Bitcoin Core 0.20.1 minor update released

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On August 1st, Bitcoin Core 0.20.1 version was released, which contains a small number of modifications and improvements.

The most significant changes concern peers that are sending invalid blocks. With Bitcoin Core 0.20.1, these users are not blocked, but marked as “not recommended nodes.” That means that the network is less feasible to cooperate with them.

Removal of such a tag does not stop automatically after 24 hours (or the \ -bantime parameter), but is removed depending on traffic from other peers, but is not saved after restarting the node.

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Bitcoin Core 0.20.0 was released in early July. The main changes in this release are the complete elimination of the controversial BIP70 (the --enable-bip70 option endures, but it will throw an error during configuration), as well as the discontinuation of OpenSSL.