Reminder: Hard Fork Coming May 15th, Backports Of v0.8.1 Fix Available

Reminder: Hard Fork Coming May 15th, Backports Of v0.8.1 Fix Available:

A post on Bitcoin Money (@BitcoinMoney) blog describes the upcoming May 15th 2013 hard fork:

“Released following the Bitcoin blockchain fork on March 11th 2013 was an updated v0.8 client (v0.8.1) that temporarily respects an undocumented limit found in all prior versions of the Bitcoin-Qt/bitcoind clients.”

“That temporary grace period ends and on May 15th 2013 (12:00 am UTC) any node that still hasn’t been fixed to remove this limitation will eventually find itself rejecting valid blocks from the Bitcoin blockchain. It is possible that these unfixed nodes will see block confirmations but those blocks will not be part of the longest chain so it is critical that no commerce continue on or after May 15th using a node that hasn’t been upgraded.”

“Release v0.8.1 of Bitcoin-Qt/bitcoind has been available since March 18th, 2013 and accommodates the May 15th 2013 hard fork properly. The fix has been backported to v0.7.3, v0.6.5, v0.5.8, and v0.4.9 clients as well.”

 – http://www.bitcoinmoney.com/post/50027334954
 – http://sourceforge.net/projects/bitcoin/files/Bitcoin/bitcoin-0.8.1
 – http://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=199699.0 (Backports)

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