Kathmandu introduced several new features to increase network security and scalability.
Tezos, the layer-1 proof of stake blockchain, successfully activated the most recent protocol update on the mainnet.
Kathmandu will receive its 11th upgrade on Friday went live Following a community adoption, the Tezos PoS Network at Block 2,736,129 was activated.
As you can see in the proposal The upgrade was available from 9-23 September. It follows another named Jarkata’s launch on 28 June 2022. Tezos contributors as well as research firms Nomadic Labs (Marigold, Oxhead Alpha), TriliTech and Tarides made the upgrade proposal.
Upgrade brings new features
Kathmandu’s activation keeps with Tezos’s regular schedule and as with previous protocol changes, this adds a number of features set to massively improve on scalability.
These include smart contract optimistic rollups, pipelined block validation that’s set to improve transactional throughput, and improved randomness for enhanced network security- this is achieved via verifiable delay functions.
Other features added include tailored governance via new permanent testnets that allow for more room for developers to experiment, event logging and increased paid storage for smart contracts.
Tezos went live on mainnet in 2018, following an initial coin offer in 2017.