[bitcoin-dev] Schnorr and taproot (etc) upgrade

Russell O'Connor roconnor at blockstream.io
Tue Dec 18 03:18:40 UTC 2018


On Mon, Dec 17, 2018 at 3:16 PM Johnson Lau <jl2012 at xbt.hk> wrote:

>
> I proposed the same in BIP114. I wish Satoshi had designed that way.
>

Thanks.  I probably read that and internalized it and forgot you wrote it.


> But I’m not sure if that would do more harm than good. For example, people
> might lose money by copying an existing script template. But they might
> also lose money in the same way as CHECKMULTISIG is disabled. So I’m not
> sure.
>
> Another related thing I’d like to bikeshed is to pop the stack after
> OP_CLTV and OP_CSV. The same pros and cons apply.
>

This one is almost a no-brainer I think.  Nearly every instance of OP_CSV
is followed by an OP_DROP and we'd save 1 WU per OP_CSV if we pop the stack
afterwards.
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