UPDATE #46: Peercoin Roadmap for 2020

This roadmap only explains the plan for the reference client and the core protocol. It does not encompass the general project development or UX modifications and updates of the reference client. It is likely that the list of proposed changes for each release is not final. They should be understood as core features rather than the full changelog.

v0.9

Codename: Strider

This release keeps building on the v0.8 codebase but delivers important tweaks to the system economics, notably RFC-0011, which proposes rewarding 1% aimed PoS inflation split evenly among active PoS participants. This increases the PoS reward up to 5% annually for active minters.

  • Client released in April, 2020
  • Hard-fork in May, 2020

Changes:

  • RFC-0011 (PoS inflation)
  • PoW difficulty algo tweak to cover some of the edge cases and make the system more predictable.
  • RFC-0015 (time drift reduction)

v0.9.9

Codename: Zaungast

This release keeps the v0.9 protocol and moves to a new and updated codebase.

  • June/July 2020

Changes:

  • New codebase (based bitcoin-core 0.19 with cherry picks from bitcoin-abc and other related projects)

v1.0

Codename: Ikigai

This release builds on the v0.9.9 codebase and delivers long desired changes like cold minting and removal of the transaction timestamp.

  • Client released November 2020
  • Hard fork December 2020 or January 2021

Changes:

  • RFC-0012 (Cold minting)
  • RFC-0014 (Removal of the transaction timestamp for non-coinstake transactions)

Planned but RFC not defined:

  • Multisig minting

Remember that this developments are sponsored by the Peercoin Foundation which is turn sponsored by generous community donations.

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Awesome, look forward to see RFC11 to be included in the next release. I think it should shake up the overall PoW/PoS economics to create a more dynamic market.

Also this creates additional incentive for miners to PoW to try and migrate towards PoS reward.

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Friendly reminder that these developments are sponsored by the Peercoin Foundation which is in turn sponsored by generous community donations.

Please donate to the Foundation: p92W3t7YkKfQEPDb7cG9jQ6iMh7cpKLvwK

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