Swyftx Australia's favourite crypto exchange and DLTx.io Brisbanes Blockchain Venture studio brings you a "Taproot"
It what has been described as the biggest protocol change since SegWit, we will discuss what Taproot consists of and why its important (or not) in the future of Bitcoin.
Taproot is a softfork to the Bitcoin network that will improve the scripting capabilities and privacy. It enables something called MAST, which can help making smart contracts more efficient and private by only revealing the relevant parts of the contract when spending. It can also improve privacy of the Lightning Network by making channels look like regular bitcoin transactions, if the Lightning implementations choose to adopt Taproot.
The session will be a panel of Brisbane's finest to discuss the all things related to this softfork including BIP9, Schnorr signatures, MAST and more
Jeff Yew: Jeff is the founder and CEO of Monochrome Asset Management - an institutional-grade digital asset management firm offering bitcoin exposure for the Australian wholesale market. He is the co-founder and former CEO of Australia's largest and most liquid digital asset exchange by trading volume. Jeff has been active in the Bitcoin markets since 2013.
Herman: Herman is a software architect and full-stack developer with 20 years experience in software development. He is also the director of Sphere 10 Software, a Brisbane-based software development company focusing on Blockchain technology. In Blockchain, Herman has invented various technologies including CPU-friendly proof-of-work algorithms (RandomHash2), post-quantum cryptographic schemes and is currently working on a project that seeks re-invent blockchain from the ground up.
Peter Robinson: Pete is a technical director and applied cryptographer working in ConsenSys Software’s R&D group on Cross-Blockchain and Filecoin Retrieval Market technologies. He has twenty-three granted patents in fields ranging from distributed computing, cryptography, blockchain, and virtualisation to graphical password design. He holds a Bachelor of Computer Engineering and a Masters of Business Administration from Queensland University of Technology, a Masters of Telecommunications Engineering from University of Wollongong, is a graduate of the International Space University, and is currently completing a PhD at University of Queensland part-time with the thesis topic, Cross-Blockchain Communications.
Tim: Tim is a software developer and bitcoiner based in Brisbane with an interest in the technical side of Bitcoin and it's evolving layers.