News

Treasury Department Regulations
https://www.coincenter.org/congress-warns-treasury-on-unusually-short-cryptocurrency-short-rulemaking/

Traditional Institutions Allocating to Bitcoin
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-12-10/169-year-old-insurer-massmutual-invests-100-million-in-bitcoin

Bitgo Settlement
https://twitter.com/TheBlueMatt/status/1345393379849494529

Square Green Energy Bitcoin Fund
https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20201208005461/en

Kraken Lightning Network
https://www.coindesk.com/kraken-exchange-integrate-bitcoin-lightning-2021

OCC Stablecoin Guidance
https://www.coindesk.com/occ-banks-stablecoin-payments

Blockstream Jade
https://blockstream.com/jade/

Bitcoin miner price hikes
https://twitter.com/_amanda_fab/status/1346212837253906432

Stats

Taproot Activation
https://taprootactivation.com/

Lightning Stats
https://bitcoinvisuals.com/lightning

UTXO Visualization
https://twitter.com/sunitram/status/1337828929617469443

UTXO Set repartition by output type
https://txstats.com/dashboard/db/utxo-set-repartition-by-output-type
https://twitter.com/murchandamus/status/1338955572050341889

New Work & Research

BDK v0.2.0
https://twitter.com/bitcoindevkit/status/1341338403451899905

Bounds on divsteps iterations in safegcd
https://twitter.com/pwuille/status/1336779015789576192
https://github.com/sipa/safegcd-bounds
https://twitter.com/hashbreaker/status/1344620536249212933

Bech32 Upgrade Updates
https://lists.linuxfoundation.org/pipermail/bitcoin-dev/2020-December/018292.html
https://lists.linuxfoundation.org/pipermail/bitcoin-dev/2021-January/018338.html

Recovery of Lightning Channels without Backups
https://lists.linuxfoundation.org/pipermail/lightning-dev/2020-December/002907.html

Mitigating Channel Jamming with Stake Certs
https://lists.linuxfoundation.org/pipermail/lightning-dev/2020-November/002884.html

New PSBT Version Proposal
https://lists.linuxfoundation.org/pipermail/bitcoin-dev/2020-December/018300.html

PoDLEs revisited
https://lists.linuxfoundation.org/pipermail/lightning-dev/2021-January/002929.html

Bitcoin PRs

Safegcd inverses, drop Jacobi symbols, remove libgmp
https://github.com/bitcoin-core/secp256k1/pull/831

External Signer Support
https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/16546

rpc: Add getblocklocations call
https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/20702

rpc: Add scanblockfilters RPC call
https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/20664

rpc: getblockfrompeer
https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/20295

wallettool: add parameter to create descriptors wallet
https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/20365

build: Fix macOS code signing by pre-allocating space for the code signature during gitian build
https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/20638
https://twitter.com/_jonasschnelli_/status/1337693216167120902
https://github.com/achow101/signapple

Periodically make block-relay connections and sync headers
https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/19858

Lightning PRs ⚡

bolt-09: reserve feature bits for option_anchors_zero_fee_htlc_tx
https://github.com/lightningnetwork/lightning-rfc/pull/828

Trampoline Routing 2021
https://github.com/lightningnetwork/lightning-rfc/pull/829

lnwire: fix heap escapes to reduce gc pressure
https://github.com/lightningnetwork/lnd/pull/4884

LND rc3
https://github.com/lightningnetwork/lnd/releases/tag/v0.12.0-beta.rc3

LN Offers
https://github.com/ElementsProject/lightning/issues/4255