approved and published on 10/30/2017
This is a consensus changing protocol upgrade
All full nodes must upgrade before 2017-11-27 14:40:00 UTC!
pluginsconfiguration allows to enable those plugins that are supported by the node. This greatly simplifies the configuration and allows to run reduced RAM nodes easily.
The new release modifies the blockchain protocol (by adding BSIP18) and due to this is a consensus-changing modification. While the usual terminology for this kind of upgrade in other blockchains is hard-fork, we would like to emphasis a new term for Graphene-based blockchains: protocol upgrade. The reasons we distinguish our upgrades from a hard-forks, is that our consensus mechanism - delegated proof of stake (DPOS) - does not allow for the blockchain to split into two (or even more) independent blockchains. BitShares comes with an inherent replay protection and together with BTS holder-approved block producers cannot result in a splitting of the blockchain.