It’s here! The first significant ARK Core release as we progress toward v3 is live on ARK Public Network. Core v2.1 now sports a stricter TypeScript codebase and increased test coverage. Let’s review the changes.
First things first — Typical ARK users do not have to do anything for this update. All updates will be taken care of in the background by the ARK developers and delegates. The transition should be smooth without any glitches or slowing of the blockchain. However, the timeliness and process of exchanges updating are beyond our control, so you might experience delays on deposits and withdrawals as they make the switch.
ARK Core has now also been de-branded by renaming all instances of “ARK” to “CORE”. This makes Core more generic and much easier for bridgechains to deploy as there is no need to rename anything, after generating your custom network configuration you are ready to go!
ARK Core v2.1 also introduces 100% test coverage of key components of the Core (Crypto, Blockchain, and Transaction Pool). Great test coverage gives developers confidence that the project is well developed and maintained, and makes it easier to evaluate whether or not a refactoring or add...