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Jun 19, 2019

Mainnet Preview 2

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

This is a second Preview release of upcoming Stegos mainnet. We declare the feature freeze with this release - no new features are planned until the upcoming mainnet release. Of course, some minor improvements and bug fixes will be made until the final mainnet release.

New in Stegos v0.9:

  • Node has been split into two binaries: a full node daemon (stegosd) and a command-line client (stegos).
  • Persistent history of transactions has been added to wallet (see show history command).
  • Payment Certificates have been introduced in wallet - an (optional) way for a sender to prove to arbitrary third-parties that he made a particular payment.
  • Switched to Base58 for external representation of wallet public keys (addresses) to provide more user-friendly encoding of addresses.
  • Introduced the ability to set arbitrary fee amount for transactions, to increase chances of transaction to be included in the nearest block.
  • Introduced API tokens for authorizing WebSockets API usage, even for localhost.
  • Provided the ability for the user to change wallet password.
  • Strengthen the security of the node’s docker image.

See previous releases and the project plan for additional information.

Upgrading from Mainnet Preview 1 is not supported - please start from a clean directory without old databases and keys.


Starting from this 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 -o stegosd
chmod a+x stegosd

macOS 64-bit:

curl -L -o stegosd
chmod a+x 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 -o stegos
chmod a+x stegos

macOS 64-bit:

curl -L -o stegos
chmod a+x 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 ( Node address. Please see stegos --help to override these options.


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