According to Inevitable360, a Dogecoin developer, Dogecoin nodes are transferring to the most current Core upgrade, version 14.6. As per the details from the whatisdogecoin website, 251 nodes are now operating on the most recent release, v.14.6, while 1,803 nodes are still on the outdated version 1.14.5. The network presently has 5,674 nodes in total.
Dogecoin nodes are effective programs that help to validate blocks and transactions. The most popular type of DOGE node is the full node, which validates transactions on the blockchain.
Since Dogecoin claims to be totally decentralized, meaning there is no one entity that owns or controls the network, it must be wholly backed and sustained by individual computers running full nodes.
The Core 1.14.6 upgrade for Dogecoin was published on Thursday. Network speed and security updates are included in the minor version release.
The update also reduces the recommended Dust limit from 1 DOGE to 0.01 DOGE for every user on the DOGE network. Another wallet-related enhancement allows node operators to change the highest number of connections their node permits without the need to restart it, giving them even more precise control over the node’s network capacity.
According to the developer documentation, a new remote procedure call (RPC) approach called rescan has been implemented to allow node operators to rescan the chain for wallet transactions starting at a specific height.
Dogecoin price performance
Over the past day, there have been significant price swings for DOGE. Prices dropped 5.38 percent as traders made money off of their holdings, keeping up with the broader slide in the cryptocurrency market. DOGE fell 7.29 percent last week, giving up all of its weekly gains.
Compared to the performance in the last 30 days, DOGE has dropped by 12.16%. The market has cooled down after a week of rallying, turning to bloodshed.