March 2, 2024

Dogecoin Developer Teases Major Upgrade in the Pipeline

Exciting developments are underway as Dogecoin gears up for a significant core upgrade, promising enhanced performance and usability.

In the realm of cryptocurrency, the beloved dog-themed digital asset, Dogecoin (DOGE), is on the cusp of a significant milestone with the impending launch of a new core upgrade. Dubbed Dogecoin Core 1.14.7, this update brings with it a plethora of bug fixes and security enhancements aimed at fortifying the platform.

Developer Patrick Lodder recently hinted at the nearing completion of this crucial update, taking to social media platform X to announce, "entering the final stage of the Dogecoin Core 1.14.7 release plan", shedding light on the remaining tasks before the upgrade sets sail.

Adding to the anticipation, Inevitable 360, another Dogecoin developer, shared a screenshot showcasing the progress of the update, revealing it to be "97% Complete, Dogecoin Core 1.14.7 next update".

While enthusiasts eagerly await the benefits promised by this upgrade, it's worth noting that the community has long been anticipating a major core upgrade with the 1.21 release over the past three years.

Patrick Lodder, discussing the rationale behind the 1.14.7 upgrade in a Dogecoin forum post, emphasized its seamless transition to version 1.15 upon its release, along with the elimination of certain constraints to prioritize critical tasks.

February saw the release of Libdogecoin 0.1.3, marking the culmination of a year's worth of meticulous testing and development efforts. This update introduced a slew of new features, including contributions from community members, such as Android support.

Looking ahead to 2024, Dogecoin's core C library, Libdogecoin, is poised to expand its Python and Go language bindings, along with exploring additional functionalities to bolster its capabilities.

In the same vein, GigaWallet, a leading backend service for Dogecoin businesses, plans to enhance shopping cart integration and roll out user-friendly APIs to streamline operations.

Furthermore, the Dogecoin Foundation has outlined its objectives for 2024, aiming to enhance existing projects, introduce new initiatives like DogeBox, and foster greater team and community engagement.

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