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This is a maintenance release that fixes regressions in the 1.7.0 release.
This release enables the Byzantium hard fork transition at block number 4370000 (~17th October) on the mainnet and block number 1035301 (~9th October) on the Rinkeby test network. Please update well before these dates to ensure a smooth transition.
- Log queries handle the null topic correctly. (#15195)
- Ledger Nano S and Trezor hardware wallets should once again be detected on macOS. (#15232)
- p2p: messages are compressed using Snappy. See EIP706 for more information. (#15106)
- ethclient: The new
TransactionSendermethod can be used to derive the sender address
of a transaction at the time of inclusion. (#15127).
For a full rundown of changes, please see the v1.7.1 milestone.
As always, binaries and mobile libraries are available on our download page.