Upgrade and reset of the Alfajores Testnet 10/3

Hi everyone! We’ll be deploying an update to the Alfajores Testnet tomorrow, Thursday 10/3/19 starting at 9.30am PDT. We will be taking the testnet down and bringing up new validators. Alfajores will be unavailable for a few hours.

This upgrade brings a significant number of new features and bug fixes across the blockchain, smart contracts, ContractKit and Wallet. Some of them are not backwards-compatible, hence the need for the reset. We’ll be resetting the number of validators back to 100 as part of this change, too.

All accounts and balances will be cleared, and any deployed smart contracts will be lost and will need to be redeployed. Follow the instructions again to get funds to try out the Testnet.

If you have been running a full node or validator, the simplest way of reconnecting is to clear any local data and follow the instructions again which will upgrade your Docker image.

Alongside the Testnet reset, we will be releasing a new version of the Celo Wallet app. If you do not have automatic app updates enabled, you will need to update manually from the Play Store. You will also need to clear the app data. Prior versions of the app will be incompatible with the updated Testnet.

We appreciate your time as we continue developing Celo. If you encounter any issues, please let us know! We welcome all suggestions and feedback on the project, code and documentation.