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Technology Recap: Bitcoin: Rusty Russell proposed a restricted version of an OP_TX opcode that would allow Tapscript to push to the stack selected parts of the transaction executing it. This would allow for CLTV’s (CheckLockTimeVerify) with fewer bytes than a pure transaction and provide flexibility for nodes that validate transactions. The latest Coldcard firmware adds support for Taproot via…

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Cryptocurrency Technology Recap Bitcoin: In the latest Bitcoin build, deployers now have a full example bitcoin.conf shipped with each release! If needed, there is also now a script to generate one yourself. As of block 735000, we are halfway through Bitcoin’s 4th mining epoch and less than two years away from the annual inflation rate dropping below 1%.…

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Cryptocurrency Technology Recap: Bitcoin: Bitcoin Core v23.0 has been released! This release includes wallet updates with Taproot support, descriptor wallets set as default, ability to indefinitely freeze a UTXO, updates to P2P communications and more! C-Lightning has been rebranded to Core Lightning (CLN). Blockstream aims that CLN will better communicate their focus on interoperability, specification work, and ongoing implementation…

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