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 four major milestone releases on the Radix roadmap are as follows.
Olympia - July 28th, 2021 [Now Offline]
Olympia laid the foundation for future releases of Radix technologies.
- Radix Engine v1 - allowed transfer of tokens and instantiation of new tokens without custom code.
- Simplified and unsharded form of our groundbreaking Cerberus consensus protocol
- The first implementation of Radix’s Delegated Proof of Stake system for Sybil protection, allowing XRD token holders to stake XRD in the now deprecated Radix Desktop Wallet.
Alexandria - December 2021 [Superseded by Babylon]
Alexandria was 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 was a developer-focused package that allows them to experiment with Scrypto development on a local network “simulator” environment. This gave 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 - September 28 2023 [Now Live]
The Radix Wallet offers a user experience that is easy, intuitive and secure, allowing your friends and family to use Web3 and DeFi with confidence, with zero compromises on decentralization.
To get started with the Radix User Experience, check out the Radix Wallet User Guide.
Scrypto and Radix Engine bring a developer experience that is easy to learn, highly intuitive, and inherently secure; allowing anyone with even just a small amount of development experience to quickly learn how to build powerful, secure consumer-friendly dApps.
To learn more about how Scrypto and Radix Engine offers a radically better developer experience, see the RadFi keynote, the blog series starting with The Problem with Smart Contracts Today, the blog series starting with The Problem with Crypto Transactions Today, and Comparing Virtual Machines: Message Only vs Asset-Oriented.
To get started with the Radix Developer Experience, check out the Radix Developer Hub.
To learn more about Babylon see What is Radix's Babylon Mainnet?
The Xi’an mainnet version is the next major milestone release for Radix.
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.
- Radix Tech Docs - Detailed Technology Roadmap
- RadFi Keynote
- Radix Full Stack site
- The Problem with Crypto Wallets Today
- The Problem with Smart Contracts Today
- The Problem with Crypto Transactions Today
- Comparing Virtual Machines: Message Only vs Asset-Oriented
- Cerberus Whitepaper
- Cerberus Infographic Series
- What are RDX Labs and Cassandra?