Flow Mainnet spork on 18th Jan 2023 08:00 AM PT

Hello node operators,

Flow Mainnet will be sporking on 2023-01-18 08:00am PT/ 4:00 pm UTC going from Mainnet-20 to Mainnet-21.

The Flow access nodes will be turned off during that time. Once the spork is complete, at 8:25 AM PT, a message will be posted on the message forum and on Discord requesting you to start your nodes.

Please make sure you have subscribed for updates on https://forum.onflow.org/c/mainnet-sporks or have joined the Discord #flow-validators channel.

Your keys will be carried from the current spork, so there is no need to resubmit the keys.

We will request you to start your node at 8:25 AM pacific

ACTIONS needed from your side on 2023-01-18:

  • Perform Step 1 and then Step 2 when you see the announcement “Mainnet Spork Complete” on the forum or Discord.

Flow Port staking downtime during spork:

We’d also like to note that Flow Port will be inaccessible during the duration of this spork, and staking features will be disabled until 8:00 AM Pacific Time on 01/19/23.

As always, feel free to reach out on discord for support.

Also note: Hot-stuff start-up time is no longer needed since this spork will introduce the Active Pacemaker which allows consensus nodes to sync even up they don’t come up at the same time.

Release notes

Thank you,
Flow Team

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