Bitcoin ABC version 0.21.9 is now available from:
This release includes the following features and fixes:
Improve management of maxfee by the wallet.
-enablebip61 command line option (introduced in Bitcoin ABC 0.19.11) is
used to toggle sending of BIP 61 reject messages. Reject messages have no use
case on the P2P network and are only logged for debugging by most network
nodes. The option will now by default be off for improved privacy and security
as well as reduced upload usage. The option can explicitly be turned on for
local-network debugging purposes.
When creating a transaction with a fee above
-maxtxfee (default 0.1 BCH),
the RPC commands
fundrawtransaction will now fail
instead of rounding down the fee. Beware that the
feeRate argument is specified
in BCH per kilobyte, not satoshi per byte.
A new wallet flag
avoid_reuse has been added (default off). When enabled,
a wallet will distinguish between used and unused addresses, and default to not
use the former in coin selection.
Rescanning the blockchain is required, to correctly mark previously used destinations.
Together with “avoid partial spends” (present as of Bitcoin ABC v0.19.9), this addresses a serious privacy issue where a malicious user can track spends by peppering a previously paid to address with near-dust outputs, which would then be inadvertently included in future payments.
getbalances returns an object with all balances (
immature). Please refer to the RPC help of
getbalances for details. The new RPC is intended to replace
getunconfirmedbalance and the balance fields in
getwalletinfo, as well as
getbalance. The old calls may be removed in a future version.
setwalletflag RPC sets/unsets flags for an existing wallet.
getblockstats RPC is faster for fee calculation by using BlockUndo data. Also,
-txindex is no longer required and
getblockstats works for all non-pruned blocks.
Several RPCs have been updated to include an “avoid_reuse” flag, used to control whether already used addresses should be left out or included in the operation. These include:
sendtoaddress has been changed to avoid partial spends when
avoid_reuse is enabled. is enabled (if not already enabled via the
-avoidpartialspends command line flag),
as it would otherwise risk using up the “wrong” UTXO for an address reuse case.
The listunspent RPC has also been updated to now include a “reused” bool, for nodes with “avoid_reuse” enabled.
createwalletcan now create encrypted wallets if a non-empty passphrase is specified.
The outbound message high water mark of the ZMQ PUB sockets are now configurable via the options:
Each high water mark value must be an integer greater than or equal to 0. The high water mark limits the maximum number of messages that ZMQ will queue in memory for any single subscriber. A value of 0 means no limit. When not specified, the default value continues to be 1000. When a ZMQ PUB socket reaches its high water mark for a subscriber, then additional messages to the subscriber are dropped until the number of queued messages again falls below the high water mark value.
Automatic banning of peers for bad behavior has been slightly altered:
setban removeRPC command. If you need to remove an automatic ban, you can clear all bans (including manual bans) with the
clearbannedRPC, or stop-start to clear automatic bans.