In which Arthur proposes a few “pragmatic, incremental, low-hanging-fruit” improvements such as switching to Tendermint or Avalanche for consensus and adding Zcash Sapling's encrypted addresses. https://t.co/yqOPSVe2mT
I'm working on some of this stuff, other people are too. To the best of my knowledge, I don't think anything I've suggested is particularly controversial in the Tezos developer community.
Regarding that Gitlab repo and its master branch, it currently covers a few pieces of software, the major ones being: a protocol, a network shell, a command line client, and a baker. The only piece of software a given network really needs to fully agree upon is the protocol.
There is protocol development going on in that repo, I would expect that some of it ends up being proposed as an amendment once sufficiently tested.
Thanks for the reply Arthur!
I agree, all that you have outlined seem like common sense upgrades. Glade to learn more about the details of amendments too. I guess I'll have to get on rocketchat to get some more of the development details!
Would be good to see us switch to the Tendermint consensus algorithm and perhaps become a Cosmos zone , though I think anyway there will likely be a tezos-cosmos bridge. On top of that Adrian Brink of Cryptium Labs would be a great asset to such project.
Zcash is a no brainer , privacy on the blockchain will be a requirement for business and high valued private individuals.
The last paragraph is honest but a bit unsettling. It reminds me of Charlie Lee (LTC), that used to say "Bitcoin is Litecoin's testbed". It didn't work out well for them.
Anyway, borrowing ideas from others is good, but copying the consensus model of blockchains that don't even exist yet, like Dfinity and algorand, is odd. I mean we all know that Dfinity will be an instant top-10, maybe top-5 blockchain but it's still odd.