- During a test of the synchronization process, the new IOTA Pollen version 0.2.2 achieved a throughput of over 10,000 transactions per second.
- The minor version released on Monday contained numerous improvements, including for the synchronization process and message and transaction validation.
With Pollen, the IOTA Foundation released the first public, fully decentralized testnet for IOTA 2.0 at the end of June and announced its release strategy for Coordicide. The upgrade, also called IOTA 2.0, will be the first fully decentralized version of IOTA Tangle in mainnet and will be the production-ready version of the protocol.
During the current, initial phase of Coordicide, Pollen, the goal is to lay the foundation for a functional network without a coordinator and to transform Pollen into a final, feature-rich release candidate for IOTA 2.0 through regular iterative improvements. In this respect, the Pollen network is primarily a research testbed for the Foundation, the community and external researchers.
With this in mind, the IOTA Foundation released a new minor version for Pollen, V.0.2.2, on Monday. As the release notes indicated, three improvements have been made in the area of message and transaction validation.
- Adjusted max transaction inputs count.
- Added signature validation before issuance.
- Enforced max message size in message factory.
In addition, the synchronization process was improved:
- Refactored message requester to be more reliable.
- Improved solidification process.
- Refactored workerpool management.
- Replaced the bootstrap plugin with the more secure and reliable beacon plugin.
According to a tweet from the IOTA Foundation, these and other changes in version 0.2.2 seem to already pay off. As reported by CNF, a test one week after the launch of Pollen showed a peak performance for the throughput of 1,500 transactions per second (TPS), which was a 12-fold performance improvement over the current mainnet.
The new V.0.2.2 has again clearly topped this. According to IOTA Foundation, during a test for the synchronization process yesterday, more than 10,000 transactions per second were measured.
The new #Pollen v0.2.2 has major improvements in the solidification process. With just these improvements in the synchronization process, we registered TPS of over 10k, more than 6X faster than Pollen v0.2.1. Stay tuned for future updates! https://t.co/eEb5YY7rdg#IOTA pic.twitter.com/hDwwcM9dmE
— IOTA (@iotatoken) July 28, 2020
Further improvements of IOTA Pollen V.0.2.2
According to the release notes, in addition to the improvements in message and transaction validation, improvements were also made for the API, the analysis server dashboard and the local Grafana dashboard. In addition, a community-based wallet for Pollen has been released. ElectricShimmer provides a graphical user interface (GUI) and can be downloaded via GitHub.
While the good news about the new TPS record spread yesterday, last week rumours were circulating that the Chrysalis phase 1 on mainnet might be delayed, as the update for IOTA 1.5 will be released first on the Comnet testnet. According to the developer of the IOTA Foundation, Hans Moog, the update could be delayed by “a few days/weeks” as further testing and auditing is required.