The Peercoin Team and members of the Foundation held an anual meeting this month to lay out Peercoin’s Development Roadmap for 2021. Since Peercoin’s codebase will soon be caught up with Bitcoin, we decided it was time to focus on some items which are outside core development. These items can be found below under the heading Non-Core Development.
This release keeps the v0.9 protocol and moves to a new and updated codebase.
- April 2021
- New codebase (based on bitcoin-core 0.20.1).
This release builds on the v0.10 codebase and delivers a number of long desired changes like cold minting and removal of the transaction timestamp, which expands the amount of crypto tech Peercoin is compatible with, such as DeFi, DEXes, etc…
- RFC-0012 (Cold minting)
- RFC-0014 (Removal of the transaction timestamp for non-coinstake transactions)
- RFC-0020 (Proof-of-Work Difficulty on PoS Blocks)
- GUI for user interaction with cold/multisig minting feature will be developed sometime after v0.11 is released.
Peercoin <-> Ethereum Bridge
In order to integrate with the DeFi ecosystem on Ethereum, development of cross-chain communication (bridges) to Ethereum is required. The end goal is inclusion of Peercoin in a multitude of AMM contracts on Ethereum, like Uniswap and its clones.
Android/iOS Mobile Apps
While a number of 3rd party mobile wallets do support Peercoin, there is a growing concern that such services could hold the community in ransom and ask for payments in order to keep Peercoin integrated with their services. Members of the Peercoin community have proposed a simple and light architecture for a mobile wallet based on Flutter technology. The codename is Vesta, and more details will be released soon.
Coinbase initially developed Rosetta as the middleware used to integrate blockchains into its platform securely and painlessly. Unified Rosetta interface makes it easier to ensure compatibility with exchanges that use Rosetta, and can dramatically speed up the time it takes exchanges to integrate with new blockchains. Overall, having such a tool ported to Peercoin will make integration of Peercoin in various services far easier.
Please remember that these developments are sponsored by the Peercoin Foundation, which in turn is sponsored by generous community donations. PPC, BTC, and Fiat can be donated at peercoin.net/foundation.