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Segregated Witness Upgrade Guide

Almost two years of iterative design, development, and testing has gone into the version of segwit being released in Bitcoin Core 0.13.1, with much of the ef...

Segregated witness: the next steps

Segregated witness (segwit) is approaching release. This post provides some background information, details about how segwit was tested, information about h...

Version bits FAQ for miners

The “version bits” BIP9 system is a way to introduce backward compatible rule changes to the Bitcoin consensus rules, known as a soft fork.

Compact Blocks FAQ

Compact block relay, BIP152, is a method of reducing the amount of bandwidth used to propagate new blocks to full nodes.

Bitcoin Core 0.12.1 Released!

We are pleased to announce the release of Bitcoin Core 0.12.1. This maintenance update includes the first soft fork deployment utilising “[version bits][BIP9...

Keep updated!

In an effort to increase communications, we are launching an opt-in, announcement-only mailing-list for users of Bitcoin Core to receive notifications of sec...

Bitcoin Core 0.12.0 Released!

We’re very excited to announce the official release of Bitcoin Core v0.12.0. A lot of hard work has gone into this release and it may just be the biggest one...

Clarifying Communications

Where to find official information about Bitcoin Core and how you can interact with other Bitcoin Core users and developers.

Statement from Bitcoin Core -- 2016-01-07

Bitcoin is a “peer-to-peer version of electronic cash that allows online payments to be sent directly from one party to another without going through a finan...

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