Stellar foundation urges delay of Protocol 20 upgrade after bug discovery

The Stellar Development Foundation acknowledged the bug poses “little risk” but said it could potentially impact applications once the smart contract platform is rolled out.

The Stellar Development Foundation (SDF)  smart contract upgrade on the Stellar blockchain set for the end of the month after finding a bug in Stellar Core v20.1.0.

“We’ve decided to disarm our validators in support of postponing the Protocol 20 vote on Jan. 30 until after a bug fix,” the SDF explained in a Jan. 27 blog post.

Stellar is one of the oldest blockchain projects and is mostly focused on payments and asset tokenization. XLM, the token powering the Stellar blockchain, currently boasts a market cap of $3.2 billion.

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