The developers of Bitcoin Core presented a new official update of the original Bitcoin client – Bitcoin Core v0.17.0.
The new version of the client was created for more than 7 months under the leadership of Vladimir van der Laan and more than 130 other Bitcoin developers. The update includes performance improvements and also contains some new features.
The previous version of the Bitcoin Core v0.16.3 client was released in late September. It covered the critical vulnerability CVE-2018-17144, which could lead to a hacker attack. New version is allegedly not affected by this vulnerability.