Bitcoin Core 23.0 Released: What’s New Today

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

Bitcoin Core 23.0 was worked on by 132 developers over about seven months to bring tangible improvements to Bitcoin Core’s wallet, peer-to-peer communication and network, fee estimation, and much more.

This article explores some of the main changes.

Wallet Updates

Taproot Support

Bitcoin Core now enables the user to choose the new Taproot address type when creating a new wallet. Even though that isn’t the default, as many wallets in the ecosystem can’t send to a Taproot address yet, the user is given the option to create Taproot receiving addresses in newly-created wallets.