Main Bitcoin Development Company Blockstream Releases c-lightning 0.7 BTC Scalability Software
Blockstream, one of the biggest powerhouses in Bitcoin and blockchain technology, has recently introduced a new version of C-Lightning, its own Bitcoin software for scalability. According to Blockstream’s official website, the new version is the result of a lot of hard work over a period of 8 months by many different people all over the world.
The Official Statement from Blockstream
A statement from the site explains it better, saying:
“The c-lightning team is pleased to announce the v0.7 release of c-lightning. This release is the culmination of eight months of work since our last major release, by 50 contributors from all over the world and comprising 1,300 commits. Not only does this release include a number of performance enhancements and bug fixes, but it comes with some truly exciting new features.”
Features of the New C-Lightning
Some of these features include new Plugins, Routeboost – this allows for transactions and payments to occur through private channels -, Improved Funds Management, Reproducible builds, Better documentation, and more improved performance.
Speaking on the Plugins, the post says that “Plugins allow developers to extend Lightning with their own applications written in any language.” Furthermore, the improvement on the plugins and many other features “further strengthen our commitment to becoming the most flexible, extensible, and customizable implementation of the Lightning Network specification. They enable us to stay focused on the core functionality, while at the same time empowering users and developers to add their own functionality to integrate c-lightning into their environment.”
This new version is expected to increase Blockstream participation.