TestNet Status update

#1

It has been a few weeks since the last update. The last update has been running well - only a pair of hiccups caused by out-of-disk-space issues unrelated to the build.

We’re wrapping up a major update now, which will introduce a new key management process that separates your account keys from the main algod process, enabling offline transaction signing for enhanced security. We have also updated our REST API, and introduced a new one, to a properly-versioned idiomatic API with a minimal surface area on the primary algod API and a new API that merges the new key management functionality with the algod functionality. Speaking of key management, we’re also introducing ‘multi-sig’ support for more options around secured transactions.

There are a ton of other features and improvements waiting for you in the next update, but these core changes are what’s holding up the next update – we don’t want to release them until they are fully baked and documented.

The current plan is to push the update after next week. Stay tuned for more details as we get closer to this major update, and thank you for your patience.

-david

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#2

Update: Still on track to release an update this coming weekend. I’ll let you know when it happens. If you’re running a relay and/or holding a genesis wallet, please ensure your machine is online and your cron job is set to pick up the new build.

We’re still finalizing the new REST API, but it’s important to get the rest of the changes onto TestNet now. We’ll have documentation for the simplified / rationalized version of our current REST API for now, and will provide details on the new API when it’s ready.

Stay tuned!

-david

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