The time is finally here. We will be launching mainnet today on July 28th, 2020 at 11:00 AM, which includes the Pocket Core RC-0.5.0 release candidate!
On behalf of the Pocket Organization, we would like to thank each and every one of you for helping us get to where we are today. Literally, without you, we wouldn’t be here.
In addition, the Pocket Organization would like to thank all of its employees, advisors, and community members, for dedicating time and effort in making this protocol a reality.
Pocket Core RC-0.5.0:
This release is putting some final touches with improvements and enhancements to the existing protocol.
The full changelog can be found here, but some of the important features and improvements are:
- AAT now printing as json string and not bytes
- Enhanced proof entropy and flush to disk
- Remove all receipts to alleviate large state size
- And more!
Docker and Homebrew deployments:
Docker and Homebrew deployments have gone through an update to ensure every container and installation will be pointing at the correct network for RC-0.5.0.
If you read our previous post announcing the protocol and products that we are rolling out for mainnet, you would be pleased to know that the Pocket Dashboard will be released August 4th, 2020.
Our dashboard will allow you to maintain your node as well as application in one spot on our easy to use interface. It is here, you can stake, unstake, purchase relays for your application.
In addition to the dashboard being released, we are going to be deploying our gateway for our developer community to be able to stake using the dashboard and use our API endpoint for sending relays to the desired network, starting with Ethereum.
Added More Documentation:
As most of you are familiar with our developer portal, we are pleased to announce that it will be getting a facelift, as well as, a restructure to reflect mainnet and testnet.
Note: we did update some of the pages URL to reflect the page you’re on. If you have any links bookmarked, we recommend you to double-check them and replace them with the updated URL(if need be).
Will the dashboard be on the dev portal so I can see how to use it?
I’m glad you asked! The Pocket Dashboard & Gateway will be on their own portals for you to walk through the docs and learn more about the dashboard and gateway independently. Check back with us in a few days to get the URL so you can begin exploring the portal and interacting with the dashboard!
NO TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION!
Don’t think we would forget about the DAO. We are happy to tell you that the governance section of the developer portal has been deployed today as well. You can check it out here!
When Pocket upgrades to RC-0.5.0, we are going to be rolling out the new version in stages:
- Bootstrap nodes so the network can confirm consensus
- The rest of the community so we can start onboarding nodes and some product applications
- The rest of the world
If you are an existing node operator, wait for our signal in discord and follow the network reset instructions to ensure you are properly connected!
In addition, we will be rolling out the dashboard and governance sections of our developer portal in phases this week, so stay tuned to check them out!