Pollen

The first official testnet of the IOTA 2.0 network. The Pollen network is primarily a research testbed for validating concepts for IOTA 2.0.

Last Update
12 October 2020
Ongoing Goals

Snapshots

In development
Basic snapshot functionality for the GoShimmer prototype to remove the need to store the full ledger state.

Mana

In development
An initial implementation of our sybil protection mechanism. A stake mechanism required for voting, autopeering, and rate control.

Mana-based rate control

In development
A mana-based mechanism for rate control.

Tip selection

In development
Tip selection based on Uniformly-Random Tip Selection.

FPC with DRNG

In development
An implementation of FPC using DRNG.
Complete Goals

Autopeering

Complete
An updated version of the protocol that allows for seamless, automatic peering with other randomly-chosen IOTA nodes.

Data transactions

Complete
An interface for sending send data (0 value) transactions and querying the Tangle.

Gossip

Complete
Network layer for sending and receiving new transactions.

Initial rate-control

Complete
An initial mechanism for rate control. This is not based on mana.

Ledger state

Complete
A mechanism for keeping track of the Tangle's ledger state.

Initial FPC

Complete
An initial implementation of FPC, without reliance on the DRNG, mana, and timestamp components.

Value transactions

Complete
An interface for sending send value transactions and querying the Tangle.