What is the Radix roadmap?

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What is the Radix roadmap?

The development roadmap for the Radix Public Network is divided into significant releases, named after historically significant cities that bore wonders of the ancient world. As we reach each milestone release, new features and capabilities are added for developers or users.

The next four expected major milestone releases on the Radix roadmap are as follows.

Olympia - July 28th, 2021

Olympia marks the genesis of the Radix Public Network, the Radix Ledger, and the XRD token.

Olympia lays the foundations for future releases of our game-changing Radix technologies.

Olympia includes:

  1. Radix Engine v1 - allows transfer of tokens and instantiation of new tokens without custom code.
  2. Simplified and unsharded form of our groundbreaking Cerberus consensus protocol
  3. The first implementation of our Delegated Proof of Stake system for Sybil protection, allowing XRD token holders to stake XRD in the Radix Desktop Wallet.

Some of Olympia’s features include low transaction fees, at least 50 transactions per second, and 5 second finality time.

Holders of eXRD and XRD will be able to swap them 1:1 using the Instabridge service.

Alexandria - December 2021

The focus of Alexandria is to start equipping developers with the tools they will need to build DeFi dApps on Radix.

Alexandria will be the first look at our custom-built programming language - Scrypto, and Blueprints and Components as part of the Radix Engine v2 execution environment. The Alexandria release will be deployed as a developer-focused package that will allow them to experiment with Scrypto development on a local network “simulator” environment.  This will give developers a way to develop and test code in a safe environment to begin preparing for the ability to deploy code to a real public network at the release of Babylon.

Babylon - 2022

Babylon brings all the initial set of Scrypto/REv2 features from Alexandria to the Radix Public Network, plus our unique approach to on-ledger development libraries the Blueprint Catalog, andthe Radix Developer Royalties system.

This is where we expect Radix Engine v2 will begin to truly shine: demonstrating that it is quick, easy, and safe to build DeFi dApps, with further capabilities added by Radix and our community in the future to take it even further.

Xi’an - 2023

The Xi’an release will bring with it the fully sharded form of our Cerberus consensus protocol described in the Cerberus Whitepaper and Cerberus Infographic Series.

Some of the possible implementations of sharded Cerberus are currently being tested and demonstrated on the Cassandra test network live on Twitch.

Xi’an will provide Radix with infinite linear scalability and unlimited atomic composability. Both of these features are unique to Radix, and both are required if DeFi is to scale to meet the future demands of billions of people.

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