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Important Bitcoin software fixes error with Taproot within days of its activation

Lightning Network Daemon (LND), one of the main clients used in the Bitcoin micropayment network, has fixed a bug that could be critical regarding Taproot. This days after the activation finally occurs, this November 13 or 14, at the height of block 709.632.

The error, which was in the Neutrino client, had already been reported days ago by Olaoluwa Osuntokun, developer of the Lightning network and co-founder of Lightning Labs, as reported by CriptoNoticias. Now, LND has released the update that fixes it.

The update has no other big changes, as it only fixes that specific bug. These types of updates are usually defined as patches and no change is made to the main version numbering. In this case, version 0.13.3 of LND was changed to 0.13.4.

Regarding the consequences of what could have happened if the error had not been detected, and there was no Given the solution, several things can be inferred.

The main scenario is a Taproot running halfway. Because the error occurred specifically with Neutrino, and not with all the other clients of the main Bitcoin network , as is the case with Bitcoin Core, or any other of the Lightning network, Neutrino nodes would not process transactions with Taproot.

Because LND uses a Neutrino implementation, There could be a scenario in which LND does not adequately filter the new transactions Taproot. This would create a possible chaotic scenario in the Lightning network.

For all this, the official LND repository “strongly” recommends performing the corresponding node update to all users, to avoid possible complications later of Taproot’s arrival.

Taproot is almost ready

The fault detected in Neutrino, which occurred within the Bitcoin testnet, it seems to show that the developers are working hard to get everything ready for the arrival of Taproot to Bitcoin, a fact that will occur at the height of block 709.632.

Bitcoin Core, for example, already has full support for Taproot since version 22.0, released in mid-September , two months before activation.

For now, it remains to be seen what specific day the activation will occur. According to data from the Taproot.watch portal, the activation will occur on Saturday 13 or Sunday 14 November.

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