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The BitShares Blockchain Foundation is happy to announce a new release of the BitShares core backend. After three months of hard work by the backend developers, release 2.0.171025 was tagged.

This is a consensus changing protocol upgrade

All full nodes must upgrade before 2017-11-27 14:40:00 UTC!

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Major Changes

  • BSIP-0018: This is a consensus changing modification that implements BSIP-0018 - Revive BitAsset through buying Settlement Pool. The modification will allow for every BitShares holder to (partially) bid for the collateral position after a global settlement of a bitasset.
  • new option --plugins for run-time selection of active plugins: The plugins configuration allows to enable those plugins that are supported by the node. This greatly simplifies the configuration and allows to run reduced RAM nodes easily.
  • Some API changes #352 #344 #347 #330 #311 #312 #306 #304 #420: Most of these modifications simplify the usage of the interface to gain access to the blockchain database, others add new functionality (calls).

Performance Changes

Minor Fixes

Protocol Upgrade: A reliable and secure hard fork

The new release modifies the blockchain protocol (by adding BSIP18) and due to this is a consensus-changing modification. While the usual terminology for this kind of upgrade in other blockchains is hard-fork, we would like to emphasis a new term for Graphene-based blockchains: protocol upgrade. The reasons we distinguish our upgrades from a hard-forks, is that our consensus mechanism - delegated proof of stake (DPOS) - does not allow for the blockchain to split into two (or even more) independent blockchains. BitShares comes with an inherent replay protection and together with BTS holder-approved block producers cannot result in a splitting of the blockchain.

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That's great keep it UP :)

"The reasons we distinguish our upgrades from a hard-forks, is that our consensus mechanism - delegated proof of stake (DPOS) - does not allow for the blockchain to split into two (or even more) independent blockchains"

This is the way a hardfork should normally work! Decentralized but without the need to add twenty different coins (Bitcoin, looking at you...)

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