After a few months of hard work we are happy to announce that work on the 1.3 wallet version is now ready for public consumption!
Key updates for this version:
--Supports upcoming security fork at block 4.8 million (Late October) - This includes a new difficulty adjust algorithm (Digishield) and enables Auxiliary Proof of Work (AuxPow/Merge Mining) support for mining pools.
--Now includes seeded DNS functionality - This will automatically find nodes based off of current network activity
--Several key security updates to help prevent DDoS and 51% attacks
--Extended key headers (brings compatibility to Electrum implementation)
--Block reward reduction starting at height 4.8 million
--New features for network and peer view in the Debug windows
As always PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE make a backup of your wallet.dat file (located in your data directory) BEFORE updating the wallet. We have had great success in updating our own instances but take no chances!
This version will use the same data directory as your previous installation unless you are using a custom data directory (in which case you should use the command line -datadir=<yourDataDirectoryPath> option).
This update also includes updated dependencies on many things such as the database so it will have to re-index the block data. I personally let it sync from 0 and it took about 14 hours. Reindexing should only take around 4-5 hours (this is HIGHLY dependent on your computer setup, things like SSD will improve that).
Things to keep in mind:
--Advanced Checkpointing will be implemented in a future version of the wallet, likely in the coming months
--The User Interface is not 100% where we want it yet and is subject to change.
Latest bootstrap and more wallet instructions can be found here: https://blog.nycoin.community/wallet-help/
https://github.com/NewYorkCoin-NYC/nyco ... s/tag/v1.3
21% of the network has upgraded over the last 12 hours.