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Utreexo: 're-thinking' how Bitcoin works to help it scale without a protocol change

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  • By storing a cryptographically secure representation of Bitcoin’s UTXO set, Utreexo aims to let Bitcoin users run a full node more efficiently.
  • Now, its creators will work on adding its capabilities to a Bitcoin client called btcd.
Utreexo makes Bitcoin full nodes more efficient by storing a smaller, cryptographically secure representation of the unspent transaction output (UTXO) set.

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