At Pocket, we are pleased to announce the release of our protocol update RC-0.3.0 on May 7th, 2020!
Pocket Core RC-0.3.0 is our most stable and reliable release yet. This release marks Pocket as code complete, setting a new standard for infrastructure in the blockchain space and beyond.
This release is loaded with a lot of improvements and enhancements to the existing protocol. It makes it even easier than ever to set up a full Pocket Node and become a validator on the Pocket Network.
The full changelog can be found here, but some of the important features and improvements are:
- Adding a governance module for anything involving the DAO on Pocket Network and gov command in the CLI.
- Added Start without passphrase on Pocket Core, so no more entering your passphrase every time you start your node.
- You can generate your own chains.json file in the CLI
- Added /v1/query/blocktxs and /v1/query/acounttxs endpoints to get the list of transactions in a block or sent/received by an account respectively.
- Updated RPC call for Querying Validators and Apps
- Created a config.json file that will allow you to customize your Pocket Node
- Added /v1/query/state endpoint easy access to state updates
- Added session and evidence caching for performance improvements
- Config.json file that will allow you to modify your node by doing things, such as: changing your RPC port, customizing your max evidence and session cache for your node, allowing whether or not your node will relay short relay responses.
Our Pocket-JS lib is focused on RC-0.3.0 compatibility along with added functionality to help support developers interact with the native Pocket blockchain by having:
- Adding queryApps and queryNodes as well as pagination support
- blocktxs and accounttxs to fetch blockchain and account transactions
Docker and Homebrew deployments:
Docker and Homebrew deployments have gone through an update to ensure every container and installation will be pointing at the correct network for RC-0.3.0.
When Pocket transitions to the RC-0.3.0, it will let the network expand organically as people come online and connect to our network and seeded nodes to begin relaying data and validating blocks.
If you are a node operator, developer, or both feel free to contact anyone in the @Pocket Team in the #support channel on Discord and we will make ourselves available to help in any way possible.