After many months of hard work, the official release of Stacks 2.1
is finally upon us! This release is a culmination of a lot of work between many users, developers, exchanges, and companies building on Stacks, and adds many improvements.
Since this is a hard fork upgrade, attempting to upgrade an existing chain-state will fail.
The main requirement for this release is that a full genesis sync must be performed since the 2.1 chain-state is incompatible with previous Stacks blockchain versions. For anyone using the Hiro API
- any existing database data will also be incompatible with the 2.1 chain-state.
The expected cutover date for when Stacks 2.1
is activated should happen around March 20, 2023 (Bitcoin block 781,551), and the upgrade path is similar to previous minor updates - with the only requirement being a full chain-state sync from genesis. Read more here
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