The Aeternity Foundation (ACF) supports the HyperChains (HC) protocol and its research and implementation.
We are announcing that the core team joined the hyperchains team for the hyperchains research and development.
Currently a review of the current hyperchains state and onboarding of the core team are still in progress. Due to the hyperchains growing complexity and an upgrade to iris a delay from the original plan had occurred. The developers still need time for the fine tuning of HC concept and the finishing of HC whitepaper.
The first hyperchains test network was created as a proof of concept. However, it needs further improvements before it can be presented to the community.
The general roadmap contains:
1. HC Testnets (current)
HC features and implementation of the protocol
Security Audits and Tests
Final HC Whitepaper
HC UI API and its implementation
2. Public HC Testnets
Public testing of the stability and functionality of the HC test networks
HC bug bounties
Planning of the HC releases with staking and their activation
Please note that it is just a general roadmap and we are using an agile approach. So please do not expect to get an detail analysis for the past activities on the hyperchains. We concentrate on the present state. However we refer to the previous posts on roadmap of @gorbak25 and @cytadela8 in the forum, see AE HC Roadmap - April and HC Report Mai-June. More discussions on HC can be found in Hyperchains - æforum.
Dynamically (agile) means the roadmap and the schedule will be updated with technical milestones and time. The agile approach is needed since we want to deliver a highly functional and secure software. The expectation of some ae users/devs to have a magic stick for creating fastly deliverable product (and if possible yesterday) are not supported from the foundation. The quality and the security have priority for us. We do not feel responsible for the promises on progress and time made by some developers. We encourage to communicate directly with them if you need such discussion.
ACF wants to provide a transparent and constructive approach for the hyperchains realization. We are happy to see the support of the ae community.
Since aeternity blockchain is permanently improving and running stable there is no urgent need for change. We are supporting the core devs for the multitasking work on hyperchains and core and some new devs for the hyperchains onboarding. The exchange of a stable running system with a new uncompleted and not tested one, just to fulfill the time pressure imposed by some users, can lead only to bad outcomes. A good software needs its time.
You are welcome to contact us under the Email: [email protected]