Upgrade Announcement:The Elastos node maintained by the Elastos Blockchain Development Team will be upgraded on July 23rd 2019, from 6:00 AM to 9:00 AM UTC. During the upgrade, the Web Wallet will be suspended, but the functions of ELA Wallet will not be affected because it is an SPV Wallet.
As the Elastos Blockchain Development Team continues to fine tune our DPoS Consensus, we are committed to maintaining close contact with the Elastos community. At present: Elastos Supernode version v0.3.4 has been released. In this version, a new RPC interface has been added and multiple bugs have been fixed. For more information, please refer to the corresponding Release Note on our GitHub page:https://github.com/elastos/Elastos.ELA/blob/master/docs/release-notes/release-notes-0.3.4.mdIt is recommended that individuals and parties running Supernodes upgrade to v0.3.4 in advance of block height 439,000. At block height 439,000, Supernodes which are in an “Illegal State,” will be able to send an Active Transaction in order to return to an “Active State.”Thank you for your vigilance and continued support as we optimize our technical infrastructure.Elastos Blockchain Development Team
The Elastos Blockchain Development Team has completed an upgrade for ELA Wallet. Version 1.0.1 has been released, and is now available for Android.ELA Wallet 1.0.1 contains the following changes:1. Fixed bugs2. Optimized Supernode profit presentation3. Added small change consolidation feature4. Optimized general interface and application background5. Optimized Supernode Election interface6. Added “About ELA Wallet” page Note: Please make sure to back up your wallet before installing this upgrade. Download link for Android Version：https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.elastos.unionsquare.androidiOS Version is in development. We will update our community as soon as it is ready for release.
The Elastos Blockchain Development Team has completed an upgrade for ELA Wallet on iOS. Version 1.0.1 ELA Wallet has been released. ELA Wallet 1.0.1 contains the following changes:1. Fixed bugs2. Optimized Supernode reward presentation3. Added small change consolidation feature4. Optimized general interface and application background5. Optimized Supernode Election interface6. Added “About ELA Wallet” page Note: Please make sure to back up your wallet before installing this upgrade. If you have any issues after you upgrade, please uninstall and then reinstall the app. Download link for IOS Version：https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/elastos-wallet/id1453348077?ls=1&mt=8
Yesterday, the Elastos blockchain experienced an issue caused by the way DPoS consensus currently operates in regards to the handling of its transactional output. While the PoW mechanism of our consensus was completely functional, the DPoS nodes experienced an error that paused the signing of blocks. This pause was designed to prevent forking, and the integrity of our main chain remained intact as our developers swiftly addressed the issue with a new upgrade. For full transparency and communication, a more thorough analysis of the issue will be released to the public on the Elastos blog. In the meantime, we have asked that all node owners upgrade their ELA node to v0.3.6 as soon as they are able to. As many have already completed this upgrade, we expect our main chain to be fully operational soon. Once fully live, we will inform everyone in our community.Thank your for your patience and support.
As the Elastos blockchain is now fully functional, we would like to begin sharing our analysis of the event in a timely manner. To best do this, our analysis will be presented in three parts: the first will focus on the actual event, while parts two and three will focus on the temporary and long term solutions. Once the analysis is completed, we will publish a full analysis of all parts in one article on our blog.At approximately 12:13pm EDT, August 7th, 2019, at block height 439,672, the Elastos blockchain experienced a prolonged pause caused by the way DPoS consensus handles large transaction output. While our consensus’ PoW mechanism was completely functional, DPoS Supernodes experienced an error that paused the validation and signing of blocks. This pause was designed to prevent forking, and the integrity of our main chain remained intact as our developers swiftly addressed the issue. During this time, no one lost their ELA and no balances were affected. However, individuals could not access their wallets to send or receive ELA. At approximately 1:37pm EDT, August 8th, at block height 439,673, blockchain function resumed, as PoW and DPoS nodes returned to producing and validating blocks respectively. Because most of the supernodes took some time to upgrade their node to the latest release, the subsequent block 439,674 was produced and validated at 9:10pm EDT, August 8th. Soon after, the blockchain was halted again because of inconsistencies concerning lingering invalid transactions and rendered nodes unable to synchronize. Hence, another update was released on the morning of August 9th in order to resolve this issue. As of block 439,680 at approximately 9:37am EDT, the network has been fully functional.The prolonged pause in the Elastos blockchain was not caused by the dysfunction of PoW nodes; rather, it was DPoS Supernodes that stopped validating and confirming new blocks. Due to the unusually large amount of input transactions in some blocks, DPoS Supernodes were unable to properly process blocks within their designated 5-second timeframes, thus triggering the arbitrator view switching and rotation mechanism. After several iterations of view switching and rotation, some Supernodes determined that the previous block had been successfully produced, while others determined that arbitrator switching should continue. At this stage, consensus was not achievable amongst DPoS Supernodes, and the Elastos main chain experienced a prolonged pause.Of course, it is without exception that a prolonged pause is disruptive to the function of our ecosystem. By the same measure, we acknowledge that as we develop the underlying protocol for the Elastos ecosystem, we are in a developmental stage, and have been diligent to use this recent pause to make the necessary adjustments promptly and resolutely, and to pass on the benefits of our learning to the community as transparently as possible.
The Elastos Blockchain Development Team has upgraded the ELA Wallet. Version 1.3.1 is now available for download for iOS and Version 1.0.2 is now available for Android.This update includes:1. Optimized wallet startup speed;2. Fixed two bugs that caused the app to crash;3. Optimized system compatibility with previous versions;4. Optimized the English translation content;5. Optimized interface UI details.Note: Please make sure your wallet mnemonic has been backed up before upgrading to the new version.iOS download: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/elastos-wallet/id1453348077?ls=1&mt=8Android download: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.elastos.unionsquare.android
ELA Wallet iOS 13 Announcement:ELA Wallet v1.3.1 and all previous versions are not compatible with iOS13. Prior to upgrading your device to iOS13, please ensure that your ELA Wallet application has been updated to v1.3.2. If you have already upgraded your device to iOS13, please delete and reinstall the ELA Wallet application on your device to update to latest version.Note: In advance of deleting and updating ELA Wallet, it is imperative that you save your mnemonics.
The Elastos Blockchain Team will be implementing an upgrade to the Elastos blockchain browser at 2:00am UTC on December 18, 2019. The upgrade process will span approximately 3 days, during which the function of the Elastos Web Wallet and blockchain browser will be temporarily suspended. ELA Wallet and Elephant Wallet will continue to function normally during this time.The upgrade includes the following improvements:1. New transaction types;2. Added details for difficulty calculation display;3. Added Block Confirm information;4. Known issue fixes.Elastos Blockchain Team - Dec 17, 2019
ELA Wallet Android version v1.4.0 UpgradeELA Wallet is a secure and convenient Elastos SPV light node client wallet that supports the Elastos ecosystem's digital assets. With ELA Wallet, you can store, send, and receive ELA through your own encrypted private key in a completely decentralized environment. Now, you can participate in the CR Council election within the wallet. The newest version contains the following upgrades: 1. Fixed all known issues2. Added CR council election function3. Optimized DID Sidechain synchronization. Notes:Before upgrading to the new version, please back up your wallet.The election of CR Council will be based on the participants' DID. Please confirm that the DID Sidechain is turned on before the election. Download link:https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.elastos.unionsquare.android
We have noticed a post that is falsely claiming the Elastos Telegram is engaged in an ETH airdrop. The account claiming this is not managed by anyone at Elastos. The Elastos Foundation is not involved in any airdrops of any kind. Please do not participate in any such claims.
ELA Wallet iOS version v1.4.1 UpgradeELA Wallet, the secure and convenient Elastos SPV light node client wallet has been upgraded allow participation in the CR Council election from within the wallet. The newest version contains the following upgrades:1. Fixed all known issues.2. Added CR Council election feature.3. Optimized the DID Sidechain synchronization.4. Revised the transaction confirmation status. Notes:Before upgrading to the new version, please back up your wallet.The election of CR Council will be based on the participants' DID. Please confirm that the DID Sidechain is turned on before the election. Download link: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/ela-wallet/id1453348077