Cluster mempool is a proposal to associate each unconfirmed transaction in a mempool with related transactions, creating a cluster. Each cluster contains feerate-sorted chunks consisting of one or more transactions. If we limit a cluster’s size, we also limit how much needs to be recomputed in response to new transactions being added to the mempool, allowing algorithmic decisions affecting the entire mempool to complete fast enough to use them in P2P network code.
Credit: Pieter Wuille, Suhas Daftuar
Measuring improvements in performance over the last year for various node implementations
The Lightning Network (LN) is a second layer solution built on top of Bitcoin, aimed to solve Bitcoin’s long transaction waiting times and high transaction fees. Empirical and theoretical studies show that the LN is tending towards the hub and spoke network topology. In this topology most of the nodes, the spokes, open a single channel to one of the few well-connected nodes, the hubs. This topology is known to be prone to failures, attacks, and privacy issues. In this work we introduce the May- poles protocol in which most nodes open two channels instead of one. We show that this protocol benefits the network significantly by enhancing its stability, privacy, and resilience to attacks. We also examine the economic incentives of nodes to take part in Maypoles.
Credit: Clara Shikhelman
New btc + L-BTC + USDt + LN swaps wallet from JAN3.
tldr: It’s Muun but on Liquid.
Adam Back: https://twitter.com/adam3us/status/1739030646515794222
Design tradeoffs prioritize global adoption in a high fee environment.
A novel approach to forming consensus without changing bitcoin core. By adding another program to invalidate blocks and form a mempool; 51% of miners can upgrade consensus rules by adding a module/monitor(softfork rule).
Credit: Paul Sztorc