May 27, 2020

By Cayle Sharrock

What's cooking in the pipeline

The core developers have worked really hard the last three weeks improving the stability and robustness of the network. Things are a lot better but we won’t know how much better until we run another big stress test, which will likely be in the next 5-7 days.

In the meantime, here are the big ticket items that various contributors are working on:

  • Pruned mode for base nodes. In pruned mode, you won’t have to do a full sync from the Genesis block, but can do a verifiable sync – i.e. has essentially the same security guarantees as a full sync – from a point much closer to the chain tip.
  • On Aurora, the wallet backup and recovery feature is in development.
  • The block explorer code is starting to shape up. Hopefully a first release of this will be ready in a few weeks.
  • The smart contract platform is starting to take shape. a Very fuzzy and protozoic shape, but you start to make out the outlines of something interesting.

tl;dr the Tari community has been so busy that this was a recent conversation with a core dev:

dev: "Man. I haven't left my house in 8 weeks."
me: "I know. COVID-19 lockdowns suck!"
dev: "What's COVID-19?"