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The BitShares Core software has been updated to the 201810 Feature Release. The Core software is used by validation nodes which perform consensus of all transactions on the BitShares blockchain. This release includes new features, optimizations, and bug fixes but does not include any changes to the consensus protocol.

No action is required if you do not operate a validation node or the command line interface (CLI) wallet.

Numerous performance improvements have been made to the software that will benefit all operators of validation nodes including block producers, seed nodes, and API nodes, especially those using the Elasticsearch plugin.

Documentation for BitShares developers may be now be found at the new BitShares Developer Portal (https://dev.bitshares.works).

Who Should Upgrade?

No upgrade is required by any operator of a validation node. Yet many operators will benefit by upgrading.

All operators will benefit from performance improvements (915, 1327, 1359) and fixes (1024, 1203, 1286, 1325).

Operators of block producing nodes will benefit from performance improvements (1251), safety measures (1252), and fixes (1266, 1332, 1364).

Operators of API nodes including Elasticsearch APIs will benefit from improvements to data availability (1351, 1352) and performance (1049, 1271, 1356).

Users of the command line interface (CLI) wallet will also benefit from improvements (1195, 1248).

Upgrade Process


Precaution 1

Operators of API nodes that service client software that expect to receive updates about all data on the blockchain by default (such as BitShares Reference Wallet before 180401), as opposed to narrowly subscribed data, should ensure that their API nodes are configured with the enable-subscribe-to-all set to true due to Pull Request 1049.

How to Upgrade from Source Code

Obtain the Source Code

The source code may be obtained by checking out the 2.0.181105 tag
Download the source at:

Build the Binaries

The binaries may be built by using your pre-existing process, or by following the standard instructions that can be found in the wiki:

Deploy the Binaries

Your standard process for deploying the node software may be used. No additional requirements or precautions will be required to deploy the new release.

How to Upgrade with Docker

The latest Docker image may be found at BitShares Core Docker page and updated with

docker pull bitshares/bitshares-core

CLI Binaries for Linux, Windows and Mac

A binary of the command line interface (CLI) wallet for Linux is pre-built and available for download here BitShares-core-2.0.181105-Linux-cli-tools.tar.gz.

Linux SHA256 Checksum (shasum):

A binary of the command line interface (CLI) wallet for Windows is pre-built and available for download here BitShares-Core-2.0.181105-Windows-x64-cli-tools.zip.

Windows SHA256 Checksum:

For Mac please download BitShares-Core-2.0.181105-macOS-cli-tools.tar.gz.

Mac SHA256 Checksum (shasum): 19338e77d5dc87dcbb80280edd2bac833f502f1a0b1905875165d118ba174259


The changes for BitShares Core for the 201810 Feature Release are summarized below.

Core Functionality

Description Issue Pull Request
Change call_order_update_operation to return order_id 1269 1352

Node Functionality

Description Issue Pull Request
Segmentation fault when running several witness nodes on the same machine 377 1286
Performance opt pt 1 1079 1359
Log console output during replay to file 985 1355, FC-76
Change replay percentage to total block size processed 1289 1335
Improve block generation performance - 1251
Review and backport EOS patch about unsigned_int unpacking 993 1267
Check and port Steem PR 2692: missing FC typenames 1217 1248
witness_node uses two incompatible parsers for config.ini 149 1024,1325
db_block.cpp: removed unreachable code - 1312
Cleanup budget_record_object? 1139 1213
Change object_id to more than 32 bit 1088 1267
More 32 bit to 64 bit changes 1206 1347, 1374
Remove definition of unused symbol_type - 1235
Update application.cpp - 1345
application.cpp: minor optimization - 1327
Call order and bitAsset related code refactory - 1306
Re-add enable-subscribe-notify-all option after GUI issue fixed 752 1049
When signing a block that updates the signing witness's signing key, use correct signing key 125 1203
remove unused variable _consecutive_production_enabled - 1294
Check Steem issue 2658: Not producing block because node didn't wake up within 500ms of the slot time 1157 1266
remove verify_account_history_plugin_index() - 915
inconsistent error message for update_asset_issuer 944 1255
Possible to generate a block that is too large 1136 1252
remove duplicated line in network code node.cpp - 1231
Error while converting value to string 1392 1394,FC-83
Update Sahkan's seed nodes - 1404

Node Plugins

Description Issue Pull Request
Terminate block production loop when shutting down witness plugin 1314 1332, 1364
add dascoin adaptor - 1356,1396
[ES plugin] Wrong value of additional_data.fill_data.fill_order 1295 1351
refine es_objects plugin 1271

Command Line Interface (CLI)

Description Issue Pull Request
CLI wallet: avoid directly overwriting wallet file on exit 1109 1195
cli_wallet crashes when doing import_key on Mac 1244 1248
get to_id from to_account instead of get_account_id() - 1242
wallet compatibility issue 1307 1323

Build Process

Description Issue Pull Request
Integrating cURL into cmake - 1329, 1336
cli_test doesn't compile on Windows due to using 'sys/socket.h' 1292 1305
clean old style codes - 1250

Unit Tests

Description Issue Pull Request
Not able to perform testing [100,000 transactions per second] 1298 1337
Refactor cli_test 1192 1243
Test case failed on chain_test 1326 1346


Description Issue Pull Request
API documentation 780 1174
Launch BitShares Developer Portal 1031 How-19, Dev-41
add new doc portals to readme 953 1358,1363
add readme to plugins - 1319
LaTeX project for documentation like C++ ISO/IEC 1288 -
Probably wrong comment 1301 1349
Create plugin script - 1302
add new doc portals to readme 1363
Add disk space requirements to readme - 1376,1379
Update get_trade_history API docs and coding style - 1397

Release Contributors

Damir from Dascoin