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Pre-release
Pre-release

@rtsisyk rtsisyk released this Jul 2, 2019 · 307 commits to dev since this release

Stegos creates cutting-edge technology that keeps your secrets safe from prying eyes so you feel empowered and secure.

This is a third Preview release of upcoming Stegos mainnet. In order to boost node synchronization and bootstrap performance we have switched to the new pairing curve, BLS12-381, reducing BLS signature verification by the factor of 40. Another major achievement was switching single curve crypto from Curve1174 to Curve25519 in order to increase Bulletproofs performance and provide a compatibility to iOS13 CryptoKit.

New in Stegos v0.10:

  • Switched to new pairing-based crypto implementation based on BLS12-381 curve, [Crypto], 40x improvement in BLS signature verification time.
  • Switched to Dalek Curve25519 implementation for single curve crypto, [Crypto], 10x improvement in Bulletproof verification time, future compatibility with iOS CryptoKit.
  • Implemented of Payment Certificates in CLI Wallet, [Wallet], payment certificates are needed if you have to proof that you send a particular amount of tokens to somebody.
  • Switched to using Base58 for wallet keys on the disk, [Wallet], more user-friendly external representation of keys saved on disk.

See previous releases and the project plan for additional information.

Upgrading from Mainnet Preview 2 is not supported - please start from a clean directory without old databases and keys.

Installation

Starting from Mainnet Preview 2 release, two components of Stegos Platform are provided:

  • stegosd - Stegos Full Node Daemon.
  • stegos - Stegos Command-Line Client.

Running Node

Download and run Stegos Node.

Linux 64-bit:

curl -L https://github.com/stegos/stegos/releases/download/v0.10/stegosd-linux-x64 -o stegosd
chmod a+x stegosd
./stegosd

macOS 64-bit:

curl -L https://github.com/stegos/stegos/releases/download/v0.10/stegosd-macos-x64 -o stegosd
chmod a+x stegosd
./stegosd

On the first start, the node will create a new wallet. Please create a strong password and save it in a safe place. This password is used locally to encrypt your data on the disk. There is no password recovery mechanism.

The following files and directories will be created:

  • wallet.pkey - Wallet Public Key (Address) in Base58 format
  • wallet.skey - Wallet Secret Key.
  • network.pkey - Network Public Key in HEX format
  • network.skey - Network Secret Key.
  • data/chain/ - Blockchain Database.
  • data/wallet/ - Wallet Database.
  • api_token.txt - API Token need to connect to Node API.

After creation of a new wallet, the node will start synchronizing with the network and print a lot of INFO messages with debugging information regarding synchronization status.

Connecting to Node

Download and run a command-line client.

Linux 64-bit:

curl -L https://github.com/stegos/stegos/releases/download/v0.10/stegos-linux-x64 -o stegos
chmod a+x stegos
./stegos

macOS 64-bit:

curl -L https://github.com/stegos/stegos/releases/download/v0.10/stegos-macos-x64 -o stegos
chmod a+x stegos
./stegos

The command-line client will try to connect to local node and print stegos> prompt. To get help enter help command at the prompt. By default, the client reads API token from api_token.txt file in the current directory and tries to connect to default (127.0.0.1:3145) Node address. Please see stegos --help to override these options.

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