Dash Core v0.13 to launch to Mainnet on Monday
Dash recently announced on its blog that Dash Core v0.13.0 will launch to mainnet on Monday, that is, January 14. In the official blog post, Dash wrote, “We ask partners, network operators, and other stakeholders to please finalize plans to upgrade. In the meantime, please actively test the latest release candidate on testnet to ensure readiness.” The team also noted that the “high level information” on new features can also be found in “Dash Core v0.13.0 Product Brief”.
The team have assembled a guide with the details on Dash Core v0.13.0 Transaction Types, to act as a reference point for the implementation. It is to be noted that the new transactions are, however, not “backwards compatible” with existing cryptocurrency development libraries.
“Our initial research indicates that in most cases at least a minor patch will be required to allow for continued processing of block / transaction data after the activation of DIP 002: Special Transactions. Activation will occur after 80% of blocks have signalled readiness within an approximately ~1-week window,” the team explained in the post.
Dash Core Group aims for a seamless transition and in order to do so they ensured that they update as many development libraries as possible. Reportedly, even informational sessions are available for those interested in knowing more about the integration with Dash Core v 0.13.0.
Dash failed to combat the downfall of the current market. On Friday, the digital asset in terms of market cap began trading in red, the coin encountered heightened seller pressure. Over the day, the altcoin started to follow a sluggish momentum with a downward trajectory. At a time when the cryptocurrency market seemed to be fairly stable, Dash has tumbled around 10.6% in a span of seven days and added nearly 11% in the last one month.
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