Ardor/Ignis Technical Roadmap

Ardor mainnet was launched in production on Jan 1, 2018, with three child chains: Ignis, AEUR, and Bitswift. The mainnet has been running stable ever since. Below is our roadmap of new features to be added - first enabled on testnet, then on mainnet:

  • Q2 2018
    • Asset, Currency, Goods specific bundlers
    • Translation of wallet to 14 languages
    • Lightweight Contracts Runner Add-on - testnet
    • Transaction Vouchers - testnet
    • Java 9 support
  • Q3 2018
    • Pruning of child chain transactions and sharing of snapshots - testnet
    • Additional child chains launched on mainnet
    • Lightweight Contracts Runner Add-on - mainnet
    • Transaction Vouchers - mainnet
    • Child Chain Control
    • Token balance migration
  • Q4 2018
    • Pruning and snapshots on mainnet
    • Lightweight Contracts - enforce execution
    • Wallet and usability enhancements
  • Q1 2019
    • Child-chain specific subnets - testnet
    • Blockchain pruning of the Ardor parent chains
  • Q2 2019
    • Child-chain specific subnets - mainnet
  • Research projects
    • Allow user-issued child chains
    • Zero-knowledge transactions
    • Integration with data storage services

Nxt Technical Roadmap

  • Q2 2018
    • Translation of wallet to 14 languages
  • Q3 2018
    • Transaction Vouchers ported from Ardor
    • Java 9 support
  • Q4 2018
    • Permission layer for Nxt private blockchains
  • Q1 2019
    • Lightweight Contracts ported from Ardor

Historical timeline: From Nxt to Ardor

Timeline from Nxt to Ardor