Bitcoin Developers Still Divided on Specifics of Taproot Activation
The code for Taproot is ready to go, but developers are still discussing how to deploy the update across Bitcoin’s distributed network.
The merge puts an end to a long road of activation discussions – now all that's left is Taproot's actual activation.
The coin toss is a stand-in for the rough consensus that stakeholders usually broker to make these decisions.
The upgrade has been years in the making. It's time to see if the deliberation has paid off.
If the timeline holds, Taproot’s November activation could make for an exciting autumn for bitcoiners.
The finalized code for Taproot will be shipped in March, but will it house the “user activated soft fork” feature that threatened to activate SegWit?