Dash announces latest update. According to Wednesday’s announcement, Dash has moved development work on the v0.17 of its platform to the testnet phase. Back in July, the Dash Core Group was looking to introduce the platform testnet before the end of the year.
Dash announced that the test net ecosystem is five times larger than Evonet, which is almost entirely owned by the Dash Core Community, as part of the announcement.According to Dana Alibrandi, the head of product at Dash “This is the biggest deployment of Dash Platform, and consequently, this release marks the most significant milestone in the realization of Dash’s long term vision for mainstream adoption”
Detailing the protocol upgrades contained in the v0.17 update, Dash revealed that it has patched an infinite credit minting vulnerability. The v0.17 release also includes features to improve full light client support.
With v0.17 in Testnet now, Dash says the next item on the agenda is the start of v0.18. This latest update, scheduled for late January or early February, will feature more protocol enhancements for light customers as well as improved features inside the Dash platform for iOS and Android apps.
Dash also announced the release of DashPay to the public alpha phase. DashPay is a social crypto payments wallet with human-readable addresses via the Dash Platform Name Service layer.
While some other crypto businesses offer human-readable usernames for transactions within a closed wallet ecosystem, Dash has previously claimed that its service is native to the blockchain itself.
Other features also include contact lists and avatars which the company says will improve payment convenience. The full public launch of the social payment wallet is scheduled for later in 2021.