The Aperture - vol. 4
"The Aperture" is a recurring series covering the development of the Portal Network
Welcome to the fourth volume of "The Aperture". This series covers the development efforts surrounding the Portal Network.
- All three teams continue their work towards finishing out the base functionality needed for a minimal public test network.
- Research into projected storage, processing, and bandwidth requirements for participation in individual portal networks.
- Exploration into EIP-4444
- Shifting priority from State to Chain History (because four fours)
Public Test Network
We now have a plan in place for a phased rollout of our test network. We are expecting to have the initial phase deployed by the end of the year which will establish the basic overlay network.
Storage, Processing, and Bandwidth
Research has begun on projecting the individual storage, processing, and bandwidth requirements for each network. We have run these numbers in various ways leading up till now, but not in a formal way.
EIP-4444 continues to gain support, proposing that the DevP2P
ETH network drop support for serving and retrieval of ancient chain history. The Chain History network portion of the Portal Network is designed for this exact use case. Becasue of this, we have shifted our primary focus from the State network, prioritizing the Chain History network now that there is a more immediate demand for it.