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Updates and releases
Fedi Alpha Is Now Available For TestingSeedHammer v0.11.1: Constant Time EngravingEmbassyOS Renamed to StartOS, v0.3.4.2 ReleasedVoltage Partners with Google Cloud to Expand Hosting and LocationsMercury Wallet v0.8.13: Required UpgradeTorq v0.22.1: Core LightningNostr Zap: Zap Any Nostr Npub From AnywhereLNDK: External Bolt 12 Support for LNDNutstash Wallet v0.1.12 ReleasedRaspiBlitz v1.9.0: Updates & New AppsNeutronpay Launches Enterprise API, Partners with Bitnob, Pouch.phMutiny Releases Signet Version of Its Web WalletTrezor Suite v23.5.2: May UpdatePolar v2.0.0: Taproot Assets Protocol Daemon SupportLNbits v0.10.8 ReleasedZapGate: Paywalls on NostrLava: Bitcoin-Native Lending & Borrowing ProtocolLiquid Swaps by Boltz: Lightning-Liquid Atomic SwapsStart9 Labs Introduces Server Lite and 2023 Server OneNunchuk Android v1.9.31: Batched TransactionsPayjoin v0.8.0 ReleasedPrimal Adds Saved Searches, Curated HashtagsBitcoin Core v25.0 ReleasedBitrefill Integrates Login with LightningNostream v1.25.2: Recommended Bug FixBitBanana v0.6.2: Advanced Channel Details
Guides and research
RoboSats Guide: Simple & Private Lightning-based P2P ExchangeBitcoin Optech #252: Zero-Knowledge Validity ProofsArk: Layer 2 Protocol For Cheap, Anonymous Off-chain PaymentsDarkpool (Tarpit): Privacy Preserving Cooperative Self-Custody Pool on Bitcoin
Bitcoin 7-day moving average hashrate is currently hovering around its all time high at ~362 EH/s. The Bitcoin network fees have remained relatively stable throughout the week. It would take ~34 -40 sat/vB to get into the next few blocks, per mempool.space.
The Lightning Network capacity has gone up by approximately 33 BTC during the last week. The total node count has gone up by nearly 1%, up 145 from the week before, while the total channel count has gone down by nearly 200 channels.