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Dev status update — September, 2019
Published by the IOTA dev team every month, this update will provide you with news and updates about our key projects!
Last month we started a new format for the dev update and our regular readers noticed the difference right away. We’re glad that you like so we will continue with this new layout.
The team has set up the project architecture and has now started working on various core modules that will ultimately come together, such as the components of the new node software.
We have also been working closely with the research groups to begin writing out the specifications for Coordicide related modules. We are on track to have these module specifications ready as the core modules are completed, which is in line with the plan laid out in our Coordicide R&D blog post.
The FPGA team is about to run the first full incarnation of the QCM on an FPGA. It will be interesting to see if everything works as imagined on real hardware.
The initial Qubic Messaging Layer solution was presented to the Research team and we’re now adapting the QML to counter certain attack vectors that our initial analysis revealed.
One of the major bottlenecks in IRI is still the tip selection algorithm. We are experimenting with and benchmarking some improvements to the tip selection algorithm that, if successful, will help us remove this bottleneck. Check the tagged GitHub issues to keep track of the latest updates on this front.
We’re also working on an improved method of storing the spent addresses database, which should ideally be kept together with a snapshot for better usability and less chance of user error.
The next version of IRI should be making its way on to the IOTA Community Committee (ICC) testnet sometime next week.
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