Dear GRIDNET Community,
We are excited to announce the release of GRIDNET Core 1.2.2. This latest update addresses a unique issue encountered on our test-net where some computationally powerful miners were generating blocks using an obsolete version of GRIDNET Core. This produced an invalid but hefty chain of events that challenged the rest of the network’s synchronization capabilities.
Our dedicated team has been working tirelessly to solve this, and we’re proud to share our solutions with you:
Enhanced Flow Mechanics:
The core of this release is the revamped Flow mechanics, which resemble database system operations, but in a decentralized format. If a node is unable to synchronize with the state of the current block, it will now blacklist the block and make a cut in the Heaviest Chain Proof.
Chain-Proof Verification Additions:
In an effort to maintain network integrity, we’ve improved chain-proof verification mechanics. Whenever a partial chain-proof is received, the node will check for any previously blacklisted (deemed invalid) blocks within the chain. If a node continues to spam invalid data, the new autonomous firewall mechanics will ban it.
We’ve implemented proactive heuristics to handle situations where there’s a data-integrity error, and the Core can’t arrive at the world-view proclaimed by the prior leader, and no checkpoint is available. The state machine will now roll back one block, recalculate the state, shorten the Verified Chain Proof by one block, and then continue with normal processing. This automated process aims to improve overall system resilience and maintain seamless operations without operator intervention.
This live update of these mechanics is currently being streamed on our YouTube channel. Our commitment is to provide a more robust, resilient, and intelligent GRIDNET Core, and we believe these changes are a significant step towards that goal.
The new GRIDNET Core 1.2.2 can be downloaded from our website at https://gridnet.org/GRIDNETCore.zip.
We sincerely appreciate your understanding and patience during this time, and thank you for being part of this revolutionary journey.
The GRIDNET Team