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Welcome to Bitcoin Monthly, a no frills index of the main news and developments from the last month in Bitcoin.

We aim to index these main categories:-


March 2021 Edition

Podcast on Bit Buy Bit covering March’s topics here.

Updates

Link Summary
Bisq v1.6.0 Beta release of the Bisq API
BlueWallet v6.0.7 Message signing, card colours, offline signing + SCAN button improvements
Breez v0.1.1 Integrated podcast streaming
BTCPay Server v1.0.7.0 New wallet setup UI + bug fixes
Coldcard v4.0.0 Bitcoin code library, 24th word calc, cloning feature + paper wallets reinstated
Eclair v0.5.1 Improved startup + gossip sync performance
EmbassyOS v0.2.10 LAN support + UI improvements
Fully Noded v0.2.15 Bug fixes + meta data backups
Hexa Wallet v1.4.6 Accounts, more buy options + bug fixes
HWI v2.0.0 Bitcoin hardware wallet interface update
JoininBox v0.3.3 Bug fixes, add LND install script
JoinMarket v0.8.2 Privacy vulnerability fix
Lightning Terminal v0.4.1 Bug fixes + remote modes for faraday, loopd + poold
Mempool.Space “Effective Fee Rate” feature
myNode v0.2.28 Add JoininBox + app updates
nodl v0.1.2c App updates and bug fixes
Phoenix v1.4.8 Channel open fee change
Umbrel v0.3.8 App updates + bug fixes
RoninDojo v1.9.0 App updates, Bisq support, DB cache logic + indexer backup
Rudefox Burrow v0.1.1 Colourised output + custom entropy
Samourai Wallet v0.99.96f 100k sat pool, reduced Whirlpool fees + updated Tor library
SeedSigner V0.3.0 Testnet, temporarily save seeds + UX improvements
Sparrow v1.3.1 Wallet load status shown, HWI 2.0.0, disable loading recent wallets + new fee estimator tool
Specter Desktop v1.3 (Pre release) Integrated Bitcoin core, Mempool.space option
Specter DIY v1.5.1 Miniscript support, watch only wallets, SD card support
Sphinx-relay v2.0.6 Improved connect UI
Voltage Add BTCPay server
Wasabi Wallet v1.1.12.6 Tor bug fix
Whirlpool GUI v0.10.3 Better fee breakdown, UI improvements + SCODE visibility
Zeus Wallet v0.5.1 Stability release + bug fixes

Releases

Link Summary
BTCPayment Simple new Bitcoin payment processor that connects to your own node
Dux Reserve New multi-sig co-ordinator
eznode A simple pruning-friendly setup for a Bitcoin full node
The WARden Open source portfolio analytics

Podcasts

Link Summary
Bit Buy Bit w/ likewh0a RoninDojo, nodes + Linux
Dirtcoin Diaries w/ ErgoBTC Privacy talk followed by Q&A
Citadel Dispatch w/ Zelko + likewh0a Practical privacy + open source licenses
Phil Gibson w/ Nadav Kohen Deepdive on Bitcoin, Lightning and DLCs
The Van Wirdum Sjorsnado Explaining SegWit
Bitcoin Fundamentals w/ Pierre Richard + Ben Carman Explainer on DLCs
Stephan Livera w/ Craig Raw Sparrow Wallet and multi-sig
Stephan Livera w/ Luke Dashjr UASF, Taproot + Speedy Trial

Education

Link Summary
BTC Sessions Sparrow Wallet tutorial Full video guide for Sparrow Wallet
Cobo Vault multi-sig guide Guide on using Sparrow wallet to create a 2 of 3 multi-sig wallet
Econoalchemist beginner series 5 part series on noKYC, Samourai, Blue wallet, Sparrow + self custody
How to use Stonewall X2 Tutorial on using Samourai’s collaborative spend tool Stonewall x2 by Econoalchemist
PayNyms 101 Explainer on BIP47 reusable payment codes

Articles

Link Summary
A theory of Bitcoin governance A look at Bitcoin governance by Ryan Gentry
Bitcoin Optech #141 Signature delegation + Taproot’s effect on quantam
Rescuing funding mistakes Lightning dev mailing list post by Rusty Russell


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