With the technology underpinning the cryptocurrency space continuing to gain in sophistication, the same is happening for Bitcoin Core, which is the most popular software used to connect to the Bitcoin network and run a node.
Bitcoin Core is built to detect which blockchain contains genuine Bitcoin transactions, with its users being restricted to accepting transactions from that blockchain.
Today, Web3 developer and researcher Zhixiong Pan stated that Bitcoin Core had released the final version of update 23.0. He also noted that the update included the addition of a macOS ARM build, and declared – as translated from Mandarin – that “this will likely be the first version of Bitcoin Core to natively support Apple silicon (M1 family) chips.” M1 is the Bitcoin Core chip.
1/ Bitcoin 核心客户端悄悄发布了重要更新 23.0 的最终版本（的源代码），简单扫了一下 GitHub Repo，这次好像没有新增什么特别显著的功能，不过还是看到了这么一条：Add macOS ARM build，所以这可能会是首个原生支持 Apple Silicon（M1 家族）芯片的 Bitcoin Core 版本。https://t.co/bkF1DBUV7y
— Zhixiong Pan (@nake13) April 22, 2022
Initially, the Bitcoin Core client published the source code for the update to 23.0 silently. It wasn’t until Pan searched the GitHub repository and spotted the inclusion of a macOS ARM build, that users were even aware it was live. Pan took to Twitter shortly afterwards, to announce the news.
Users can anticipate the compiled version of Bitcoin Core 23.0 very shortly, so that they can try it out for themselves. According to Bitcoin Core’s half-yearly upgrade cycle, we can expect version 24.0 in October.