November 2019, when Dogecoin Core v. 1.14.2 was presented. After that, the project’s development was being built up.
Additionally, the new version of the protocol reduces the time after which transactions data in the mempool—with pending transactions waiting to be added to a block—will expired; in earlier versions, this time was set to 336 hours. This has made the mempool more efficient and reliable.
Dogecoin enthusiast Ross Nicoll said that, amid the recent surge of buying and selling with the cryptocurrency, Dogecoin had started to experience scaling problems.
This made it hard for investors to run the blockchain and make transactions. In response, he announced its developers were starting to look into new pull requests to the code, leading to the latest update.
The new release makes it faster for nodes to pass around information about blocks to other nodes.
This has been done by removing some integrity checks that were slowing down the process. At the same time, this reduces CPU usage for those running Dogecoin nodes.