👉 Bitcoin Optech #171

Bitcoin Optech #171

  • summarizes paying frequently-offline LN nodes thread
  • describes proposals for lowering LN payment path probing costs
  • creating signet and testnet taproot txs
  • describes clients/services changes
  • includes eighteenth post in the series about preparing for taproot: taproot trivia

What is a taproot? Wikipedia says, “A taproot is a large, central, and dominant root from which other roots sprout laterally. Typically a taproot is somewhat straight and very thick, is tapering in shape, and grows directly downward. In some plants, such as the carrot, the taproot is a storage organ so well developed that it has been cultivated as a vegetable.”
How does this apply to Bitcoin?

  • BDK 0.12.0
  • Notable code and documentation changes