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Open Source Announcement and Future Plans

Sep 29, 2014

Hello Everyone! Today, September 29, 2014 Darksend was completely open sourced. This means that we’re no longer going to be using the “release candidate” labels and we’re considering Darksend to be stable enough to leave beta. Also, the development community can come together to improve and refine Darksend, build backends...

Press release: Dash Solves Bitcoin Privacy Challenges; Releases Open Source Code

Sep 29, 2014

Dash is designed to ensure financial privacy by making it virtually impossible to trace a transaction back to its source. This is accomplished with a key piece of technology called Darksend, which works by mixing up the digital fingerprints of the user's coins. Darksend’s technology is based on the Masternode...

RC5 Launch (MANDATORY UPDATE)

Sep 22, 2014

****** PLEASE UPDATE TO RC5, THIS UPDATE INCLUDES A SPORK (A HARD FORK THAT CAN BE ACTIVATED AT WILL). WHEN 90% OF THE NETWORK HAS UPDATED, IT WILL BE ACTIVATED OR IN 3 WEEKS. ***** RC5 is officially available for download! This is a large update to the stability of...

Dash Passes Security Review, Prepares to Open Source

Sep 20, 2014

Security researcher Kristov Atlas has concluded his code review and security audit of Dash. He was solicited by the developers of Dash, based on 4+ years of professionally reviewing C/C++ software, to review the code and suggest any changes which could improve the software. Kristov Atlas concluded that Dash's claims...

Paper: Transaction Locking and Masternode Consensus

Sep 19, 2014

This paper introduces a new concept called transaction locking and masternode consensus. This technology will allow for crypto-currencies such as Dash to compete with nearly instantaneous transaction systems such as credit cards for point-of-sale situations while not relying on a centralized authority. If successful, such an idea could revolutionize cryptocurrency,...

Please Update to v9.12.32 (Stable) or 10.12.32 (RC)

Aug 22, 2014

Due to the upgrade to a larger keypool in RC4, some users have reported slow client / lockups and in rare cases data corruption. This only effects encrypted wallets and we have not seen this issue on freshly made wallets with the new keypool size at all. If you're running...

Development Update - August 19, 2014

Aug 19, 2014

Bug squashing and the stability of Darksend During the last week we’ve been squashing bugs in the RC4 client and getting everything as stable as possible. As of the last update, it’s working for nearly everyone and humming along. The next 3-6 weeks will be spent creating the RC5 client...