Leman Network Upgrade Activation on March 30th!

Full Node v2.0.0 released; All nodes need to update before activation

Actions to be taken

Full Nodes

With the release of the latest Full Node v2.0.0, everything is set to activate the Leman Network Upgrade, and network participants need to check if they have everything ready.

Full Node run locally

Users running a full node locally must update their software to v2.0.0. If also running an explorer backend, it is mandatory to upgrade to the latest version

Miners

Users running a full node locally must update their software to v2.0.0.

External Full Node

Dappnode: There is nothing to do for users using Dappnode with auto-update options checked. If not, the user must go to the Alephium package and click the upgrade/update button.

Services providers

The latest Full Node v2.0.0 and Explorer Backend 1.13.1 (if necessary) must be installed for service providers such as exchanges and wallet providers. The ones running dockers must use the latest docker image with the matched version of the full node and explorer backend.

Wallets

Desktop Wallet

The Leman-ready desktop wallet version is the v1.5.3. All users must upgrade to this new version to take advantage of the features of the Leman Network Upgrade.

Browser Extension Wallet

The browser extension wallet is ready for the Leman Network Upgrade.

Leman Network Upgrade Enhancements

Security

The Leman Network Upgrade includes new features at the language (Ralph) and Virtual Machine (Alphred) level, which will aid developers in creating complex dApps more easily.

Bridge

The Leman Upgrade clears the way for Alephium Bridge deployment, connecting Alephium and other blockchains. It will enable seamless interaction and interoperability between our ecosystem and other blockchains, starting with Ethereum.

Developer Experience & SDK

The Leman Upgrade has new Virtual Machine instructions and built-in functions. The โ€œSub-contractโ€ concept and new built-in functions for debugging, asserting, logging, migrating existing contracts, burning tokens, etc., to improve the dApp development experience.

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