I have tentatively set the hardfork date to Tuesday November 16th, which means we will attempt to have a final release with all the necessary changes by November 9th.
This hardfork will finally require all witnesses to migrate to the ChainBase implementation.
Things that have been implemented:
- Instantaneous Annual Inflation set to 9.5% (except for Steem Dollar variance / interest)
- 75% of inflation awarded to reward pool
- 15% of inflation awarded to Steem Power
- 10% of inflation awarded to witnesses
- top 19 witnesses receive 1/5 the pay per block of miners and runner up witnesses
- no more reward for including a POW transaction in a block
- price feed median period changed from 7 days to 3.5 days
- Steem Dollar conversion delay changed from 7 days to 3.5 days
There are two things left to be implemented:
- Expiration of Witness Votes after 3 months
Due to the desire to deploy these changes rapidly, we will retract the $500 bounty if it is not completed by Monday morning.
This schedule is tentative and may be subject to change if testing discovers issues.