What Is BIP 119 And Why Did It Fuel Such Heated Discussions In Bitcoin?


Explaining the controversy around Bitcoin’s BIP 119 (CTV) proposal and debunking some myths that in part fueled it. It’s been hard to ignore the discussion around CheckTemplateVerify (CTV) over the past few weeks as it has apparently been generating a divide in the Bitcoin community with developers, users and companies taking sides on whether the … Read more

How Bitcoin Should Be Upgraded In The Future


The history of Bitcoin upgrade activation mechanisms informs an opinion on how to make protocol changes in the future. One of the most contentious questions in Bitcoin over the last five years has been how to activate soft forks. There have been many different mechanisms used in the history of Bitcoin to activate new features … Read more

Analyzing BIP119 And The Controversy Surrounding It


The debate about BIP119 has two central issues being conflated: the proposal itself and the activation mechanisms that could be used to implement it. This is an opinion piece about BIP119 (OP_CTV). If you would like to submit a counter argument, please email Bitcoin Magazine. BIP119, or Check Template Verify (CTV), has been the center … Read more