IoTeX Mainnet v1.2 — Web3.js for Ethereum Tools on IoTeX & Node/Database Upgrades
During the first quarter of 2021, we saw an overflow of announcements from IoTeX, including new research, partnerships, and ecosystem initiatives. But that just scratches the surface of what the IoTeX core team has been up to. Behind-the-scenes, we have continued aggressive development to enhance the “heart” of the network, iotex-core, the blockchain protocol run by all Delegates and full-nodes that gives life to the entire IoTeX Network.
In this blog, we share the incredible features and tools that have been packaged into our highly anticipated Mainnet v1.2 code release, which was officially released on April 30. IoTeX Delegates will have until May 24 to upgrade their nodes, after which Mainnet v1.2 will be officially activated!
Web3.js Wrapper for Ethereum Tools on IoTeX
IoTeX is an EVM-compatible blockchain that supports Solidity smart contracts, allowing Ethereum Dapps to be easily ported to IoTeX. To make it even easier for Ethereum developers to build/extend products to the IoTeX platform, we are introducing Babel, an Ethereum-node API wrapper that enables IoTeX users/builders to utilize the rich ecosystem of Ethereum tools on IoTeX. This means tools/services like MetaMask, Remix, Truffle, Graph, and more can work with IoTeX by just pointing them to a Babel Endpoint!
Web3.js is a collection of libraries that allows you to interact with a local or remote Ethereum node using HTTP, IPC or WebSocket. Stay tuned for our detailed documentation on how to configure Web3.js to develop DApps using Ethereum tools on the IoTeX Network.
Blockchain Database Management Upgrades
The iotex-core full-node database is now approaching 60GB and is expected to grow with the rapid increase of device + ...
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