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EOS will Upgrade to Mainnet V1.8 on Sept.23

EOS Mainnet Upgrade

EOS Mainnet will upgrade to and activate EOSIO V1.8 on September 23 at 13:00 UTC. At the time of writing, there are approximately 7 days left.

According to EOS Nation, “This is the largest upgrade to the EOS public network since launch, and the first to require a hard fork. It requires coordination and collaboration between node operators and dApp developers across the globe”, which is no easy feat! This release marks major enhancements for EOSIO paving the way for a more secure and scalable future for EOSIO based blockchains, and it’s a key update for the release of VOICE. 

Any EOS nodes that fail to upgrade before the scheduled time will stop syncing and their last-irreversible-block will stop progressing. Till now, 27/30 top BPs are confirmed upgraded and ready, 30/30 top BPs have committed to upgrade, and no red flags have been raised.

EOSIO V1.8

What will EOSIO V1.8 bring?

For dApps:

  • Determine Sender

Smart contracts can now determine which accounts send an action making it resistant to spoofing attempts.

  • Fix Excessive Restrictions

This relaxes unintentionally restrictive limitations on which actions can be linked to a minimum required permission.

  • Restrict Authorisation Checking

Authorisation checking behaviour for all actions becomes consistent regardless of whether the actions are the original actions in an input transaction.

  • Billing First User

Only charge the first authoriser of the transaction so that dApps can build alternative models for network resources, so that users won’t have to pay fees.

For users:

  • Modify RAM billing

The update will allow billing of RAM to other account and will make it easier for users to use dApps.

  • Fix Deferred Transactions

User’s not receiving RAM and incorrect transaction ID will have their RAM usage corrected and these issues will be fixed.

  • Billing First User

Only charge the first authoriser of the transaction so that dApps can build alternative models for network resources, so that users won’t have to pay fees.

  • User friendly upgrades

By checking behaviour for all actions and making it resistant to spoofing attempts, users will have enhanced security.

Let’s wait and see!