Dash Core Group announced that the new software (client) is already active in the mainnet. Version 0.16 comes with improvements to the PrivateSend privacy function. Too an adjustment to the incentives for miners and masternodes.
"PrivateSend mixing rounds used to have a random number of participants between three and five. In v0.16, this logic has changed. It is no longer random, but instead, a masternode will accept up to five participants and will fall back to using three or four participants if there isn’t enough liquidity at that moment," Carroll said through a summary of the improvements.
The new algorithm would ensure that all the funds that the user wants to mix will be mixed. Avoiding too many small transactions, the executive said.
On this point, Ernesto Contreras, Latam Business Developer for Dash Core Group, indicated:
"In previous versions when someone used PrivateSend up to 300 denominations of the smallest ones were sometimes created. That would saturate purses and people would pay higher commissions."
Another significant change in the new software is an adjustment in the incentives that miners and masthead operators receive. The allocation of the reward is changed from 50%-50% to 60%-40% in favor of the masternodos. The modification was approved in a vote in July and will be implemented gradually over the next four years. The proposal attempts to boost the price of Dash by decreasing the number of coins in circulation.
The remaining changes in version 0.16 also include optimizations to your notification system and the service test for the masters. The new software is mandatory for miners and mast cell operators who must update their clients' version.
Dash is a clone of Bitcoin, and his project is geared towards the privacy of his users and the speed of payments. In the crypto market, DASH has a market capitalization of about 640 million dollars and a price of 65.463 dollars per unit, according to the CoinMarketCap index.