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Latest Strikes 8 - Oct 30th

Ecosystem Grants The OpenSats initiative has announced two new grant attributions: William Casarin received the “Tip Jar” grant for his work on LNLink, an iOS app to manage one’s Core Lightning node ; while Calle was awarded the “E-Cash” bounty for his work on Cashu, a Lightning-enabled Chaumian ecash implementation. The non profit OpenSats initiative created 3 special Lighting grants back in December 2021, funded by the Human Rights Foundation (HRF) and Strike, awarding bounties to open source projects building wallets and tools providing useful features for dissidents worldwide....

October 31, 2022 · 761123 · 11 min · Fanis Michalakis
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Latest Strikes 7 - Oct 23rd

Ecosystem Developer Grants This week we saw two new grants going to Lightning builders! Superlunar issued a grant to Dusty Daemin to support his work on Lightning, and notably splicing. Okcoin is now sponsoring Johns Beharry’s work of promoting Lightning projects and experiments through BoltFun. Legends Of Lightning Update Speaking of BoltFun, I thought it would be interesting to see how the LegendsOfLightning tournament has evolved since we last took a look....

October 23, 2022 · 760007 · 6 min · Fanis Michalakis
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Latest Strikes 6 - Oct 16th

Specs & Implems Da Bug (do not eat it) This week was the scene of a fun (and overall not so harmful) bug in LND. The bug came from btcd, a Bitcoin library on which LND relies to parse new blocks. The library still had a reminiscence of SegWit V0, in the form of a check on the witness size (eg size of signatures, although it’s not strictly equivalent) of Bitcoin transactions....

October 16, 2022 · 759103 · 7 min · Fanis Michalakis
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Latest Strikes 5 - Oct 9th 2022

Geia sas! Welcome to this 5th issue of Latest Strikes, your weekly recap of what’s new in the Lightning realm. Zip up your jacket, tuck your chin into the collar, and enter the storm with me! Wallets & Tools Alby Release (and Nostr soon) The Alby team landed a new release, which improves the LNBits integration and allows users to connect from their own LNDHub instance (or the instance of a friend), and not just your BlueWallet Lightning account....

October 9, 2022 · 757871 · 6 min · Fanis Michalakis
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Latest Strikes 4 - Oct 2nd 2022

Yo! Welcome to this 4th edition of Latest Strikes, your weekly recap of Lightning news. Grab a drink, and let’s dive in! Ecosystem Some Numbers for the Nerds Kevin Rooke opened the ball of statistics this week with an interesting comparison of exchange nodes capacity and its evolution over the last 30 days. We can see that the 13 exchanges considered in this analysis saw a collective increase of their public capacity of 349 BTC, which is a 20% increase!...

October 2, 2022 · 756770 · 7 min · Fanis Michalakis