The Bitcoin network welcomes Taproot soft fork upgrade By Cointelegraph

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The (BTC) community efficiently activated the Taproot mushy fork following a 90% lock-in consensus from miners and mining swimming pools between blocks 709,488 and 709,632. The milestone signifies the primary main improve for Bitcoin since August 2017, which noticed the launch of Bitcoin’s main layer-two answer, the Lightning Community and Segregated Witness (SegWit).

The Taproot improve goals to enhance the scripting capabilities and privateness of the Bitcoin community. To do that, the mushy fork introduces the idea of Merkelized Summary Syntax Tree (MAST). In accordance to a Taproot-dedicated web site run by outstanding Bitcoin developer Hampus Sjöberg: