The core developers have tagged a new 2021.06.25.0 Hotspot firmware release which contains updates to support better transaction validation for Validators and improvements to State Channel scalability. This is a required release for Hotspot owners as it introduces new chain variables which will get activated at a later date.

  • Miner Updates

    This miner release includes Validator and JSON RPC support. Please feel free to read validator docs and browse through the PRs listed below for further details:

  • Blockchain Updates

    The core developers have added support for a new chain variable validator_key_check to guard blockchain_txn_stake_validator_v1 and blockchain_txn_transfer_validator_stake_v1 against using keys from the wrong network.

  • State Channel Improvements

    The core developers have updated state channels to be more scalable as the network grows by introducing a new sc_max_actors chain variable and allowing validation of more than 10 simultaneous state channels.

  • Miscellaneous blockchain-core Fixes

    A few blockchain-core bug fixes are also packed in this release specifically around ledger upgrades when ingesting snapshots and transaction manager fixes. Related PRs are listed below:

Plan

We have been beta testing 2021.06.25.0 since June 25th, 2021 11:30 AM PT. Current ETA for GA is 2:30 PM PT, June 25th, 2021.