Report said Dash Core Group has announced the release of new updates for the Dash platform as well as the DashPay smartphone wallet app, as Dash has moved development work on the v0.17 update of its platform to the testnet phase.
It has been reported that Dash revealed that the testnet environment is five times larger than Evonet, which is almost exclusively owned by the Dash Core Group.
Dana Alibrandi, the head of product at Dash, said:
“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.”
However, 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.
Dash is rushing into 2021 with a bevy of updates. It added protocol updates and released a testnet for its payment services, soon including easily readable wallet addresses. https://t.co/VsEU4u5QXi — Cointelegraph (@Cointelegraph) January 1, 2021
The report said that with v0.17 now in testnet, Dash said the release of v0.18 is the next item on the agenda.
This new upgrade slated for late January or early February will feature more protocol improvements for light clients as well as enhanced functionality for iOS and Android apps within the Dash platform.
Thus, Dash also announced the release of DashPay to the public alpha phase.