Community Update 61


  • Sprint and Release
    • 2-week sprint ends March 4 Priorities: consensus stability, wallet and cost accounting implementation, blockstore refinement
    • RNode v0.8.4 release delayed by  RCHAIN-2909 Getting issue details... STATUS  . Plan to release at the end of the current sprint. RNode-0.8.4 release plan
  • Mercury requirements and acceptance criteria
  • Test net status
    • A public test net is not yet available. 
    • A view of the issues blocking launch of a public test net is available here.
    • Please see RChain public testnet information to learn about the rollout plan for launching the public testnet as well as a FAQ.

Block storage

  • Work in progress to fully implement the block store solution.
    • PR in for decoupling the BlockStore from BlockDagStorage as this caused failures in integration tests.  RCHAIN-2938 Getting issue details... STATUS
    • PR in for purging the CasperState as a way to both help resolve out of memory errors in node and to help sync file based storages.  RCHAIN-3009 Getting issue details... STATUS


  • Reimplemented block merging.
  • Fixes to support debugging of blockstore

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  • Per Validator Incentives and Casper removing joining fees for validators. Work continues to finalize decisions in the rest of the document.  RCHAIN-2410 Getting issue details... STATUS
  • Work in progress to investigate challenges with validator bonding observed during 20190226 RNode community testing.

Cost accounting

  • Work in progress to implement common cost accounting across different layers of the platform: reducer, spatial matcher, and RSpace match component. Work described in 

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  • Collaboration with SRE team to reconcile metrics reporting in the performance test harness 
  • Investigating challenges with peering observed in 20190226 RNode community testing in  RCHAIN-3036 Getting issue details... STATUS  Proposal to address by adding more threads and dedicating one to peering and one to Casper.

Test infrastructure and performance testing

  • Debugging differences in reporting observed in Prometheus and InfluxDB in the performance test harness.
  • Work in progress to build out the infrastructure and support systems for the public testnet. This week's focus is orchestration in the cloud environment.


  • Work in progress to deliver the wallet feature. Work described in 

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