Dash Core v0.14 on Mainnet
Dash Core Group is pleased to share that Dash Core v0.14.0 binaries are released and ready for deployment on mainnet by node operators.
This software release focuses on improving the user experience while increasing network security. Highlights of this release include:
👥👥 Long-Living Masternode Quorums (“LLMQs”), which will increase scalability through improved consensus and expand the universe of potential use cases of the network;
⛓🔒 LLMQ-Based ChainLocks, which leverage LLMQs to improve network security by mitigating 51% mining attacks; and
👩 ⏩ 👱♂️ LLMQ-Based InstantSend, using LLMQs to not only improve network scalability, but in combination with ChainLocks will allow for secure, real-time payments.
This release represents a major step towards making Dash the most user-friendly blockchain based payment system in the world. Long wait times make it hard for today’s crypto networks to truly compete with traditional payment methods like credit and debit cards. For a user trying to purchase groceries, for example, waiting more than a minute for a transaction to process simply isn’t acceptable. Beyond this, once a payment is received, users accustomed to traditional payment methods expect to be able to re-spend that received money immediately.
Other networks that have managed to reduce wait times have typically done so at the cost of network security by overly centralizing the authority over which transactions go through and which don’t, creating greater opportunity for manipulation and attack. Dash, on the other hand, will provide users with the real-time payments they expect at an extremely high level of security through the second layer masternode network. Someone who wanted to try to manipulate or attack the system would need to spend hundreds of millions in USD to do so.
Network Operators: Rollout Procedure and Upgrade Instructions
We ask partners, network operators, and other stakeholders to please begin upgrading as soon as possible.
Below please find a diagram explaining the currently planned rollout procedure for Dash Core v0.14. Please note that this may change as we proceed and learn more — if this occurs, communications will be distributed to alert the community.
The next 4032-block window will begin sometime this coming weekend, at block 1,076,544.
Please find instructions on how to upgrade here. The procedure is fairly straightforward this time. Masternode owners do not need to wait for their next payment before upgrading. As always if you have any questions or need assistance with the upgrade, please contact the support desk.