Litecoin Core 0.16.2 has finally been released to the public after months of vigorous development and testing. This is a minor incremental release that provides numerous bug fixes, performance improvements and a few new features. Those wanting to try out this new release can find official downloads links below.
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A full changelog from the Core team can be found here:
Litecoin Core v0.16.2 Release Candidate
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Wallets created in 0.16 and later are not compatible with versions prior to 0.16 and will not work if you try to use newly created wallets in older versions. Existing wallets that were created with older versions are not affected by this.
Despite heavy testing this release may still contain unexpected issues or bugs, please ensure you have backed up your wallet data file before upgrading for recovery later just in case. If you do encounter any issues please report them to the Core developers via their github issues page.
For this release, the binaries have been signed with key identifier FE3348877809386C (thrasher’s key) and can be downloaded from Litecoin.org
Litecoin Core is the most popular full node implementation of the cryptocurrency Litecoin (LTC) and comprises the majority of the network nodes that dictate how Litecoin works and functions. Core follows the improvements made in Bitcoin and has previously tested out mainnet functions first on Litecoin which has helped lead the way for new developments on both networks.
Core is comprised mostly of volunteers and anyone who wants to get involved in developing for Core is free to join by reaching out and proposing/making improvements to the codebase.
Litecoin.com is not directly associated with Core, although our operator Franklyn Richards is a director of the Litecoin Foundation which directly supports and funds development of Core team members ‘Adrian Gallagher’ and ‘Losh11’ for their work on the protocol.