The Monero team just tweeted this exciting news for crypto enthusiasts, and developers, and the announcement is fully detailed on GitHub.
— Monero || #xmr (@monerocurrency) June 4, 2018
Lithium Luna is part of the v0.12 network-wide update
This is the v0.12.2.0 point release of the Monero software, and it’s included in the v0.12 network-wide update. The release was due to the April 6th network update and increased the minimum signature size, sorted inputs to avoid leaking wallet choice and also changed the proof-of-work algorithm in order to prevent DoS attacks by ASICs.
This latest release brings a few improvements to Monero and a lot of bug fixes.
Highlights of the point release
- Fix PCSC on Windows for Ledger support
- Build fixes
- Fix fee display unit when the unit is not the default
- Fixed lengthy waits when transactions are sent
- Automatically pop older version blocks when the user doesn’t update in time
- Fixed bandwidth limit commands scaling
- Reuse connections in the wallet API
- Fixed reading arguments from the config file
- Fixed errors when the shared ringdb fails to initialize
- Fixed destination ordering
- Fixed scan mode for Ledger which now exposes view key to the host computer
Highlights of the major release
- Blocked DoS attacks from ASICs
- Added input ordering to prevent wallet inference
- Minimum ring size was increased from 5 to 7
- Initial support for Ledger Nano S hardware wallet
- Added support for SunOS/Solaris
- Securely erase keys from memory when they are not used anymore
- Bulletproof implementation live on testnet
- Added support for 0MQ
- Significant improvements to build hardening
- Added the ability to limit inbound connections
- Allow a remote node to temporarily process RPC request during IBD
- Added lots of bug fixes and performance improvements and more
This release is the result of 87 people who all worked together without being paid to put out 56 735 new lines of code. You can find out all the details and improvements by heading to GitHub.