Why Altcoins aren’t copying Taproot. Bitcoin Tech Talk #244
Taproot locked in this past week and Bitcoiners celebrated. Altcoiners, on the other hand, couldn’t care less. I suspect that they don’t even know what it is or what it’s supposed to do. And why should they? Altcoin developers haven’t shown the slightest interest in adding Taproot to their codebases.
The question is, why aren’t they interested? What’s preventing them from embracing what are some very clear wins? There are three reasons for this which I’ll explore today.