Upgrades

Snippet of code pulled from Bitcoin Improvement Proposal 324, co-authored by Dhruv Mehta. (GitHub)
Bitcoin Core's 'v26.0' Upgrade Aims to Impede Eavesdropping, Tampering
The v26.0 upgrade contains experimental support for the v2 transport protocol as defined by Bitcoin Improvement Proposal 324 (BIP324).
Snippet of code pulled from Bitcoin Improvement Proposal 324, co-authored by Dhruv Mehta. (GitHub)

StarkWare co-founders President Eli Ben-Sasson and CEO Uri Kolodny. (StarkWare)
Layer-2 Blockchain Starknet's ‘Quantum Leap’ Upgrade Goes Live, for Speedier Transactions
The upgrade for Starknet, a layer-2 blockchain or "rollup" to the Ethereum blockchain, went live following a community vote that overwhelmingly agreed to deploy it to mainnet.
StarkWare co-founders President Eli Ben-Sasson and CEO Uri Kolodny. (StarkWare)

StarkWare co-founders CEO Uri Kolodny and President Eli Ben-Sasson (Natalie Schor/StarkWare)
Starknet Plans ‘Quantum Leap’ Upgrade Next Week After Testnet Version Deployed
The upgrade will increase the number of transactions per second the blockchain can handle as well as reduce the time-to-inclusion.
StarkWare co-founders CEO Uri Kolodny and President Eli Ben-Sasson (Natalie Schor/StarkWare)

Mihailo Bjelic has proposed turning the Polygon POS chain into a zkEVM validium. (Polygon)
Polygon Proposes POS Chain To Become ZK Compatible
In a pre-proposal discussion post, Polygon co-founder Mihailo Bjelic argues why the mainchain should go through a major upgrade.
Mihailo Bjelic has proposed turning the Polygon POS chain into a zkEVM validium. (Polygon)

MOVING PARTS: How does a whole network smoothly upgrade in a way that's backward-compatible, allowing those with older versions of the software to continue participating? (Image via Library of Congress/Rawpixel)
Bitcoin Coders Confront an Old Quandary: How to Upgrade an Entire Network
An old debate is resurfacing in the bitcoin developer community, underscoring one of the critical challenges confronting decentralized systems.
MOVING PARTS: How does a whole network smoothly upgrade in a way that's backward-compatible, allowing those with older versions of the software to continue participating? (Image via Library of Congress/Rawpixel)

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In First, Tezos Blockchain Activates Upgrade By Token Holder Voting
Tezos has activated its first ever on-chain upgrade initiated entirely by Tezos bakers during a three months period of both voting and code testing.
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Privacy Crypto Zcash Goes Live With 'Sapling' Network Hard Fork
The zcash protocol implemented its Sapling upgrade on Sunday in the hopes of making transactions faster and more secure.
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