New Release: Faster Block Times


#1

Here's the new release blog post: https://z.cash/blog/new-alpha-release-faster-block-times.html


#2

Point three from the blog post -

Coinbase rewards must be protected before they can be used in transparent transactions (#1017).

The Public Alpha Guide covers transparent -> protected but what's the procedure for protected -> transparent?

btw The updated Equihash parameters are kicking my poor little i5's behind.


#3

There's only 1 confirmation on it at the moment but I think I just mined a block for a reward of 0.5205

2nd block, reward: 0.5225