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@osnwt osnwt released this Apr 25, 2020

What's new

This release includes the following minor changes:

  • BIP44 coin code changed to a registered one for Argoneum
  • added natural sort of masternode list by IP address
  • renamed distributed Linux binary releases

This release is a recommended update for HD wallet owners (see below) and is optional for others.

BIP44 coin type changes the HD wallet address chain. Now the same mnemonic phrase will generate another chain of addresses. Old HD wallets will continue working, but cannot be recreated again using the same seed phrase.

This only makes sense for those who explicitly enabled HD wallet in configuration (usehd=1) and saved a seed phrase. If you did not enable this, you don't have to worry or upgrade to this version.

Masternodes can be sorted in the list by their IP in a numerical order, not a lexical one. So address 123.2.3.4 will follow 5.2.3.4, not vice versa.

Finally, this version renames binary releases using proper architecture dependant names for linux.

HD wallet owners: update your wallets

If you use HD wallet, it is recommended to save old wallet.dat, then recreate a new one with version 1.4.1 using same or another seed phrase, then send all coins to new addresses and reinstall existing masternodes (since collaterals were moved). This was a necessary step to submit few changes to payment server repositories to support Argoneum.

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@osnwt osnwt released this Jan 26, 2020

This release based on Dash version 0.14.0.5. It provides LLMQ and DKG. It also supposed to fix MN payments issue after enabling DKG.

This release is not compatible with past releases older than 1.3.x.x and refuses to connect to them. All nodes and wallets must be updated to this release to stay on the correct chain and be ready for LLMQ-based Dash features like InstantSend by default and ChainLocks.

Long awaited arm builds are also provided.

CAUTION: make backup of whole data directory before upgrade to be safe. This release changes formats of some database files and it cannot be reverted back to 1.3.x.x. In case of blockchain files this will require a full download of blockchain. With wallet just be safe and keep a backup ready. This copy may be deleted after you confirm that the wallet or node works.

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@osnwt osnwt released this Jan 11, 2020

This mandatory update fixes bug with deterministic masternodes (DIP3) registration and processing.
It is only related to coming DIP3 masternodes. Legacy mode still works but will be disabled later.

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@osnwt osnwt released this Dec 30, 2019

Following the announced plans, we are happy to present new Argoneum release v1.3.3.0 based on Dash Core v0.13.3.0. This is another step towards the latest Dash development.

This release is highly recommended for pools and miners. To enable new features, the DIP0003 fork must be activated. To do so, at least 80% of blocks per 4032 blocks window must be mined using this version. That's why pool updates are so much important.

Masternode upgrades

If you use some masternode hosting platform, make sure that it supports DIP3, particularly, masternodeblsprivkey configuration option. Ask your service provider if it supports Dash-style DIP3 masternodes and how to configure them.

If you host your masternodes on own servers, you must generate BLS key pair using bls generate console command (using latest wallet version), save public key for later use, add new line to masternode configuration on VPS: masternodeblsprivkey=<your-private-key>, update masternode binaries to v1.3.3.0 and restart it. This is enough to start masternode in compatibility mode until DIP0003 and SPORK15 are activated. After DIP3 activation you should follow Dash manuals to fully upgrade your masternodes.

More info on masternode upgrades:

Please note that until DIP0003 is activated by miners, you will not be able to register DIP3 masternodes on the blockchain. But you still be able to run it in compatibility mode if masternodeblsprivkey=<your-private-key> option is added, even if nothing else is configured. This is the requirement to run masternodes using this version.

Masternode install script

Updated to install v1.3.3.0. The script will ask you both legacy masternode private key and new BLS private (secret) key. Both keys can be generated for you automatically. If you upgrade an existing masternode, you should copy/paste your masternode private key when asked to preserve the legacy masternode configuration. In this case only BLS key will be generated for you (if not entered). Final info screen will show you BLS public key (if autogenerated). Save it for later to enable DIP3 masternode configuration when activated on blockchain.

What is DIP3

Here is a concise good explanation of DIP3 masternode advantages: https://organicdesign.nz/Masternode

As of mid 2019 the masternodes use DIP-3 protocol which removes the possibility of an operator voting (by splitting up the keys per role). It also gives the operator the freedom to manage the server without requiring the owner to be involved (for things like IP address changes) without requiring the owner to issue a command to start the MN back up. There is now no need for any configuration on the owner's side at all apart from the signing of a message created by the operator. Also, it makes reward payment more flexible by including a mechanism at the protocol level for MN operators to be paid directly from the reward at a rate pre-negotiated with the owner (so the operator receives their fees automatically in a trustless way instead of having to invoice the owner). DIP-3 means also that you don't need the dash-core wallet, you can use anything that can sign, there's also a stand-alone script for signing anyway, so you can now use any wallet like exodus etc for your collateral. Even a full paper wallet can be used now because you only need to use the key if you change your MN operator and the payouts can now be sent automatically at protocol level to your daily spending wallet. And finally the other relevant change is that the randomness has been removed from the top 10% of the payment queue, which means that all nodes will be paid on an exact schedule.

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@osnwt osnwt released this Nov 24, 2019

We are going to follow the Dash development and update to the latest codebase
from Dash. Unfortunately, due to the nature of blockchain and features implemented
by Dash team it is not possible to jump directly to the latest version. So a
series of updates is planned as follows:

  • v1.2.3.4 (based on Dash 0.12.3.4, latest in 0.12 series)
  • v1.3.3.0 (based on Dash 0.13.3.0, latest in 0.13 series)
  • v1.4.0.2 (based on Dash 0.14.0.2 or latest)

This is an intermediate beta release of Argoneum software along this way.
This release may (and definitely has) some inaccurate translations, web links
and other minor issues. It also may have invalid copyright strings due to
automated renames. All this will be fixed in the final release.

The original copyrights are held by Bitcoin developers and Dash developers.

What's new in this version

  1. New reward table starting from block 555840:
year block number block reward PoW reward MN reward Superblock (governance) reserved
2019 555840 15 6 7.5 1.5
2020 1051201 5 2 2.5 0.5
2025 3679201 4 1.6 2 0.4
2030 6307201 3 1.05 1.65 0.3
2040 11563201 2 0.8 1 0.2
2060 22075201 1 0.44 0.46 0.1
2080 32587201 0.5 0.175 0.275 0.05
2090 37843201 0.2 0.08 0.1 0.02
  1. Enabled governance. Superblock rewards reserved to 10% of total blocks reward per period.

  2. Disabled developer fee starting from block 555840. Pools should remove the dev fee starting
    from that block. If they don't do that, they still will fund the Argoneum, but it will not be
    required.

MD5 checksums:

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@osnwt osnwt released this Oct 31, 2019

This is a mandatory release for miners and optional for plain nodes/wallets. It starts BIP9-based softfork to activate some features required for next release. In a window of 2016 blocks at least 1612 (80%) must be mined by this version to enable new features.

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Oct 30, 2019
Release v1.1.2.0 is intended mostly for miners (pools) to start some …
…BIP9 softforks

@osnwt osnwt released this Oct 11, 2019

Release v1.1.1.0: the first in series of updates to prepare for new Dash features

We are planning to follow the Dash way and port all new Dash features including LLMQ and ChainLocks. This update is the first in series of planned updates. It fixes some internals to prepare the network for the following updates.

This release is compatible on the network level with the previous version (see masternode notice below). But old version will become incompatible with the next update. So please take your time and update your wallet and masternodes now.

After masternode update you have to restart it using the same wallet version as the masternode. That is, if you had masternode version 1.1.0.0 running and now have it updated to 1.1.1.0, you must also update the wallet and start your masternode again to make it enabled.

The masternode update script has been updated and will use the latest release. You may install it over the previous one (if you used the same script to install it for the first time). Just use the same private key when asked. You do not have to reinstall Sentinel, it should be compatible with the previous one.

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@osnwt osnwt released this Nov 11, 2018

Mandatory update to v1.1.0.0

On 11.11. at 11:11:11 UTC time the Argoneum blockchain was successfully forked to a new hashing algorithm phi2 to protect the network from ASIC mining and support better decentralisation.

This is a MANDATORY UPDATE for all wallets, nodes and masternodes to stay on the Argoneum chain.

All your coins in wallets are safe. You have to update wallets to the latest version v1.1.0.0 (making a wallet.dat backup is always a good idea). If you have sync issues, you may want to remove peers.dat and retry. After most nodes be updated, it will not be an issue anymore.

Masternode install/upgrade

Masternode install script has been updated for this release.

After you rented a VPS with Ubuntu (versions 16.04, 17.10 or 18.04 are supported), you should have an IP address and root password. Connect to the server (use putty, kitty or other ssh client on Windows) as root@IP with the password given. Then copy/paste the following commands:

wget -N https://github.com/argoneum/argoneum/raw/master/contrib/masternodes/argoneum_masternode_install.sh
sudo bash argoneum_masternode_install.sh

If you reinstall your masternode over an old installation, make sure you give the same masternode private key (take it from your wallet). Sentinel does not need to be reinstalled, just choose No if you have it already working.

MD5 checksums

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@osnwt osnwt released this Oct 31, 2018

Argoneum Core version 1.0.0.0 is now available from:
https://github.com/argoneum/argoneum/releases

It includes binary wallets and command line utilities for 6 platforms:

  • Windows 32/64 bits (both setup and zip versions)
  • Linux 32/64 bits
  • Mac OS X
  • Raspberry PI

Official site: https://argoneum.net
Blockchain explorer: http://explorer.argoneum.net
Source repository: https://github.com/argoneum/argoneum
Official mining pool: https://pool.argoneum.net

This release also provides a script to install Linux VPS masternode. If you need a Linux VPS, we recommend Vultr VPS provider. It allows you to rent a VPS for masternode for as low as $3.5/month ($2.5 version is IPv6 only and it won't work as an Argoneum masternode). You may choose a nearest to you server location. Also you may try it without payment having credit until the 1st of next month.

This is the install, not update script. It assumes that you have no installed/running Argoneum daemon/wallet on this VPS. If the script finds the daemon running, it will refuse to install anything. You can stop existing daemon to overwrite installation. But if that old installation was not done with this script, your results may vary. So for best results please don't run this script on a system with already preinstalled Argoneum.

After you added a VPS with Ubuntu (versions 16.04, 17.10 or 18.04 are supported), you should have an IP address and root password. Connect to the server (use putty, kitty or other ssh client on Windows) as root@IP with the password given. Then copy/paste the following commands:

wget -N https://github.com/argoneum/argoneum/raw/master/contrib/masternodes/argoneum_masternode_install.sh
sudo bash argoneum_masternode_install.sh

It will update your system, install necessary libraries, install Argoneum Core software and/or Sentinel, configure it as a cold masternode daemon, generate masternode private key for you and provide instructions to configure your cold masternode controlling wallet. It also installs and configures ufw firewall and daemon log rotation:
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The script was tested on Ubuntu 16.04, 17.10 and 18.04 only and will refuse to run on other Ubuntu versions.

Here is an example of what you get in the end of setup process:
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Follow the instructions given and finish the masternode setup using your local wallet.

MD5 checksums of this release:

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