Dash Core, the organization responsible for software development of the Dash blockchain, revealed the roadmap for the launch of the Dash Evolution platform.
The developers of Dash published the first draft of the Roadmap of Evolution, during a conference call this Friday, August 10.
According to the developers, the launch of Evolution (0.13.0) is due at the end of the fourth quarter of 2018, which requires the previous implementation of the version 0.12.4, called pre-Evolution, an update which prepares the network for the next phase.
The roadmap is temporary, and it will be modified and updated in the next 90 days. Also, the Dash network is updating its nodes to complete the 0.12.3 update, which began on July 25.
According to the new roadmap, version 0.12.3 will run on all the nodes of the network starting September. However, this depends on the mining groups accepting the move, understanding that the consensus between the mining groups and the developers of the network must be met. Which means that the speed of implementation of Evolution depends, to a large extent, on the large miners upgrading their nodes.
At this point, the update 0.12.4 is not mandatory for the nodes to work on the main network, a feature that could extend the miners’ update times.
What is Evolution?
Evolution is the scalable proposal of Dash to expand the use of its network and cryptocurrency towards “mass adoption,” according to the company. The plan to scale the Dash network is established in three stages, with Evolution (0.13.0) being the first. Still, the focus of Evolution placed on scalability but the ease of use of Dash as a payment method.
A fundamental part of the Evolution platform is the inclusion of DAP, data contracts executed by an application, which will function as a third party dedicated to processing payments with Dash.
The official website details that Evolution will promote the use of the P2P DashPay platform for shopping applications with consumer-friendly cryptocurrencies.
Also, Evolution proposes the launch of LightWallets linked to browsers that, among other things, will allow users to establish regular connections and link applications to avoid the complications related to the addresses of general cryptocurrency wallets.
Technically speaking the launch of Evolution involves changes in the structure of the network. The GitHub repository, showed the first Evolution roadmap in 2017, developers Evan Duffield and Andy Freer explained that the master nodes of Dash would be scaled using the system of “state transitions”, which means that “the system will provide a mathematically predictable way to establish the quality of the service provided by the main nodes. ”
In other words, this system will provide a predictable way to determine the quality of service offered by the central nodes. The nodes will need full access to the blockchain to perform appropriate state transitions of user objects, which will refer to governance objects and blockchain transactions to perform bulk operations. The main nodes that are under the permitted threshold will be automatically deleted from the list of master nodes through a new system called “master node blocks.”
Evolution is the big bet of Dash Core. The developers made a patent for the project last March that has not been published yet. Dash Core clarified that the license does not seek to convert the platform into a “closed source” but to guarantee its free and unrestricted use under specific terms and conditions of use.