Bitcoin Monthly

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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.


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, 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


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


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


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


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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