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Is there a history of the major changes/additions (as well as perhaps major proposals) to Bitcoin since the original paper by Satoshi? I realize of course that one can read through the BIPs and Bitcoin-Core release notes, but I was wondering if there existed a more concise historical "changelog" (or essentially a paper describing the facets of the current Bitcoin-Core implementation). The vast majority of Bitcoin (short) history resources that I can find are not at the level of specificity that I'm looking for (seeming to focus more on price history/external context), but reading through all the BIPs is perhaps more than what I'm looking for. Thanks!

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    I hope you know that the “paper” doesn’t really describe anything much about Bitcoin as a system, and is even completely incorrect in parts. It’s at best a short summary.
    – Claris
    Jun 24 '21 at 20:09
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    There is a list of all consensus rule changes: blog.bitmex.com/bitcoins-consensus-forks (This was released in 2017 but there hasn't been a consensus rule change since then, except for Taproot that has been locked in but not activated yet.) Jun 24 '21 at 21:01
  • Thank you @VojtěchStrnad, that's quite helpful! I'm certainly aware the paper is limited in its descriptions; is there some paper detailing Bitcoin as a system (and the history behind design decisions)? Jun 25 '21 at 0:28
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    Relevant: @David Harding's bitcoin white paper errata: gist.github.com/harding/dabea3d83c695e6b937bf090eddf2bb3
    – chytrik
    Jun 26 '21 at 7:20

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