Developers of Monero reported on the successful completion of hardfork.
The scheduled protocol upgrade went successfully!
— Monero || #xmr (@monerocurrency) 16 сентября 2017 г.
Initially it was assumed that the protocol upgrade would take place on September 21, but later this date was postponed to an earlier date. The reason for the date shift was the growth of the network hash. At the moment, this figure exceeds 250,000,000 h / s.
The new version of the software introduced mandatory use of the so-called "ring confidential transactions" (RingCT). Previous releases also included RingCT, but their use was not mandatory.
At the press time, the average price of Monero (XMR) is over $ 91. The market capitalization of the coin is estimated at $ 1.519 billion, and according to this indicator XMR takes 8th place in the overall rating of the cryptocurrency.