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Bitcoin Core :: About

Bitcoin Core is an open source project which maintains and releases Bitcoin client software called "Bitcoin Core".

It is a direct descendant of the original Bitcoin...

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Date: 2017-11-15 03:06:15

Related topics : bitcoin open source software / bitcoin open source wallet / bitcoin open source github / bitcoin open source / bitcoin software

Bitcoin Core :: Bitcoin Capacity Increases FAQ

Segregated witness testnet: a separate testnet (not part of the regular testnet) that provides an opportunity for Bitcoin Core contributors to test segregated witness and for wallet authors to begin working with it.

Libsecp256k1 verification: 500% to 700% speed boost on x86_64 hardware during verification to help new full nodes join the network and to lighten the burden on existing...

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Date: 2018-01-04 23:54:29

Related topics : current bitcoin block size / current bitcoin transaction fee calculator / current bitcoin transaction fee / bitcoin payment channels / bitcoin transactions fee

Schnorr signatures and signature aggregation - Bitcoin Core

The replacement of Bitcoin's digital signature algorithm (ECDSA) for the more efficient Schnorr algorithm has long been at the top of the wish list for many Bitcoin developers. A simple algorithm leveraging elliptic curve cryptography, Schnorr enables several improvements over the existing scheme all while preserving all of its features and security assumptions.

Notably, Schnorr signatures...

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Date: 2017-11-15 03:06:15

Related topics : bitcoin signature aggregation / bitcoin digital signature algorithm / bitcoin signature algorithm / bitcoin digital signature / bitcoin signature verification

Bitcoin Core :: Segregated Witness Benefits

Gavin Andresen summarising the thread

Script versioning

Changes to Bitcoin's script allow for both improved security and improved functionality. However, the design of script only allows backwards-compatible (soft-forking) changes to be implemented by replacing one of the ten extra OP_NOP opcodes with a new opcode that can conditionally fail the script, but which otherwise does nothing. This is...

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Date: 2017-11-15 03:06:15

Related topics : current bitcoin block size / current bitcoin transaction fee calculator / bitcoin transactions per block / bitcoin signature script / bitcoin signature size

Bitcoin Core :: Contact Us

Contact Us

Please note Bitcoin Core does not provide general support. General community support can be found at bitcoin.stackexchange.com .

For general...

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Date: 2017-11-15 03:06:15

Related topics : bitcoin security issues / bitcoin supported websites / bitcoin software development