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How important are privacy improvements to Bitcoin in the roadmap? How will second layers and atomic swaps help with this? When will Schnorr signatures / signature aggregation be added to Bitcoin? What are Taproot and Graftroot? Will it be done through a soft or hard fork? Should we keep transaction transparency instead of adding privacy features? Watch Pieter Wuille's presentation – https://youtu.be/YSUVRj8iznU
Schnorr signature BIP – https://github.com/sipa/bips/blob/bip-schnorr/bip-schnorr.mediawiki CORRECTION / CLARIFICATION: At 3:47, I mention that Schnorr signatures had to overcome "patent encumbrances" and guessed that the patent expired somewhere around 2010. The precise expiration date of the U.S. Patent (No. 4,995,082) was February 2008. At 4:22, I say that ECDSA and EC-Schnorr are based on the difficulty of solving the discrete logarithm problem over a prime-order field. While this is true for the digital signature algorithm (DSA), ECDSA and Schnorr are based on the discrete log problem over an elliptic curve group. (h/t 'Daira Hopwood') These questions were part of the monthly live Patreon Q&A session in July and the Denver event as part of 'The Internet of Money Tour' at the Hilton Denver Inverness, which took place on July 28th and August 6th 2018 respectively. If you want early-access to talks and a chance to participate in the monthly live Q&As with Andreas, become a patron: https://www.patreon.com/aantonop RELATED:
Worse than Useless: Financial Surveillance – https://youtu.be/n4F-h4xuXMk
Money as a System-of-Control – https://youtu.be/FyK4P7ZdOK8
The Stories We Tell About Money – https://youtu.be/ONvg9SbauMg
Bitcoin: Privacy, Identity, Surveillance and Money – https://youtu.be/Vcvl5piGlYg
ADISummit: Self-Sovereign Identity Panel – https://youtu.be/DZbyiJqKT8c
How is fungibility tied to privacy? – https://youtu.be/VuI-8EwqIS8
Public keys versus addresses – https://youtu.be/8es3qQWkEiU
Re-using addresses – https://youtu.be/4A3urPFkx8g
Coin selection and privacy – https://youtu.be/3Ck683CQGAQ
Airdrop coins and privacy implications – https://youtu.be/JHRnqJJ0rhc
Wallet design and mass adoption – https://youtu.be/WbZX6BDZJHc
How do I choose a wallet? – https://youtu.be/tN6b62sEpsY
Using paper wallets – https://youtu.be/cKehFazo8Pw
Exchanges, identity, and surveillance – https://youtu.be/TVFy8xXfxAA
The price of losing privacy – https://youtu.be/2G8IgiLbT_4
Layered scaling and privacy – https://youtu.be/4w-bjUhpf_Q
Lightning and onion routing – https://youtu.be/D-nKuInDq6g
What is the roadmap? – https://youtu.be/5Eoj_sKyC90
SegWit and fork research – https://youtu.be/OorLoi01KEE
MimbleWimble and Schnorr signatures – https://youtu.be/qloq75ekxv0
Block capacity and embedded data – https://youtu.be/JXt0v54nojI
Mixing services – https://youtu.be/rKoMvOH4zoY
Borderless money – https://youtu.be/EZh1-ZqffOw Andreas M. Antonopoulos is a technologist and serial entrepreneur who has become one of the most well-known and respected figures in bitcoin. Follow on Twitter: @aantonop https://twitter.com/aantonop
Website: https://antonopoulos.com/ He is the author of two books: “Mastering Bitcoin,” published by O’Reilly Media and considered the best technical guide to bitcoin; “The Internet of Money,” a book about why bitcoin matters. THE INTERNET OF MONEY, v1: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Internet-Money-collection-Andreas-Antonopoulos/dp/1537000454/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8 [NEW] THE INTERNET OF MONEY, v2: https://www.amazon.com/Internet-Money-Andreas-M-Antonopoulos/dp/194791006X/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8 MASTERING BITCOIN: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mastering-Bitcoin-Unlocking-Digital-Cryptocurrencies/dp/1449374042 [NEW] MASTERING BITCOIN, 2nd Edition: https://www.amazon.com/Mastering-Bitcoin-Programming-Open-Blockchain/dp/1491954388 Translations of MASTERING BITCOIN: https://bitcoinbook.info/translations-of-mastering-bitcoin/ Subscribe to the channel to learn more about Bitcoin & open blockchains! Music: "Unbounded" by Orfan (https://www.facebook.com/Orfan/)
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Bitcoin Q&A: Schnorr signatures and the privacy roadmap