Last Updated on September 25, 2022 by Bitfinsider
Tezos activated the Kathmandu upgrade, which added new scaling capabilities.
According to the Tezos team, the Kathmandu upgrade went live on the Tezos proof-of-stake mainnet at block 2,736,129 on Friday at 4:30 p.m. ET.
Tezos’ 11th upgrade since its inception in 2018, and it promises potential scalability improvements.
According to the formal proposal for the upgrade, it has added the potential to support off-chain computation through Layer 2 solutions such as optimistic roll-ups, as well as streamlined the block validation process for improved transactional throughput. In addition, the contributors stated that Kathmandu introduced a permanent testnet for experimenting with new features, improved randomness in how the mainnet selects delegates for enhanced security, and made other protocol improvements.
Tezos contributors and development firms Nomadic Labs, Marigold, TriliTech, Oxhead Alpha, Tarides, DaiLambda, and Functori & Tweag proposed Kathmandu in July. The community later approved it through an on-chain governance process.
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