👉 Bitcoin Tech Talk #244

Why Altcoins aren’t copying Taproot. Bitcoin Tech Talk #244

First, altcoins are perpetually lacking in developers. Ironically, many of them are getting paid, usually through the premine or some continuing developer subsidy, but it is nevertheless difficult to get developers there to implement anything, even if it’s a line-by-line port of Bitcoin Core’s code. Not only do upgrades like Taproot require a good understanding of the math and computer science behind the constructs, but they require good testers, documenters and adversarial thinkers that can figure out how the new feature interacts with whatever is available on their platforms.

Bitcoin Tech Talk #244 also includes updates on the following:

  • Bitcoin
  • Lightning
  • Economics, Engineering, Etc.
  • Quick Hits
  • Jimmy’s attended events and podcasts