Chrysalis Protocol Upgrade
A complete overhaul of the IOTA protocol and node software with much improved stability, throughput and usability.
A native desktop app for IOTA asset management with software and hardware wallet support. Earn staking rewards and participate in governance votes.
A lightweight mobile wallet for sending and receiving IOTA assets on the go. Highly secure and easy to use, with mobile-specific functionality.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Seamless protocol upgrades
A new system for node software updates that results in zero downtime from protocol upgrades.
The first IOTA Smart Contract chain anchored in the Shimmer tangle. A hotbed for community innovation around defi, P2E games and much more.
Stardust on IOTA
The largest utility upgrade in IOTA’s history will first be deployed on Shimmer, before later being ported to IOTA.
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.
Secure Layer 2 smart contract chains with dynamic validator groups.
Scalability improvements to the IOTA protocol, including scaling the Layer 1 tangle through sharding.