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Introducing Liquid Core

Blockstream has just introduced Liquid Core, a multiplatform desktop wallet for transacting Liquid Bitcoin.

Users can deposit to supporting exchanges and withdraw as well as engage in peer-to-peer transactions. In addition, transactions are significantly faster (settled in two minutes) and users enjoy a default confidential transaction setting that hides sensitive transaction details such as transaction asset and amount from third parties.

Anyone familiar with wallets can use the Liquid Core wallet although Bitcoin Core users will find it much easier to navigate. Requirements and instructions on how to use the wallet are available on the website. See more details to get started.

A summary of the HoneyBadger conference
The Baltic Honeybadger conference is the first major event in Latvia dedicated to Bitcoin and the technologies built around it. This year’s second edition panelists included major Bitcoin developers like Brian bishop, Matt Corallo and Eric Voskuil, Cryptography specialists like Adam Back and Peter Todd, CEOs like Elizabeth Stark and Eric Lombrozo and many others. Here’s a summary of the two-day panels …
First Release Annoucement for Drivechain
Just a few days ago, an initial release of Drivechain was announced by Paul, this release forks Bitcoin Core into a 16.99 release that is modified to support Drivechain with other features like a new PoW algorithm, a faster UTXO loader and one-way replay protection.
Liquid Block explorer

Liquid Network is a multi-asset settlement network that links together cryptocurrency exchanges and brokers around the world, one of the core uses of Liquid is fast, secure and confidential transfer of Bitcoin.

Bitcoin is first pegged to the liquid network by sending it to a Bitcoin wallet generated in their Liquid Wallet, this enables them to transact using L-BTC without using on chain Bitcoin transactions.

To accelerate Liquid’s adoption, Blockstream, the company behind Liquid, released the Liquid Block explorer.

Just like Bitcoin’s own explorer the Liquid explorer shows information related to the peg-in transaction, confirmations, fees and the associated Bitcoin address. Along with other technical details like the unlocking script.