Release Notes v0.13.2.0

Dash Core version

Release is now available from:

This is a new minor version release, bringing various bugfixes and other improvements.

Please report bugs using the issue tracker at github:

Upgrading and downgrading

How to Upgrade

If you are running an older version, shut it down. Wait until it has completely shut down (which might take a few minutes for older versions), then run the installer (on Windows) or just copy over /Applications/Dash-Qt (on Mac) or dashd/dash-qt (on Linux). If you upgrade after DIP0003 activation you will have to reindex (start with -reindex-chainstate or -reindex) to make sure your wallet has all the new data synced (only if you were using version < 0.13).

Note that there is no protocol bump in this version and thus active masternodes updating from v0.13.0.0 or v0.13.1.0 do not require any additional actions (no need to issue masternode start command).

Downgrade warning

Downgrade to a version <

Downgrading to a version smaller than 0.13 is not supported anymore as DIP2/DIP3 has activated on mainnet and testnet.

Downgrade to or

Downgrading to is fully supported but is not recommended unless you have some serious issues with

Notable changes

Providing "masternodeblsprivkey" is now mandatory when the node is launched as a masternode ("masternode=1")

In previous versions, "masternodeblsprivkey" was not mandatory as these versions had to function with and without DIP3 activation. Now that DIP3 has activated on mainnet and testnet, we can make "masternodeblsprivkey" mandatory when configuring and running a masternode. Please note that your masternode will fail to start when "masternodeblsprivkey" is not specified. This also means that will only work with masternodes which have already registered their DIP3 masternode. This enforcement was added to catch misconfigurations of masternodes which would otherwise stay unnoticed until spork 15 activation and thus surprise and hurt masternode owners.

Fix for consistency issues after sudden stopping of node

Previous versions resulted in inconsistency between the chainstate and evodb when the node crashed or otherwise suddenly stopped (e.g. power failure). This should be fixed in

Fix for litemode nodes to not reject specific DIP3 transactions

Previous versions might cause litemode nodes to reject the mainnet chain after spork 15 activation. This is due to a consensus rule being less strict in one specific case when spork 15 is active. Litemode nodes can not know about the change in consensus rules as they have no knowledge about sporks. In, when litemode is enabled, we default to the behaviour of activated spork15 in this specific case, which fixes the issue. The restriction will be completely removed in the next major release.

Fix incorrect behavior for "protx diff" and the P2P message "GETMNLISTDIFF"

Both were responding with errors when "0" was used as base block hash. DIP4 defines "0" to be equivalent with the genesis block, so that it's easy for peers to request the full masternode list. This is mostly important for SPV nodes (e.g. mobile wallets) which need the masternode list. Right now, all nodes in the network will respond with an error when "0" is provided in "GETMNLISTDIFF". Until enough masternodes have upgraded to, SPV nodes should use the full genesis hash to circumvent the error.

Exclusion of LLMQ quorum commitments from partial blocks

SPV nodes are generally not interested in non-financial special transactions in blocks, so we're omitting them now when sending partial/filtered blocks to SPV clients. This currently only filters LLMQ quorum commitments, which also caused some SPV implementations to ban nodes as they were not able to process these. DIP3 transactions (ProRegTx, ProUpRegTx, ...) are not affected and are still included in partial/filtered blocks as these might also move funds.

RPC changes

masternode list json and protx list will now include the collateral address of masternodes.

Bug fixes/Other improvements

There are few bug fixes in this release:

  • Fixed a crash on shutdown
  • Fixed a misleading error message in the RPC "protx update_registrar"
  • Slightly speed up initial sync by not running DIP3 logic in old blocks
  • Add build number (CLIENT_VERSION_BUILD) to MacOS bundle information Change log

See detailed set of changes.


  • 548a48918 Move IS block filtering into ConnectBlock (#2766)
  • 6374dce99 Fix error message for invalid voting addresses (#2747)
  • 25222b378 Make -masternodeblsprivkey mandatory when -masternode is given (#2745)
  • 0364e033a Implement 2-stage commit for CEvoDB to avoid inconsistencies after crashes (#2744)
  • a11e2f9eb Add collateraladdress into masternode/protx list rpc output (#2740)
  • 43612a272 Only include selected TX types into CMerkleBlock (#2737)
  • f868fbc78 Stop g_connman first before deleting it (#2734)
  • 9e233f391 Fix incorrect usage of begin() when genesis block is requested in "protx diff" (#2699)
  • e75f971b9 Do not process blocks in CDeterministicMNManager before dip3 activation (#2698)
  • 1cc47ebcd Backport #14701: build: Add CLIENT_VERSION_BUILD to CFBundleGetInfoString (#2687)


  • 2516a6e19 Bump version to 0.13.2
  • 9dd16cdbe Bump minChainWork and AssumeValid to block #1033120 (#2750)
  • 18f087b27 Fix some typos in doc/ (#2711)
  • 709ab6d3e Minimal fix for litemode vs bad-protx-key-not-same issue (#2694)


Thanks to everyone who directly contributed to this release:

  • Alexander Block (codablock)
  • Felix Yan (felixonmars)
  • PastaPastaPasta
  • UdjinM6

As well as everyone that submitted issues and reviewed pull requests.

Older releases

Dash was previously known as Darkcoin.

Darkcoin tree 0.8.x was a fork of Litecoin tree 0.8, original name was XCoin which was first released on Jan/18/2014.

Darkcoin tree 0.9.x was the open source implementation of masternodes based on the 0.8.x tree and was first released on Mar/13/2014.

Darkcoin tree 0.10.x used to be the closed source implementation of Darksend which was released open source on Sep/25/2014.

Dash Core tree 0.11.x was a fork of Bitcoin Core tree 0.9, Darkcoin was rebranded to Dash.

Dash Core tree 0.12.0.x was a fork of Bitcoin Core tree 0.10.

Dash Core tree 0.12.1.x was a fork of Bitcoin Core tree 0.12.

These release are considered obsolete. Old release notes can be found here: