Tag: schnorr

Jan 15 2022

JoinMarket Lead Adam Gibson Sees A Bright Future For Bitcoin Mixing

Adam Gibson, aka Waxwing, is the lead maintainer for one of Bitcoin’s most prolific CoinJoin projects. And he sees a bright future for transaction privacy.In a recent interview with Adam Gibson, aka Waxwing, lead JoinMarket maintainer and expert on CoinJoining, we talked about the...

Dec 10 2021

How Taproot Brings Major Benefits To Bitcoin Hardware Wallets

While we’ve explored Taproot before, here we pay particular attention to how the upgrade will impact hardware wallets.Taproot recently activated on Bitcoin’s mainnet. The inclusion in Bitcoin’s protocol, however, is only the first step in actually reaping the benefits of Bitcoin’s latest upgrade. “It's been a long story that started in a diner in Los Altos, CA where Greg...

Nov 13 2021

Why Taproot Is An Important Addition To Bitcoin

Nov 13 2021 Published at Bitcoin Magazine under tags  bip schnorr taproot technical

Taproot activation is a fantastic step forward for the Bitcoin network in terms of security and scalability.A Bitcoin Core developer by the name of Gregory Maxwell released the notes for Taproot in 2018. The last upgrade was SegWit in 2017, and Bitcoin had a...

Taproot Activation Is Upon Us

Nov 13 2021 Published at Bitcoin Magazine under tags  marty bent schnorr taproot technical

Taproot and Schnorr will be boons for bitcoin usability, allowing individuals to do much more with their UTXOs.The below is a direct excerpt of Marty's Bent Issue #1111: "Taproot activation is upon us." Sign up for the newsletter here....

Nov 12 2021

Understanding Taproot In A Simple Way

The highly-anticipated upgrade is set to roll out over the weekend, changing Bitcoin for the better.Understanding exactly what about the Bitcoin network implementing Taproot changes is necessary for understanding why the changes were needed. Taproot is the combination of many Bitcoin Improvement Proposals (BIPs) resulting in a soft fork of Bitcoin’s blockchain. A soft fork is a proposed upgrade that over time...

Nov 11 2021

Taproot Is Coming To Bitcoin: How It Works, Its History And Implications

Nov 11 2021 Published at Bitcoin Magazine under tags  explainer mast schnorr soft fork taproot

Taproot and Schnorr signatures are going live at block 709,632. Here’s what you need to know about what this means for Bitcoin.Taproot and Schnorr signatures are going live on Bitcoin at block 709,632. This is going to be a massive foundational achievement to continue building on into the future. It’s been four years since Segregated Witness went live on the network, our...

Oct 15 2020

Taproot Merged Into Bitcoin Core

Taproot, the highly-anticipated protocol upgrade designed to add smart contract flexibility and more transactional privacy to Bitcoin, has officially merged into Bitcoin Core. The implementation now merged into Bitcoin’s code includes the Schnorr and Taproot consensus rules proposed in BIPs 340, 341 and...

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