- aeternity published a detailed roadmap for H2 2019
- AE token migration will end on September 2, 2019
- Lima hardfork will incorporate many new features, including improved governance
On July 15 aeternity published a detailed roadmap for H2 2019 in the project’s official blog. The plan mostly focuses on features that will be implemented in the upcoming Lima release, due to happen on September 15, 2019, as well as continuing ERC-20 AE token migration. Here are some of the highlights of the roadmap.
Improved governance system
The Lima hardfork will incorporate a number of significant changes to the governance system. Here are some of the features the team is working on:
- So-called “signalling” will be enabled, automating the hardfork process. For example, if 90% of miners support a hardfork, it will be executed automatically in a week
- A client-facing application for initiating and participating in voting proposals will be created
The end of aeternity token migration
The aeternity team warns that all the ERC-20-based tokens will become non-transferable after September 2, 2019, advising everyone to migrate as fast as possible.
However, in some cases, users will still be able to access their AE tokens in case they have not moved them before the end of migration. This will only be true if the AE tokens are/were not managed by a smart contract and the user has access to the private key, seed, passphrase or hardware wallet device used to store or send the Ethereum AE tokens.
Other aeternity Lima release features
Apart from improved governance and the end of token migration, Lima will bring a number of other features:
- The consensus-breaking parts of Virtual State Channels will be introduced. Payment aepp will be created during the upcoming aeternity Universe One conference in order to showcase VSC functionality
- Stratum implementation of aeternity will be published
- FATE (Fast aeternity Transaction Engine) – a simple-to-use machine language will be introduced. It will make it possible for aeternity network to have faster transactions thanks to the reduced size of code. FATE can be easily integrated with the Sophia smart contract language
The full list of changes can be found here.