Bitcoin Core launches version 0.13.2

FinTech | January 12, 2017 By:

Bitcoin Core team, currently responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of Bitcoin network has announced a new update to the software, fixing few bugs and performance issues.

The minor update isn’t focused on bringing new features but on fixing a couple of known bugs and enhancing performances at the same time. The developers have included an upgrade to Bitcoin’s built-in wallet which now permits the wallet to react accordingly to user’s memory pool (mempool) changes. Alongside the wallet changes there are included a few other improvements such as the increased block relay speed which is meant to persuade miners to use SegWit.

“This is a new minor version release, including various bug fixes and performance improvements, as well as updated translations,” the Bitcoin Core team.

In the update, the team has made it clear that it will no longer be supporting any Windows XP related issues. The announcement comes after users reported few bugs in the Bitcoin Core software version 0.12.x while running on Windows XP-powered machines.

Microsoft Corporation, the creator of Windows operating system has officially ended support to Windows XP back in April 2014. However, it seems like some people in the community are still relying upon the age-old operating system. Bitcoin Core advises the community to upgrade their Windows to recent versions or replace it with other alternative operating systems, currently supported by Bitcoin Core. It is not just Windows XP. Bitcoin Core has also withdrawn support for OSX 10.7, starting with the previous software update (0.13.1).

Developers are advising bitcoin users to upgrade the software as soon as they can because they will be rewarded with a performance boost. In order to make the upgrade, users have to first completely power off their full node then install the new bitcoin version and perform a reboot. Statistics are showing that there are already 53% nodes running on the latest 0.13.2 version.