January 1, 2021 2:02 am

Dash announces new update, social payment wallet enters testnet

Dash Core Group has announced the release of new updates for the Dash platform as well as the DashPay smartphone wallet app.

Dash has moved development work on the v0.17 update of its platform to the testnet phase, according to an announcement released on Wednesday. Back in July 2020, Cointelegraph reported that the Dash Core Group was looking to release the platform testnet before the end of the year.

As part of the announcement, Dash revealed that the testnet environment is five times larger than Evonet, which is almost exclusively owned by the Dash Core Group. According to Dana Alibrandi, head of product at Dash:

“This is the biggest deployment of Dash Platform, and consequently, this release marks the most significant milestone in the realization of Dash’s long term vision for mainstream adoption.”

Detailing the protocol upgrades contained in the v0.17 update, Dash revealed that it has patched an infinite credit minting vulnerability. The v0.17 release also includes features to improve full light client support.

With v0.17 now in testnet, Dash said the release of v0.18 is the next item on the agenda. This new upgrade slated ………

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Author: Cointelegraph
Original link: https://cointelegraph.com/news/dash-announces-new-update-social-payment-wallet-enters-testnet

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