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Lightning Labs developers have released a beta version of the LND client for the Lightning Network with support for some of the latest bitcoin protocol enhancements, including Taproot.
Announcing lnd 0.15 beta: To Taproot and Beyond! ♾️
🥕Taproot + Musig2 support for better privacy + efficiency, Taro soon™
📉 ~95% database space reduction for new data
🎛️ New pathfinding tool to choose speed vs. cost of payments
Read more: https://t.co/5pavMcpxBg
— Lightning Labs⚡️🍠 (@lightning) June 28, 2022
In addition to the ability to make transactions from Taproot addresses, the LND 0.15 release includes solutions such as:
- new remote procedure call (RPC) methods to support MuSig2 experimental multi-signature;
- Reduced database size by approximately 95% by reducing the amount of information stored in the recall logs. This helps save disk space;
- improved pathfinding variable, which allows payments to reach their lowest cost destination faster;
- a new neutrino subserver that extends application developer tools.
Lightning Labs Principal Product Development Specialist Michael Levin noted that LND 0.15 helps make the Lightning Network more “reliable, resilient, and secure.”
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According to him, more than 50 participants joined the release of the new release of the client, which was a record figure in the entire history of the project.
On the bitcoin network, the Taproot update was activated in November 2021.
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Recall that in April, the Lightning Labs team introduced the Taro protocol for launching stablecoins in the Lightning Network.
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