Bitcoin Core 0.19.0.1 Release
https://bitcoincore.org/en/releases/0.19.0.1/

Stratum V2
https://stratumprotocol.org/

Stats

UTXO Set Stats
https://statoshi.info/dashboard/db/unspent-transaction-output-set

Fee Estimation Dashboard
https://txstats.com/dashboard/db/fee-estimation?orgId=1

LN Big Sun Explorer
https://ln.bigsun.xyz/

New Work & Research

Bitcoin’s Initial Block Download
https://blog.bitmex.com/bitcoins-initial-block-download/

Analysis of Bech32 swap/insert/delete detection and next steps https://lists.linuxfoundation.org/pipermail/bitcoin-dev/2019-December/017521.html

BOLT 13 Watchtower Protocol
https://lists.linuxfoundation.org/pipermail/lightning-dev/2019-November/002350.html

Composable MuSig
https://lists.linuxfoundation.org/pipermail/bitcoin-dev/2019-November/017493.html

Miniscript finding savings
https://github.com/lightningnetwork/lightning-rfc/pull/688#pullrequestreview-326862133

How to profit from payment channels
https://arxiv.org/pdf/1911.08803.pdf

Bitcoin PRs

fix uninitialized variable nMinerConfirmationWindow
https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/17449

Remove unused COINBASE_FLAGS
https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/17519

Remove straggling openssl references
https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/17515

Expose height of wallet transaction
https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/17437/files

BIP-322 generic signed message format
https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/16440

Assume UTXO Work
https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/16945

Deduplicate sign/verify code
https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/17577/files

Signed-digit multi-comb for ecmult_gen
https://github.com/bitcoin-core/secp256k1/pull/693

Lightning PRs ⚡

c-lightning: generate a static tor onion address unique to the node id
https://github.com/ElementsProject/lightning/pull/3155

c-lightning: Add a sendcustommsg RPC call and a custommsg plugin hook for experimental protocol extensions
https://github.com/ElementsProject/lightning/pull/3315

c-lightning: experimental MPP send and receive support
https://github.com/ElementsProject/lightning/pull/3309

lnd: experimental key send mode
https://github.com/lightningnetwork/lnd/pull/3795

lnd: invoices - expose custom tlv records from the payload
https://github.com/lightningnetwork/lnd/pull/3742

lnd: add optional close address
https://github.com/lightningnetwork/lnd/pull/3702

LN Spec: Bolt 1: Specify that extensions to existing messages must use TLV
https://github.com/lightningnetwork/lightning-rfc/pull/714