I’m joined by guests Andrew Poelstra, Rob Hamilton and Rijndael to discuss OP_CAT.

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Discussion Topics

  • 00:00:50 Guest introductions
  • 00:01:13 Overview of OP_CAT
  • 00:02:47 History of OP_CAT
  • 00:08:48 Technical explanation of OP_CAT
  • 01:00:31 Issues with existing complexity
  • 01:02:05 OP_CAT versatility and product market fit
  • 01:06:07 Complexity of interactive protocols
  • 01:10:05 Analogies, historical challenges and solutions
  • 01:19:27 Risks and safe engineering of OP_CAT
  • 01:24:03 Bitcoin economics and technicals vs Ethereum
  • 01:38:39 Drivechain history, economic incentives and attacks
  • 01:51:59 What you can do with OP_CAT
  • 02:00:59 Script restoration
  • 2:09:40 Activation strategies
  • 02:23:00 Closing remarks

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