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All over the planet, people have a tradition of making a new year’s wish. On Verge Island we decided to make one come true. This development update has a special announcement for our amazing community and to the haters that still follow us (you know who you are)
Codebase Alpha Release
We are proud to present, what we’ve worked so hard to create, The Codebase! (still in alpha). At this very moment you can click here and access our repository to find the Verge 5.0 Codebase, alpha release.
Wow Manuel, finally! We’ve been waiting for this. But… Manuel, what does this mean? What does the new codebase version bring?
If you remember, we already talked about this few updates ago, but since I’m a nice guy, I’ll remind you in some points what the new codebase allows us:
- Substantial blockchain performance improvements
- Overall changed set of RPC commands (based on Bitcoins standard)
- Greatly enhanced chain security
- Greatly improved CPU & Memory performance
- Block indexing time reduced by 89%
Ok Manuel, but tell me something, what about SegWit and Lightning Network?
We aren’t implementing those features; since we have blocks created every 30 seconds and first confirmation usually occurs after 5–10 seconds we don’t need them at the time I’m writing.
Manuel, I went through the new repository already, there’s no sign of Ring Confidential Transactions. When is this coming?
We will work on that after the stable release of the codebase. Indeed, we want to publish a robust software before diving in. And as I see you coming with your next question, we’ll also start working on RSK implementation. As we learnt the hard way, we aren’t going to establish deadlines on those features, but we’ll certainly keep you up to date with this....
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