THE BITCOIN CORE TEAM HAS RELEASED AN UPDATED VERSION OF THE BITCOIN CORE 0.17.1

The Bitcoin Core team congratulated bitcoin enthusiasts on Christmas by releasing an updated Bitcoin client “Bitcoin Core 0.17.1”original version.

The developers noted that the version does not contain fundamental changes, and is a variety of small bug fixes and improvements in network performance, as well as updated translations.

The update has been tested on various operating systems, using Linux kernel, macOS 10.10+ and Windows 7, etc. Also, the developers note that the new version of Bitcoin Core “will also be able to work on Unix-like systems”, but testing the version in this kind of OS has so far been implemented only partially.

Recall that in October, a version of Bitcoin Core 0.17.0 was released, which was in development for more than 7 months under the leadership of Wladimir J. van der Laan and more than 130 other bitcoin developers; it contains a whole set of new functions: coin selector, creation and use of new crypto-wallets, addresses “only for viewing”, partially signed transactions, reducing the size of the blockchain.

Version of Bitcoin Core v0.16.3 was released in late September, leaving behind a critical vulnerability in CVE-2018-17144 that could lead to a DoS attack and additional bitcoin issue. The new client version 0.17.0 does not contain this vulnerability.

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