IoTeX Mainnet Preview (Photon) Release

  • Sub-chain provisioning: support of two independent blockchains (root chain, sub-chain), running on separate databases in the IoTeX network
  • Cross-chain communication: ability to transfer value from root chain to sub-chain, with IoTeX Wallet support across both chains
  • Consensus enhancements: performance enhancements to Roll-DPoS (1,000+ TPS & 100+ node tests), and new security improvements
  • IoTeX Explorer v2.0: separate IoTeX Explorer pages to visualize both root chain and sub-chain activities
  • And much more!

Why “Photon”? — Kenneth Lane Thompson

Photon Overview & Features

Sub-chain Provisioning and Management

Cross-chain Communication (CCC)

  • Token deposits from root chain to sub-chain: transfer EIOTX tokens between independent blockchains (i.e., root chain and sub-chain) via an Explorer API call
  • Upgraded IoTeX Wallet: utilize a single wallet for both root chain and sub-chain (i.e., different account addresses, same private key), with separate token balances

Creating a root chain wallet

Creating a sub-chain wallet

Record your sub-chain wallet public key

Roll-DPoS Consensus Upgrades

IoTeX Explorer v2.0

What can we expect in the coming months?

  • Development of new features, including privacy-enabled sub-chains and hardware
  • Software development kits (SDKs) and documentation to start a Testnet node
  • Fully open Testnet, where users can validate transactions, build decentralized applications (DApps), and explore the IoTeX network first-hand
  • Block Producer (BP) Election Program details will be shared
  • Bug bounties targeted at hackers / developers
  • Research papers on sub-chains, cross-chain communication, and Roll-DPoS
  • Community rewards programs to test features and promote IoTeX
  • Proofs of concept and demos showcasing IoTeX in action
  • And more…

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