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May 30, 2019

Testnet 7 Release

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

This is the seventh testnet release of the Stegos blockchain. Changes since Testnet 6:

  • New StakeUTXO, Core Blockchain, StakeUTXOs with BLS signatures
  • Public payment UTXO, Core Blockchain, UTXO with uncloaked recipient pubkey and amount
  • Adding time locks to all UTXO types, Core Blockchain, allow UTXOs to be time-locked
  • Introducing micro and macro blocks, Core Blockchain, adding more security to microblocks
  • Slashing, Consensus, punishing the cheating slot owner for publishing two different blocks on the same height
  • Re-Staking, Consensus, changing validators’ PBC keys related to staked tokens at the predetermined intervals
  • Stabilize ValueShuffle facilitating in the event of epoch change, ValueShuffle, fine-tuning of the Facilitator code
  • Change PBC keys: network, Network, support for changing node’s pbc (validator) keys on the go
  • Check for stale connections, Network, check if some neighbor connections are stale and re-connect
  • Stress Testing: Deploy TxGenerator, Testing, transaction generator deployment support for devnets
  • Use AONT (All or Nothing) for all serialized representation of secrets, Security, additional security for in-memory representations of secrets
  • Implement WAU (Wipe After Use) for all secrets, Security, additional security for in-memory representations of secrets

Breaking changes:

TestNet-7 release is not compatible with TestNet-6. Please reset your local database if you upgrading from the previous release:

rm -rf database/

Check the project plan for additional information.

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Testnet node installation

Linux 64-bit:

curl -L -o stegos
chmod a+x stegos

macOS 64-bit:

curl -L -o stegos
chmod a+x stegos

Right after the start the node will print a lot of INFO messages with debugging information regarding bootstrapping your node. Press Enter to get stegos> prompt. To get help enter help command at the prompt.

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