A major step toward the next era of Bitcoin was made today. The code is final, and it is now in the Bitcoin codebase as of today. The next steps are an activation method, and a full client release for the network to begin the process of adding it to the global consensus.

But before that happens, let’s talk about where we are today, what advantages Taproot can give us again, & what the future of Bitcoin, privacy, & Lightning are with this new tool at our disposal. Today’s Guy’s Take is all about Taproot, so let’s get into it!

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For a deeper dive into Taproot check out Aaron Van Wirdum’s piece digging into it on Bitcoin Magazine:

Taproot is Coming:

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