@everyone Announcing v0.9.1-2, OPTIONAL FOR MAINNET USERS, MANDATORY FOR TESTNET USE
v0.9.1-2 RESETS TESTNET -- THERE ARE NO MAINNET CHANGES
IF YOU HAVE ALREADY USED TESTNET WITH VERSIONS PRIOR TO v0.9.1-2, MAKE SURE TO DELETE AND CLEAR ANY EXISTING TESTNET DATA FOLDERS AS DESCRIBED IN THE LINKS BELOW.
The main reason for this update is that while the Ethereum contracts are in process of being made upgradeable, there are not yet fully so. After the Ethereum bridge deployment on the prior testnet, testing revealed an issue that required a change in the contract. It would either have caused us to take some number of days to workaround with a forking change for only the testnet, or do what we are doing, which is focus on the most efficient path to mainnet, take the testnet reset hit and move forward. We have initialized the new testnet basically the same as the last, except that the Ethereum bridge is already deployed and live, with the bridge converter currency, the one that will make it possible to convert between ETH and other currencies for fee crossing in its pre-launch phase and ready to launch at block 3000. You can certainly join the prelaunch with Ethereuum, Verus, or USDC that you may use the web interface (https://ethtest.verus.services/) and Metamask to send over from the Rinkeby testnet. During this prelaunch phase of the Ethereum bridge, and until block 3000, which is tomorrow morning PST, you may join the Bridge.vETH pre-launch and preconvert to the basket currency, using any of the reserve currencies, which in in this case, are ETH (Rinkeby), USDC (Rinkeby), and VRSCTEST. If you want to discuss with others, checkout the pbaas-development channel.
I want to thank everyone for all of the amazing testing and work being done on testnet, and we appreciate your understanding of this decision. Enjoy!
CLI release: https://github.com/VerusCoin/VerusCoin/releases/tag/v0.9.1-2
GUI release: https://github.com/VerusCoin/Verus-Desktop/releases/tag/v0.9.1-2