We released a new version v1.1.4-beta. This is a major release that will re-enable name service functions at block height 980,000, including name registration, extension, transfer and delete. Name registration now costs a fee (10 NKN) and is valid only for a year to avoid spamming attacks. These name registration fee is paid into a Mining Bonus Address (MBA), which in turn will be redistributed to miners over time (details here).
Please update your node BEFORE block height 980,000 (around March 7th, 2020). Old version will not be able to parse new name service transactions and thus will fail to work after block height 980,000.
- If you are using one-click on DO/AWS/Google Cloud, you just need to stop and restart and miner and it will upgrade automatically.
- If you downloaded the release version, you just need to download it again at https://github.com/nknorg/nkn/releases, replace files and start nknd again
- If you build from scratch, you just need to do the build again.
- If you are using some scripts or tutorials that has auto-updater, then it should be automatic if the auto-updater is working properly.
You probably don’t need to download the ChainDB snapshot manually, but if you really want or need, you can use https://nkn.org/ChainDB_pruned_latest.zip or https://nkn.org/ChainDB_pruned_latest.tar.gz for pruned ChainDB.
To update to the new version, please stop your nknd, rebuild (or download the latest binary from https://github.com/nknorg/nkn/releases ), and then restart. If you are using the auto-updater, then you just need to stop and restart and miner and it will upgrade automatically.