Announcing Gubiq 2.1 - Our biggest release yet!
The Ubiq developers are proud to present to you after months of development and testing Go-Ubiq 2.1. This is the biggest code update to the Gubiq full node that we have ever released.
Gubiq 2.1 is based on the last release of the upstream Geth 1.6.x branch and includes block downloader/synchronization code refactoring, consensus code refactoring and a slew of other optimizations. This release contains around 500 commits merged from upstream Go-Etheruem.
This is an optional release but highly recommended. The Gubiq 2.1 release does not contain any hard forks but sets the stage for a future update to the upstream Geth 1.7.x branch. We will then schedule a hard fork which will include the Byzantium hard fork changes.
As a recap, the last release of Gubiq contained the UIP 1 hard fork which switched out Ethash to our own independent hashing algorithm Ubqhash. Since this hard fork we have observed what we predicted and we were successful in combatting Ethash rental attacks against various chains. These chain reorganization attacks ranged from small chains to the 2nd largest Ethash chain Ethereum Classic.
Read more in our blog post:https://blog.ubiqsmart.com/announcing-gubiq-2-1-our-biggest-release-yet-75069acb243e