Day 58: Taproot, Schnorr, and the Future of Bitcoin

Guilherme Soares
2 min readNov 27, 2023


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“In the evolving saga of Bitcoin, Taproot and Schnorr signatures are not merely chapters; they are game-changers redefining its future.” — Cryptocurrency Analyst

Bitcoin, the pioneering cryptocurrency, has been on a continuous journey of evolution and improvement. Among the most significant advancements in its history are Taproot and the integration of Schnorr signatures. These enhancements are set to bring about a new era in Bitcoin’s functionality, privacy, and efficiency. Today, we delve into what Taproot and Schnorr signatures mean for the future of Bitcoin.

Unraveling Taproot and Schnorr Signatures


  • Taproot is a Bitcoin protocol upgrade that was activated in November 2021. It’s a soft fork that enhances Bitcoin’s scripting capabilities and privacy.
  • The essence of Taproot is to make all transactions look the same on the blockchain, regardless of their complexity. This uniformity increases privacy because complex transactions, like those involving smart contracts, don’t stand out.

Schnorr Signatures:

  • Alongside Taproot comes the implementation of Schnorr signatures, a cryptographic…



Guilherme Soares

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