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Last week was quite THE week for decentralized trading over Lightning and Nostr. Between Civ Kit, n3xb, Mostro and the Nostr Marketplace specification being merged, it seems like there is a big arc developing and further fueling the synergies between Nostr and Lightning. Let鈥檚 get into this, and see what other amazing events last week had for us. Ecosystem Awesome LDK Peak Shift published an extensive list of projects using the Lightning Dev Kit (LDK) under the hood....

April 19, 2023 路 786134 路 14 min 路 Fanis Michalakis
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Annnnd it鈥檚 Friday again! We鈥檒l try to not make an habit out of it and come back to a more regular schedule, but I鈥檓 hearing later is better that never. Anyway, what did the Lightning world cook for us last week? Mutiny raised funds to develop their privacy focused Lightning wallet, the Price of Anarchy paper got released, and splicing discussions kept the Lightning-Dev mailing list busy. Let鈥檚 dive in, shall we?...

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Friday it is! Never was a Latest Strikes issue published this late in the week, but here we are at last! With the release of a new major LND version, an innovative way of connecting nostr and Lightning, and Route Blinding finally making it into the specification, last week was another banger! Ecosystem Wavlake Makeover Back in January this year we covered the relaunch of Wavlake, a Lightning-native music streaming platform based on the Value4Value model....

April 7, 2023 路 784368 路 9 min 路 Fanis Michalakis
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Buongiorno! Welcome to the 29th issue of Latest Strikes, published from Tuscany, Italy, where we鈥檙e attending the Tuscany Lightning Summit. But more on that next week. For now, let鈥檚 wrap up last week together, from lightning accounting to privacy-preserving LNURL servers! Ecosystem Lightning Accounting BoltObserver published a blog post on Lightning Accounting, more precisely dealing with what a Lightning node鈥檚 balance sheet might look like. I think it鈥檚 a really interesting exercise, as proper accounting seems to be kind of a blind spot for node operators, both professional and amateurs....

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Hello Strikers! Welcome to this 28th issue of Latest Strikes, your weekly dose of the hottest news and updates from the Lightning Network ecosystem. Whether you鈥檙e a seasoned Bitcoin veteran or a curious newcomer, we try our best to make this newsletter as useful and approachable as possible, and make it your go-to source for all things Lightning-related. Last week, we鈥檝e had some drama again with Core Lightning鈥檚 Descriptiongate, a legal hassle, and a novel proposition for off-chain resizing of Lightning channels....

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