Have you ever wondered how bitcoin transactions can go anonymous?
I mean an image. You know a nice one that people can put on their checkout webpages.
I've actually been thinking about a full shell implementation of bitcoin for some time.
Taproot will reduce the amount of storage space on the network by up to 20% by aggregating Schnorr signatures.
Bitcoin is a currency, literally, in its infancy. The concept is, as far as I know, the first of its kind.
The larger the hash160 is, the more base58 characters required to represent its address.
What else do you use to determine who is (approximately) one person?
With a global p2p network, it is necessary to have all nodes receive the transaction, do some calculations and send results back.