Bitcoin Core 0.12.1 was released early this morning and a refurbish includes several changes that have outrageous implications for Bitcoin scalability . The recover deploys a initial soothing flare on a Bitcoin network to use a methodology summarized in BIP 9 (Version Bits), that allows mixed soothing forks to take place during a same time.
The 3 soothing forks ( BIP 68 , BIP 112 and BIP 113 ) enclosed in Bitcoin Core 0.12.1 have outrageous implications for a Lightning Network , that many trust to be Bitcoin’s best possibility for long-term scalability. Although a formula for a soothing forks has been deployed, support for any tough flare can't be signaled by miners until May 1st.
A Huge Step Forward for a Lightning Network
The 3 BIPs implemented in this latest recover of Bitcoin Core mix to capacitate relations locktime . This means that payment channels can now be sealed but a fixed date, that would be set when a channel is primarily opened. This provides some-more coherence to layer-2 initiatives , such as a Lightning Network, since users will be means to