Taproot funds burned on the bitcoin blockchain

We recently found a bug in how we parse taproot script pubkeys in our bitcoin-s library. When scanning the blockchain, an exception was thrown at block height 718448. The exception was thrown because this output does not properly conform to …

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Krystal Bull Releases on Umbrel

We are releasing Krystal Bull on the Umbrel platform today. Krystal Bull is a Discreet Log Contract Oracle application. This is a crucial component to the DLC protocol. Oracles allow bitcoin bets to be settled based on real world events …

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Discreet Log Contracts

Hashrate derivatives with DLCs: Coinbase Put Contracts

Abstract This article explores how miners can hedge price volatility risk of bitcoin using Discreet Log Contracts for their freshly minted bitcoin in a coinbase transaction. The derivative explored in this article is having miners buying a put from a …

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Suredbits Lightning Network

DLC Wallet Alpha Release

Today we are releasing the alpha version of our DLC wallet. This release contains all the primitives to execute arbitrary Discreet Log Contracts on the bitcoin blockchain. This wallet is self custodial which means you need to sync the chainstate …

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DLCs vs Multisig: Censorship Resistance

One of the core value propositions of bitcoin is censorship resistance. As a result, bitcoin developers spend a lot of time thinking about how to design the protocol in such a way that is conducive to this goal. This blog …

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Suredbits Lightning Network

DLC Oracle Failure Cases

Discreet Log Contracts (DLCs) are bitcoin-compatible non-custodial oracle contracts in which participants post Bitcoin collateral which is settled depending on an event in the “real-world” as attested to by a set of oracles. In this post, we will be exploring …

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Discreet Log Contracts

Multi-Oracle DLC Deep Dive

A couple weeks ago, we announced that we had successfully executed a DLC on-chain using oracles Bitfinex, Pierre Rochard and Suredbits. In this post, we will be diving into the details of how multi-oracle DLCs are accomplished. Before we dive into …

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Settlement of First Multi-Oracle DLC

On March 11, 2021, Ben and I (Nadav) entered into a Discreet Log Contract on the bitcoin blockchain using a multi-oracle DLC. The oracles used were Bitfinex, Pierre Rochard and Suredbits. For the DLC to settle, 2 out of the …

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Release of Suredbits Oracle Explorer and Krystal Bull

For the past year, the team at Suredbits has been diligently working on Discreet Log Contracts  (DLCs) . DLCs are a new technology that enables non-custodial bitcoin-settled derivatives. It is important to understand how this is accomplished. The core piece …

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