The Xinfin Network’s Andromeda Upgrade is complete. According to BlocksScan.io, the XDC Network will launch its XDPoS consensus protocol on December 1, 2021, at block 38383838. The protocol team of the Apothem network tested the upgrade on the Testnet, and this enhancement will benefit XinFin’s Mainnet.
This will bring Solidity up to version 0.8.x. That is, the XDPoS EVM will use Solidity 2.0. (Ethereum Virtual Machine). XinFin’s ecosystem partners and internal products may use many EVM chains without much adjustment.
This change will also have an impact on how fees are calculated. Instead of the miners, the owner will now get transaction fees. Eth chainId avoids transaction replay, which improves system security. Detecting malicious nodes necessitates military-grade security and forensic monitoring. The XDC Network upgrade employs the most modern BFT consensus process to provide military-grade security and performance while consuming little resources.
The Mainnet upgrade greatly lowers block creation delays caused by a large number of miner addresses. Owners of XDC who use Guarda or other wallet providers or exchanges do not need to do anything. Changes to wallet or exchange services will be disclosed to investors.
Owners of XDC master nodes must keep them up to date. As a result, the network encouraged customers to update to the most recent version by following the instructions outlined in their official notice. Masternode owners may get help with node updates by joining the Slack group, Telegram channel, or live assistance on Zoom.
Furthermore, no changes will be made to current stakes, ledger states, or XDCs. The update impacts APIs and data and browser, wallet, and exchange connections. The XDPoS1.0 public ledger will grow following the update. As a result, Xinfin consumers should expect a seamless and clear update process.
This significant enhancement will assist Ethereum EVM projects in migrating to the XinFin Network. The block network uses 99 percent less energy and nearly no gas than the PoW network. Furthermore, the 2-second block finality process outperforms the standard block finality times of other PoW-based networks, which might take several minutes.
This improvement is the culmination of years of study and development. All of the upgrading information were revealed in a paper. Pramod Viswanath, Gerui Wang, Liam Lai, and Fisher Yu are taking part. DPoS 2.0 is a proposed decentralized consensus engine for the XDC Network.
The advantages of the XinFin XDC Network over Ethereum have attracted more projects. Two additional DEXs that list all XRC20 Tokens will be added to the XDC Network in the near future. BlockScan Explorer has confirmed 500+ contracts and 1 million active wallets on the network.