Team Update #43: Peercoin v0.9 (Codename Strider) Released - Hard Fork is June 8th, 2020 - Upgrade Today!

Peercoin v0.9 Released!

We are pleased to announce that after many hard months of work, Peercoin v0.9 (Codename Strider) is complete and a hard fork is planned for Monday, June 8th, 2020 at 12:00:00 UTC. You must upgrade your wallet client before then!

Changelog:

Peercoin release v0.9.0

  • RFC-0019: PoW Block Spacing
  • RFC-0018: PoS Rewards Adjustment
  • RFC-0017: Limit Effective Coinage to One Year
  • RFC-0015: Reduce Time Drift
  • allow staking=0 command to disable minting
  • ability to filter out mint transactions in the QT wallet

Contributors:

@backpacker69
@Nagalim
@Sunny_King
@sandakersmann
@Buckkets
@peerchemist

Summary

Upgrade Instructions

Before installation, make sure to backup your wallet from the main menu.

The v0.9 client can be downloaded from the wallets page of peercoin.net. For users upgrading from v0.8, upgrade instructions can also be found on that page.

Additionally, it is recommended that a resync of the blockchain is performed after installation. If you are installing a fresh copy then you don’t need to worry about this step. If you are upgrading from v0.8, then you can resync the client by going into your Peercoin installation directory and deleting two folders called blocks and chainstate (nothing else), and then restarting your client to let it resync.

For the minority of users that may have skipped v0.8 and are upgrading from v0.7 or earlier, please check these additional instructions from the previous v0.8 release thread as you will need to go through the additional process of rebuilding your block database. If you need help with installation, leave a comment below.

New v0.9 splash screen:

v0.9

Conclusion

To stay informed as we get closer to the hard fork date, you can follow the latest Peercoin news on our forums, our Twitter, or Reddit. If you want to come chat or need help, come say hi to our team and community on Telegram/Discord.

Other places to follow us:
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Don’t forget you can see the latest updates using the Blockfolio and Delta Apps!

Download Link: https://github.com/peercoin/peercoin/releases/tag/v0.9.0ppc

Final reminder: The upgrade deadline is planned for June 8th, 2020 at 12:00:00 UTC

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For anyone who may be having problems, we have added in this piece to the instructions…

it needs to be said that all testnet nodes must resync from scratch

great work!