- aeternity has reported that the majority of miners have switched to the newly-released Fortuna software
- The team is currently working on several technical features, including FATE and generalized accounts
- The process of AE token migration continues; 72 million of tokens were migrated during phase 2
According to a post in the official blog of aeternity, the upgrade to Fortuna release went as planned, with the majority of miners now using the upgraded software. The Fortuna Release was carried out at block height 90800, bringing along the result of the first on-chain governance vote, migration of more than 72 million Ethereum AE tokens to the æternity Mainnet, and introduction of Generalized Accounts. It is available for download on the project’s GitHub page.
New features in Fortuna
The Fortuna is the second big aeternity protocol upgrade after the major hardfork. It introduces several new features that are either completed or are being actively developed:
- Generalized accounts (completed) – aeternity positions this as a solution to two problems of traditional blockchain platforms – account control not being flexible enough and the need to own an account in order to invoke a smart contract and pay for its execution. This feature will improve the user experience by allowing them to create multi-sig wallets and making the wallet UX more flexible overall.
- Virtual State Channels (work in progress) – The team continues to improve state channels, which are responsible for connecting on-chain and off-chain information. Off-chain transaction security has already been improved by adding new safety check layers. Chances are, VSCs will be incorporated into the next major aeternity protocol upgrade.
- Fast aeternity Transaction Engine (work in progress) – A high-performance Virtual Machine. Interestingly, aeternity developers used a different solution to what is used by platforms like Ethereum: instead of making a low-level machine, high-level concepts (tokens, oracles, state channels, etc) will be incorporated directly into the VM. More information about FATE can be found here.
Token Migration Continues
The Aeon token migration process that began with the launch of the mainnet still continues. During the Phase 2, additional 72 million of Ethereum ERC-20 AE tokens were exchanged for the native mainnet-based tokens. The native AE token is now supported by a number of exchanges, including Binance, OKEX, Huobi global and DragonEx. The full list of supported exchanges can be found here.