The Investor’s Perspective on the Bitcoin Taproot Upgrade

AccessTimeIconNov 12, 2021 at 7:48 p.m. UTC
Updated Mar 3, 2023 at 4:36 p.m. UTC
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In June, Bitcoin miners signaled support for Taproot, a bundle of three upgrades to Bitcoin aimed at improving network security, privacy and scalability. This CoinDesk Research report looks into the merits of the upgrade from the investor’s perspective, outlines some potential drawbacks and issues a reminder that Bitcoin is an investment in technology.

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George Kaloudis

George Kaloudis was a research analyst and columnist for CoinDesk.

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