In March, the team has activated BTP blocks on the Berlin testnet. BTP contracts, that are currently one-way trustless, have been deployed on ICON Berlin testnet, BSC testnet, and ETH Sepolia. In this article, we share tasks completed and development milestones for April.
BTP Architecture/ Product
It has been a busy month of March, with the team making great progress. BTP blocks have been activated on the Berlin testnet! BTP contracts, that are currently one-way trustless, have been deployed on ICON Berlin testnet, BSC testnet, and ETH Sepolia.
The BTP contracts enable trustless outbound messaging from the ICON blockchain. Inbound messages are currently still making use of trusted relay verification (similar to ICON bridge).
Now, it’s time to continue testing, identifying improvements, fixing bugs, and improving the relay and BMV components. After one-way bridging, our team will work towards full trustless bridging with BTP on testnet.
This is also the perfect time for other teams to explore how they can adopt BTP’s xCall to enable new functionality on their applications. They can help identify any missing tools or documentation that would assist in onboarding teams to adopt the technology.
More information on the testnet incentivisation plans will follow shortly.
Continue Unit testing ETH 2.0 BMV implementation - Done
Continue developing relay implementation for ETH 2.0 - with the team building a custom API they can now continue this work. - Done
Unit Test relay implementation for ETH 2.0 - Done
Deploy integration on local ICON & ETH 2.0 instance - Done
Test integration on local ICON & ETH 2.0 instances - Done
Deploy and test Local ICON instance with ETH Sepolia testnet - Done
Continue integration testing of the implementation of BSC BMV - Done
Commence testing relay implementation for BSC - Done
Deploy new ICON testnet and connect to BSC testnet - Done
Commence end-to-end testing on new ICON testnet connected to BSC testnet -Done
Network proposal on Berlin testnet to activate BTP Blocks - Done
BSC & ETH
Start BTP blocks testing on Berlin testnet
Start End to end testing on ICON (berlin) & BSC testnet
Ongoing BSC and Eth relay testing and debugging
Ongoing BSC and ETH BMV testing and debugging
Splitting the source code into several repos
Java - Done
Solidity - Done
Relayer-common - Done
It is worth noting again that as we get to the stage of deploying BTP to its respective testnets, we expect to face minor issues due to the general nature of testnets. This is nothing major however its a valid risk to take into account as we move forward.
Ibriz and Hygobyte have continued work on the IBC integrations with their monthly reports being published below:
Parameta continues to work on BTP development and integrations with their monthly report being published below:
Released v1.3.4 on mainnet after monitoring SejongNet, BerlinNet, LisbonNet
Resolving Skipped Transaction bugs due to invalid API data
Current coverage on Goloop master branch: 43.31%
ICON monetary policy update in progress
ICON SDK development in progress
Wallet extension for Chrome, Block explorer & API
Added P-rep tool feature and currently code reviewing: subcommand for call method network proposal
Enables voting without submitting network proposal
Updated node monitoring dashboard
Removed deprecated items and updated the interface
Complete code review for new P-rep tool feature
Improving code coverage, aiming at 45%
Community sharing about ICON monetary policy update and change
Improving bug bounty and reporting process
Optimizing rewards through diversified pricing tiers
Streamlining bug reporting process: GitHub vs. Discord
Improve node health and evaluate validator productivity
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