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The very early days of Bitcoin were pretty much only computer scientists/software engineers and the like. Satoshi posted his peer-to-peer electronic cash proposal to the cypherpunk's mailing list. His idea was actually dismissed by quite a few people on the mailing list as by this time (~2008) there had already been several attempts at peer-to-peer ...


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It actually started as Lightning based initiative. Some people started to implement bitcoin as a payment system , using LN in a community in El Salvador: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/culture/on-the-coast-of-el-salvador-bitcoin-is-becoming-the-standard Considering the success of the "experiment" they plan to expand it to the rest of the country. But ...


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The focus is not on shop purchases but on remittances from abroad. The change in law doesn't come into effect until September 2021. Use of Bitcoin is already legal in El Salvador. El Salvador uses the US dollar and does not have its own fiat currency. According to Reuters The Central American country last week became the first country to adopt bitcoin as ...


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Currently bitcoin is about 3-7 transactions per second, how much faster can taproot theoretical increase it to? I do not consider transaction per second useful for Bitcoin and use outputs per day: https://bitcoinvisuals.com/chain-output-count-day 1,000,000 outputs per day. So, 11 outputs per second. Block space savings with Taproot: 1 MB per day with ...


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