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Updated roadmap for 2021

We present an updated plan for the development of Waves Enterprise’s mainnet and blockchain platform.

Like any other complex and multi-component system, the Waves Enterprise platform’s development plan requires constant adjustments due to changes on the market, competitors’ actions, partners’ and users’ needs. The team continually analyzes the situation and, when necessary, re-prioritizes tasks and allocates resources to get the most benefit for the project.

Updated roadmap: what has changed?

All changes to the roadmap have already been published on our website as an image — you can download it and share it on social networks. Here we will list the main changes and give the necessary comments.

Postponing the launch of the app marketplace

The Waves Enterprise team analyzed the current situation with partner applications and smart contracts, as well as market demands. We concluded that the app marketplace’s launch in the fourth quarter of 2020 would not be timely. Therefore, we decided to postpone its launch for 2021.

Before launching the marketplace, we plan to increase the tools for developing decentralized applications based on Waves Enterprise and expand the partner ecosystem and developer community.

We look forward to supporting community initiatives and ideas to expand the range of services and applications available on the mainnet. If you have any suggestions or would like to publish an app in the future marketplace, please contact our support service or ask a question in the chat. The Waves Enterprise team members will be happy to consider your initiative. If you don’t know how to code, and this prevents you from creating a smart contract, there is an excellent visual constructor from EasyChain for smart contracts development.

Waves Enterprise’s mainnet development roadmap for 2020–2021

At the end of 2020, our partners will launch a service to deposit and resell intellectual property rights on the Waves Enterprise mainnet.

The Waves Enterprise mainnet roadmap for 2021 includes a couple of new points:

Q1 — Ledger Support

Q2 — Integration with Gravity protocol

Q3 — Cloud storage of private keys

Q4 — App marketplace

Waves Enterprise’s blockchain platform development roadmap for 2020–2021

At the end of 2020, the team plans to release an update for the platform, enabling sidechains to run on the new consensus algorithm — CFT (Crash Fault Tolerant). We will tell more about this algorithm and its specifics after the release.

In 2021 we plan to release the following updates:

Q1 — Version 1.6

  • Sharding beta version
  • Performance optimization

Q2 — Version 1.7

  • Sharding 1.0
  • Interoperability
  • Smart contract SDK

Q3 — Version 1.8

  • Failover cluster
  • Chinese cryptography support

Q4 — Version 1.9

  • A light version of the node

If you have any questions according to the roadmap update, feel free to ask on Telegram.