Today Dogecoin announced the launch of the latest version of the Dogecoin Core software, update 1.14.6.
What does the Dogecoin update include
This version contains several improvements and some new features in the user interface.
#Dogecoin Core 1.14.6 is now released, live and current! With a good number of improvements under the hood and some nice new features in the UI. Get it here — https://t.co/7pn8tl4dwJ this is definitely a recommended update for everyone!
— Dogecoin (@dogecoin) July 20, 2022
This is the new minor release of version 1.14, with important security updates and changes to network efficiency. The developers advise all users of Dogecoin Core, including miners, services, forwarding operators, and wallet users, to upgrade.
The most important changes are precisely those affecting security, with the removal of the warning system and the disabling of warning message processing.
In addition, the protocol implementation has been modified to reject messages with errors or incorrect messages.
Memory management has been improved in case of high network traffic, or when connecting to extremely slow peers, and the transaction download system has been made more reliable.
New features include a new RPC method, liststucktransactions, to help wallet operators identify blocked transactions, and thinning configuration added to the user interface.
The UI traffic monitoring graph has also been improved, and other minor functions have been introduced.
In addition, translations into several languages have also been updated.
Elon Musk appreciates the new version of the protocol
A few hours after the tweet announcing the launch of the new update, Elon Musk also responded with some sort of appreciation.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 21, 2022
However, it is worth mentioning that neither the announcement nor Musk’s response had any major impact on DOGE’s value.
Right now, the memecoin is losing as much as 6% from yesterday, although after the announcement the price had risen from $0.068 to $0.072. It began to drop soon after, effectively returning to around $0.068.
It is worth noting that there has been a spike in transactions on Dogecoin’s blockchain in recent days, from a daily average of less than 30,000 in recent months to the current 87,000. It is possible that this increase is related to the launch of this update, and related testing.
In contrast, it is enough to consider that on average about 250,000 transactions are recorded on Bitcoin’s blockchain every day, almost ten times as many as the average figure for the past few months for Dogecoin, and more than three times as many as yesterday’s peak.