# Summary This is our first major release since the 1.0. We have countless improvements in this release, most notably we changed Chaumian RSA Blinding to Schnorr Signature Blinding and we have introduced multiple denominations to mix on the change outputs. These denominations are always multiplications of the base denomination, which is currently 0.1BTC. Thus they will be 0.2, 0.4, 0.8, ... With this we will achieve significantly better anonymity gain per block space usage and faster anonymization of large amounts. However the changes here come with a caveat. Everyone has to update the same time. We call this a Wasabi hard fork and we plan to only do it when it is absolutely necessary. When this happens we change our backend query paths. When your client notices it, it notifies you by coloring the status bar red with the following message: ![image](https://user-images.githubusercontent.com/9156103/51073835-14f48800-1677-11e9-9be3-3c6039426dd4.png) # Newbie Guide While setting up Wasabi is straightforward, even the Linux wizard with the longest beard can get stuck on the most basic tasks. In that case, take a look at the [Installation Instructions](https://github.com/zkSNACKs/WalletWasabi/blob/master/WalletWasabi.Documentation/Guides/InstallInstructions.md) guide. # Pro Guide If you want to build Wasabi from source code or update the source code check out [these instructions.](https://github.com/zkSNACKs/WalletWasabi/#how-to-run) ## FAQ - **Where is Wasabi's working directory located?** Configuration, wallet and similar files can be found in `%appdata%\WalletWasabi` folder on Windows and in `~/.walletwasabi` folder on Linux/OSX. - **Can I use my own Tor instance, instead of Wasabi's built in one?** If you already have Tor, and it is running, then Wasabi will try to use that first, if it is not running, then Wasabi will use its built-in Tor. If you are running a Tor daemon not on the default port, then you can configure it in Wasabi's Tools/Setting menu. If Wasabi is using your Tor daemon, then bear in mind that some Linux distributions' package repositories ship with out of date Tor. In that case, either remove or shut down that Tor of yours or make sure it's not out of date: Check Tor version: `tor --version`. If it's not at least `0.3.2.2`, then see [this writeup](https://github.com/zkSNACKs/WalletWasabi/issues/606#issuecomment-412470662) on how to update it. - **Why are the binary sizes so big?** Wasabi is using client side filtering and these filters must be synced before using the wallet. The size of these filters are currently about 90MB. These filters are included with the binaries to avoid initial wallet syncing. - **Requirements?** x64, linux, >win7, >osx.10.12. # Release Notes This section is usually a summary of commits, pull requests and issues of this repository in a changelog format. However this time architectural changes were made to Wasabi, which requires a more consistent and understandable explanation, which you can read [here.](https://medium.com/@nopara73/upcoming-wasabi-wallet-hard-fork-609f271d9c41) If you still require a changelog, please refer to the history of this GitHub repository.