News

GLV patent expired
https://twitter.com/pwuille/status/1309707188575694849

Brink Development Organization
https://brink.dev/

What’s Coming To The Bitcoin Core Wallet in 0.21
https://achow101.com/2020/10/0.21-wallets

Lightning Pool
https://lightning.engineering/pool/

Bitcoin Core PR Review Club
https://bitcoincore.reviews/

COPA: Crypto Open Patent Alliance
https://open-patent.org/

Bitcoin Design Grants
https://medium.com/@squarecrypto/square-crypto-designer-grants-a9a3982c1921

Bitcoin corporate treasuries
https://bitcointreasuries.org/

Stats

Segwit Adoption: discuss relevance to taproot adoption
https://charts.woobull.com/bitcoin-segwit-adoption/

Mining Stats
https://bitaps.com/blocks
https://www.blockchain.com/pools

Taproot Activation Monitor
https://taprootactivation.com/

New Work & Research

Switch to evenness tiebreaker in Taproot
https://lists.linuxfoundation.org/pipermail/bitcoin-dev/2020-August/018081.html

Bitcoin Archaelogy
https://lists.linuxfoundation.org/pipermail/bitcoin-dev/2020-November/018269.html

Bech32 Updates/Proposal
https://lists.linuxfoundation.org/pipermail/bitcoin-dev/2020-October/018236.html

Hold fees: 402 Payment Required for Lightning itself
https://lists.linuxfoundation.org/pipermail/lightning-dev/2020-October/002826.html

Bitcoin DevKit
https://bitcoindevkit.org/

Lightning Offers
https://twitter.com/rusty_twit/status/1328826839024865281

Signet Merged
https://bitcoincore.reviews/18267
https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/18267

Bitcoin PRs

Bip 340-342
https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/19953

Use wtxid for transaction relay
https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/18044

Addrv3 implementation with TORv3 address support
https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/19954

GLV commit (finally active by default)
https://github.com/bitcoin-core/secp256k1/commit/949bea92624fbd65bfb21d773f1df6a115af71ff

SQLite as alternative wallet DB
https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/19077

Native Descriptor Wallets
https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/16528

Multiprocess Bitcoin (continued…)
https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/10102

ZMQ: Create “sequence” notifier, enabling client-side mempool tracking
https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/19572

Lightning PRs ⚡

Wumbo
https://github.com/lightningnetwork/lnd/releases/tag/v0.11.0-beta

C-lightning 0.9.2 release
https://github.com/ElementsProject/lightning/releases/tag/v0.9.2

[anchors] HTLC second level aggregation in the sweeper
https://github.com/lightningnetwork/lnd/pull/4779

discovery: rate limit incoming channel updates
https://github.com/lightningnetwork/lnd/pull/4786

features+invoices: force MPP payload inclusion for non-keysend payments
https://github.com/lightningnetwork/lnd/pull/4752

walletrpc: add new PSBT creation+signing RPCs
https://github.com/lightningnetwork/lnd/pull/4389

healthcheck: add regular chain backend and disk space checks
https://github.com/lightningnetwork/lnd/pull/4479