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BitShares Core and 3.3.x Release

By BitShares | BitShares News | 15 Feb 2020

BitShares Core and 3.3.x Release


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Following on from the previous post about BitShares Core 3.0 major release, there is a rash of new fixes and features right now for version 3.3.0. The last version 3.2.1 patch was released last month, details of which are on GitHub. In the below we take a look at what’s in the latest release candidate.

From the BitShares Core 3.3.0 release notes:

“The Core software is used to build the validation nodes that perform consensus of all transactions on the BitShares blockchain. This release includes additions and improvements but does not include any changes to the consensus protocol.

You can check out the source – draft release notes here or simply read the summary explanations we’ve put together below.


What's new in 3.3.0?

The release brings some much needed upgrades to existing features, even better performance, and extensions to new features such as HTLC. It is being recommended for both API and developer node operators, and the block producers (DPoS 'Witnesses') which validate the network transactions.

API node operators will now be able to support clients that wish to:

Screenshot of the 'kibana' app example ElasticSearch interface for the BitShares blockchain ElasticSearch example (source)

ElasticSearch and Witness node operators take note

Operators of ElasticSearch nodes can upgrade to get support for Get operation by ID and serving get_account_history API.

Block producing nodes will benefit from being able to accept private key from a file.

All node operators will benefit from performance improvements (1764, 1875) and improved behavior when restarting a node (1832).

Users of the command line interface wallet (CLI) will benefit from the ability to sign messages on behalf of their account (1878).

All Features and Functionality in BitShares Core 3.3.0

The changes for 3.3.0 Feature Release are summarized below.


Description Issue Number Pull Request Track total amount in collateral 1089, 1781,
1893 1836, 1889, 1894 Add get_htlcs API 1713 1849 Add optional auto-subscription
parameters to APIs: get_objects,
get_assets and get_htlc 1819 1868 ES Plugin:
Get operation by ID; support
get_account_history API 1682 1725

New Node Functionality in 3.3.0

Description Issue Pull Request Suppress p2p logs 978 1875 Witness node switch to correct fork on restart
if was shut down on another long fork 1703 1832 Remove seed node with missing DNS record - 1879

Node Plug-in fixes

Description Issue Pull Request Fix market ticker volume underflow issue 1883 1885, 1933 Witness node accepts block signing keys from file - 1812

Command Line Interface Wallet (CLI)

Description Issue Pull Request Add sign_message command to cli_wallet - 1878

Software Design

Description Issue Pull Request Put seed nodes into separate file - 1809 Add htlc parameters to developer genesis - 1833 Refactor CLI register_account and
create_account_with_private_key commands, remove duplicate code - 1811 Database_api code refactoring - 1891, 1920 Clean up FC, support native 128-bit integers 998, 1584, 1660,1816 1789, 1917, 1927, FC-137, FC-140 Fix optional API argument bug 1898 FC-145, FC-146, 1912

Where to learn more about the BitShares Core software

  • Users documentation: How BitShares Works
  • Developer documentation: On the new BitShares Developer Portal
  • Previous release information including 3.2.0 on July 17th see

Source of this article was taken from the release candidate notes which you can also find on GitHub here.


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