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We are pleased to release Litecoin Core 0.16.2 release candidate. This is a new minor version release, including new features, various bug fixes and performance improvements, as well as updated translations.

It is recommended for power users to upgrade to this version. After sufficient testing, Litecoin Core v0.16.2 final will be released and is recommended for all users to upgrade.

How to Upgrade

If you are running an older version, shut it down. Wait until it has completely shut down (which might take a few minutes for older versions), then run the installer (on Windows) or just copy over /Applications/Litecoin-Qt (on Mac) or litecoind/litecoin-qt (on Linux).

The first time you run version 0.15.0 or newer, your chainstate database will be converted to a new format, which will take anywhere from a few minutes to half an hour, depending on the speed of your machine.

Note that the block database format also changed in version 0.8.0 a...

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