🆕 ION 5 is here! Try it on testnet
➡️ Self-host an ION masternode
🔐 ionomy withdrawals upgraded
↔️ SLX is now BYTZ
ℹ️ Getting ready for upcoming fork

ION 5.0.1 now available on testnet

Want to get a sneak peak at the new Dash-based version of the ION blockchain? A new release is available, but it's meant only for testnet, not mainnnet. Version 5.0.1 is available now and it's almost identical to the mainnet release coming soon.

Test drive the revolutionary hybrid consensus and get a jump on navigating the new Qt. The team welcomes your feedback on the testnet experience. If you are interested in previewing ION 5, click below:

New masternode guide

With the rebase to DASH, masternodes are powerful and robust, providing the most advanced privacy and security available to any masternode blockchain network. They're also more complicated to set up. Don't worry, ionomy support has created a complete ION masternode setup guide to walk you through it, step by step.

It's highly recommended to practice on testnet first so you're ready. Get started on the ionomy discord channel, #ion-testing.

ionomy withdrawal maintenance complete

Important changes to ionomy’s withdrawal system have been completed. This behind-the-scenes update enhances the security of all user assets. Thank you for your patience and understanding while the platform was prepared to handle higher transaction volume promptly and securely.

SLX is now BYTZ

Slate (SLX) is being renamed and rebranded as BYTZ (BYTZ) as part of their strategic initiative.

Your existing SLX balances, masternodes and addresses will all continue to function as before and there's no action you need to take.

The asset will be represented by its new ticker symbol - BYTZ - throughout the ionomy platform. On the ionomy exchange, the SLX/BTC trading pairswill appear as BYTZ/BTC.

More news, more releases

The upcoming fork is bringing big changes to the ION blockchain. These will, in turn, clear the path for even more evolution within the ecosystem, including tokens and the electron wallet.

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