A little while ago, we mentioned there would be a mandatory Sterlingcoin client upgrade coming soon. That client has been released slightly ahead of schedule, as an early Christmas present from the developer. The most important change is the addition of encrypted messaging.
But that is not the only change, as there has been a visual upgrade as well thanks to a change in the splash screen and the About page. All of the icons have been updated as well, seeing as several community members had issues reading some of them properly.