Improved numerous performance and resilience issues for the REST API, processor and validator.
Resolved issues on block reward allocation for miners.
Introduced injection of housekeeping transactions improving decentralization of the network.
Optimized code for retrieving state data from Sawtooth REST API.
Resolved issues with fork resolution.
Removed dependency on Sawtooth REST API from Creditcoin Processor.
Resolved several race conditions which caused platform instability.
Refactored peering and gossip code to improve performance and reliability.
Implemented upgrade to validators: dropping stale connections and reacquiring valid peers.