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Bitcoin Developers Still Divided on Specifics of Taproot Activation

On Oct 30, 2020
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The code for #Bitcoin’s biggest upgrade in years, Taproot, is ready to go, but developers are still discussing how to deploy it. In a survey conducted by @ajtowns, they share what they think activation should look like. Report by @AsILayHodling https://t.co/dnQJXBRcTe
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The code for Taproot is ready to go, but Bitcoin developers are still discussing how to deploy the update across the distributed network.

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On Oct 30, 2020
@CoinDesk shared
The code for #Bitcoin’s biggest upgrade in years, Taproot, is ready to go, but developers are still discussing how to deploy it. In a survey conducted by @ajtowns, they share what they think activation should look like. Report by @AsILayHodling https://t.co/dnQJXBRcTe
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Bitcoin Developers Still Divided on Specifics of Taproot Activation

Bitcoin Developers Still Divided on Specifics of Taproot Activation

The code for Taproot is ready to go, but Bitcoin developers are still discussing how to deploy the update across the distributed network.

BIP 8, BIP 9 or Modern Soft Fork Activation: How Bitcoin Could Upgrade Next

BIP 8, BIP 9 or Modern Soft Fork Activation: How Bitcoin Could Upgrade Next

As Taproot, the latest consensus protocol change, approaches activation, Bitcoin developers are asking how exactly the network should be upgraded.

Bitcoin Optech Newsletter #80

Bitcoin Optech Newsletter #80

This week’s newsletter requests help testing the next version of LND, summarizes a discussion about soft fork activation mechanisms, and describes a few notable changes to popular Bitcoin ...

Issue #781: Taproot activation discussion

Issue #781: Taproot activation discussion

The way in which these BIPs will be activated will set a precedent for future activations of protocol additions.

2017 Was The Year When Everyone (Finally) Learned Bitcoin Isn't Controlled By Miners

2017 Was The Year When Everyone (Finally) Learned Bitcoin Isn't Controlled By Miners

For years, there was a misconception that miners were in control of Bitcoin's protocol rules; however, the failure of the 2x hard fork appears to have debunked this myth.

3-Year Anniversary of the BIP148 UASF

3-Year Anniversary of the BIP148 UASF

A quick history lesson on SegWit activation, the Bitcoin scaling debate, and who really is in control of Bitcoin’s future (miners vs. users).

Analysis of EIP-2593 (Escalator)

Analysis of EIP-2593 (Escalator)

Today, we continue our analysis of blockspace market proposals by looking at EIP-2593, more widely known as “escalating bid algorithm”, or simply “escalator”. It is being advertised as an ...

Simplicity: Jets Release

Simplicity: Jets Release

A new developer preview of Simplicity introducing jets to streamline contract development

SLP137 AJ Towns – Schnorr Taproot Tapscript BIPs

SLP137 AJ Towns – Schnorr Taproot Tapscript BIPs

AJ Towns, bitcoin core contributor @ Xapo joins me to talk about his recent work advancing the Schnorr, Taproot, and Tapscript BIPs. We talk about:  What are Schnorr signatures? What is ...

Bitcoin Cash Upgrade 3 Days Away - New Opcode Support, Chain Limit Extension, Sigchecks

Bitcoin Cash Upgrade 3 Days Away - New Opcode Support, Chain Limit Extension, Sigchecks

On May 15, the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) blockchain will be upgraded and there will be at least three new features added to the chain.

Bitcoin Block Size, Explained

Bitcoin Block Size, Explained

The block size debate is among the most contentious discourse in Bitcoin, having spawned numerous community rifts and contested proposals.

Bitcoin’s Privacy and Scaling Tech Upgrade ‘Taproot’ Just Took a Big Step Forward

Bitcoin’s Privacy and Scaling Tech Upgrade ‘Taproot’ Just Took a Big Step Forward

A privacy and scalability upgrade that could turn out to be one of bitcoin's largest to date has passed a couple of milestones that were little noticed outside technical circles.