The developers of the Dogecoin Project (DOGE) have released a new update to the core software that improves security, efficiency, and user experience.

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This latest update, Dogecoin Core 1.14.6, was launched early Thursday morning and all network members were strongly encouraged to upgrade to the latest version. The new update contains many security fixes, changes to the existing payment structure, and several new features.

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Reconfiguring the wallet backup directory and limiting the maximum number of addnode entries are also among the “breaking changes”. The number of addnodes was limited to 800. The release included a significant update to the DOGE fee mechanism: dust limits for all network members were reduced from 1 DOGE to 0.01 DOGE.

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According to the Github document, in case of congestion, network memory management has been improved. The document also shows that the network is now rejecting erroneous messages. Dogecoin Core Developer Patrick Lodder wrote in the Github doc which:

“This is a new minor release that includes important security updates and changes to network performance. All users of Dogecoin Core – miners, services, relay operators and wallet users – are strongly encouraged to upgrade.”

The Doge’s Army was thrilled by the announcement, and Elon Musk’s “Father of the Doge” tweeted “Updates!” Dogecoin creator Billy Markus subsequently general story on Twitter, adding that “a new version of the dogecoin core has been released.”

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The update comes on the heels of a recent upsurge of good sentiment in the Dogecoin community, with memes appearing on the Dogeverse, sparking a significant increase in online activity. The network processed more than 80,000 transactions in 24 hours on Wednesday for the first time since May 2021 this week as whales continue to show interest.

The dog meme token is very popular among the biggest whales on Binance. After the last market rally, the network has significantly increased deals worth over $100,000.