Dash: Dash Core v.0.14.0 on Testnet
Dash Core v0.14, recently introduced to testnet, is the next major delivery milestone for the Dash Core protocol. This release includes the following major features:
1, Long Living Masternode Quorums (“LLMQs”), which will increase scalability through improved consensus and expand the universe of potential use cases of the network;
2. LLMQ-based ChainLocks, which leverage LLMQs to improve network security by mitigating 51% mining attacks; and
3. LLMQ-based InstantSend, using LLMQs to reduce the messages propagated on the network for InstantSend transactions, which increases the scalability of InstantSend on the network. (Note: LLMQ-based InstantSend may be released to mainnet in a minor release, after the first two features have been introduced.)
This release also includes some Bitcoin backports, legacy cleanup, and general optimizations. Full release notes will be available closer to the mainnet release.
A testnet is an alternative cryptocurrency blockchain, to be used for testing. Testnet coins are separate and distinct from real coins, and are not supposed to have any value. This allows application developers to experiment without resorting to using real coins and not worrying about the integrity and security of the mainnet.