According to one of the developers of Bitcoin Core, Pieter Wuille, the Schnorr/Taproot software fork received the official status of proposals for improving Bitcoin. The information appeared on the developer`s Twitter.
The Schnorr/Taproot proposal is now published as BIPs 340, 341, and 342; see https://t.co/33uiulO8RA
Note that the assignment of BIP numbers is not any kind of stamp of approval; it just means the process was followed (which includes some amount of public discussion).
— Pieter Wuille (@pwuille) January 24, 2020
He claims that these proposals can already be considered final since a tremendous work has been done previously to study and improve them. Further, the community of developers should express their opinion. They must decide whether to incorporate these improvements into the original source code of bitcoin or not.
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