DigiByte Core v7.17.2
The DigiByte Team is pleased to release 7.17.2, ready for an immediate upgrade.
We have our non-contentious upgrade to Odocrypt scheduled for Block 9,100,000 at which time all nodes need to be running DigiByte Core 7.17.2 to ensure they are not left behind. This is expected to be reached approx July 19th, 2019.
This will be replacing the Myr-Groestl algorithm, though, it can still be mined using 7.17.2 until that block height is reached.
You can find out more about this on Jared Tate's blog: https://blockchain2035.com/blogs/digiassetsprotocol/digibyte-v7-17-2-odocrypt-algo-fork
- Odocrypt algorithm replaces Myr-Groestl at block 9,100,000
- Dandelion++ privacy improvements implemented and enabled by default
NOTE: Any exchange or service that relies on rpc commands for tx information MAY need to set "disabledandelion=1" in their digibyte.conf if you experience any issues with tx's not appearing in mempool. This is due to how dandelion works with the addition of the new stempool alongside dandelion.
However, we strongly recommend leaving it enabled to begin with for the additional privacy aspect and only disable it in the unlikely event you run into any issues.
There are no changes to RPC calls etc and upgrades over 6.17.x should be completely seamless.
Who should upgrade?
Everyone who runs a full node, with immediate effect.
If you have a hardware wallet, such as Trezor or Ledger then this upgrade will be performed by the Vendor on their servers, so there should be nothing you need to do
If you use a MultiWallet or SPV wallet such as DigiByte Android / iOS, Coinomi, Jaxx, etc then you don't need to do anything further either.