Bitcoin Optech newsletter #207 is here:

- summarizes discussions about long-term block reward funding
- alternatives to BIP47 reusable payment codes
- options for announcing LN channel splices
- LN routing fee collection strategies
- onion message rate limiting

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In a thread on the Bitcoin-Dev mailing list ostensibly about covenants, it was noted that Bitcoin’s long term security currently depends on demand for block space...

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Developer Alfred Hodler posted to the Bitcoin-Dev mailing list a proposal for an alternative to BIP47 that attempts to address some of the issues found during its use in production...

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In a PR and a discussion on the Lightning-Dev mailing list, developers discussed the best way to communicate that a channel that was seemingly being closed onchain was in fact a splice where funds were being added to the channel or removed from it...

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Developer ZmnSCPxj summarized three strategies LN forwarding nodes can use in collecting fees for routing payments (including the strategy of not collecting fees)...

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Bastien Teinturier posted a summary of an idea he attributes to Rusty Russell for rate limiting onion messages...

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