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The second major protocol upgrade of the æternity protocol is scheduled to activate at block height 90800 (~June 5th, 2019). The Fortuna Release is already available in GitHub and live on the Testnet.
During the past few weeks, æternity developers focused on preparing the 3.x.x Release of the æternity node. All consensus and API-breaking features were merged into the master node and released as Fortuna Release Candidate 1 (RC1), versioned as 3.0.0-rc.1.
On May 20, a hard fork was triggered on the UAT Testnet upgrading all Testnet nodes to version RC1. Currently, all UAT nodes are running the latest version — 3.0.1, which includes a bug fix over the 3.0.0 Release. Developers are now able to test the compatibility of their software on the Testnet and make sure that their æpps and tools will function properly after the Fortuna upgrade.
The Fortuna Release (3.0.1) is now available in GitHub and anyone willing to support the Fortuna fork can update their æternity node:
Fortuna Tech Features
Introducing Generalized Accounts (GAs)
The main technological feature that will be introduced in the Fortuna fork will be generalized accounts. GAs address two main issues currently experienced in blockchain platforms:
- Lack of flexibility when controlling accounts.
- Requirement to own an account in order to invoke a smart contract and pay for its execution.
Generalized accounts will significantly enhance AE wallet flexibility, UX and developer experience. They enable better recovery options, multi-sig wallets, introduction of spending limits, and new security mechanisms such as vaults and covenants....
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