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Litecoin Launches v0.16.2, Protocol Full of Curious Updates

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Litecoin’s latest update called Litecoin Core v.0.16.2 has come out. The dev team has come up with new features, improved the overall performance, fixed some bugs, etc.

The new version of Litecoin

Among the upgrade included into this release concern compatibility of the network with other operating systems and projects, the size of the block and some others. Even though the updated version had been thoroughly tested, the team also warned about the possibility of encountering bugs.

Litecoin Core presently can link to several OS, like macOS 10.8+, Linux Kernel, Windows Vista and a few more. Windows XP is not among them. The developers claim that Litecoin Core is compatible with systems similar to Linux, however, the tests that were made frequently on them prove that the system will hardly be able to run for a long time on Unix.

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Main changes

On more noticeable upgrade in the protocol is that the block size has been removed. The new version, unlike the previous one, does not contain the “blockmaxsize” feature, which used to set limits to the block sizes.

Nevertheless, the ‘blockmaxweight’ option will enable miners to set their own limits regarding the block size.

Charlie Lee, the Litecoin CEO, also recently made a survey, engaging the LTC community members in Twitter in choosing one feature they wish to see implemented in the upgraded protocol. Among Confidential Transactions, ZK-Snarks and a few others, the majority chose the first offer.

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About the author

Yuri is a journalist interested in technology and technical innovations. He has been in crypto since 2017. Believes that blockchain and cryptocurrencies have a potential to transform the world in the future. ‘Hodls’ cryptocurrencies. Has written for several crypto media. Currently is a news writer at U.Today, can be contacted at yuri.molchan@u.today.

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