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Bitcoin Taproot activation - 12th November 2021
Bitcoin Taproot activation - 12th November 2021

taproot, p2tr

Written by Paul Yardley
Updated over a week ago

What is Taproot?

Taproot is an enhancement to the Bitcoin network allowing the use of more efficient signatures (under some circumstances), better scripting and a new address type called pay-to-taproot (P2TR).

A Taproot address is of the format bc1pmzfrwwndsqmk5yh69yjr5lfgfg4ev8c0tsc06e (Note the prefix bc1p) which is similar (but different) to a native segwit address.

You can read more about the details here:

When will it go live?

Taproot is due to be activated from block 709632. This site will tell you when.

What is Bitpanda Custody support for Taproot right now?

Initially, Bitpanda Custody will not support the generation of a Taproot addresses (P2TR). This means there will not be the ability to use the advanced features of these scripts. However, Bitpanda Custody already offers much of the potential features (like mult-sig, threshold rules and advanced rules) such that these features add little benefit to Bitpanda Custody users.

Additionally, you will not be able to send from a Bitpanda Custody wallet to a Taproot (P2TR) address. The TrustVault app, TrustVault Web and API will prevent you from sending to this address type.

What Bitpanda Custody support is planned?

We will continue to monitor the use of P2TR addresses and will make a decision if customers demand the ability to send to P2TR addresses in the future.

If you'd like to discuss anything, please feel free to contacting us.

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