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Bitcoin Core 0.15.0 Released

Bitcoin Core 0.15.0 Released

We are pleased to announce the release of Bitcoin Core 0.15.0, which provides better fee estimates and more accessible fee bumping, initial support for multiple wallets in a single installation, and a number of significant performance improvements. Many bug fixes,...
Bitcoin Core 0.13.0 Released!

Bitcoin Core 0.13.0 Released!

We’re pleased to announce the official release of Bitcoin Core 0.13.0. During the six-month development cycle leading to this release, dozens of contributors have made hundreds of notable improvements to Bitcoin Core. Among the many upgrades available in this release,...
Version bits FAQ for miners

Version bits FAQ for miners

What is version bits BIP9? The version bits BIP9 system is a way to introduce backward compatible rule changes to the Bitcoin consensus rules, known as a soft fork. version bits allows miners to signal that they can validate the soft fork rules. It also allows for up...
Compact Blocks FAQ

Compact Blocks FAQ

Compact block relay, BIP152, is a method of reducing the amount of bandwidth used to propagate new blocks to full nodes. Summary Using simple techniques it is possible to reduce the amount of bandwidth necessary to propagate new blocks to full nodes when they already...
Segregated Witness Benefits

Segregated Witness Benefits

The Segregated Witness soft-fork (segwit) includes a wide range of features, many of which are highly technical. This page summarises some of the benefits of those features. Malleability Fixes Bitcoin transactions are identified by a 64-digit hexadecimal hash called a...