The new testnet with Proof of Devotion (PoD) governance mechanism will be updated on Mar 6, 2020.
The contract will be upgraded by two steps as below:
First upgrading: Upgrade Data contract, Governance contract, and Governance proxy contract.
Second upgrading: Adjust the governance cycle into 72 blocks in the Governance contract on testnet. The first governance cycle will start when the upgrading finished.
What’s new: the contract will add the part of PoD governance mechanism including Data contract, Governance contract, and Governance proxy contract.
Impact range: All nodes participating in the block generation on testnet.
Upgrade impact: There’s only contract upgrading, NO conduction requests for the nodes. Due to the contract updates, the pages of node platform (node.nebulas.io) will only display the data of new contracts. No worries about the historical data waiver. All historical data is kept in old contracts. No change of testnet incentive, all data since testnet nodes launched on 8th January will be calculated.