Mina Ecosystem Roadmap – Q4 2022

It’s been a busy year for Mina Protocol and the team have just released their updated roadmap for Q4 ’22. You can read the full article here, but here is a concise breakdown of the main points.

Improve Node StabilityMake node operation more stable. (Example project: BitSwap)O(1) LabsOngoing – groundwork for BitSwap to be included in Berkeley hardfork
zkApps Builders ProgramProgram to educate, support, and work with developers who are building zkApps, and enlist their help to improve zkApps and SnarkyJS. O(1) LabsCohort 2 finished on November 29, 2022! A wrap up blog post sharing details of participant projects will be coming soon.
zkApps Software Development Kit (SDK)Provide the toolkit that developers need to build on Mina: SnarkyJS & zkApp CLI.O(1) LabsSnarkyJS and the zkApp CLI were available from Q2 2022 and continually receive improvements. See detailed updates below.
zkApps TestingThis is a series of phases to test the stability of zkApps on a network. Updated to: Initial Testing → Berkeley QANet → Berkeley Testnet Alpha→ Berkeley Incentivized TestnetO(1) LabsBerkeley Testnet Alpha launched in Q4 2022. Berkeley Incentivized Testnet will follow upon the successful completion of Testnet Alpha.
Custom Token Support (previously non-native token support)Enable creation of custom tokens on Mina (similar to ERC20).O(1) LabsCustom tokens are available now and supported by the current SnarkyJS version and Berkeley Testnet. See the custom tokens tutorial.
Easy zkApps Programmability on MainnetEnable easy programmability and basic use cases of zkApps on Mina Mainnet.O(1) LabsOnce Berkeley Incentivized Testnet has successfully concluded
On-Chain Voting – NEWFeature to enable Mina holders to vote on governance proposals through signaling their support (on-chain) for proposed hard forks and other changes to the protocol.Granola SystemsQ1 2023
Non-Consensus NodesAn additional implementation of Mina Protocol in Rust, providing direct access to the Mina network for web and mobile nodes, without needing to run a consensus node. Chainsafe Q3 2022 – Partial proof of concept deliveredQ4 2022 – Current form running on testnet
zkBridgeMake zkApps accessible from Ethereum, as well as other EVM compatible chains.=nil; FoundationQ4 2022 – Full code delivery.
Q1 2023 – Deployment and launch preparations.
Enable 3rd-party, off-chain usage of Mina’s proof systemEnable zero-knowledge (ZK) enthusiasts to adopt Mina’s proof system without having to use the Mina chain.O(1) LabsQ4 2022 – Developers can use `ZkProgram` for off-chain use cases. See this tutorial. Further documentation related to off-chain use cases will be coming.
Multi-Environment SetupUpgrade infrastructure to support more networks running in parallel for Mina. Enable community to run their own networks.O(1) LabsDeprioritized to focus on infrastructure and testing for the hard fork
zkOraclesThis has been updated to two phases (see more details below).O(1) LabsPhase 1: Q4 2022 – Done & available. To create an oracle, see the oracle tutorial.Phase 2: Q2 2023
zkRollup on Mina Increase transaction throughput on Mina using ZK Rollup – first stage is a proof of concept.  Trivo25Q4 2022

You can read the previous Q3 Roadmap update HERE

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