Hi everyone, I'm happy to announce Argentum 4.14.2
If you build yourself, you will need to re-clone the git repo. Please see build instructions under /doc folder.
You should notice a dramatic decrease in client load time. In my testing the client load time has decreased from 12-15 minutes to around 45 seconds. Your times will vary.
There will be a hard fork at block 2,977,000 to implement BIP146 transaction malleability fix. This should activate around March 13th.
These are just a few of the hundreds of enhancements with this new release. Check the release notes for additional information.
-BIP112 (CheckSequenceVerify) soft fork
-BIP146 as a hard fork
-Signature validation using libsecp256k1 (faster syncing)
-Direct headers announcement (BIP 130)
-Automatically use Tor hidden services
-Notifications through ZMQ
-BIP9 softfork deployment
-Linux ARM builds
-Compact Block support (BIP 152)
-Hierarchical Deterministic Key Generation (HD wallets)
-You have to create a new wallet, this is a pretty decent guide https://bitcoin.stackexchange.com/questions/61024/how-do-i-migrate-my-bitcoin-core-wallet-to-an-hd-wallet
I plan to keep improving on the base client with performance and feature enhancements from here on out. I'm hoping to have Electrum released within the month.
We really need more miners. There's really no excuse to not mine Argentum as it's AUXPoW. Do our best to get more miners on board for better distribution and security of Argentum.
If you notice an issue, please report it here, or https://github.com/argentumproject/argentum/issues
Slack is still online for ideas. PM me with your email for an invite.