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Compact Block Filters Deep Dive (BIP 158)

- A technical explanation of the workings of compact block filters and Golomb-Rice Coding

http://bitcoin-dev.blog/blog/bip158-deep-dive/
archive: https://archive.ph/fJtru
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Bitcoin rewards provider, Fold, partners with the AR firm behind the popular Pokemon Go app, Niantic Labs, to offer a new AR sats seeking experience

- "Every 10 minutes a new block will spawn around you, accumulate as much bitcoin as possible"

https://twitter.com/fold_app/status/1463198919668736013
Gemini Sponsors Bitcoin Core Maintainer Michael Ford (Fanquake)

https://www.gemini.com/blog/gemini-sponsors-bitcoin-core-maintainer-fanquake
archive: https://archive.ph/vmHwb
LND v.0.14.0 is incompatible with eclair and c-lightning

- channel openings between lnd and other implementations fail
- fix planned for lnd v0.14.1

https://github.com/lightningnetwork/lnd/issues/6023
archive: https://archive.ph/xEer9
The Liberland Aid Foundation donated over an entire bitcoin to the Benjamin Bloom National Children's Hospital in El Salvador

https://bitcoinmagazine.com/business/el-salvador-childrens-hospital-receives-over-1-bitcoin-donation
archive: https://archive.ph/mS7NL
Ledger adds support for PSBTs, Taproot, and Multisig

https://blog.ledger.com/bitcoin-2/
archive: https://archive.ph/ERDFc
MicroStrategy has purchased an additional 7002 bitcoin for $414.4M at an average price of $59187 per bitcoin. As of 11/29/21 they hold 121044 bitcoin acquired for $3.57B at an average price of $29,534 per bitcoin.

https://www.microstrategy.com/en/investor-relations/financial-documents/microstrategy-acquires-additional-7002-bitcoins_11-29-2021
archive: https://archive.ph/sgACm
Silent Link privacy focused eSIM provider adds support for US numbers

- easy prepaid burner phone numbers
- no identity information required
- pay with bitcoin

https://silent.link
This Month In Bitcoin Privacy: October 2021

- FATF Travel Rule Updates
- The State of Lightning
- A Future Under Central Bank Digital Currency
- Privacy Tools Adds Bitcoin Wallets
- Financial Sovereignty Through Mining

https://enegnei.github.io/This-Month-In-Bitcoin-Privacy/October_2021/
archive: https://archive.ph/8q9cy
Bitcoin Optech #177

- recently fixed interoperability issue between different LN software
- LND v0.14.1-beta release

https://bitcoinops.org/en/newsletters/2021/12/01/
archive: https://archive.ph/JAJg8
Bitcoin Node Maker nodl Launches Lightning-Only Product with a focus on developing countries

- Merchants using nodl light will have full control over a dedicated Lightning node while benefiting from shared Bitcoin Core and payment processing resources hosted by nodl in their cloud infrastructure

https://bitcoinmagazine.com/business/bitcoin-node-maker-nodl-launches-lightning-only-product
archive: https://archive.ph/aBAwj
Square Changes Name to Block, Days After CEO Jack Dorsey Leaves Twitter

- new name for financial-services company aligns with its chief’s interest in bitcoin

https://www.wsj.com/articles/square-changes-name-to-block-days-after-ceo-jack-dorsey-leaves-twitter-11638394200
archive: https://archive.ph/jQJ0T
Square Crypto has rebranded to Spiral

- "this rebrand reflects their focus on bitcoin as it continues to grow like a spiral from a single point, encompassing more and more space until it touches everything"

https://twitter.com/Square/status/1466158922016952323
archive: https://archive.ph/2pSlB