News

Taproot locked in
https://twitter.com/pwuille/status/1403725170993336322

China bans Bitcoin
https://www.coindesk.com/chinas-bitcoin-mining-crackdown-is-a-boon-for-miners-elsewhere

Beware of Fake Ledger Wallets
https://bitcoinmagazine.com/technical/ledger-hack-victim-scam-details

iCloud private relay
https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/06/10/how-apple-icloud-private-relay-works

Africrypt Theft
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-06-23/s-african-brothers-vanish-and-so-does-3-6-billion-in-bitcoin

FATF Compliant Travel Rule Narcware
https://www.coindesk.com/us-crypto-giants-build-first-version-of-fatf-compliant-travel-rule-tool

Stats

Large difficulty adjustment
http://bitcoin.sipa.be/speed-lin-ever.png
https://btc.com/stats/diff

Strong LN growth
https://bitcoinvisuals.com/lightning

P2WPKH Outputs Increasing
https://twitter.com/murchandamus/status/1416151637249478662

75% Segwit transactions
https://transactionfee.info/charts/transactions-spending-segwit/?start=2017-06-28

New Work & Research

Federated Chaumian Mints
https://rodarmor.com/blog/lightning-mints/
https://fedimint.org/

Bluewallet: rn-ldk
https://github.com/BlueWallet/rn-ldk

SIGHASH_ANYPREVOUT
http://anyprevout.xyz/

BIPs for output decriptors
https://lists.linuxfoundation.org/pipermail/bitcoin-dev/2021-June/019151.html

bLIPs
https://lists.linuxfoundation.org/pipermail/lightning-dev/2021-June/003086.html

Taproot fields for PSBTs
https://lists.linuxfoundation.org/pipermail/bitcoin-dev/2021-June/019095.html

Anti-fee sniping protection with nSequence in taproot txs
https://lists.linuxfoundation.org/pipermail/bitcoin-dev/2021-June/019048.html

Bech32m compatibility
https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Bech32_adoption

Full RBF
https://lists.linuxfoundation.org/pipermail/bitcoin-dev/2021-June/019074.html

Pickhardt Payments
https://twitter.com/renepickhardt/status/1414895844889960450

Bitcoin PRs

Minisketch
https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/21859

More Erlay progress
https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/21515

Rate limit processing of rumoured IP addrs
https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/22387

libsecp256k1: Schnorr API overhaul
https://github.com/bitcoin-core/secp256k1/pull/844 https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/22448

WIP: Remove gitian
https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/22418

Taproot signing support for descriptor wallets
https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/21365

Lightning PRs ⚡

LND 0.13 beta
https://github.com/lightningnetwork/lnd/releases/tag/v0.13.0-beta

Remove wumbo HTLC restrictions
https://github.com/lightningnetwork/lightning-rfc/pull/877

Offer postgres as DB option
https://github.com/lightningnetwork/lnd/pull/5366

Update assumed chain params
https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/22499