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Chromia Mainnet Launch

When all of the necessary components are completed, tested, and audited, the Chromia mainnet will be launched. Mainnet operation will be continuously optimized and upgraded moving forward into the future.

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Testnet Expansion Phase

The primary focus of 2023, this phase will build out the Chromia testnet and ecosystem in preparation for mainnet. Due to the unpredictable nature of software development, we have no set timeline for the completion of this phase. When the Testnet is fully functional, stable, and secure, an official mainnet launch date will be set and the countdown to mainnet launch will begin. For full details, check out this overview.

In progress

External Chain Anchoring

As an additional security measure, the system level anchor chain will intermittently record checkpoints on Ethereum. While anchoring to other chains is possible, for the foreseeable future only Ethereum will be used for this purpose.

In Progress

Native Billing

Chromia dapps function on a framework where network providers receive compensation in the form of CHR tokens. To streamline and simplify this process, we are developing a native billing solution that acts as a unified utility for both dapp deployers and network providers.

IN PROGRESS

Native CHR Tokens

After tokens are implemented, native CHR support will be added. Native CHR will be designed as a special token class which is controlled on the system chain level.

Awaiting Integration

Hardened Bridge (H-Bridge)

The hardened bridge will be built on top of EIF and allow for the secure bridging of assets between the Chromia Network and Ethereum, as well as other EVM chains.

Done

FT4 Token Standard

Chromia’s “Flexible Token” (FT) standard supports all fungible and non fungible assets as well native CHR tokens. After collecting feedback from our internal team and ecosystem partners regarding FT3, work has begun on FT4. This new version will introduce Metamask compatibility and improve security by implementing built-in spending policies that allow more precise access delegation.

Awaiting Integration

Precise Configuration Updates

A more advanced system for blockchain configuration updates that utilizes the Directory and Anchoring chains. PCU enables automatic reversion of failed updates and the ability to update halted chains, while also ensuring that all nodes update in sync (at the same block height, which is coordinated by the Directory chain) and maintain consensus regarding blockchain configurations.

Done

Cluster and System Level Anchoring

Chromia nodes are arranged into clusters which run blockchains. The block headers of all the blockchains within a cluster are serialized and committed to an anchor chain. These are then committed to a system level anchor chain.

Done

Cross Chain Communication

ICMF (Inter chain Messaging Facility) enables cross-chain communication that is facilitated by system providers and validated on the blockchain level. ICCF (Inter chain Confirmation Facility) is a more efficient cross-cluster communication method which allows one chain to verify if a transaction was confirmed on another. ICMF will primarily be used for internal network communication between utility chains, while ICCF will be used by dapp developers for cross-chain communication. The net result of these tools is efficient and secure communication between dapp and system chains across the Chromia Network.

Done

Chromia Testnet Mark 2

The Mark2 Testnet establishes a single cluster network on a preliminary group of provider nodes and provides the ability to stake CHR tokens (ERC-20 or BEP-20) to register a dapp on the testnet. Initially, dapp features are limited. More advanced features will become available during the Testnet Expansion Phase.

Done

Directory Chain

The Directory Chain is responsible for coordination of the Chromia network as a whole. It stores all information needed to run the network, such as a list of providers and nodes, and configurations (code) of all blockchains on Chromia network. The ability to look up in the directory chain enables secure cross-chain interactions.

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Ethereum Interoperability Framework (EIF)

The base set of L2 functionality in Chromia consists of a number of facilities including:

  • instantáneas del estado de la cuenta
  • compromiso del evento
  • inyección externa de eventos de cadena
  • Validación de datos Chromia en EVM

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Gestión de recursos en contenedores para dApps

Framework for resource management for dapps across provider nodes, enabling decentralized resource allocation.

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Ganchos de bloque

This feature makes it possible for any Chromia blockchain to automatically perform an action at the beginning or end of any block.

While this may seem like a minor feature, the lack of it can create issues for dapp developers. For example, Maker CDPs can go bad if there is no mechanism to trigger liquidation, while on Chromia you can make it fully automatic and independent of outside actors.

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Revisión del sistema de sincronización Postchain

Adding the possibility to sync a blockchain from any node which has a copy of it, and increasing the robustness of the synchronization subsystem. Previously it was only possible to sync from current block producers.

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Explorer

The Chromia Explorer is a decentralized blockchain explorer, possibly the first of its kind in the world.

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Vault

The Chromia Vault is our wallet software and dapp portal. It allows for token management and decentralized authentication to dapps running on other chains. It is itself a decentralized application.

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Modo administrado Postchain

Managed mode allows a Postchain network to infer its own configuration (signers, validators, observers, pruning, historic configurations) from another blockchain. This abstracts the maintenance and updating of nodes from the node operator, allowing update operations to be safely coordinated in a decentralized way.

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Lanzamiento de Postchain 3

Postchain 3 was the third major release of Postchain, the relational blockchain technology which underpins the Chromia platform. Postchain 3 featured a mature transaction scheme (GTX) with a full value serialisation model (GTV), and proof extractor.

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Dependencias de cadena de bloques

Blockchain dependencies were a key milestone on the road to the hierarchically interconnected blockchain networks which support Chromia’s massive scale. Allowing one blockchain to pull data from another means not just greater efficiency, but also the ability to use decentralized governance to update configurations and parameters for dependent blockchains.

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FT3 & SSO

Flexible Tokens is the Chromia token standard, supporting fungible and non-fungible tokens of arbitrary complexity, as well as implementing Chromia SSO, a decentralized authentication scheme which allows seamless login to dapps without exposing the root keypair.

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Rell 0.7: el primer tiempo de ejecución Rell con intérprete completo

Rell continues to evolve with every passing day, but the first version with a fully implemented interpreter was a major milestone. That was when Rell became a full-fledged blockchain programming language.

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Sistema de consenso: EBFT

Our consensus method is based on PBFT, but is our own custom implementation from the ground up. It is robust and flexible, built for Chromia’s massive horizontal scale.