This is BTG Core Wallet / full node version v0.17.3.
Thanks for running the Bitcoin Gold Core wallet! You are running a fully validating node that becomes part of the BTG network, improving security for everyone, even if you don’t use it for your personal transactions.
This is the current production release and is recommended for all users. Gitian-signed builds are available below; please be sure to check signatures and checksums.
The primary purpose of the v0.17.3 version upgrade is to increase the safety of the BTG blockchain against deep-chain reorganizations by introducing rolling checkpoint finalization, which is fully described in the release notes.
There no other major new features relative to v0.17.1. If upgrading from v0.17.1 or v0.17.2, you should be able to stop your node, upgrade, and restart your node without issue. As always, if using your node as a wallet, you should back up your wallet files first.
If you are upgrading from a version prior to v0.17.1 and using the API for your code, you should be aware that certain API calls have been deprecated and there are changes to how the .conf file is interpreted; see the v0.17.1 release notes for full details.
Important note: the checksums of the binaries are signed by h4x3rotab (PGP: 0x38EE12EB597B4FC0)
Verify the checksum and PGP signature before using.