The next Feathercoin release based on Bitcoin Core 0.16 is complete but needs to go into closed testing before being released. As this release requires SegWit to be active on the network the source is not available until after activation which should be in two to three weeks time. The 0.16 client defaults to SegWit addresses and also has native bech32 address support, the new addresses begin with fc1.
If anyone wants to test the 0.16 client I do have some versions bolted to the testnet where SegWit is already active. If you do want a copy of the Feathercoin 0.16 testnet client then send me a PM on the forum or Telegram @bushstar
This new client is a requirement for developmental work by the newly formed Foundation.
Feathercoin Development Foundation: https://forum.feathercoin.com/topic/9620/ann-feathercoin-development-foundation-rise-of-the-phoenix
Here’s some screenshots of the 0.16 client showing the version and bech32 support.
lclc_ last edited by | Tip lclc_
Exciting! I’m very much looking forward to 0.16 and the new Bech32 addresses!
We will also have them in the next Electrum-Wallet release. Hopefully exchanges and mining pools will also update to 0.16 fast so most transactions on the FTC blockchain will be going to Bech32 addresses
ramim last edited by | Tip ramim
Great job, thank you, @Bushstar! One question: why do the addresses get shown as fc1…, and not with the 3… at the beginning?