As a followup to our announcement on January 4th, Dash Core Group is pleased to share that Dash Core v0.13.0 will launch to mainnet on Monday 1/14.
We ask partners, network operators, and other stakeholders to please finalize plans to upgrade. In the meantime, please actively test the latest release candidate on testnet to ensure readiness. We also ask that network participants who have not already done so, to please fill out this 3 question survey to further inform our rollout plan.
High level information on new features can be found in the Dash Core v0.13.0 Product Brief. We’ve also assembled an integration guide with details on Dash Core v0.13.0 Transaction Types, intended to act as a reference point for implementation.
As a reminder, these new transactions are not “backwards compatible” with existing cryptocurrency development libraries. Our initial research indicates that in most cases at least a minor patch will be required to allow for continued processing of block / transaction data after the activation of DIP 002: Special Transactions. Activation will occur after 80% of blocks have signalled readiness within an approximately ~1-week window. In order to enable a seamless transition, Dash Core Group is focused on ensuring that as many of these development libraries are updated as possible. Informational sessions are available to partners interested in learning more about integration with Dash Core v0.13.0. Please contact the support desk if you need assistance with the upgrade.
Masternodes must update before the activation of spork 15 in order to continue receiving block rewards. The exact date of spork 15 activation will be announced at a later time, once enough masternodes have registered as deterministic masternodes (DIP3).
This significant upgrade will serve as the foundation for Dash Evolution, and we are very excited to take this next big step towards making Dash the most user-friendly blockchain based payments system in the world.