Timeline from Nxt to Ardor

Ardor Development Roadmap

  • Q1 2017 (done)
    • Testnet launch, parent chain with multiple child chains architecture fully implemented, including UI support
    • Cross-chain Coin Exchange
    • Child chain block creation ("bundling"), fees in native child chain coins
    • "By Holding" dividend payment transaction type
    • Major rewrite and optimization of the peer networking layer
  • Q2 2017 (done on development testnet)
    • Implement Smart Phasing, By-Property Phasing, Asset Increase transaction
    • Prepare for exporting of aliases, holdings, and account control settings from the Nxt blockchain to the IGNIS child chain
  • Q3 2017 (done)
    • Perform Ignis ICO
    • Launch Smart Phasing, By-Property Phasing, Asset Increase transaction on public Ardor testnet
    • Implement Asset Control
  • Q4 2017
    • Ardor mainnet launch
    • Migration of ARDR balances from the Nxt blockchain asset to the Ardor Genesis block
    • Spawn of the IGNIS child chain based on NXT and JLRDA balances
    • Spawn of Bitswift child chain with 10% airdrop to IGNIS holders
    • Spawn of BTC, EUR, and USD pegged child chains backed by 3rd party business entities
  • Q1 2018
    • Ensuring Ardor is running stable in production, resolving any issues discovered post-launch
    • Interviewing, hiring, and training new developers, quality assurance, and support team
  • Q2 2018
    • Pruning of child chain transactions and sharing of snapshot data between nodes on testnet
    • Additional child chains launched on mainnet
  • Q3 2018
    • Pruning and snapshotting implemented on mainnet
    • Support for child chain specific transaction types
  • Research projects
    • Child chain specific subnets to improve scalability
    • Blockchain pruning of the Ardor parent chain
    • Child chain specific parameters such as block times and message size
    • Allow user issued child chains