what is an upgrade?

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the "create" rpc call says that it can have 2 types: stream or an upgrade.

There is also a "listupgrades" call, but I can't find what an upgrade actually is. Can you explain?
asked Sep 14, 2017 by anonymous

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For now, an upgrade is a way to change the protocol version of the blockchain, from a certain block onwards. For example MultiChain 1.0.1 added a new protocol version 10009, and this gives a way for older blockchains to move that that protocol version from a certain point in the chain.

We'll write some formal documentation on this soon, but the basic multichain-cli usage is:

create upgrade [upgrade-name] false '{"protocol-version":100xx}'


approvefrom [admin-address] [upgrade-name] true


Keep performing the approvefrom and listupgrades steps from different admins until the necessary level of consensus, as defined by the admin-consensus-upgrade blockchain parameter, is reached.

answered Sep 14, 2017 by MultiChain