30 Jun 2024 [pinned] [mining]

P2Pool to hardfork and enable merge mining on October 12 2024

SChernykh1 has released P2Pool2 version 4.03 with merge mining support4, which will be enabled after its next hardfork on October 12th 2024 at 20:00 UTC:

P2Pool (not Monero!) will hardfork to new consensus rules on October 12th, 2024 at 20:00 UTC. Merge mining will be enabled at that time. You must update to P2Pool v4.0 or newer before this date.

Changes overview

-Merge mining support (available after the fork)
-Stratum: calculate hashing blobs in parallel [..]
-Stratum: autodiff will use 500k starting difficulty now [..]
-Updated internal dependencies to the latest versions [..]
-Exit early with an error message if the command line is invalid [..]
-Fixed a few rare crashes and data races

The complete list of changes since v3.10 is available on Github5.

It is worth noting that this will be P2Pool’s second HF, after its successful network upgrade from March 18 20236.

This is an ongoing story and the report will be updated when new information is available.