Bitcoin Optech #151: Transaction Selection

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This week’s newsletter describes a proposal to change Bitcoin Core’s transaction selection algorithm for miner block templates to slightly increase miner profitability and give fee bumping users more collective leverage. Also included are our regular sections describing software releases and release candidates, plus notable changes to popular Bitcoin infrastructure software.