We would like to announce that the next scheduled upgrade of the æternity protocol (Fortuna / 3.x.x) should happen on May 28, 2019. Phase 2 of token migration will end on May 7, 2019.
Here are the major projects that the æternity core development team will focus on up to the date of the fork:
Introducing significant improvements to the æternity VM, enhancing smart contract usability and efficiency.
Enabling generalized accounts which significantly improve AE wallet flexibility. Creating AE token wallets will be possible with ECDSA, EdDSA and other cryptographic signatures. EdDSA is actually a variant of Schnorr signature based on Twisted Edwards curves.
Introduction of Virtual State Channels, which enable off-chain opening of channels between peers.
Stratum support for the æternity node (should be available before the end date).
Transaction monitoring. This is not a consensus-breaking change. It simply allows for the better monitoring of transaction propagation throughout the æternity network.
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