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Why hasn't Graftroot been part of the covenant soft fork discussion thus far? What are the downsides to this proposal?

I haven't heard much about Graftroot in the context of the covenant/vault discussion since around the time the Taproot soft fork was being finalized. The idea was initially posted on the bitcoin-dev ...
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Could the Lightning Network encounter any problems as a result of Taproot activating?

I was reading this excellent write up from Laolu Osuntokun on how the light client protocol Neutrino encountered a Taproot related issue on testnet. (Taproot is already active on testnet.) Could the ...
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Why is BIP133 listed as 'Draft' when it has been implemented for years?

BIP133 is listed as 'Draft' but it has been implemented since v.0.13.0 https://github.com/bitcoin/bips/blob/master/bip-0133.mediawiki Is there anything preventing it from being labelled as 'Final'?
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Is a replay-attack-proof soft fork possible?

Say there is a soft-fork. A is the chain that implements it, B is the chain that has a transaction that's valid pre-soft-fork, but invalid post-soft-fork, so it's following the old rules. We know that ...
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Questions RE soft forks

I’m trying to understand how the Bitcoin network works a bit better and the main thing I’m having trouble with is forks, particularly soft forks. I have a few questions about how exactly a soft fork ...
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How could be useful the softforks field that provides the RPC command getblockchaininfo?

When I execute the command getblockchaininfo I see useful information but I don't understand how to be useful the information that is displayed through field softforks, the example below: bitcoin-cli ...
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Miners and Nodes: what are their role in protocol updates?

What are the different roles of miners and nodes for protocol updates (governance)? Which group is more important?
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