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Bitcoin Core, the open source node and wallet software derived from Satoshi Nakamoto’s original client, received some significant tweaks in an update released last week. Among the most significant changes in Bitcoin Core 0.21.0 is the introduction of “descriptor wallets,” expanding the ways in which Bitcoin wallets may be secured. Where traditional wallets requireRead More →

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Most of you reading this have only ever known Bitcoin by its current logo: that white, double-striped “B” superimposed on an orange circle. Orange coin has become an internationally-recognizable symbol, however Bitcoin didn’t come with this branding out of the box. As with almost every aspect of Bitcoin, Satoshi Nakamoto created aRead More →

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Bitcoin’s nascent mainnet implementation of the Lightning Network (LN) has reached a new milestone, surpassing 4,000 nodes for the first time. LIGHTNING NETWORK HANDLES $750K Data from monitoring resource 1ML confirms the latest growth of Bitcoin’s second layer designed for faster/cheaper payments, Lightning Network, which at press time has a total ofRead More →

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Today marks the official release of Bitcoin Core 0.17.0 , the 17th generation of Bitcoin’s original software client launched by Satoshi Nakamoto almost ten years ago and still the dominant Bitcoin implementation on the network today. Overseen by Bitcoin Core lead maintainer Wladimir van der Laan, this latest major release was developed by someRead More →