Bitcoin Core 23.0 Released: What’s New

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

Bitcoin Core 23.0 has been worked on by 132 developers over nearly seven months to bring tangible improvements to the Bitcoin Core wallet, communication, peer-to-peer network, fee estimation, and more.

This article explores some of the major changes.

Wallet Updates

Taproot Support

Bitcoin Core now allows the user to choose the new Taproot address type when creating a new wallet. Although this is not the default, since many wallets in the ecosystem cannot send to a Taproot address yet, the user is given the option to create Taproot receive addresses in newly created wallets.

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