Tag: luke dashjr

Jul 29 2022

Bitcoin Independence Day: Luke Dashjr On The Lessons From SegWit That We’re Forgetting

Five years since the first Bitcoin Independence Day, have we forgotten how Bitcoin survived its most existential threat to date?In a year that has been marked by pontification on what it means to be a “Bitcoin maximalist,” the...

Apr 27 2022

Adversarial Thinking And Ways To Attack Bitcoin

A group of Bitcoin Core developers discussed various attack vectors for Bitcoin as well as ways to plan ahead and circumvent nefarious actors.Bitcoin 2022, hosted in Miami, Florida, on April 6-9, featured a panel titled “...

Feb 12 2021

Discussing Taproot, Bitcoin Developers Explore Paths To Activation

Taproot was merged into Bitcoin Core in October 2020, leaving only the activation method for this highly-anticipated protocol upgrade focused on adding smart contract flexibility and more transactional privacy to Bitcoin. Last week, the Bitcoin development community gathered via Internet Relay Chat (IRC) to discuss the parameters of the Taproot activation and two code pull...

Dec 04 2020

The Battle For P2SH: The Untold Story Of The First Bitcoin War

“Push the date back two months. OP_EVAL just is not ready yet.” It was the verdict Gavin Andresen had worked so long to avoid. With a single rebuke sent from Russell O’Connor’s keyboard, a months-long effort to upgrade Bitcoin — the first in the wake of founder Satoshi Nakamoto’s exit — was abruptly stalled ahead of implementation. As revealed by O’Connor, the proposed command —...

Jul 20 2020

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

Taproot, a proposed protocol upgrade that would improve Bitcoin’s privacy and flexibility, is in its late stages of development. Bitcoin Core contributors agree that the upgrade would benefit Bitcoin, and so far it generally appears to be welcomed by the wider Bitcoin ecosystem as well. It's therefore likely that Taproot will make its way into a Bitcoin...

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