Chrysalis

IOTA 1.5, the Mainnet’s intermediate stage before Coordicide is complete.

Last Update
21 February 2021
Ongoing Goals

Mainnet Launch

Defined
Chrysalis launched on IOTA mainnet.

WOTS to Ed25519 Transition

In development
Moving users away from the WOTS to the Ed25519 signature scheme.
Complete Goals

White-flag approach

Complete
A simpler, conflict-ignoring approach that allows for faster and more efficient tip selection, eliminates certain attacks and significantly reduces the need for reattachments.

Autopeering

Complete
Allows node software to find neighbors automatically.

Universally-random tip selection

Complete
Improves the performance of the tip selection algorithm, allowing nodes to find tip transactions faster.

Milestone selection

Complete
Leads to the network being able to confirm more transactions per second.

UTXO model

Complete
Allows for faster and more exact conflict handling, deals with possible scenarios of reattaching invalid transactions. Will allow the protocol to support colored coins in the future.

Reusable addresses

Complete
By adding support for a second signature scheme, the IOTA protocol will support reusable addresses.

Atomic binary transactions

Complete
Move from the current trinary bundle construct and use simpler atomic binary transactions instead. This will reduce validation requirements, network overhead and maintainability of node software.

Internal testnet

Complete
Internal testnet for Chrysalis Part 2

Public testnet

Complete
Public testnet for Chrysalis Part 2

Dust Protection

Complete
Protecting the network against dust attacks and ledger bloat.