"The Aperture" is a recurring series covering the development of the Portal NetworkWelcome to the third volume of "The Aperture". This series covers the development efforts surrounding the Portal Network. TLDRWatch the PeepanEIP talk on the Portal NetworkCross client test vectors thanks to the Fluffy teamCross client testing via ethportal-peertestPortal
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.