EDIT: An earlier version of this post linked to a BitcoinTalk post that speculated on the cause of BIP30 being the introduction of LevelDB. Pieter Wuille kindly informed me that LevelDB was introduced after BIP30 occured , which means that post was definitely false.
The third Bitcoin halving is coming up quickly as I write this. I thought this would be a great time to write down what I learned about the amount of BTC in the UTXO set. »
SegWit is one of the most discussed topics in the history of Bitcoin and rightfully so. The solution to a multitude of Bitcoin’s problems was surprisingly effective. The activation, on the other hand, was a rollercoaster. Additionally, it is a very complex topic that requires you to spend a significant amount of time with it in order to get a complete understanding of its mechanics and implications.
One of the several issues that were solved by SegWit is the quadratic sighash problem. »