Kathmandu has introduced several new feature sets to improve network scalability and security.
Tezos, a Layer 1 proof-of-stake blockchain designed to self-upgrade and evolve as it scales in adoption, has successfully activated the latest protocol upgrade on mainnet.
Friday, 11th upgrade called Kathmandu went live Block 2,736,129 in the Tezos PoS network, following community adoption.
as mentioned in suggestion The new upgrade, which ran from September 9th to 23rd, will come after another name, Jarkata, goes live on June 28th, 2022. Upgrade suggestions come from Tezos contributors and research firms Nomadic Labs, DaiLambda, Marigold, Oxhead Alpha, TriliTech, Tarides, and Functori & Tweag.
Upgrade brings new features
Kathmandu’s activation follows Tezos’ usual schedule, and like previous protocol changes, it adds a number of features set to significantly improve scalability.
These include optimistic rollup of smart contracts, pipelined block validation configured to improve transaction throughput, and increased randomness for enhanced network security. This is achieved with a verifiable delay function.
Other features added include coordinated governance with a new permanent testnet that gives developers more room to experiment, event logs, and more paid storage for smart contracts.
Tezos launched on mainnet in 2018 and the network went live following the first coin offering in 2017.