Announcement on the Newton NewChain Mainnet Hard Fork Upgrade

Newton's NewChain mainnet will undergo a hard fork upgrade when the block height reaches 18,500,000 (estimated 2020-09-20 20:59:42 SGT). The codename for this mainnet upgrade is Boom.

The main changes about by this upgrade are:

1. GasPrice will be changed to 0.0005 NEW, and the corresponding single ordinary transaction fee will be changed to 10.5 NEW, the handling fee for contract calls will also be adjusted accordingly.

2. NewVM will be upgraded to support application layer protocols such as NewSwap, cross-chain, oracle.

The current machine nodes runing the NewChain mainnet need to be upgraded accordingly.


September 15, 2020