Scheduled maintenance is currently in progress. We will provide updates as necessary.
Posted Nov 30, 2022 - 11:46 UTC
The Filecoin Network will be performing a Network Upgrade to network version v17, codenamed Shark, at epoch 2383680 around 14:00UTC on Nov 30th, 2022. This upgrade delivers a wave of protocol refinements that will allow for useful smart contracts to be written using the FVM (eg. programmable markets, lending contracts, etc.).
Given this upgrade introduces many state changes for the network, state migration may take slightly longer than former upgrades. Therefore, node operators may expect slower block validation times, increased CPU and memory usage, and longer delays for API queries during pre-migration/migration base on the implementation that node operator is using, the size of the states stored in block store, and the hardware spec that's running. Please see implementation release notes for more details.
That being said, core devs are NOT expecting any network disruptions. Nevertheless, we'd like to proactively schedule a longer than usual maintenance window, and kindly ask the Filecoin community to join us monitoring the network post-upgrade and let the implementers know if you have any questions!