Crypto Explained: Taproot Drawbacks, Bitcoin Energy Usage, Ethereum FEES!!! + more [May 2021]

Have you been worried about the crypto prices? This livestream won’t help you. But if you want to learn about the technology, fees, privacy, energy consumption and more, then you should listen in. This one is audio only. Enjoy!

Chapters
0:00 start waiting period
3:10 Could you explain how miners signal their support (or not) for an upgrade such as Taproot?
13:02 Looking at taproot.watch, what data is actually showing and what does it mean?
21:35 Possible drawbacks of Taproot, including ECDSA and quantum resistance
26:39 Pros and cons of consolidating your bitcoin UTXO?
31:20 Real story about bitcoin energy usage
41:36 How do I use a hardware wallet for my cryptocurrency? Are there any easy resources?
44:50 Is bitcoin inevitable?
51:08 Ethereum fees!!!
59:02 EIP 1559, is this the new bitcoin killer? Can Ethereum do sound money?
1:06:00 Bitcoin Pizza Day celebration?
1:07:27 Could miners take back their signalling for Taproot?
1:09:20 Why is bitcoin written in C++?
1:10:54 What about bitcoin and privacy? Can governments track bitcoin users? What benefits does the lightning network offer in terms of privacy?
1:14:39 What if bitcoin network fees make opening and closing lightning network channels cost prohibitive? Is a custodial solution a solution?

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