4 was just released. What are the major changes in this version?

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Major improvements

  • minimum ringsize increased from 3 to 5
  • mandatory RingCT for all transactions
  • major synchronisation speed-up
  • massively improved the blockchain import function
  • changed terminology from "mixin" to "ring size"
  • add a --fluffy-blocks option to relay blocks as fluffy blocks if possible
  • allow for password verification without loading the subsequently unencrypted - - - wallet into RAM
  • reduced privacy leak risks when using untrusted remote nodes

Full release notes can be found on Github as usual.

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