Steem HardFork 20 Released

in steemit •  4 months ago

A few hours ago the development team released the 20th HardFork version on GitHub, as you can see from this screenshot:

Screen Shot 2018-09-12 at 2.38.08 PM.png

Pending a supermajority from the 21 witnesses, the HF will be enforced starting September 25th, 15:00:00 UTC.

There is already a witness already running this version on his node, @ausbitbank:

Screen Shot 2018-09-12 at 3.05.31 PM.png

I probably wouldn't have spotted this if we didn't have a little block version conflict:

Screen Shot 2018-09-12 at 3.09.28 PM.png

I already had another conflict with @jesta the other day, but I think it was related to him running 0.19.12 and me running 0.19.6.

Please note I use the term "conflict" in a very benign way, it's nothing conflictual going on between me and these fine lads.

Anyways, big things are happening and really looking forward to see how everything will improve form now on.

If you want to get a glimpse of the changes, please have a look at the release notes on GitHub.

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Good to see the HF is getting ready to be implemented.

I'm so excited for HF20 xD
Can't await it, just to see some change :P

HF20 will be good for this community as bandwidth issue will be sorted out.

Does the platform go down as its implemented and do all the witnesses update at the same time please?


once a supermajority of the top 21 witnesses are running the same version, the hardfork will be enforced. Of course, this has to happen on the exact date specified in the article.


ahh ok, thanks as always for replying. There is a good reason I will never be a witness;-)

Good to see new release :) I read through your release notes from earlier post. My high level understanding is that the new release diminishes (eliminates?) any benefit from self-voting. Is that right?


it eliminates the benefits of early self-voting, because it diverts the proceedings to the rewards pool, instead of the author's wallet. There are many other benefits, mainly in account creation and in resource credits (which replaces bandwidth).


Ok. Thanks. I didn't mean to be negative on the release just wanted to understand how it affects users.


no worries

Going to be interesting days ahead...

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Thanks for the heads up!
Gong to read the release notes now!

This is great for the steem platform because there are going to be some important and major changes to the platform and steem in general

Great things ahead for sure thanks for sharing this update

Brilliant. That's one we have been waiting on and looking forward to. Roll on the next few months and see what can be achieved.

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Good news :) but in this bearish market it didnt even bump the price a bit :s


give it some time...

Sir i just want to ask a question , are you still bullish on steem? @dragosroua?


long term yes. But please do your own research, this is not trading advice, etc, etc.


Thank you, Long-term means a year?


Let's see how it will affect the users here in Steemit.

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Thanks for keeping us curious. Please can you in layman's term a bit elaborate on how this fork will work, what the main changes are.


Thanks for that translation from Tech to English. However the whole matter is still not easy to grasp for people with little technical background. But what I can see is that steemit will be better off after the fork.


But what I can see is that steemit will be better off after the fork.

that's what I hope too, anyway :)

Ready to ruuuuuuuumble !
HF20, here we come.

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Hi my best friend.

As i am not technical IT person even I am a system engineer.... but i swear to holy i could not understand anything.....

Please just a small hint.... your articke is perfect as i do believe.. but many of us do not understand these things well. So please in future articles csn you just add a small conclussion such as for example... guys be aware this HF will be bad to your rewards... or this HF is increasing your bandwidth... etc... i do not know ... this small proffissional conclusion will help. Won't it?😶

It's good to see improvement on a platform I am using everyday.

I've read the improvement made to the HardFork from steemiblog sometimes ago when you made it known.

Steem On.

Great news then... :)

Indeed big things are happening

Awesome! Looking forward to the improvements. Is there a succinct list of changes somewhere?

My best wishes for success, that this launch will help grow and return that hope!

If it is already released means, will the curation will now be 15 mins in stead of 30 mins from today onward or it will be effective after 25th September. Please reply, I am a bit confused.

Thanks for sharing this @dragosroua

What will happen'during a fork like this? Thanks for explanation


So sir which will increase first steem or sbd after HF ... Reply me As soon as possible sir ..