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📢 Release 0.20.0 is out! Highlights include bug fixes for ElectrumBlockchain and descriptor templates, discourage fee sniping in tx building, and new tx signing options. A big thanks to our past and latest new contributors. See thread for code examples 🧵👇
github.com/bitcoindevkit/bdk/r

Here's an interesting conversation with @tnballo about creating high assurance software with . I'm looking forward to checking out his (open source) book: rustacean-station.org/episode/

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Adam “Waxwing” Gibson posted to the Bitcoin-Dev mailing list a proposal for an anti-sybil mechanism that uses the Bitcoin UTXO set and which can provide reasonably good privacy. A user can generate a list of UTXOs where one of the UTXOs belongs to the user and the rest belong to other users...

bitcoinops.org/en/newsletters/

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Late but worth it! bdk 0.19.0 brings experimental taproot 🥕🥕🥕 support including tr() descriptors, taproot PSBTs, signing key and script spend taproot PSBTs, and tr() in descriptor! macros. Plus new OldestFirstCoinSelection, a sqlite-db fix, and more, see: github.com/bitcoindevkit/bdk/r

📢 A new `bdk-cli` 0.5.0 release is out with dependency bumps for `bdk` and corresponding `bdk-reserves` to version 0.18. Also check out the new "Resources" section in the README with link to help you get started with bdk-cli. github.com/bitcoindevkit/bdk-c

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RT @notmandatory
Congrats to the @USCViterbi CSCI401 students this semester who to create a @bitcoindevkit based stateless multisig coordinator server, well done! 🧑‍🎓🚀Presentation: youtube.com/watch?v=o-Zdyy6Kvx

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Forum post by Hal Finney in 2011.

Bitcoin continues to only grow stronger.

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📢 BDK 0.18.0 is out and contains an important security update, improvements to the key generation traits, new wallet functions, and new sqlite-bundled feature. See release notes: github.com/bitcoindevkit/bdk/r

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🚨 Security Advisory: Miniscript MINIMALIF Bug. A bug was found and fixed in the latest versions of rust-miniscript and the bdk library has upgraded to a fixed version in our latest release 0.18.0. Please see @afilini blog post for details: bitcoindevkit.org/blog/miniscr

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SLP360 @giacomozucco Can be both hard money and dark money?

Giacomo and I chat:
- Bitcoin as both hard + dark money
- can compliance bros kill bitcoin?
- why 'just use monero' isn't enough
- NgU
- creating minority chain soft forks

stephanlivera.com/360

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📢 BDK 0.17.0 is finally out! This release changes the wallet sync API and makes verification logic enabled by a feature. It also adds functions to get an internal address and to load and cache addresses for offline wallets. See release notes: github.com/bitcoindevkit/bdk/r

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📢 The first release of `bdk-cli` for 2022 is finally out! A notable new `reserve` feature enables proof of reserves commands provided by the `bdk-reserves` crate. Other changes include replacing the wallet bump_fee command --send_all with the new --shrink option, automatically deriving the wallet name from the descriptor (if no name is provided), and a new cookie authentication option for the rpc blochchain backend.

github.com/bitcoindevkit/bdk-c

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👶 The first release of 2022, bdk 0.16.0 is out! This one includes more under the hood changes; disable reqwest default TLS feature, use the dust value from rust-bitcoin, and fix the network format for generated WIFs. github.com/bitcoindevkit/bdk/r

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🚨 bdk 0.15.0 is now out just in time for Christmas 🎄 ! Most of the changes are under the hood, primarily a restructure of the electrum/esplora sync logic.
github.com/bitcoindevkit/bdk/r

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Just published: Schnorr Basics.

* How Schnorr signatures work
* Why use a nonce?
* Why is the nonce private?
* Why is nonce reuse bad?

Thoroughly unreviewed by experts, please comment with corrections.

popeller.io/schnorr-basics

Coinbase must be using what ever price feed coinmarketcap was using 🤡
..quote "The current price is $48,403.68 per BTC. Bitcoin is 100.00% below the all time high of $887,377,113,476.79."

Anyone know why yahoo is reporting the BTC price ~$16K less than everyone else?

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