Roadmap of Autonomous Metanet

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Milestones

  • In 2017 December, Nebulas test-net will be online.
  • In 2018 Q1, Nebulas v1.0 will be released and main-net will be online (ahead of the original schedules).

v1.0 (2018 Q1)

  • Fully functional blockchain, with JavaScript and TypeScript as the languages of Smart Contract.
  • A user-friendly Nebulas Wallet for both desktop and mobile device to manage their own assets on Nebulas.
  • A web-based Nebulas Block Explorer to let developers and users search and view all the data on Nebulas.

v2.0 (2018 Q4)

  • Add Nebulas Rank (NR) to each addresses on Nebulas, help users and developers finding more values inside.
  • Implement Developer Incentive Protocol (DIP) to encourage developers build more valuable decentralized applications on Nebulas.

v3.0 (2019 Q4)

  • Fully functional Nebulas Force and PoD implementation.

Long term goals

  • Scalability for large transaction volume.
  • Subchain support.
  • Zero-knowledge Proof integration.

Versions

v0.1.0 [done]

Goals

  • Implement a nebulas kernel.
  • In-memory blockchain with PoW consensus.
  • Fully P2P network support.

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v0.2.0 [done]

Goals

  • Provide (RPC) API to submit/query transaction externally.
  • Implement Sync Protocol to bootstrap any nodes that join into nebulas network at any time, from any tail.

Core

  • Implement transaction pool.
  • Prevent record-replay attack of transaction.
  • Integrate Protocol Buffer for serialization.

Net

  • Refactor the design of network.
  • Implement Sync Protocol.
  • Implement Broadcast and Relay function.

API

  • Add Balance API.
  • Add Transaction API.
  • Add some debugging API, eg “Dump Chain”, “Dump Block”.

Crypto

  • Support Ethereum-keystore file.
  • Support multi key files management in KeyStore.

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v0.3.0 [done]

Goals

  • Support disk storage for all blockchain data.
  • Add smart contract execution engine, based on Chrome V8.

Core

  • Add disk storage with a middleware of storage.
  • Implement smart contract transaction.

NVM

  • Integrate Chrome V8 as Smart Contract execution engine.

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v0.4.0 [done]

Goals

  • Implement Gas calculating in Smart Contract Execution Engine.
  • Support more API.
  • Add repl in neb application.
  • Add metrics and reporting capability.

Core

  • Add Gas related fields in Transaction.
  • Implemented Gas calculation mechanism.

NVM

  • Add execution limits to V8 Engine.
  • Add Gas calculation mechanism.

CMD

  • Add repl in neb application

Misc

  • Add more API.
  • Add metrics and reporting capability.

Download here.

v0.5.0 [done]

Goals

  • Prepare for test-net releasing, improve stability.

Core

  • Improve stability and missing functions if we miss anything.

Consensus

  • Implement DPoS consensus algorithm and keep developing PoD algorithm.

NVM

  • Finalize the Gas Cost Matrix.
  • Support Event liked pubsub functionality.

Misc

  • Add more metrics to monitor the stability of neb applications.

Download here.

v0.6.0 [done]

Goals

  • Stability improvement, performance optimization.
  • Reconstruct P2P network.
  • Redesign block sync logic.

Testnet

  • Fix bugs & improv the performance.

Network

  • Add Stream for single connection management.
  • Add StreamManager for connections management.
  • Implement priority message chan.
  • Add route table persistence strategy.
  • Improve strategy to process TCP packet splicing.

Log

  • Add console log(CLog), printing log to both console & log files, to inform developers what’s happening in Neb.
  • Add verbose log(VLog), printing log to log files, to inform devs how Neb works in details.
  • Log adjustment.

Sync

  • Use chunk header hash to boost the sync performance.
  • Adjust the synchronous retry logic and timeout configuration.
  • Fix bugs in synchronization and add more metrics statistics.

Download here.

v0.6.1 [done]

Goals

  • Improve test net compatibility.

Core

  • Upgrade the storage structure of the block

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v0.8.0 [done]

Goals

  • New Nebulas Block Explorer.
  • New Nebulas Wallet.
  • New web-based Playground tools to interactive with Nebulas.

v1.0.0 [done]

Goals

  • Ready for main-net.
  • Support JavaScript and TypeScript as Smart Contract Language.
  • Stable and high performance blockchain system.
  • Release new Nebulas Block Explorer.
  • Release new Nebulas Wallet for both desktop and mobile device.
  • A web-based playground tools for developer.

Download explorer.

Download wallet.

Download neb.js.