ARK v2.4 is a minor update but not backward compatible with v2.3.X. This update replaces the current API based communication with WebSockets which means peers on versions before v2.4.0 will not be able to communicate.

  • Upgrade time: low - upgrading to v2.4 only requires minimal configuration changes.
  • Complexity: high - P2P communication was rewritten and @arkecosystem/crypto exports were modified.
  • Risk: high - v2.4 is not backward compatible with v2.3 and includes breaking changes for P2P communication.