Dash 0.16 Upgrade Information

Official binaries are available at https://github.com/dashpay/dash/releases/tag/v0.16.0.1

Dash Core v0.16.0 introduces the multi-year shift in the allocation of block rewards between masternodes and miners. Please see the Dash Core v0.16.0 Product Brief for an overview of new features. The upgrade will take place in phases, as shown in the following diagram:


Installation notes

Dash Core v0.16.0.1 will automatically activate the Block Reward Reallocation once a threshold percentage of the network has upgraded. Mining pools must mine an upgraded block to successfully signal the upgrade in a block, and the threshold percentage of blocks in a window must signal in order to lock in the upgrade.

The threshold percentage for this activation is dynamic and will decrease every 4032 blocks from 80% to 60%, over approximately 10 weeks. The first window will begin at block 1350720 (on 2020-10-07). Information regarding the activation threshold and progress can be obtained via Dash Core’s debug console or the command line by using the getblockchaininfo command.

  • Activation status can be tracked in the image below or at this site.

Dash v0.16.0.0 adoption by miners

  • Masternode upgrade status can be tracked at Dash Ninja

  • If you are updating to Dash Core v0.16.0.1 from version 0.13.x+ you should be able to simply shut down the daemon and replace it with the updated binary. Versions <= will run a migration process on startup that may take a few minutes.

  • If you are updating to Dash Core v0.16.0.1 from version < 0.13 please note that you will also need to re-index the chainstate using the “-reindex-chainstate” command.


  • Contact the Support Desk with any compatibility questions or for help upgrading.

Please see the official Release Notes for a complete listing of RPC improvements.