IOTA Releases New Details on IOTA 2.0 Milestones – Pollen, Nectar, and Honey
The IOTA Foundation It is exerting its efforts to achieve significant updates to the IOTA protocol. IOTA 2.0 will have many differences from previous versions, and naming new elements is one of the most important.
The removal of the coordinating node is the ultimate goal of the current development steps at IOTA. It has changed many names and specs, and future changes will follow as well.
"Over the past few months, we have streamlined our naming conventions for IOTA 1.5 (Chrysalis, the intermediate stage of the core network before Coordicide) and IOTA 2.0 (Coordicide, the permanent removal of the coordinating node and the launch of a fully decentralized IOTA network) to show the smooth transition between these two major protocol updates and how they will eventually lead to a scalable, commission-free, coordinator-free network. The first of its kind », according the IOTA Foundation.
IOTA believes that changing the terminology in core components makes it easier for the community to understand continued progress within the network. The recent publication of the IOTA Foundation focuses on explaining three important phases of IOTA 2.0 that represent important milestones on the road to testnet versions and finally Coordicide. The three milestones are called Pollen, Nectar, and Honey.
Pollen It is the first official testnet for IOTA 2.0 and lays the foundation for the network without coordinators.
«The Pollen network will be primarily a research test bed for the Foundation, the community and external researchers to validate the concepts of the Coordicide white papers and simulate certain attack vectors»IOTA added.
Nectar It is the second milestone that IOTA will launch in H2 200. It will be an incentive testnet with the full implementation of the Coordicide modules. The latest test network errors before releasing the main network will be tested and addressed in Nectar.
"As the name already mentions, participants in this network will receive incentives to progressively increase the rewards for finding errors or attack vectors", according to IOTA.
Honey is the final launch candidate for IOTA 2.0. It will have all the last necessary modules in the Coordicide network. Honey will launch after hundreds of hours of testing and security and resistance testing against attacks.
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