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Segregated Witness (SegWit)

Segregated Witness (SegWit)

Segregated witness, or SegWit, is an update to blockchain protocols in which the digital signatures are separated from the transaction data in the blocks. It is the name used for a soft fork change in the transaction format of the cryptocurrency Bitcoin, Litecoin, and other cryptocurrencies.

It is intended to increase the scalability of blockchain protocols such as bitcoin, and improve properties related to transaction malleability.

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