Last week saw the 0.5.0-alpha release (and a 0.5.1-alpha bugfix release) of btcwallet, our Bitcoin wallet daemon. This release was largely focused on architectural changes for improved security, privacy, and performance. Highlights of the release include a new wallet database and the introduction of a hierarchical deterministic address manager.
As many of you actively watching the btcd project are likely already aware, the project was recently migrated to a new organization on github named btcsuite. During this process, the core dependency packages were also combined into the main btcd repository.
Yeah, that’s me driving that truck … or at least it sure felt like it!