The developer community Ethereum announced the release date of the new release system “Metropolis”. The new release will be released so that the network will be hardwork. This will happen at the end of September this year.
The project development plan was announced in the beginning of the year, so that will appear in the new release are well known in advance. Among the most notable:
- support zkSNARKs. This will allow in future releases to support a higher degree of anonymity and to introduce the so-called “Zero-Knowledge-Proofs”, which enables the nodes to verify the correctness of the information, not receiving information about its composition.
- simplification of the language of smart contracts.
- masking, which will allow to strengthen the protection of wallets and potentially protect them from possible attacks by quantum computers.
In addition, the release will be built “Difficulty-Bomb” — this will entail appreciable complication mining currency and will be the first step of the transition from Proof-of-Work to Proof-of-Stake.
The next release will be “Serenity”, the date of which has not yet been disclosed.