While the Jakarta upgrade nears activation, developer teams at Nomadic Labs, Marigold, TriliTech, Oxhead Alpha, Tarides, DaiLambda, Functori and Tweag have been busy preparing the next step
Introducing the the 11th protocol Tezos upgrade proposal: ‘Kathmandu’
This proposal is expected to include the following features:
Improved randomness for distribution of baking rights
Event-logging, enabling off-chain systems to react to smart contract execution
Validation pipelining:ongoing block validation tweaks to improve Tezos Layer 1 throughput
Support for ‘Ghostnet’, a permanent testnet that upgrades with Mainnet
The next step in the scaling strategy, Smart Contract Optimistic Rollups (SCORUs), will not be activated for Mainnet in this proposal, but will be available on ‘Mondaynet’ and ‘Dailynet’ testnets. This is part of a new approach to protocol development meant to ensure better coordination with ecosystem builders around major feature releases.
A blog post with a more in-depth introduction to SCORUs is coming soon!