The upgrade to the Stellar network has been nine months in development and will be ready soon. The resulting network is safe, scalable, and accessible—critical features of a system that supports free and low-cost financial services for the world.
What you need to know
Users will need to upgrade. Here’s how it will work:
- The upgrade will most likely come in November. The date will be finalized soon, with at least one week prior notice. Follow us on Twitter to stay updated.
- An Upgrade button will appear in your account at launch.stellar.org. When you upgrade, your stellars will be called lumens. If you have 20 stellars, you’ll have 20 lumens.
- Once you’ve upgraded, you’ll be able to access your account and participate on the network using the account viewer. In order to stay focused on our core mission and encourage community ownership of the ecosystem, Stellar.org does not plan on significant development of the account viewer. Instead, we’ll continue to improve open-source developer tools so that participants in the ecosystem can build a variety of new services.
- For developers and integrators: Stellar.org will be taking down its node on the old network. To learn more about what you need to do as a developer or integrator, please email us at [email protected]
Questions about this process? Read the FAQs.
A note on safety: Do not sign in to your account from a link. To protect yourself, type the URL directly into your browser.
Please only access your Stellar account by entering the URL launch.stellar.org. Do not click on account-related links that you find in social media posts or in emails claiming to be from Stellar.org or anyone else. Such links may be malicious.
To ensure that you’re logging into your own Stellar account and not into a fraudulent phishing scam account, bookmark launch.stellar.org in your browser. For more safety tips, read our article on avoiding phishing scams.
As an early Stellar user, you have helped shape this new upgrade. Thank you for being one of the first explorers, and for forging the future of Stellar.