The developers behind the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) node Bchd have announced the beta version of the lightweight client Neutrino, which is now available for Android phones. The Neutrino protocol is not only exceptionally fast, but the client is considered privacy glasses because it uses a concept called client-side filtering.
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Bchd Light Client Neutrino launches beta app for Android users
On March 16, Chris Pacia and the developers of Bchd full knots announced the launch of Neutrino. The Light Client is now available for download from the Google Play Store, but the wallet is still in beta. BCH fans knew that the wallet would come, because on February 29, Pacia gave his Twitter followers one Sneak Preview of it in action. The programmer discussed the initial development before the video demo in a blog post on November 19th. Neutrino uses simplified payment verification (SPV) and allows users to store coins without a deposit.
"Neutrino is the most technologically advanced cryptocurrency wallet," said the Neutrino description in the Google Play Store. "While all other wallets share information about your transactions with third parties, Neutrino uses a new technique known as client-side filtering to disguise your transaction downloads to protect your privacy."
SPV wallets have been around for a long time (BIP0037) and not all are the same. Clients like BRD and Electron Cash call specific servers that check transactions and allow users to connect to a custom node. BTC developers Jim Posen and Laolu "Roasbeef" Osuntokun introduced the BIPs 157/158, which introduced the concept of client-side filtering for the Lightning network.
"Better protection of your privacy"
The developers of the knot Bchd clients written in Golang decided to use the client-side Neutrino wallet, which is completely independent of Lightning. In addition, other purses may use the neutrino protocol if they so desire to enhance the SPV experience.
"The way [client-side filtering] Works is full node Create a filter for each block in the chain. – You can think of a filter as an ultra-compact representation of all transactions in the block. – The nodes store these filters along with the block on the disk, "Bchd developers explained the introduction of Neutrino development.
The programmers continued to count on:
Neutrino SPV wallets sync the entire header chain like a regular SPV purse, but also download the filter for each block.
At the moment in the Google Play Store, the app specs indicate that the wallet is still in beta development and may be "unstable". Users should probably test and experiment with Neutrino with a small fraction of the resources and wait for a stable version version. Use the wallet regularly. BCH fans seem to be satisfied with the launch of Neutrino and have expressed this feeling after launching on social media and forums. BCH backer "Wecx" downloaded the software and tweeted that he appreciated the client-side filter aspects of the wallet.
"I'll load the expanded SPV Neutrino purse from Bitcoin Cash on my phone and connect it to my Bchd node. – The default mode is Advanced SPV mode. Wecx noticed on the 16th of march
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