Octocoin Code Released

  • Posted on: 17 April 2016
  • By: myfirst

Octocoin Core 10.4 has been released and includes all changes made since Litecoin 0.10.3. The two most notable changes in this version are the BIP65 soft fork to enforce OP_CHECKLOCKTIMEVERIFY opcode and the new configuration/command line option to manually specify your own maxtipage. As a result of BIP65, Octocoin will now mine version 4 blocks.

Note: The pchMessageStart values were changed in v0.10.3.2.

Due to Octocoin's fluctuations in difficulty it's possible that new blocks may not be generated for more than 24 hours. As a result your clients may get stuck on "Octocoin is downloading blocks..." on startup. If your client is stuck in this state you won't be able to use the RPC mining functions and/or your Qt wallet will be stuck on "(out of sync)" even though you actually have the latest block. To work around it this new version of Octocoin merges in a new configurable value maxtipage from the Bitcoin core codebase. More information on how to use this feature can be found in the help section.

As always, before updating please make a backup of your `wallet.dat` file. This version should be able to open any wallet.dat files created with the legacy Octocoin client, however once opened the `wallet.dat` file can no longer be opened in the legacy client. Additionally, there is no hard fork. The current block chain is 100% compatible with this new version.