New Release: 1.0.8-1

Nathan Wilcox & Paige Peterson | Apr 13, 2017

Today we're announcing the release of Zcash 1.0.8-1. This release fixes a security vulnerability detected in versions starting with 1.0.4 up to and including 1.0.8. More information on this vulnerability and risks to users are detailed in the related security announcement.

Summary of the changes in this release:

  1. Fix a Denial of Service vulnerability that could cause nodes receiving a specially crafted transaction into their mempool to crash.
  2. Simplify the calculation of priority for shielded transactions.

We highly encourage all users and miners to update to this new version as soon as possible. See our download page and the 1.0 User Guide for more information.

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Notice: Network Upgrade Overwinter will activate at block 347500, to be mined 2018-06-25 12:00 UTC-04:00 assuming 150 seconds/block