Announcement: Matrix AI Network New gman Patch Notes and Upgrade Instructions!

What to expect from the May 20th Matrix AI Network update.

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It is with great excitement that the Matrix AI Network team releases the first major update to the Matrix AI Network! The primary goal of this update is to increase the stability of the network. This update includes tweaks to several attributes including:

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What are the tweaks to the Block Rewards?

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Originally, the Block Verifier received 40% of the Verification Network share. In the new version, the Block Verifier receives 25%. The difference is shared amongst all the other Selected Verifiers. This means that all Selected Verifiers now share 65% instead of 50% of the Verification Network rewards. There are no other changes.

How do I perform the upgrade?

Everyone must download the updated gman files as soon as possible to ensure the continued smooth operation of their Mining and Verification Masternodes.

Performing the upgrade requires just a few simple steps:

1. Shut down your node

2. On Windows, rename your original gman.exe file to gman old.exe. On Mac, rename your original gman UNIX executable to gman old

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3. Download the new gman files

4. Move the new gman.exe file into your original gman folder. For mac users, do the same with your new gman UNIX executable

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5. Delete gman old.exe or gman UNIX executable

6. Redeploy your node (Windows). MAC instructions are similar and can be found in the Matrix AI Network Node Deployment Guide.

a: Open Notepad or another word processing software. Copy and paste the following string into a separate document and replace the highlighted section with your own Wallet B address. After doing so, ensure that the entirety is a single string of text. Copy it and paste it into the Command Prompt. Please make sure to insert a space between manAddress and your Wallet B address.

  • gman — datadir chaindata — networkid 1 — debug — verbosity 5 — manAddress MAN.2sXxXxxXxXxxXxXxxxXxXxXxxxXjU — entrust entrust.json — gcmode archive — outputinfo 1 — syncmode full
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b: Press Enter. You will be prompted to enter the password you just set up. As before, you will not be able to see your password as your write it. Do so. Press Enter. If you mistyped your password, you will receive an error message. Don’t worry. Simply follow the prompts until the “>” symbol appears.

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c: After entering your password, you should receive a congratulatory message after a few seconds. Congratulations! Your node is set up!

Please note that the above steps assume you have already been running a Matrix AI Network Masternode using the previous gman files. If you are setting up a completely new node, please download and refer to the Matrix AI Network Node Deployment Guide.

After upgrading gman files, there is no need to restake. All you need to do is replace your existing gman.exe file with the new one, as demonstrated above, and redeploy. Please ensure that all files path remain the same to avoid issues.

Is there a deadline?

Beginning with Block 330,000, the Matrix AI Network will no longer interact with the old gman files. It is strongly recommended that you download and redeploy using the new gman files immediately. The new gman files are backwards compatible so upgrading early will not impact your nodes ability to perform mining and verification tasks prior to May 20th.

What happens if I don’t upgrade?

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