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Dogecoin dev tool update adds QR codes, moon phases, BIP-39 seed support


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The Dogecoin Foundation has released a major update to its libdogecoin toolset, according to a March 23 announcement from developer Michi Lumin.

Lumin described the update as a “big one” and said the release includes several new features as well as various fixes and improvements.

The upgrade

Specifically, the update includes support for BIP39, a standard that is widely used by Bitcoin wallet and other wallets to create and restore addresses. The update also adds full support for related address standards such as BIP32, BIP44, and SLIP44.

This means that users have more options related to seedphrases — a list of common words that serve as a mnemonic. Lumin says that multiple languages are supported.

Furthermore, the toolset is able to generate QR codes, which are often used in mobile wallet transactions. The upgrade also adds a novelty feature: as investors often hope for Dogecoin prices to go “to the moon,” libdogecoin can now display the phase of the moon.

Other more technical features are explained in Lumin’s Twitter post and on GitHub.

These features are aimed at developers who are building their own Dogecoin wallet or other software. However, general users can also use many of these features through an executable titled “such” — a reference to the “dogespeak” seen in the meme itself.

Dogecoin holds market standing

Dogecoin is down 3.1% over 24 hours. By comparison, Bitcoin saw similar losses and is down 2.9% over the same period.

Dogecoin remains among the top ten crypto assets, boasting a market cap of $10.4 billion.

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