The crew of Raiden, an off-chain Ethereum scaling resolution, enabling quick, low-fee, and scalable token transfers, at the moment introduced the Bespin launch of the Raiden Community. This Bespin launch (the third main launch) is the subsequent step in direction of a fully-fledged Raiden Community.

“The primary focus of the Bespin launch is stability and particularly the soundness of the transport layer. The transport layer has induced the crew some lengthy debugging periods during the last 12 months, so we’re more than happy to lastly have a secure transport layer in place. One extra factor that we’re very enthusiastic about is that the Bespin launch on the mainnet will probably be adopted by the Raiden Gentle Consumer launch on the mainnet very quickly. We encourage anybody occupied with doing quick, low-cost, and scalable funds on Ethereum to attempt Bespin.”
– The Raiden Community Workforce

What’s New

For a quick overview of the brand new vital updates, see beneath:

  • Added endpoint for UDC deposits/withdrawals — this makes it simpler to deposit and withdraw to the UDC contract, which is required to be able to use the Raiden Service Bundle.
  • Help for the latest Ethereum shoppers
  • Help for Python 3.9
  • Sooner sync instances — when Raiden begins it must synchronize with the blockchain to ensure it’s conscious of all related onchain occasions. This course of was very sluggish, however with Bespin the time it takes to sync has been considerably decreased.
  • New “fast join” performance — the WebUI has launched a function that offers customers a listing of really helpful nodes to open a channel with. This makes it quick and simple to hook up with the community and preserve an optimum topology.
  • Eliminated “be a part of token community” endpoint — this performance has been faraway from the API and as an alternative the performance described above is suggested.
  • Eliminated refund transfers — this was initially meant as a fast means of unlocking funds in case of a switch not being accomplished.
  • Matrix rooms eliminated — using Matrix rooms has been eliminated. This reduces the load on the Matrix servers and will increase the reliability of the transport layer. Moreover, this improves the privateness of Raiden, since channel balances at the moment are solely seen to the RSBs and channel companions.

A full changelog of the Bespin launch might be discovered right here.

Bug Bounty

There’s presently nonetheless a bug bounty program in place for the Alderaan sensible contracts. Bespin makes use of the identical deployed sensible contracts. This bug bounty has a pool value $200,000 and can proceed.

Deprecating Alderaan

Despite the fact that Bespin makes use of the identical sensible contracts that have been deployed for Alderaan, the channels aren’t suitable. Which means customers ought to shut and settle open channels earlier than upgrading to Bespin.

Function Limitations of the Bespin Launch

No upgradability of the token community: The Bespin launch doesn’t embrace the upgradability of the sensible contracts. In different phrases, the one option to improve the community could be to redeploy new contracts; and launch a brand new consumer model pointing to the brand new contracts. All channels within the outdated community would must be closed and reopened within the new community.


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