Softfork SeqWit took place in the network Bitcoin in August last year and, unlike hardfork, did not mean the mandatory use by all participants. Despite the advantages of SegWit in terms of scalability, and as a consequence – the reduction of the commission, mass adoption did not happen, and today SegWit-transactions on Bitcoin’s blockchain make up just over 13%.
The main problem is the complexity of creating SegWit addresses for the “uninitiated”, whereas this is the main condition for implementing the technology: SegWit-transactions can be performed only if the sender and the recipient have SegWit-addresses.
Published by Bitcoin Core developers release of 0.16.0 code makes it easy to create SegWit-addresses in the main client, 比特幣核心. For this, SegWit was added to the command line and to the wallet interface. Engineer Chaincode Lab and member of the Bitcoin Core team Marco Falke noted that the creation of SegWit-addresses was possible in previous versions of the wallet, but this process was “rather awkward” 和 “mostly hidden.” Now the SegWit addresses will be set by default.
另外, this is the first version that supports “native SegWit-addresses” – bech32 – introduced by the developers Peter Vuille and Gregory Maxwell. In comparison with traditional bitcoins, bech32 is more “user-friendly” and also automatically supports SegWit. According to Marco Falke, this is “釋放嘅最激動人心的部分。”
洲留意 bech32 格式提供嘅使費較低, 但大多數銀包都唔支持佢. 開發人員預計自動創建 segwit 地址將有助於減少佣金. 其他嘅創新都旨在提高荷包的靈活性。.
目前, segwit 支持的市場參與者數量相對較少。, 但佢哋嘅數量明顯增加. 今日, 其中有銀包 bitgo, Trezor, 帳, 銀, samourai 荷包, GreenAddress, OpenBazaar, mSigna, 邊緣, Keepke, HitBTC, BTC.com, 怪, 變形, Bitstamp and Bitso, as well as Bitrefill and CoinGate payment services. The intention to add SegWit addresses in the first quarter of 2018 has already been reported by one of the largest purses Blockchain.info, and in early February, the Coinbase exchange announced that it is at the last stage of testing the technology, and it will soon be available to users.
Although the previous release 0.15.1 was also aimed at expanding SegWit support in purses, the developers claim that the launch of the alternative SegWit2x software temporarily shifted the focus of their activities. One of the reasons that the launch of full support for SegWit addresses was postponed, according to Chau, is that the team wanted to see how SegWit works on the network, and make sure there are no vulnerabilities.
写: 理查德 Abermann