BEAM — New Release: Testnet 3

Today we’re announcing the release of BEAM’s Testnet 3, which contains new features, bug fixes, and documentation improvements.

This Testnet is the last stage before BEAM’s Mainnet launch which will occur at the end of December 2018.

If you already have an older BEAM Wallet, you must remove it. Instructions can be found below. Please note, previous BEAM coins will not migrate to the new version.

Notable changes

  1. [feature] Miner: Miner client for testing only (Equihash 144,5)
  2. [feature] Desktop wallet: Statues for UTXO become more informative and user-friendly.
  3. [feature] Desktop wallet: “Addresses” screen is added.
  4. [fix] Wallet, Miner: When restoring a wallet mined coins will be restored alongside “regular” ones.
  5. [fix] Miner: Improved error handling with CPUs that lack AVX instruction set on Linux.
  6. [fix] Desktop wallet: When switching from local to remote node multiple issues were encountered and fixed.
  7. [fix] other numerous fixes applied.
  8. [documentation] Mining: BEAM mining protocol API (Stratum)

For a comprehensive list of changes, see our 3.0 GitHub milestones. To follow our progress, watch the GitHub project and join the forum.

REMINDER: The 2.2 release will reach deprecation in a few days, and 2.2 nodes will automatically shut down at that time.

Update instructions

If you already have installed a previous version of BEAM, please follow these steps:

  • remove BEAM Wallet current installation
  • delete the directory

Mac: /Users/{your_user_name}/Library/Application Support/Beam Wallet/
Windows: :\Users\{your_user_name}\AppData\Local\Beam Wallet
Linux: /home/{your_user_name}/.local/share/Beam Wallet

ASSISTANCE: If you need some help with this update, please feel free to reach our team on Discord and/or Telegram. Ask for Angus.

And last but not least, BEAM’s Mainnet is coming. Stay tuned!