Expanse

Roadmap 2021

Most important milestones for Expanse on 2021

Distribute developmental responsibilities

Expanse Treasury

Proof of Stake

Stake holder incentives

New mining algorithm

Incentives fullnodes

Open Source Software Best Practices

Historically the expanse core team has taken on the burden of developing nearly everything for the Expanse network. It makes sense why the core development team had that responsibility but going forward that just simply cannot happen. So in order to facilitate a more inclusive culture of contributors we will be combining open source best practices with a new communication strategy. So that we can all have a clear vision on what exactly it is we are building. In the past this is something that we have struggled with and it’s imperative that we make this shift in responsibility as swiftly as possible.

Treasury

To help facilitate the distribution of development responsibilities as well as give us the ability to fund new ideas we will need to implement a treasury system. The treasury is a democratically governed smart contract thats distributes its balance to stake holders and spending initiatives. The treasury will be funded a few different ways. The majority of the funds will come from an additional Coinbase while the remainder we come from a modification to tx fees, and stake holder deposits.

Proof of Stake Phase 0

With the implementation of the treasury we will be able to reward stake holders at scale with relative ease. Stake holders that deposit their expanse into the treasury contract will be issued a stake token that represents their ownership percentage. Phase 0 of this implementation only gives stake holders voting rights and stake holder rewards, however going forward in the later development phases a users stake will serve as the basis for a new consensus mechanism, as well as full node incentification. So that’s something to look forward to.

New Mining Algo

One of the most impactful changes a PoW based crypto project can implement to achieve its own unique identity in the blockchain space is changing its mining algorithm. In the Expanse repo there is a new mining algorithm we named Frankomoto, and the only thing that needs completed is pool and mining software. The new mining algorithm changes the keccak hashing functions out with sha512 an sha512-256, however going forward its probably better to go even further than that and take out the DAG functionality completely. Other projects have discussed a similar implementation.

Incentivized Fullnode Uptime (Guardian Nodes)

A blockchain, like the hydra, is only as powerful (distributed and censorship resistant) as the number of heads (nodes) it has. In our opinion its a drastic oversight to incentivize block creation while completely overlooking the very peer to peer network block propagation relies upon. Being a full node operator is a huge responsibility and oftentimes a selfless expensive undertaking. If we can track and reward full node operator uptime, the network will benefit further from economic distribution as well as a wider network coverage. Thus, improving the experience for expanse users all around the world.

Crosschain Transactions

Blockchains in their current embodiment as self contained distributed computers are cool, but they can only do so much. The evolutionary point of blockchains that we are at today, resembles that of the main frame of the early days. They can do a lot, but they are largely oblivious to the outside world. This leads to network congestion, high transaction fees and the inability to act on any data outside of itself. So basically, we are in the “pre internet” days of blockchain technology.

Cross chain TX’s are the internet of blockchain. By facilitating cross chain transactions we can load balance to relieve congestion, expand the utility of smaller ecosystems by linking them to bigger ones, and expand the industry as a whole by connecting it all. Cross chain TX’s will link Expanse to the larger ecosystems.

Path to $100

Distribute developmental responsibilities

Expanse Treasury

Proof of Stake

Stake holder incentives

New mining algorithm

Incentives fullnodes

Open Source Software Best Practices

Historically the expanse core team has taken on the burden of developing nearly everything for the Expanse network. It makes sense why the core development team had that responsibility but going forward that just simply cannot happen. So in order to facilitate a more inclusive culture of contributors we will be combining open source best practices with a new communication strategy. So that we can all have a clear vision on what exactly it is we are building. In the past this is something that we have struggled with and it’s imperative that we make this shift in responsibility as swiftly as possible.

Treasury

To help facilitate the distribution of development responsibilities as well as give us the ability to fund new ideas we will need to implement a treasury system. The treasury is a democratically governed smart contract thats distributes its balance to stake holders and spending initiatives. The treasury will be funded a few different ways. The majority of the funds will come from an additional Coinbase while the remainder we come from a modification to tx fees, and stake holder deposits.

Proof of Stake Phase 0

With the implementation of the treasury we will be able to reward stake holders at scale with relative ease. Stake holders that deposit their expanse into the treasury contract will be issued a stake token that represents their ownership percentage. Phase 0 of this implementation only gives stake holders voting rights and stake holder rewards, however going forward in the later development phases a users stake will serve as the basis for a new consensus mechanism, as well as full node incentification. So that’s something to look forward to.

New Mining Algo

One of the most impactful changes a PoW based crypto project can implement to achieve its own unique identity in the blockchain space is changing its mining algorithm. In the Expanse repo there is a new mining algorithm we named Frankomoto, and the only thing that needs completed is pool and mining software. The new mining algorithm changes the keccak hashing functions out with sha512 an sha512-256, however going forward its probably better to go even further than that and take out the DAG functionality completely. Other projects have discussed a similar implementation.

Incentivized Fullnode Uptime (Guardian Nodes)

A blockchain, like the hydra, is only as powerful (distributed and censorship resistant) as the number of heads (nodes) it has. In our opinion its a drastic oversight to incentivize block creation while completely overlooking the very peer to peer network block propagation relies upon. Being a full node operator is a huge responsibility and oftentimes a selfless expensive undertaking. If we can track and reward full node operator uptime, the network will benefit further from economic distribution as well as a wider network coverage. Thus, improving the experience for expanse users all around the world.

Crosschain Transactions

Blockchains in their current embodiment as self contained distributed computers are cool, but they can only do so much. The evolutionary point of blockchains that we are at today, resembles that of the main frame of the early days. They can do a lot, but they are largely oblivious to the outside world. This leads to network congestion, high transaction fees and the inability to act on any data outside of itself. So basically, we are in the “pre internet” days of blockchain technology.

Cross chain TX’s are the internet of blockchain. By facilitating cross chain transactions we can load balance to relieve congestion, expand the utility of smaller ecosystems by linking them to bigger ones, and expand the industry as a whole by connecting it all. Cross chain TX’s will link Expanse to the larger ecosystems.

Path to $100

State of the network

by Chris Franko


It Is 2021 and Expanse has been around for over 6 years. 6 years doesn’t sound like a long time but in an industry that evolves as rapidly as crypto, we are ancient. Although the last three years havnt been immensely kind to Expanse, we have survived and in the rare instance even thrived. But that’s not enough. We need change.

 

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  • What’s going on with the EggSwap Team?
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