Tag: taproot

Jan 14 2021

Bitcoin Core’s Latest Release Is Out: Here’s What’s in It

Jan 14 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  bitcoin bitcoin core taproot tech tor

Bitcoin Core, the original wallet and “full node” software for the Bitcoin network, received an update today.

Bitcoin Core 0.21.0 Released: What’s New

Today marks the official release of Bitcoin Core 0.21.0, the 21st major release of Bitcoin’s original software client launched by Satoshi Nakamoto almost 12 years ago. Overseen by Bitcoin Core lead maintainer Wladimir van der Laan, this latest major release was developed by well over a hundred contributors in a span of about six months. The result of...

Jan 13 2021

Bitcoin Miners, Developers Narrow Down How Taproot Will Be Activated

Jan 13 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  bitcoin bitcoin mining taproot tech

We know it's going to happen - the question is when and how.

Jan 12 2021

The Future Of Bitcoin Upgrades: Off-Chain Contract Execution

Taproot is currently the most likely next upgrade for Bitcoin. It is one of a few upgrades that are currently being worked on that users and developers would hope to eventually see activated on the network. All of these upgrades share a general theme that will likely be the theme of many future upgrades as well. This theme is making contracts unicast, or...

Dec 31 2020

Bitcoin’s 2020 In Tech

Seemingly undisturbed by 2020’s craziness, and largely unfazed by bitcoin’s wild price swings that concluded with new all-time highs in December, Bitcoin’s technical community continues to plow ahead. Bitcoin’s software and the many projects around it were gradually improved throughout the year, as software was optimized, bugs fixed and privacy leaks patched. The bulk of this work, as vital as much of it...

Dec 30 2020

All Major Mining Pools Now Support Taproot, Bitcoin’s Biggest Upgrade in Years

Dec 30 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  bitcoin mining pools taproot tech

Binance Pool represents 11% of Bitcoin’s mining hashrate. Adding it to the “yes” column pushes mining pool support for Taproot to about 91%.

Dec 01 2020

Privacy Concerns Over Bitcoin Upgrade Taproot Are a ‘Non-Issue,’ Experts Say

Dec 01 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  bitcoin developers privacy taproot tech

Bitcoin privacy experts are unimpressed with a circulating slideshow-style privacy report that targets upcoming Bitcoin upgrade Taproot.

Nov 29 2020

Crypto Long & Short: How Bitcoin Development Is Evolving – and What’s Behind It

Bitcoin price spikes grab headlines, but the asset's long-term value depends on its developers – and what drives them.

Nov 24 2020

Nov 19 2020

Majority of Bitcoin Hashrate Signals Support for Taproot Scaling, Privacy Upgrade

Nov 19 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  antpool bitcoin mining f2pool markets poolin

Over 50% of Bitcoin's hashrate now supports the "uncontroversial" upgrade.

Nov 16 2020

Poolin Launches Initiative To Activate Taproot, Encouraging Other Mining Pools To Join

Top 2 Bitcoin mining pool Poolin wants Taproot, and hopes other pools do too. Poolin, the Chinese mining pool that currently controls around 13 percent of all hash power on the Bitcoin network, is preparing for...

Oct 17 2020

Bitcoin Takes One Step Closer to a More Scalable and Private Future

Bitcoin Core is relatively conservative, prioritizing simplicity and security over an abundance of features. That doesn't mean the network is the same as it was back in 2009, however. After the release of segregated witness (...

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...

Aug 11 2020

Building on Taproot: Payment Pools Could Be Bitcoin’s Next Layer Two Protocol

This article is about a technological concept based on the proposed Taproot protocol upgrade. If you’re not yet familiar with the basics of how Taproot works, it’s recommended that you first read this explainer....

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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