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PIVX Core version 3.3.0 is now available from:

This is a new major version release, including various bug fixes and performance improvements, as well as updated translations.

Please report bugs using the issue tracker at github:

Mandatory Update

PIVX Core v3.3.0 is a mandatory update for all users. This release contains new consensus rules and improvements that are not backwards compatible with older versions. Users will have a grace period of approximately one week to update their clients before enforcement of this update goes into effect.

Masternodes will need to be restarted once both the masternode daemon and the controller wallet have been upgraded.

How to Upgrade

If you are running an older version, shut it down. Wait until it has completely shut down (which might take a few minutes for older versions), then run the installer (on Windows) or just copy over /Applications/PIVX-Qt (on Mac) or pivxd/pivx-qt (on Linux).


PIVX Core is extensively tested on multiple operating systems using the Linux kernel, macOS 10.10+, and Windows 7 and later.

Microsoft ended support for Windows XP on April 8th, 2014, No attempt is made to prevent installing or running the software on Windows XP, you can still do so at your own risk but be aware that there are known instabilities and issues. Please do not report issues about Windows XP to the issue tracker.

Apple released it's last Mountain Lion update August 13, 2015, and officially ended support on December 14, 2015. PIVX Core software starting with v3.2.0 will no longer run on MacOS versions prior to Yosemite (10.10). Please do not report issues about MacOS versions prior to Yosemite to the issue tracker.

PIVX Core should also work on most other Unix-like systems but is not frequently tested on them.

Notable Changes

zPIV Public Spends

Recent exploits of the Zerocoin protocol (Wrapped serials and broken P1 proof) required us to enable the zerocoin spork and deactivate zPIV functionality in order to secure the supply until the pertinent review process was completed.

Moving forward from this undesired situation, we are enabling a secure and chain storage friendly solution for the zerocoin public spend (aka zPIV to PIV conversion).

The explanation of how this works can be found in #891

After block 1,880,000 has past, SPORK_16 will be deactivated to allow zPIV spends to occur using this new public spend method for version 2 zPIV (version 1 zPIV won't be spendable, see note below). zPIV public spends, as the name suggests, are NOT private, they reveal the input mint that is being spent. The minting of NEW zPIV, as well as zPIV staking will remain disabled for the time being.

It is advised that users spend/convert their existing zPIV to PIV, which can be done via the GUI or RPC as it was prior to the disabling of zPIV. Note that with the public spend method, the restriction on the number of denominations per transaction (previously 7) has been lifted, and now allows for several hundred denominations per transaction.

Note on version 1 zPIV: Version 1 zPIV was only available to me minted between versions v3.0.0 (Oct 6, 2017) and v3.1.0 (May 8, 2018). The announcement that version 1 zPIV was deprecated went out on May 1, 2018 with a recommendation for users to spend/convert their version 1 zPIV.

Version 1 zPIV will be made spendable at a later date due to the extra work required in order to make these version 1 mints spendable.

GUI Changes

Options Dialog Cleanup

The options/settings UI dialog has been cleaned up to no longer show settings that are wallet related when running in "disable wallet" (-disablewallet) mode.

Privacy Tab

Notice text has been added to the privacy tab indicating that zPIV minting is disabled, as well as the removal of UI elements that supported such functionality. Notice text has also been added indicating that zPIV spends are currently NOT private.

RPC Changes

Removal of Deprecated Commands

The masternode and mnbudget RPC commands, which were marked as deprecated in PIVX Core v2.3.1 (September 19, 2017), have now been completely removed from PIVX Core.

Several new commands were added in v2.3.1 to replace the two aforementioned commands, reference the v2.3.1 Release Notes for further details.

New getblockindexstats Command

A new RPC command (getblockindexstats) has been introduced which serves the purpose of obtaining statistical information on a range of blocks. The information returned is as follows:

  • transaction count (not including coinbase/coinstake txes)
  • transaction count (including coinbase/coinstake txes)
  • zPIV per-denom mint count
  • zPIV per-denom spend count
  • total transaction bytes
  • total fees in block range
  • average fee per kB

Command Reference:

getblockindexstats height range ( fFeeOnly )
nReturns aggregated BlockIndex data for blocks
height, height+1, height+2, ..., height+range-1]

1. height             (numeric, required) block height where the search starts.
2. range              (numeric, required) number of blocks to include.
3. fFeeOnly           (boolean, optional, default=False) return only fee info.


  first_block: x,              (integer) First counted block
  last_block: x,               (integer) Last counted block
  txcount: xxxxx,              (numeric) tx count (excluding coinbase/coinstake)
  txcount_all: xxxxx,          (numeric) tx count (including coinbase/coinstake)
  mintcount: {              [if fFeeOnly=False]
        denom_1: xxxx,         (numeric) number of mints of denom_1 occurred over the block range
        denom_5: xxxx,         (numeric) number of mints of denom_5 occurred over the block range
         ...                    ... number of mints of other denominations: ..., 10, 50, 100, 500, 1000, 5000
  spendcount: {             [if fFeeOnly=False]
        denom_1: xxxx,         (numeric) number of spends of denom_1 occurred over the block range
        denom_5: xxxx,         (numeric) number of spends of denom_5 occurred over the block range
         ...                    ... number of spends of other denominations: ..., 10, 50, 100, 500, 1000, 5000
  pubspendcount: {          [if fFeeOnly=False]
        denom_1: xxxx,         (numeric) number of PUBLIC spends of denom_1 occurred over the block range
        denom_5: xxxx,         (numeric) number of PUBLIC spends of denom_5 occurred over the block range
         ...                   ... number of PUBLIC spends of other denominations: ..., 10, 50, 100, 500, 1000, 5000
  txbytes: xxxxx,              (numeric) Sum of the size of all txes (zPIV excluded) over block range
  ttlfee: xxxxx,               (numeric) Sum of the fee amount of all txes (zPIV mints excluded) over block range
  ttlfee_all: xxxxx,           (numeric) Sum of the fee amount of all txes (zPIV mints included) over block range
  feeperkb: xxxxx,             (numeric) Average fee per kb (excluding zc txes)

Build System Changes

New Architectures for Depends

The depends system has new added support for the s390x and ppc64el architectures. This is done in order to support the future integration with Snapcraft, as well as to support any developers who may use systems based on such architectures.

Basic CMake Support

While the existing Autotools based build system is our standard build system, and will continue to be so, we have added basic support for compiling with CMake on macOS and linux systems.

This is intended to be used in conjunction with IDEs like CLion (which relies heavily on CMake) in order to streamline the development process. Developers can now use, for example, CLion's internal debugger and profiling tools.

Note that it is still required to have relevant dependencies installed on the system for this to function properly.

3.3.0 Change log

Detailed release notes follow. This overview includes changes that affect behavior, not code moves, refactors and string updates. For convenience in locating the code changes and accompanying discussion, both the pull request and git merge commit are mentioned.


  • #875 a99c2dd3bb [Zerocoin] GMP BigNum: Fix limits for random number generators (random-zebra)
  • #888 0c071c3fd0 [Zerocoin] remove CTransaction::IsZerocoinSpend/IsZerocoinMint (random-zebra)
  • #891 855408c2c3 [ZPIV] Zerocoin public coin spend. (furszy)
  • #897 65bd788945 [zPIV] Disable zerocoin minting (random-zebra)
  • #899 4b22a09024 [zPIV] Disable zPIV staking (random-zebra)
  • #909 458b08c8f2 [Consensus] Mainnet public spend enforcement height set. (furszy)
  • #924 988b33dab8 [Backport] Max tip age to consider a node in IBD status customizable. (furszy)
  • #925 a9827a0e63 [Consensus] Time checks (warrows)

Build System

  • #810 a373fee908 [Depends] Fix archs (fixes s390x and ppc64el builds on snap) (cevap)
  • #906 8a47747b59 [Build] Add CMake Support (Fuzzbawls)
  • #910 07c8fb8f88 [Build] Clean all coverage files during make clean (Fuzzbawls)
  • #913 473976c619 [Depends] Update from upstream (Fuzzbawls)
  • #914 5a43ea790a [Gitian] Bump gitian build versions (Fuzzbawls)
  • #917 b38ef04838 [Build] TravisCI Update (Fuzzbawls)
  • #922 0f98fd4d3f [Build] Fix app name casing in mac deploy related files (Fuzzbawls)

P2P Protocol and Network Code

  • #908 95b584effd [NET] Non-running dns servers removed from chainParams. (furszy)
  • #929 7e8855d910 [Net] Update hard-coded seeds (Fuzzbawls)
  • #930 5061b486c2 [Net] Add a couple new testnet checkpoints (Fuzzbawls)


  • #874 23f17ce021 [Qt] Add new budget colors (warrows)
  • #895 0417d52ef9 [QT] Options UI cleanup (Alko89)
  • #896 b2fcefee93 [UI] Simplify Qt margins. (warrows)
  • #898 3d496cc746 [Qt] Fixup duplicate label names (Fuzzbawls)
  • #900 5f7559bc7b [UI] Fix improperly parented walletView and segmentation fault on QT 5.10 (Julian Meyer)
  • #928 2482572f89 [Qt] Update Translations (Fuzzbawls)


  • #877 54c8832d80 [RPC] Remove deprecated masternode/budget RPC commands (Fuzzbawls)
  • #901 be3aab4a00 [RPC] Fix typos and oversights in listunspent (CaveSpectre11)
  • #911 484c070b22 [RPC] add 'getblockindexstats' function (random-zebra)


  • #813 80bf51e7c9 [Refactoring] [Move Only] Move wallet files into their own folder (warrows)
  • #916 a4f02ed946 [Staking] Don't assert if we were beaten to the block (CaveSpectre11)

Unit Tests

  • #806 fc6b5a191d [Test] Create new per-test fixtures (Wladimir J. van der Laan)
  • #902 8adeeb9727 [Tests] Add tests for CAddrMan (warrows)


  • #744 7e52f58b82 [Refactor] Refactor bignum header file into several files (warrows)
  • #808 8b54f7150b [Scripts] Add optimize pngs python script (cevap)
  • #824 3323f26848 [Refactor] Remove stale obfuscation code (Fuzzbawls)
  • #830 81038da4f8 [Refactor] Remove BOOST_FOREACH (Fuzzbawls)
  • #844 0a0dcf0d4e [Refactor] Replace deprecated auto_ptr with unique_ptr (cevap)
  • #856 da26ddeeb9 [Refactor] Move per-chain budget cycle blocks to chainparams (Fuzzbawls)
  • #879 5f0d72659c [Refactor] Rename ui_interface.h file (Fuzzbawls)
  • #890 fddac44eab [Refactor] Remove unused setStakeSeen variable (warrows)
  • #903 68c81c407a [Log] Handle errors during log message formatting (warrows)
  • #904 6f597629d8 [zPIV] Free memory from ToString() (warrows)
  • #912 5f167c2c7e [Cleanup] compiler warnings in coinSpend object. (furszy)
  • #919 c0233e4af6 [zPIV] Debug missing jump line. (Matias Furszyfer)
  • #920 a56cc2948d [Docs] Overhaul documentation files (Fuzzbawls)
  • #921 893183339e [Scripts] Overhaul supplemental python/shell scripts (Fuzzbawls)
  • #926 49a69b8931 [Doc] 3.3.0 Notable Changes (Fuzzbawls)
  • #927 048d1295dc [Trivial] Update header copyright years (Fuzzbawls)


Thanks to everyone who directly contributed to this release:

  • Alko89
  • CaveSpectre11
  • Fuzzbawls
  • Julian Meyer
  • Matias Furszyfer
  • cevap
  • Wladimir J. van der Laan
  • random-zebra
  • warrows

As well as everyone that helped translating on Transifex, the QA team during Testing and the Node hosts supporting our Testnet.

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