Justin Snapp
Sep 30 · 2 min read

This week’s major highlight was the launch of Albidum; the initial version release of our testnet. It was the culmination of a lot of late nights and a lot of hard work. Much more work remains to be done, and lots of improvements will be coming to Albidum and future launches. But it marks a major milestone for what will be increasingly a journey undertaken together with a growing Taraxa community.

Taraxacum albidum is a species of dandelion that grows in eastern Eurasia. A member of the Asteraceae, it is a perennial herbaceous plant native to the southern part of Japan.

Taraxa Explorer

  • Added server side logging
  • Added full block and transaction parameter api for saving data flow
  • Fixed chart api bugs due to version changing
  • Added node package to manage running local node and synchronize data with node
  • Identified some RPC method bugs and began fixing
  • Added search result highlighting
  • Updated block page to show more detailed info, including all transactions
  • Optimizations for a more stylish display of the DAG graph
  • Added graph legend
  • Adjusted node labels to only show last two when block level grows large
  • Pruned early period blocks from graph as it grows

DAG Layer

  • Worked to optimize ordering of nonce when broadcasting transactions and proposing blocks, and to catch nonce gaps
  • Refactored transaction insertion APIs to remove redundant RLP copy operations for performance improvement
  • Created transaction RLP cache map for memory optimization
  • Debugged test failures for some outstanding flakey integration tests
  • Fixed a bug dealing with DAG block height calculations
  • Continued to work on proper transaction nonce gap handling

PBFT Consensus and Execution Schedule Layer

  • Removed PBFT unverified block queue from PBFT chain class
  • Added unverified blocks table and parents blocks hash map
  • Pruned unverified blocks by parent hash for performance optimization
  • Modified unverified PBFT blocks pushing behavior
  • Added mutex locking for unverified blocks table
  • Changed economics model for sortition thresholding and player selection
  • Solved other outstanding PBFT issues for player syncing and bootstrapping identified in Albidum testing.

“Albidum” Testnet Release

Stay tuned.


Taraxa Project

Blockchain platform designed to enable the future machine to machine economy.

Justin Snapp

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CTO of Taraxa, a fast, scalable, and device-friendly public ledger designed to help IoT ecosystems become more trusted, autonomous, and valuable.

Taraxa Project

Blockchain platform designed to enable the future machine to machine economy.

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