Bitcoin Optech newsletter #159 is here:

- includes our regular sections with the best questions and answers of the past month from the Bitcoin Stack Exchange
- continues the 'how to prepare for taproot' series: learn taproot by using it (Optech Workshop)
- announces Rust Bitcoin 0.27.0, C-Lightning 0.10.1rc1

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Bitcoin Optech newsletter #158 is here:

- describes recent changes to services and client software
- continues the 'how to prepare for taproot' series: why wallets should wait before generating taproot addresses, lists
- announces LND 0.13.1-beta, Rust-Lightning 0.0.99, Eclair 0.6.1

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Bitcoin Optech newsletter #157 is here:

- summarizes a discussion about a proposed new opcode
- links to an updated wiki page for tracking bech32m support
- highlights from the 'Use script_util helpers for creating P2{PKH,SH,WPKH,WSH} scripts' Bitcoin Core PR Review Club meeting
- continues the 'how to prepare for taproot' series: from P2WPKH to single-sig P2TR

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Bitcoin Optech newsletter #156 is here:

- describes a set of BIPs for output script descriptors
- summarizes a proposal to create a set of standards documents for LN protocol extensions and application interoperability
- discusses standardizing support for pre-trusted zero-conf channel opens
- continues the 'how to prepare for taproot' series: Taproot descriptors

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Bitcoin Optech newsletter #155 is here:

- summarizes two proposed BIPs related to wallet support for taproot
- describes selected questions and answers on the Bitcoin Stack Exchange
- continues the 'how to prepare for taproot' series: Advantages to using P2TR outputs for single-sigs
- notes changes to popular Bitcoin
infrastructure projects

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Bitcoin Optech newsletter #154 is here:

- describes a proposal to allow universal transaction replacement by fee
- includes the first post in a new weekly series about preparing for taproot
- updates to clients and services: Trezor, Lightning Web, Specter, Phoenix, JoinMarket
- LND 0.13.0-beta release
- notes changes to popular Bitcoin infrastructure projects

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Bitcoin Optech newsletter #153 is here:

- celebrates the lock-in of the taproot soft fork
- describes a draft BIP for improving transaction privacy by varying the fields used to implement anti fee sniping
- features an article about the challenges of combining transaction replacement with payment batching
- announces Rust Bitcoin 0.26.2, Rust-Lightning 0.0.98, LND 0.13.0-beta.rc5

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Bitcoin Optech newsletter #152 is here:

- describes a proposal to allow LN nodes to receive payments without keeping their private keys online all the time
- summarizes the 'Prune g_chainman usage in auxiliary modules' PR Review Club Meeting
- announces LND 0.13.0-beta.rc5
- notes changes in Bitcoin Core, C-Lightning, LND, and BTCPay Server projects

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Bitcoin Optech newsletter #151 is here:

- describes a proposal to change Bitcoin Core’s transaction selection algorithm for miner block templates to slightly increase miner profitability and give fee bumping users more collective leverage
- announces HWI 2.0.2
- announces LND 0.13.0-beta.rc3
- notes changes to popular Bitcoin infrastructure software

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Bitcoin Optech newsletter #150 is here:

- announces a change of networks for several IRC channels
- celebrates Optech’s 150th newsletter
- includes popular questions and answers from the Bitcoin Stack Exchange
- announces Eclair 0.6.0 release
- announces LND 0.13.0-beta.rc3 release candidate

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Bitcoin Optech newsletter #149 is here:

- provides updates on the previously proposed transaction relay reliability workshop
- follows up on CVE-2021-31876
- describes updates to services and client software
- notes LND 0.13.0-beta.rc2 release

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Bitcoin Optech newsletter #148 is here:

- describes a security disclosure affecting protocols depending on a certain BIP125 opt-in replace by fee behavior
- summarizes the 'Introduce node rebroadcast module' Bitcoin Core PR Review Club meeting
- announces Rust-Lightning 0.0.14
- encourages engineers contributing to open source Bitcoin or Lightning projects to apply for a Brink grant before the May 17th deadline

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Bitcoin Optech newsletter #147 is here:

- encourages miners to start signaling for taproot
- describes continued discussion about closing lost LN channels using only a wallet seed
- announces Bitcoin Core 0.21.1
- announces BTCPay 1.1.0

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Bitcoin Optech newsletter #146 is here:

- describes a draft specification for LN splicing
- announces a workshop about transaction relay security
- announces the addition of ECDSA signature adaptor support to libsecp256k1-zkp
- links to proposals to change the BIPs process
- summarizes popular questions and answers from the Bitcoin StackExchange

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Bitcoin Optech newsletter #145 is here:

- describes progress on activating taproot
- summarizes an update to LN offers to partly address stuck payments
- relays a request for feedback on anchor outputs in LND
- announces the public launch of the Sapio smart contract development toolkit
- summarizes changes to popular clients and services

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Bitcoin Optech newsletter #144 is here:

- summarizes recent progress on code to activate taproot
- describes the "Introduce deploymentstatus" recent Bitcoin Core PR Review Club meeting
- notes changes to popular Bitcoin infrastructure software

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Bitcoin Optech newsletter #143 is here:

- announces C-Lightning 0.10.0
- announces BTCPay 1.0.7.2
- notes changes to popular Bitcoin infrastructure projects

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Bitcoin Optech newsletter #142 is here:

- describes a paper and a short discussion about probabilistic path selection for LN
- links to an updated article about payment batching
- lists popular questions and answers from the Bitcoin StackExchange
- encourages upgrading to BTCPay Server 1.0.7.1

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Bitcoin Optech newsletter #141 is here:

- describes a technique for signature delegation under Bitcoin’s existing consensus rules
- summarizes a discussion about taproot’s effect on Bitcoin’s resistance to quantum cryptography
- announces a series of weekly meetings to help activate taproot
- notes recent changes to ecosystem services and client software

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Bitcoin Optech newsletter #140 is here:

- describes a discussion about rescuing lost LN funding transactions
- includes summaries of HWI 2.0.0, Rust-Lightning 0.0.13, and BTCPay Server 1.0.7.0 releases
- lists recent notable ecosystem PR merges

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