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December 2020 round-up. Issue #002

A round-up of technical developments in December 2020.

Stéphane Marbeau

Developer

Taproot explained in 10 summarised points

The Bitcoin network recently received an upgrade called Taproot. The upgrade consisted of 3 different BIPs (Bitcoin's Improvement Proposals): BIP 340 - Schnorr Signatures for secp256k1 BIP 341 - Taproot: SegWit...

Leon Johnson

Developer

10 things to know about Discreet Log Contracts

Alt-coins enthusiasts have claimed that Bitcoin’s Script language has severe limitations in terms of smart-contracts. The recent surge of so-called DeFi (Decentralized Finance) applications built on top of Ethereu...

Stéphane Marbeau

Developer

Evolution of the signature size in Bitcoin

Digital signatures are an essential building block of the Bitcoin protocol and account for a large part of the data stored on the blockchain.

0xB10C

Security

Where’s my bitcoin?

This article is an op-ed by Nick Neuman, CEO and co-founder, Casa. Nick discusses the importance of keys and multi-sig.

Nick Neuman

Developer

Bitcoin Development Monthly Round-Up

A round-up of what we've been doing in September 2020. Videos, interviews, reviews and some great op-ed's.

Stéphane Marbeau

Security

Don’t take Bitcoin on trust

Mt Gox was a wake-up call to the Bitcoin industry — one it unwisely chose to ignore. Major exchanges including Coinbase, Kraken, Bitstamp, BTC China and others did publish a joint statement promising more audits a...

Leon Johnson

Developer

Photon SDK: seedless wallet toolbox

Bitcoin is an asset that is difficult to store safely. Bitcoin and lightning developer Tankred Hase explains his new library to make it easy to implement secure, user friendly, seedless wallets.

Tankred Hause

Interview

Leveraging Bitcoin innovation for business: An interview with Philip Glazman

Philip Glazman is a software engineer at River Financial, a start-up aiming to become the world's first Bitcoin financial institution. Today we asked him a few questions

Stéphane Marbeau

Developer

Bitcoin DeFi: An overview

If bitcoin revolutionised the technology of saving, DeFi aims to revolutise all other parts of the financial system, which is a gargantuan task to say the least.

Leon Johnson

Developer

An overview of technical bitcoin projects [August 2020]

There's an incredible amount of development happening within bitcoin. In this article we list most of the key projects being worked on that aim to improve bitcoin technology.

Leon Johnson

Interview

Is the bitcoin industry sexist?

This op-ed article explores the experiences of a woman managing one of the largest exchanges in the UK.

Teggy Altankhuyag