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Dev Status Update — May, 2020

Published by the IOTA dev team every month, this update will provide you with news and updates about our key projects! Please click here if you want to see the last status update. You can also view our complete tech roadmap here.

The IOTA research department also releases a monthly update that you might want to see.

Chrysalis

Earlier this month, we released our strategy around Chrysalis (IOTA 1.5), a series of upgrades to the protocol that achieves enterprise-readiness before Coordicide. Since then, the research and engineering teams, together with the Hornet team, have been working on finalizing the specifications for the first Chrysalis changes. You can see the specifications in the linked RFCs, as well as comment and contribute yourself:

The remaining Chrysalis specifications will be drafted in the upcoming weeks.

Bee

The Bee team has recently merged 2 RFCs (‘configuration’ and ‘protocol-messages’) and is working in some more (‘network’, ‘sponges’, ‘ternary’, ‘signing’). The team has, with the help of a community member, put together the Bee RFC Book. This will document all the RFCs that have been merged and that make up Bee. This is an approach you may be familiar with from the Rust project.

The RFCs being finalized means that the associated code PRs will be done shortly after.

The Bee team has also started working on White flag implementation in the Bee node.

We are also finalizing the work on the prototype, which we will be releasing in the upcoming weeks.

You can find all Bee RFCs in their respective GitHub repository.

IRI

The last RC version of IRI 1.8.6 has been released. We plan on publishing the full release of 1.8.6 in the upcoming days. As noted in this blog post, IRI 1.8.6 will be the last release of IRI that we are actively planning.

With the exception of DB migration capability from IRI to Hornet and general maintenance and support of IRI until the first phase of Chrysali...

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