Ethereum client Parity has released 1.11 Beta version, which now allows users to create encrypted contracts and transactions on-chain and warp-sync to specific blocks.
The implementation of Private Transactions lets users store, modify, and view code. Only those users who have permissions viewable by anyone can have access to all contracts and transactions with private transactions on public chains. Moreover, they can work with others in the open behind strong encryption.
Also, Parity has improved Warp Sync to let users get their node up to speed by downloading snapshots of the current state. The users can jump to a minimum block number to make sure they are getting the latest possible snapshot, and built-in safeguards to prevent them from falling back to normal sync methods.
The Parity Ethereum transaction queue implementation was optimized in order to increase performance significantly, and now transaction verification is done in parallel.
Previously, we have reported that Parity Technologies issued a statement, according to which they did not plan to implement EIP 999 code change that could lead to a split of the Ethereum blockchain.