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Technology Recap: Bitcoin: Binance is working to integrate the Lightning Network for deposits and withdrawals.  Thomas Voegtlin posted to the Lightning Dev mailing list suggesting BOLT11 invoices be extended to optionally allow a receiver to request two separate payments from a spender. Each payment would have a separate secret and amount. BTC Warp is introduced which uses zk-SNARKs to…

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Technology Recap: Bitcoin: Blockstream announces that the VLS (Validating Lightning Signer) is now fully integrated with Greenlight. With Greenlight, developers can integrate Lightning in their apps seamlessly, while granting users full control over their funds. Ethereum: Vitalik Buterin, founder of Ethereum, releases an article on The Three Transitions, which focuses on layer-2 scaling, wallet security, and privacy.…

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Technology Recap: Bitcoin: Burak Keceli posted to the Bitcoin-Dev mailing list an idea for Ark, a new joinpool-style protocol where owners of bitcoins opt-in to using a counterparty as a co-signer on all transactions within a certain time period.  Bitcoin core developers released Bitcoin Core v25.0, this is the next major release for Bitcoin Core. The release…

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New version of Inspector launches, adding Ethereum visualization and enhanced UI

Ciphertrace by Mastercard has launched version 3.0 of Inspector for Financial Investigations and Blockchain Forensics. Featuring a new, sleek user interface, it delivers powerful visualization and knowledgebase enhancements. Inspector 3.0 includes an Ethereum visualization tool that helps users see the movement of funds across addresses and their interactions with smart contracts. Investigators can filter searches…

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Technology Recap: Bitcoin: Lightning Network developers posted about the ongoing work towards splicing. Splicing would allow some funds in an off-chain Lightning channel to be spent on-chain via a “splice-out” or for on-chain funds to be added to an off-chain channel via a “splice-in”.  BTCPay Server adds proof-of-payment on the receipt page for each payment. For on-chain payments,…

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Technology Recap: Bitcoin: John Law posts to the Lightning-Dev mailing lists the summary of a paper focused on preventing standard capital with multi-party payment channels and channel factories.  Partially-Signed Bitcoin Transaction (PSBT) based exchange, OpenOrdex, launches as open-source and allows sellers to create an order book of Ordinal satoshis using PSBTs and buyers to sign and broadcast to…

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Technology Recap: Bitcoin: Blockstream shares a new update to the Jade Bitcoin hardware wallet which can be used fully air-gapped for all functionality. CoinTelegraph gives a breakdown on the technical discussions that took place at Advancing Bitcoin last week in London. Ethereum: ETH Denver 2023 took place last week where teams focused on the upcoming Shanghai/Capella upgrade and…

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Technology Recap: Bitcoin: Robert Dickinson posted to the Bitcoin-Dev mailing list to inquire about whether a size limit should be imposed to discourage such data storage as ordinals.  Ordinals are becoming the controversial topic lately within the Bitcoin world around writing inscriptions – inscribed satoshis with arbitrary content, into transactions to create bitcoin-native digital artifacts.  Carla Kirk-Cohen and Clara…

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Breaking News: South Korean news agency Yonhap announced that the offices of Bithumb were raided on Thursday, January 26, 2023 as part of an investigation into the price manipulation of an unidentified coin listed on the South Korean crypto exchange. Bithumb Chairman Kang Jong-Hyun and two other executives – including his younger sister, Kang Ji-Yeon, the CEO…

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Technology Recap: Bitcoin: Peter Todd announced a patch on top of Bitcoin Core v24.0.1 that sets a full RBF service bit when it advertises its network address to other nodes. This RBF (Replace-by-Fee) service bit only works if the node its advertising too is also enabled with mempoolfullrbf. Jack Dorsey is apparently working on integrating a Lightning option…

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