Bitcoin Core 0.15.0 released

 New version of Bitcoin Core brings a lot of new improvements and features
14 September 2017   1191

The previously announced Bitcoin Core version 0.15.0 was released. 

The new version of Bitcoin Core is primarily aimed at overall performance improvement and includes a significant set of new features and bug fixes for previous bugs, as well as updated translations.

Let's check what's new this version brings. 

  • Fee Estimation Improvements
  • Performance Improvements
  • Multi-wallet support
  • Replace-by-fee control in the GUI
  • Removal of Coin Age Priority
  • Mempool Persistence Across Restarts
  • New RPC methods

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Vinnik Extradtion to France to be Supported by SCoG

Alexander is holding the hunger strike for 24 days and lost around 9 kilos
19 December 2018   22

Following the trial court of the city of Thessaloniki, the Greek Areopagus decided to extradite Alexander Vinnik, suspected of laundering $ 4 billion through the BTC-e cryptocurrency exchange, to France. Thus, the appeal of Russian lawyers was rejected, reports TASS referring to the chairman of the court Angelique Aliferopoul.

After the announcement of the verdict, Alexander Vinnik declared that he would continue the hunger strike against the arbitrary rule of the Greek authorities, which began in mid-November.

I have been starving for 24 days. Yesterday I was weighed; according to the documents, I lost 8 kg. But they did not immediately begin to weigh me, only on the third day. So I lost 9 kg. If I'll be extradited to Moscow, I will stop starving.

Alexander Vinnik


Alexander Vinnik was detained in Greece at the request of the American authorities on July 25, 2017. In June 2018, Vinnik was arrested in absentia in Russia on charges of cyber fraud on a large scale.

At the moment, there have been several court decisions on the extradition of Vinnik - at the request of the United States, at the request of France and two decisions at the request of Russia. The final decision on the case will take the Minister of Justice of Greece.