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Coinbase releases open-source bitcoin node for developers

Posted on 17th September, 2014

As the software underpinning the bitcoin network, Bitcoin Core is admittedly great at a lot of things. It allows millions of machines to make countless transactions in a never-before-seen way. As a reference client, clearly defining the protocol and acting as the highest standard for how bitcoin truly works, it has no equal. That doesn’t […]

Bitcoin Core update to include “floating fees”

Posted on 8th July, 2014

In an update posted to the Bitcoin Foundation blog yesterday, Chief Scientist Gavin Andresen explained the implementation of the long-rumored “floating” transaction fee system. While previous versions of Bitcoin Core had hard-coded (yet optional) fees to miners for including transactions in blocks, version 0.10 will alter the wallet code to allow high-priority transactions to happen […]

Wladimir van der Laan replaces Gavin Andresen as Bitcoin Core Maintainer

Posted on 7th April, 2014

After 18 months as the Chief Scientist of the Bitcoin Foundation, Massachusetts-based developer Gavin Andresen is handing over the reigns to Netherlands-based developer Wladimir van der Laan. In a post on the official Bitcoin Foundation blog published today, Andresen explained that he wasn’t leaving the project, simply stepping back from the lead technical position in […]

Bitcoin 0.9.0 now officially released

Posted on 19th March, 2014

The latest version of the Bitcoin client is now officially available. The newly updated 0.9.0 release renames the client Bitcoin Core (to avoid confusion with the Bitcoin network generally and bitcoin the currency), and includes a host of other changes and tweaks. The update has been highly anticipated since the posting of the third release […]