VIDEO: Chaincode Residency, UTXO Accumulators, Miniscript, Probabilistic Soft Forks ~ Bitcoin OpTech #32

This week’s newsletter includes an announcement of the 2019 Chaincode Residency program, summarizes a few talks from the Stanford Blockchain Conference, and provides the usual list of notable code changes in popular Bitcoin infrastructure projects. https://bitcoinops.org/en/newsletters/2019/02/05/ https://residency.chaincode.com/#apply https://cyber.stanford.edu/sbc19 The Bitcoin Operations Technology Group (Optech) works to bring the best open source technologies and techniques to…

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Ethereum Scaling Solution Raiden Releases Last Testnet Before Launch

A new test network has been launched for Raiden, the ethereum payments channel project. Announced at the Dappcon developer conference in Berlin on Thursday, the release features a minimal implementation of the scaling solution that will allow ethereum tokens to be traded on off-chain payment channels. Notably, this particular testnet will be the final one to battle-test…

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Proposed Ethereum Roadmap Would Activate Its Biggest Upgrades Together

The developer team behind ethereum is considering possible changes to a planned rollout of new technology upgrades. Addressing rumors that such plans are now under review, ethereum creator Vitalik Buterin told a meeting of the platform’s open-source developers Friday that the idea is that the team might seek to alter the sequence in which Casper and sharding,…

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