Bitcoin Core 0.13.0: What’s In The Box?

Preperations for Segregated Witness The much anticipated Segregated Witness, or “segwit”, has not been implemented in this release, instead we see all the code preparations for it included. This means that node operators will be able to test segwit and see how it performs on the testnet. Miners and node operators that are interested in implementing segwit once it is activated …

Bitcoin 0.13.0: Binary Safety Warning Issued 

Bitcoin.org have issued a safety warning alongside  the release of the 0.13.0 software update. They warn of ‘state sponsored attackers’ that may be looking to disrupt the upgrade process. The Chinese Bitcoin community in particular has been asked to be extra vigilant in making sure they obtain the correct binaries. The warning post then goes on to …