Released

Chrysalis Protocol Upgrade

A complete overhaul of the IOTA protocol and node software with much improved stability, throughput and usability.

Protocol

Firefly Desktop

A native desktop app for IOTA asset management with software and hardware wallet support. Earn staking rewards and participate in governance votes.

Applications

Firefly Mobile

A lightweight mobile wallet for sending and receiving IOTA assets on the go. Highly secure and easy to use, with mobile-specific functionality.

Applications

IOTA 2.0 Devnet

A testbed for IOTA 2.0 (informally known as coordicide). A fully functional and constantly-evolving testnet for experimentation and finalisation of the IOTA 2.0 protocol, running on the GoShimmer node software.

Protocol

Stardust Support for IOTA Smart Contracts

Horizontally-scalable Layer 2 smart contract chains anchored in the IOTA tangle with cross-chain asset transfers. First deployed on testnet, then Shimmer, before later support on IOTA.

Protocol

Plugin-based node software

The node software (Hornet) has been rearchitected to delegate optional non-core tasks, like indexation, to a plugin system. IOTA node extension (INX) plugins provide more flexibility in node setup and a lighter core.

Tools and Libraries

Next Release

Shimmer network launch

Shimmer is the staging network for IOTA. All new features are first implemented and tested on Shimmer before being later ported to IOTA.

Protocol

Stardust protocol upgrade

The largest utility upgrade in IOTA’s history, first being deployed with the Shimmer network launch. Bringing Layer 1 native tokens and NFTs, smart contract chain anchoring, storage deposits, improved microtransactions and more.

Protocol

Layer 1 Native Tokens

Mint and send custom tokens natively on the tangle without fees. All minting, sending and burning actions are executed with transactions on layer 1.

Protocol

Layer 1 NFTs

Mint and transfer NFTs on Layer 1 in an environmentally-friendly way. Manage NFTs on Layer 1 or delegate control to a smart contract chain. A flexible system where NFTs can hold other NFTs or tokens.

Protocol

Storage deposits

A complete overhaul of IOTA’s dust protection system allowing for permanent data storage on the Tangle. Small deposits of IOTA tokens for data, NFTs, native tokens and dust balances keep the node database requirements low. No longer using the storage? You’ll get your deposit back!

Protocol

Upcoming

Seamless protocol upgrades

A new system for node software updates that results in zero downtime from protocol upgrades.

Tools and Libraries

ShimmerEVM Chain

The first IOTA Smart Contract chain anchored in the Shimmer tangle. A hotbed for community innovation around defi, P2E games and much more.

Protocol

Stardust on IOTA

The largest utility upgrade in IOTA’s history will first be deployed on Shimmer, before later being ported to IOTA.

Protocol

Later

Full IOTA 2.0 rollout

Step-by-step IOTA 2.0 will be implemented and tested until a point where we no longer rely on the coordinator for the protection of the network.

Protocol

Assembly

Secure Layer 2 smart contract chains with dynamic validator groups.

Protocol

Scaling

Scalability improvements to the IOTA protocol, including scaling the Layer 1 tangle through sharding.

Protocol