The Aeternity Foundation (ACF) supports the aeternity protocol and ecosystem.

ACF is happy to announce that the core developers team (core team) and the hyperchain developers team (hyperchain team) had joined forces to improved the aeternity ecosystem and make it even more healthy for the next evolution level.

Our goal is to make the aenode faster, better and lighter and the ae ecosystem more attractive for the users. The hyperchain network using the aenodes has been designed to attract the Aeternity enterprise customers and their users. On top of the faster aeternity network and hyperchain network the decentralized applications (dapps) can be run with higher performance and in a private context. Therefore the whole aeternity ecosystem will perform with higher availability, scalability, security and performance.

The Aeternity Crypto Foundation supports the Maintenance Application for the aeternity network. Weekly detail reports on the progress of the core team and hyperchain team can be found respectively in the forum under core and hyperchain development updates.

We are excited to announce the following aeternity release schedule and roadmap from December 2020 until March 2021:

Release 5.6

Released Date: 15.12.2020

Some of the important functionality improvements are the following:
• On-chain Protocol related bugs fixing
• Accept identical DB state
• Dead peer eviction
• Peer pool persistence
• Client endpoint for retrieving the peer pool status
• Decrease the reliance on centralized seed nodes for bootstrapping the node.
• Maintain and provide the community with the peer list for healthy networking.
• Upgraded Rocksdb
• Removed Windows Support

Release 5.7

Released Date: 15.01.2021

• Hyperchain consensus implementation
• Launching the private hyperchain network for test

Release 6.0 (Iris Hard Fork)

Release Date: 25.02.2021
Important Condition: A positive result on community Iris Hard Fork Voting is required prior to the Release 6.0

Users, Node operators and Miners can experience higher performance for the creation of a new aenode compared to the present creation process using the archive nodes approach. The new sync process uses demand requests for the sync of the older node states. The newer Erlang Protocol OTP ensures aenode is running faster, better (bugs free) and more secure.

Main Features:
• Erlang Upgrade to OTP22 or OTP23 depending on the tests
• Fast Synchronization and related issues
• Beam sync - a radical optimization of fast sync

Release 6.1

Release Date: 25.03.2021

• Launching the Hyperchain network in two stages: Public and Main
• Bugs fixing if necessary

We believe that Aeternity Crypto Foundation can inspire financial, social and political innovation projects running on aeternity ecosystem.

Sponsors, Customers and User having an excellent idea how to contribute, use and improved the aeternity ecosystems are welcome to contact us under the Email: [email protected]


I am very happy to see the rapid development of AE


Hi lydia,could you please let us know the organizational structure,manpower resources and the future plan of AE team? So that we can make better Suggestions to the team. @lydia

what I would like to have is a short overview of new functionalities that developers can make us of after the hardfork. if I remember correctly there are a few things, e.g.:

  • PayingForTx
  • additional functions of the AENS interface

I somehow miss that information right now and hope this will be covered in the release notes :slight_smile:

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