A month ago today (April 24), we announced the release of MCD v0.2.4 on the Kovan testnet.
That release, which included updates to the MCD CDP Portal, Dai.js, and New Contract Addresses, was met with great response from the community. Thank you to everyone who tested v0.2.4 and provided feedback. As we progress, the Maker Foundation’s goal is to be as transparent as possible with the community, and consistently clarify the scope of releases.
Today, we share the details of the most recent update, MCD v0.2.6, deployed on the Kovan testnet. The release covers the newest development updates within the following areas:
Prior to this release, we had a small v0.2.5 release that covered updates to the CDP Portal, Governance Dashboard, and the Testchain DSS deployment scripts. A changelog summary of the v0.2.5 release is below.
Since the v0.2.4 Kovan release, the following has been changed and/or added for the new v0.2.6 release:
Full Release Updates
The MCD CDP Portal has been updated quite a bit in v0.2.6. The major changes are:
Full Release Updates
Note: All five collateral tokens (COL1, COL2, COL3, COL4, COL5) from the previous release (v0.2.5), as well as ETH and FAUCET tokens, are kept unchanged for this release.
Note: All of the contract addresses, ABIs, and release notes can now be found here: https://changelog.makerdao.com/.
New Developer Guides!
Seth is a powerful command line tool created to interface with the Ethereum blockchain. In this developer guide, we walk you through the installation and setup of Seth. Seth has two main functionalities:
This guide will walk you through using the mcd-cli to interact with the Kovan deployment of the MCD smart contracts, showcasing how to go through the following stages of the lifecycle of a collateralized debt position (CDP):
In this developer guide, we provide an example of how to use the dai-mcd-plugin in the dai.js library. In short, this plugin makes it easy to call functions that interact with the MCD smart contracts. In this example, you can:
Note: This plugin is currently being used for the mcd portal.
To access the full list of MakerDAO’s Developer Guides, please go here.
The team is still planning to migrate to the Goerli testnet for the next release, so look out for that exciting update!
As always, community feedback is crucial as we move toward the Ethereum mainnet release of Multi Collateral Dai. Please join our public #product-feedback channel on Rocket.Chat to provide feedback and ask any questions you may have.
You can also provide product feedback on the CDP Portal using Usersnap. You do not have to install a Chrome extension to do so. The Usersnap widget allows you to make comments right away.
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