This week’s newsletter describes the block parsing bug affecting BTCD and LND last week, summarizes discussion about a planned Bitcoin Core feature change related to replace by fee, outlines research about validity rollups on Bitcoin, shares an announcement about a vulnerability in the draft BIP for MuSig2, examines a proposal to reduce the minimum size of an unconfirmed transaction that Bitcoin Core will relay, and links to an update of the BIP324 proposal for a version 2 encrypted transport protocol for Bitcoin. Also included are our regular sections with summaries of changes to services and client software, announcements of new releases and release candidates, and descriptions of notable merges to popular Bitcoin infrastructure projects.
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"The new mailing list archive can be viewed in the online interface (no Google account required) and is also backed up externally at https://gnusha.org/pi/bitcoindev. The old mailing list contents can also be viewed there."
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"Since Bitcoin transaction fees are based not upon the value being transacted, but upon the data size of the transaction, it can become very important to ensure that your wallet balance is NOT composed of many low value UTXOs."
"Due to external requirements, new loan originations to individual borrowers will be paused beginning January 1, 2024. We will continue originating new loans for legal entities such as LLCs or corporations after January 1 for business or investment purposes."