This Week in Lotus - Week 3 - 2023

Posted January 20, 2023 by  ‐ 1 min read


A new Filecoin network was born this week, the Hyperspace Testnet, a developer-oriented testnet! It serves as the main pre-production developer test ground, where developers can test their applications, tooling, and smart contracts before launching them on the mainnet. The launch of this network also means that we are getting close to the home stretch for making the Filecoin mainnet user-programmable for the first time!! 🎉

Refactors and fixes🛠️:

  • For quite some time there has been two different commands to extend a sector in lotus, the lotus-miner sectors renew and lotus-miner sectors extend. To reduce confusion we decided to only keep one of these command, and the refactor has now been merged. From now on there will only be the lotus-miner sectors extend command, but it has been replaced with the functionality of lotus-miner sectors renew.
  • The commands for proposing and confirming beneficiary address changes has now been added to lotus-shed for easier usability when wanting to change the beneficiary address.
  • A PR has been opened to add timestamps to retrieval events in the lotus client retrieve command.

That’s it for the week! Have a great weekend! ☀️