It’s been a busy year for Mina Protocol and the team have just released their updated roadmap for Q4 ’22. You can read the full article here, but here is a concise breakdown of the main points.
|PROJECT||DESCRIPTION||Team||ESTIMATED COMPLETION DATE|
|Improve Node Stability||Make node operation more stable. (Example project: BitSwap)||O(1) Labs||Ongoing – groundwork for BitSwap to be included in Berkeley hardfork|
|zkApps Builders Program||Program to educate, support, and work with developers who are building zkApps, and enlist their help to improve zkApps and SnarkyJS.||O(1) Labs||Cohort 2 finished on November 29, 2022! A wrap up blog post sharing details of participant projects will be coming soon.|
|zkApps Software Development Kit (SDK)||Provide the toolkit that developers need to build on Mina: SnarkyJS & zkApp CLI.||O(1) Labs||SnarkyJS and the zkApp CLI were available from Q2 2022 and continually receive improvements. See detailed updates below.|
|zkApps Testing||This is a series of phases to test the stability of zkApps on a network. Updated to: Initial Testing → Berkeley QANet → Berkeley Testnet Alpha→ Berkeley Incentivized Testnet||O(1) Labs||Berkeley Testnet Alpha launched in Q4 2022. Berkeley Incentivized Testnet will follow upon the successful completion of Testnet Alpha.|
|Custom Token Support (previously non-native token support)||Enable creation of custom tokens on Mina (similar to ERC20).||O(1) Labs||Custom tokens are available now and supported by the current SnarkyJS version and Berkeley Testnet. See the custom tokens tutorial.|
|Easy zkApps Programmability on Mainnet||Enable easy programmability and basic use cases of zkApps on Mina Mainnet.||O(1) Labs||Once Berkeley Incentivized Testnet has successfully concluded|
|On-Chain Voting – NEW||Feature to enable Mina holders to vote on governance proposals through signaling their support (on-chain) for proposed hard forks and other changes to the protocol.||Granola Systems||Q1 2023|
|Non-Consensus Nodes||An additional implementation of Mina Protocol in Rust, providing direct access to the Mina network for web and mobile nodes, without needing to run a consensus node.||Chainsafe||Q3 2022 – Partial proof of concept deliveredQ4 2022 – Current form running on testnet|
|zkBridge||Make zkApps accessible from Ethereum, as well as other EVM compatible chains.||=nil; Foundation||Q4 2022 – Full code delivery.|
Q1 2023 – Deployment and launch preparations.
|Enable 3rd-party, off-chain usage of Mina’s proof system||Enable zero-knowledge (ZK) enthusiasts to adopt Mina’s proof system without having to use the Mina chain.||O(1) Labs||Q4 2022 – Developers can use `ZkProgram` for off-chain use cases. See this tutorial. Further documentation related to off-chain use cases will be coming.|
|Multi-Environment Setup||Upgrade infrastructure to support more networks running in parallel for Mina. Enable community to run their own networks.||O(1) Labs||Deprioritized to focus on infrastructure and testing for the hard fork|
|zkOracles||This has been updated to two phases (see more details below).||O(1) Labs||Phase 1: Q4 2022 – Done & available. To create an oracle, see the oracle tutorial.Phase 2: Q2 2023|
|zkRollup on Mina||Increase transaction throughput on Mina using ZK Rollup – first stage is a proof of concept.||Trivo25||Q4 2022|
You can read the previous Q3 Roadmap update HERE
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