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We are pleased to release Litecoin Core 0.16.0 release candidate. This is a new major version release, including new features, various bugfixes and performance improvements, as well as updated translations.
It is recommended for power users to upgrade to this version. After sufficient testing, Litecoin Core v0.16.0 final will be released and is recommended for all users to upgrade.
Litecoin Core 0.16.0 introduces full support for segwit in the wallet and user interfaces. A new -addresstype argument has been added, which supports legacy, p2sh-segwit (default), and bech32 addresses. It controls what kind of addresses are produced by getnewaddress, getaccountaddress, and createmultisigaddress. A -changetype argument has also been added, with the same options, and by default equal to -addresstype, to control which kind of change is used.
A new address_type parameter has been added to the getnewaddress and ad...
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