Two BIPs For Upcoming Taproot Softfork to be Published

As reported, new BIPs describe the version of SegWit based on the signatures of Schnorr, Taproot, Merkle branches and the semantics of the script system
07 May 2019   262

Peter Wuille, a well-known Bitcoin developer and Blockstream employee, has published two proposals to improve the first cryptocurrency protocol (BIP), which involves the implementation of softfork to implement Taproot technology.

In recent years, the developers have published several separate proposals, including on the introduction of merklized abstract syntax trees (MAST), the signatures of Shnorr and Taproot itself. Probably, these updates can be combined in a single softfork, since the successive implementation, according to Vella, will be at the expense of efficiency.

The new BIPs describe the version of SegWit based on the signatures of Schnorr, Taproot, and Merkle branches, as well as the semantics of the script system. These proposals focus exclusively on the technologies mentioned and do not include other functionality that can be implemented independently.

The update code is available for review and edits in the repository on GitHub, and according to it, is written in Python.

GhostBSD 19.04 to be Released

Both live-mode operation and hard disk installation are both supported in GhostBSD
15 April 2019   333

Desktop-oriented GhostBSD 19.04 was released, built on the basis of TrueOS and offering the user environment MATE. By default, GhostBSD uses the OpenRC initialization system and the ZFS file system. Both live-mode operation and hard disk installation are supported (the own ginstall installer written in Python is used). Boot images are generated for the architecture amd64 (2.7 GB).

In the new version:

  • The codebase has been upgraded to the FreeBSD 13.0-CURRENT experimental branch;
  • The installer adds support for ZFS file system on partitions with MBR;
  • To improve UFS installation support, remove the default ZFS settings for TrueOS;
  • Instead of slim, the Lightdm session manager is involved;
  • Gksu removed from shipment;
  • Added "boot_mute" mode to boot without displaying the log on the screen;
  • A block of settings for the rEFInd boot manager has been added to the installer.