BetaNet Update: Version 2.1.6

BetaNet was upgraded to version 2.1.6 today at 8:30pm EDT.

If you have your node set to automatic updates, you don’t need to do anything. It will automatically update to the newer version whenever that becomes available.

If this is not the case, you can update the binary, but aren’t required to do so.

Summary of Contained Changes in Upgrade:


A bug in the algorand debian package would result in the genesis.json for TestNet being applied instead of MainNet.


  1. Other
    • Bug Fixes
      • Use DEFAULT_RELEASE_NETWORK genesis file in debian package
      • Attempt to fix bad genesis file on 2.1.5 debian install

Protocol Upgrade

This release does not contain a consensus protocol upgrade.

Additional Resources

To update your current version of BetaNet to 2.1.6, run the following goal command:

./ -c beta -i -d <betanet-data-directory> -n

If you haven’t already done so, we also advise setting up a CRON job to automatically update your algorand networks. If you haven’t done this for BetaNet, you can follow the instructions here: