BitShares Hard Fork Info Disclosed

BitShares team issued a proposal to launch the core release, referred to as the "hard fork" annually twice
21 March 2018   2234

BitShares is the smart contract platform with built-in support for recurring payments and subscription payments. BitShares core team has recently issued the budget worker proposal for 2018, revealing the information about its future development plans.

The development cycles include:

  • Feature Release (non-hard fork): three-week sprints
  • Core Release (Hard Fork): twice annually, first Thursday of June and December

That means that the most proximate hard fork of BitShares cryptocurrency will go live on June 7, 2018. The Feature Release will span approximately three weeks from planning through tested and delivered software, called a sprint. Eventually, the release will be tagged within the bitshares-core GitHub repo along with release notes, and the following day the next sprint cycle will be began by the team.

It looks like BitShares team is working hard to improve all services delivered to the community, and we are looking forward to receiving more info regarding the upcoming hard fork of the coin. At the moment of press, these are the main market parameters of BitShares:

Average price: $0,166191
Marketcap: $433 996 163
24h volume: $10 214 500

BitShares is upgrading its core

Protocol upgrade is to take place with BitShares Core Release 2.0.180612 on July 19
19 June 2018   357

As BitShares releases a protocol upgrade release with its BitShares Core 2.0.180612, all nodes should upgrade by July 19. The release features consensus changes like require owner authority to change asset issuer, maker orders with better prices take precedence, remove expired price feeds on maintenance interval, potential something-for-nothing fill bug and others.

On the API side, there are updates like:

  • extensions field of call_order_update_operation changed from array to an object;
  • improved pagination of list_assets node API;
  • added get_full_account command/API to cli_wallet

Other improvements concern memory leak issue in TCP socket destruction, Diffie-Hellman shared key computation fix, macOS witness node crash issue fix, an integer overflow issue fix and many others. Details of the release are available here. BitShares market parameters at the moment of publication are as follows:

Average price 0.162633 USD
Market cap 428,461,517 USD
Volume (24H) 6,566,420 USD