Dash announces new update, social payment portfolio enters testnet

Dash Core Group announced the launch of new upgrades to the Dash platform, as well as the smartphone wallet application, DashPay.

Dash announces new update, social payment wallet enters testnetNOTÍCIAS

Dash has moved the development work on v0.17 from its Crypto Engine platform to the network test phase, according to an announcement on Wednesday. In July, the Cointelegraph reported that Dash Core Group intended to launch the testnet platform before the end of the year.

As part of the announcement, Dash revealed that the testnet environment is five times larger than Evonet, which is almost exclusively owned by Dash Core Group. According to Dana Alibrandi, product manager at Dash:

„This is the largest deployment of the Dash Platform and, consequently, this launch marks the most significant milestone in the realisation of Dash’s long-term vision for mainstream adoption“.
Detailing the protocol updates contained in update v0.17, Dash revealed that it has corrected an infinite vulnerability to credit minting. Version v0.17 also includes features to improve full lightweight client support.

With v0.17 now in testnet, Dash says the v0.18 release is the next item on the agenda. This new update is scheduled for late January or early February and will feature more lightweight client protocol enhancements as well as enhanced functionality for iOS and Android applications on the Dash platform.

Dash also announced the launch of DashPay for the public alpha phase. DashPay is a social encryption payment portfolio with human-readable addresses through the Dash Platform Name Service layer.

While some other crypto businesses offer readable usernames for transactions within a closed wallet ecosystem, Dash previously stated that its service is native to the blockchain itself.

Other features also include contact lists and avatars that the company says will improve payment convenience. The full public launch of the social payment portfolio is scheduled for late 2021.

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