This week’s newsletter describes continued discussion about optionally allowing nodes to enable full RBF, relays a request for feedback on a design element of the BIP324 version 2 encrypted transport protocol, summarizes a proposal for reliably attributing LN failures and delays to particular nodes, and links to a discussion about an alternative to using anchor outputs for modern LN HTLCs. Also included are our regular sections with the announcements of new software releases and release candidates—including a security critical update for LND—and descriptions of notable changes to popular Bitcoin infrastructure software.
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LN Markets announced a $3 million seed round led by ego death capital and introduced DLC Markets - a new way to trade derivatives for institutions.
"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."