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Michael Folkson
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15 votes
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What does Bitcoin policy language offer the developer that Miniscript doesn't? What is the difference between Bitcoin policy language and Miniscript?

14 votes
2 answers
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What are the key differences between regtest and the proposed signet?

9 votes
1 answer
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How is a "standard" Bitcoin transaction defined?

9 votes
1 answer
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What is the motivation behind Russell Yanofsky's work to separate Bitcoin Core into independent node, wallet and GUI processes?

8 votes
1 answer
296 views

In theory could we skip the proposed Taproot soft fork, activate Simplicity instead and use Simplicity to write the equivalent of Taproot scripts?

8 votes
1 answer
1k views

How can I use Bitcoin Core with the anonymous network protocol I2P?

8 votes
2 answers
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What are the downsides to enabling potentially suboptimal or unused opcodes in a future soft fork?

8 votes
1 answer
340 views

Why doesn't c-lightning allow you to open multiple channels with the same peer?

7 votes
2 answers
666 views

Should the Bitcoin Core wallet (or any wallet) prevent users from sending funds to a Taproot address pre activation?

7 votes
3 answers
448 views

What block space savings would we get for coinjoins (and payjoins) if we had cross input signature aggregation?

7 votes
1 answer
996 views

In a multisig wallet setup what needs to be backed up and why?

7 votes
1 answer
358 views

What are the different upgradeability features in the BIP-Taproot (BIP 341) proposal?

7 votes
1 answer
2k views

Why is the Bitcoin Core wallet database moving from Berkeley DB to SQLite?

6 votes
2 answers
243 views

How do I join the Bitcoin Core PR review club meetings on IRC?

6 votes
2 answers
468 views

How do I get started debugging Bitcoin Core functional tests?

6 votes
1 answer
398 views

What is the difference between key aggregation and signature aggregation?

5 votes
1 answer
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How do the most popular Bitcoin wallets handle transactions stuck in the mempool with too low fees?

5 votes
1 answer
1k views

How do I get set up on Signet?

5 votes
1 answer
342 views

Will there be a testnet4? Or do we not need a testnet reset once we have Signet?

5 votes
1 answer
843 views

Can you explain some of the dynamics that drive the variations in mempool depth?

5 votes
1 answer
249 views

What is the difference between policy and consensus when it comes to a Bitcoin Core node validating scripts?

5 votes
3 answers
564 views

Should the BIP 39 mnemonic sentence checksum be eliminated from the standard? Does it do more harm than good?

5 votes
1 answer
470 views

Why did bech32 define a new base32 encoding scheme rather than use an existing one?

4 votes
1 answer
818 views

Can you break down what data is encoded into a bech32 address?

4 votes
1 answer
296 views

What is fuzz testing?

4 votes
1 answer
910 views

What makes cross input signature aggregation complicated to implement?

4 votes
1 answer
335 views

I would like to dig into the open Taproot PR to understand it, test it and possibly even review it. Any advice or recommendations?

4 votes
1 answer
180 views

Which parameters in the Bitcoin Core config file need to be set correctly prior to IBD?

4 votes
1 answer
80 views

Should I run the tests every time I review an open Bitcoin Core PR?

4 votes
1 answer
334 views

Why does my full node need to load IP addresses from DNS seeds on restart?

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