Analyzing BIP119 And The Controversy Surrounding It

This is an opinion piece about BIP119 (OP_CTV). If you would like to submit a counter argument, please email Bitcoin Magazine.

BIP119, or Check Template Verify (CTV), has been the center of an absurd and ridiculous controversy in the last week or so. There are two aspects of what is currently driving this controversy, the CTV functionality itself and the floated idea of activating it in the short term utilizing the controversial Speedy Trial mechanism that was successful in activating Taproot. These two issues have been conflated to the point that trying to disentangle them and discuss either one separately has become, to put it lightly, an incredibly challenging endeavor.