Today could be a very big day for the ShadowCoin community, as the developers have released their SDC lite wallet, called ShadowLite. Even though this update is not mandatory, I think we do need to take a closer look at what ShadowLite brings to the table.
It is advisedm however, that if you are running the SDC client as a “full node”, you should install the lite client in order to support the “lite nodes” on the network. So what is new in this ShadowLite client?
One of the things you will notice right off the bat, is the fact the “lite” functions do not require you to downloaded a separate SDC client. Instead, all of the “lite” features have been integrated in the regular ShadowCoin desktop client. Startup configuration will determine which mode the user is running. Sounds very promising to me!
One of the new features in ShadowLite are new options for wallet storage. Even though this may sound extremely confusing, let me give you an example :
“Setting up a staking node on an isolated device such as a Raspberry Pi allows for better security while still supporting the Shadow network.”
As awesome as that may sound, there is more to come! Lower data usage and storage constraints for mobile users are also included. Speaking of mobile, mobile staking, as well as all other desktop functionalities, can be used with ShadowLite.
You may remember the announcement about a new UI for the ShadowCoin client. This new UI will be based on HTML5, and is expected o be released later this week. We will keep an eye out for further updates!
Last but not least, the SDC developers have releaed a full set of instructions for the ShadowLite client update :
Full mode: The new wallet is set to ‘full mode’ by default and as a result it requires no setup.
Thin mode: Enabling staking on thin mode uses a bit more data and storage, as it needs to verify transactions with full nodes. In addition, fetching information about previous blocks and the current state of the chain.
For those of you who wish to use the lite wallet, just add the following to your configuration file: thinmode=1
Alternatively, you can startup with the -thinmode parameter.
To enable staking in thin mode, run with -thinstake. It is recommended to run -thinstake with -thinfullindex\
Running with “-thinfullindex” will keep the entire filtered chain in memory, like full mode which increases memory usage and decreases database reads.
Or add the following to your configuration file:
Official announcement :