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Bitcoin ABC 0.20.2

Bitcoin ABC version 0.20.2 is now available from:

This release includes the following features and fixes:

  • Improved initial block download performance by ~20%.
  • Improved initial block download performance during pruning.
  • bitcoin-qt -resetguisettings now generates a backup of the former GUI settings.
  • Removed features that were deprecated in 0.19.x, including signrawtransaction, fundrawtransaction -reserveChangeKey, parts of validateaddress, use of addresses in createmultisig, and other miscellaneous behaviors.
  • Minor logging improvements.
  • Introduced submitheader RPC for submitting header candidates as chaintips.