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Electrum v4.0.3 released

- PSBT support UTXO and WITNESS_UTXO
- Coldcard multisig improvement
- Automated BIP39 recovery
- other refactoring and bugs

release notes: https://github.com/spesmilo/electrum/blob/master/RELEASE-NOTES
download: https://electrum.org/#download
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New FATF Report: Virtual Assests Red Flag Indicators

- Transactions
- Transaction Patterns
- Anonymity
- Senders or Recipients
- Source of funds or Wealth
- Geographical Risk

original: http://www.fatf-gafi.org/media/fatf/documents/recommendations/Virtual-Assets-Red-Flag-Indicators.pdf
BlueWallet v5.5.8 released

- Support for big wallets (>3k txs)
- New wallet sidebar navigation for tablet & desktop
- New languages
- New currencies
- Bug fixes

https://github.com/BlueWallet/BlueWallet
Paxful, Citing Regulations and Its Own ‘Risk Tolerance,’ Exits Venezuela’s P2P Bitcoin Market

> New Venezuelan account creation will be disabled and existing users will have 30 days to withdraw

original: https://www.coindesk.com/paxful-exits-venezuela
archive: https://archive.vn/0ew98
MicroStrategy CEO announces an additional bitcoin purchase on twitter:

"On September 14, 2020, MicroStrategy completed its acquisition of 16,796 additional bitcoins at an aggregate purchase price of $175 million. To date, we have purchased a total of 38,250 bitcoins at an aggregate purchase price of $425 million, inclusive of fees and expenses."

https://twitter.com/michael_saylor/status/1305850568531947520
MPPs & Wumbo Channels: Optimizing Liquidity on the Lightning Network

> Liquidity is all about flow. On the Lightning Network, bitcoin is the liquid, and the question is how much of it can move and at what speed. Payment channels are the network’s pipes, and until just recently, all pipes were fairly small, and a payment could only reside or flow through one pipe at a time. The liquidity was there, but it wasn’t flowing as well as it could have.

original: https://medium.com/breez-technology/mpps-wumbo-channels-optimizing-liquidity-on-the-lightning-network-6059bedea322
archive: https://archive.vn/eLHY3
Bitcoin Optech #115

- checking for nodes vulnerable to the InvDoS attack
- describes the InvDoS attack
- "Stealing onchain fees from LN HTLC" attack
- announcement of the Crypto Open Patent Alliance

original: https://bitcoinops.org/en/newsletters/2020/09/16/
archive: https://archive.vn/nZbd0
Bakkt Bitcoin Futures Daily Trading Volume Hits Record High

> The derivatives exchange traded record 15,955 contracts, worth more than $200 million. That's up 36% more than the previous lifetime high of 11,706 contracts on July 28, 2020.

original: https://www.coindesk.com/bakkt-bitcoin-futures-volume
archive: https://archive.vn/41Dzn
Kraken Wins Bank Charter Approval

> Headquartered in Cheyenne, Wyoming, Kraken Financial is the first digital asset company in U.S. history to receive a bank charter recognized under federal and state law, and will be the first regulated, U.S. bank to provide comprehensive deposit-taking, custody and fiduciary services for digital assets.

blog: https://blog.kraken.com/post/6241/kraken-wyoming-first-digital-asset-bank/
archive: https://archive.vn/9tfdp
Coin Control, Now Available in Ledger Live

> When you are creating a transaction through Coin Control, you will now be able to manually pick which addresses and UTXOs you want to use for compiling the transaction.

blog: https://www.ledger.com/coin-control-now-available-in-ledger-live
archive: https://archive.vn/ht4vk
DLCs Are On Bitcoin, Bringing New Functionality And Major Potential

> DLCs are uniquely positioned to bring smart contracting to Bitcoin using oracle contracts that are much more private and scalable than previously thought possible.

original: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/dlcs-are-on-bitcoin-bringing-new-functionality-and-major-potential
archive: https://archive.vn/Ca3st
Namecheap.com has integrated BTCPay Server
Bisq v1.3.9 released

- improved network performance
- improved mediator and arbitrator alert system
- better Revolut fiat support

release notes: https://github.com/bisq-network/bisq/releases/tag/v1.3.9
download: https://bisq.network/downloads/
BlueWallet v5.5.9 released

- Real time Transaction Fees and improved experience
- Sending
- Bumping (RBF)
- Canceling (RBF)
- Receiving (CPFP)
- bug fixes

https://github.com/BlueWallet/BlueWallet/releases/tag/v5.5.92
Square Crypto provides $100k grant to BTCPay Server for the second year in a row

https://twitter.com/sqcrypto/status/1306262997418024961
Specter v0.8.0 released

- New wallet setup wizard
- HWW message signing
- Pruned node quick scan
- Mobile friendly UI
- Resizeable QR codes

https://github.com/cryptoadvance/specter-desktop/releases/tag/v0.8.0