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Bitcoin Core 24.0 Launched: What’s New – Bitcoin Journal

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A new version of the original Bitcoin software launched by Satoshi Nakamoto in 2009 has been released.

Bitcoin Core 24.0 was worked on by 112 developers for roughly seven months to bring tangible improvements to Bitcoin Core’s wallet, peer-to-peer (P2P) communications, graphical user interface (GUI) and much more.

This article explores some of the main changes.

Wallet Updates

Initial Miniscript Support

Bitcoin Core 24.0 is introducing support for Miniscript by extending the wsh() output descriptor. While it’s an initial and rudimentary integration, the move paves the way for more complex scripting to be deployed to Bitcoin in a simpler — and safer — way.

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