Libra is getting a lot of response from the developer community, releasing blockchain explorers like libranaut, libraview, and libexplorer and integrating Libra into their wallets, shared Facebook’s cryptocurrency in its roadmap, released on Oct. 2.
While Calibra continues to develop Libra Core “heavily” on GitHub, the project is progressing towards mainnet.
The end goal of Mainnet, it shares is for all partners to have nodes, that will run on a mixture of on-premises and cloud-hosted infrastructure, deployed on the network.
The focus of the team for Roadmap first is on
“security and reliability and work towards integrating additional partners into the coming Libra Mainnet.”
Pre-Mainnet: A Staging Environment to Bring more Nodes Online
Currently, Libra is working on the design for priority features and making progress on implementing features like Full Nodes.
The Libra blockchain will consist of a single node type that can be configured differently, allowing the node to act either a validator or a full node with full history. They will also allow the easy upgrading of full nodes to validators and vice-versa in the future.
Meanwhile, Libra has created a staging environment called Pre-mainnet to bring more nodes online while maintaining the operation of the testnet.
Pre-Mainnet is only accessible to partner nodes so that they can connect to each other as the roadmap confirms,
“A handful of partners have already deployed their nodes and have them communicating with each other.”
This confirmation came amidst the reports that Visa, Mastercard and other key financial partners of Libra are reconsidering their involvement in the social media giant’s cryptocurrency project.
When it comes to Libra Core, “Interoperability between multiple wallets is key to the success of the Libra network,” it states. The team is working on supporting sending to/from sub-accounts.
The team is further working on Libra Protocol Definition, validator reconfiguration, waypoints, TCB (Trusted Computing Base), and serialization to share RawTransactions between validator nodes.