new: Gridcoin version -> MANDATORY -> security fixes -> V8 stake engine: at block #1010000

in #gridcoin3 years ago (edited)

>>>    Gridcoin version is available!    

Keep in mind:    

  • before you upgrade, make a !backup

For Windows users specifically:                        

  • the new Windows installer is soon downloadable from here,
  • or you can update from within your Windows client

All other users (Linux, Mac, ...):

  • can find the source code here, OR: 
  • upgrade from their used location (e.g. package managers, once the  responsible person for those package managers made the new version  available)

Changes in this version are (more detailed here, changelog, commit and forum):


  • V8 stake engine: set to start producing V8 blocks at block 1010000. This fixes several security issues, see wiki for details.
  • Blocks can now carry identification from the "org" argument/configuration option
  • Add "reorganize" RPC command


  • Improved security on NeuralNet votes, #496
  • Berkeley DB V6+ compatibility, #451
  • Improved poll loading speeds, #497
  • Versions now contain the git hash, #500
  • Improved RPC help. It now supports "execute help" and "list help", #512
  • Voting is now integrated in wallet as a tab and cleaned up, #416
  • Improve low-peer mining ability on testnet
  • Improve poll error message when low on funds, #415
  • Code cleanup


  • Remove RPC commands:  
    • DAO, #486
    • volatilecode, testnet0917, testboinckey, chainrsa, testcpidv2, testcpid, windows error report disabling, list betatest, fDebug4/fDebug5 flags


  • Fixed security issue where superblocks could be injected, #526
  • Fix poll sorting bug, #512

Please tell us when you experience problems!


As mentioned here and in the wiki:

  • one of the effects of the stakev8, which gets effective at block 1010000 (in about 9-10 days), is:
  • that less-rich miners will have a harder time, and it seems that joining a pool would would be better than being solo...

It's against decentralization... sad news...

I dont think it will make a huge difference, we will see but i reckon if you have been solo for a while it wont be worth the effort to go back to a pool

Windows & R-Pi nodes updated without issues