- This structure provides the highest potential anonymity set for fixed party smart contracts.
- The daily settlement volume of the network has surged by a factor of 40.
The Taproot upgrade is now just a few days away. Thanks to the approval of 90 percent of the coin’s miners. The privacy, efficiency, and smart contract capabilities of Bitcoin will all improve due to the upgrade.
After introducing Segregated Witness (SegWit) in August 2017. The Lightning Network scalability solution enabled Bitcoin transactions completion more quickly and at a cheap cost.
The Merkelized Abstract Syntax Tree (MAST) has been added to the Bitcoin protocol. Thus, allowing transaction senders and receivers to sign a settlement transaction together. Schnorr Signatures, now included in the version. Allowing users to aggregate several signatures into a single transaction. Thus, making multi-signature transactions seem the same as single-signature transactions and more efficient.
Highest Potential Anonymity
The Schnorr Signatures system will let users fine-tune their private and public keys. Moreover, it is to ensure that every transaction is validated. According to Gregory Maxwell’s January 2018 Taproot proposal. This structure provides the highest potential anonymity set for fixed party smart contracts. By making them look as though they are the simplest payments.
According to Sjoberg’s website Taproot.Watch, the Taproot upgrade will go active on November 14th, when 1020 blocks minted in total.
Furthermore, last month, the Bitcoin network resolved $31 billion in on-chain transactions. Hitting a new all-time high and setting a new record. Moreover, the daily settlement volume of the network has surged by a factor of 40 since the beginning of 2020, owing to significant Bitcoin adoption in El Salvador and other nations, among other factors.
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