Welcome to the first volume of "The Aperture". This series will provide regular development updates on the Portal Network. TLDR: Trin and Fluffy are working towards deploying the first test networkPreliminary specification for the Transaction Gossip Network mergedThe main overview for the Portal Network received some needed updates.Join us
The opinions in this article are my own and do not represent any "official" sentiment by either the Ethereum Foundation or the Ethereum Core Development Team.We need more people working on the core Ethereum protocols. The roadmap for Stateless Ethereum has solidified in significant ways over the last months.
tl;dr – The Trin client is alive and talking with other clients. Next steps involve transmitting data. The portal network is a new cross-team effort to re-imagine the ethereum light client, and develop a practical and functional light client experience. You can dive deeper into the portal network specification here.
You should read part 1 first. It's 2021. Ethereum went live a little more than five years ago. There's currently no reliable lightweight way to interact with the protocol without using a centralized provider. Various research efforts have demonstrated that the functionality can be built as long as you have
Shortly before the Holiday break in December, we successfully spun up a test network of 20 nodes, hosting the first 1 million block headers. T TLDR: The network behaved as intended, with nodes creating and spreading advertisements via the gossip mechanism, mirroring content to fill their storage capacity and serving