Bitcoin gets smart contracts: That’s why Taproot is the most important release since 2017

Bitcoin Core is the most popular implementation of the Bitcoin protocol. Now version 22 has been released with support for Taproot. An important release for Bitcoin.

Taproot is considered to be the most important advancement of the Bitcoin blockchain since the introduction of Segregated Witness (SegWit) in 2017. What is Taproot? Taproot was first presented in 2018 and is intended to increase the flexibility of smart contracts on the Bitcoin blockchain as well as scalability and privacy protection. Taproot is slated to go live in November and then rudimentary …

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