The new release introduces several breaking changes which make previous platform data invalid. Instead of adding a significant amount of extra work to handle these changes we had to wipe Layer 2 platform state data as part of this release. Layer 1 Core chain and payment transactions remain untouched.
In addition, updates to the DashPay wallets for Android and iOS are being verified on this new version of Dash Platform. Alpha Program users will receive an update after stability of the network has been confirmed.
DCG development teams will continue to work diligently to increase stability and to deliver innovative features for Dash Platform. Whilst the features associated with an MVP version of the DashPay wallets continues to be one of our main priorities, future versions of Dash Platform should bring greater stability and new features for community developers as well.
We have already begun work on the next release which is expected to include a new hierarchical storage system for providing cryptographic proofs of data consistency, the possibility for each Identity to store multiple keys which are used for different purposes (see DIP11), and the ability to update existing data contract schemas to support several features. Additionally, the release will include usability improvements for the SDK and the removal of some technical debt that currently complicates maintenance. We would like to thank our Community of developers once again for their continued patience as we work to release better and more stable versions of our software going forward.
Furthermore – big thanks to the Community for taking active and serious involvement in Platform development and testing – thanks to you we were able to deploy a significantly more stable testnet than with previous versions.
As with this release we are expecting a data wipe to occur during our next release of v0.22 as well. Observers can expect the next platform release to occur roughly 6 weeks from now in the middle of December.
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What is Dash?
Dash is Digital Cash. Instant transactions and micro-fees. Any amount, anytime, anywhere. Learn more about Dash at: https://www.dash.org
What is Dash Platform?
Dash Platform is a technology stack for building decentralized applications on the Dash network. The two main architectural components, Drive and DAPI, turn the Dash P2P network into a cloud that developers can integrate with their applications.