The coordinator of technology at Ethereum Classic Labs, Steven Lohja has recently published an extensive blog post which announced some key updates regarding the continuous development of Ethereum Classic, a Turing Complete and proof-of-work platform for developing decentralised applications.
After it’s launch in January, ETC Labs Core was allegedly designed in order to extend “support and move the Ethereum Classic ecosystem forward,” according to Lohja.
He later added that over the course of the initial months of ETC Labs Core’s design, the organisation:
“Reached important milestones with ETC-ETH compatibility, vital data analytic tooling, fundamental specifications to improve the DApp development environment, and significantly grew the team with prominent developers in the blockchain space.”
Lohja is a former Technical Writer at ETCDEV, an organisation which has a primary focus on developing Ethereum Classic that was forced to shut down recently due to a lack of funding. In a recent post on Medium, Lohja noted that the developer team size has more than doubled at Ethereum Classic.
The Ethereum Classic development team, Lohja mentioned started with “Constantine Kryvomaz, Meowbits, Michael Collison, Mike Lubinets, Shane Jonas, Stevan Lohja, and Zachary Belford.”
More recently though, more developers have joined which includes “including Alan Li, Devon Wesley, Jake Lang, Talha Cross, Zac Mitton, and Zane Starr.”
Speaking on the new update, Lohja said that the team has received “tremendous support throughout the community.”
As it says in Lohja’s blog, the ECIP-1053 specification “contains proposed testnet and mainnet target block heights, but there needs to be more discussion with client developer groups at this time.” He then went on to say that “the motivation of the ECIP-1054 upgrade fork is to enable maximum ETC-ETH compatibility and performance improvements.”
To ensure that the ETC network is secure, the team finished off “an open source network supervisor to monitor network distribution in light of 51% attack” and it also “completed an ELK stack configuration for Geth clients.”
The technology coordinator explained:
“In Q4 2018, we identified [that] there was a strong need for high-level software quality at the base layer for most application developers who engage with JSON-RPC. We examined solutions such as Open API and gRPC, but they were not a fitting solution. The idea of a tool to bring Ethereum Classic, as well as all other blockchains, up to speed with Open API and gRPC was started. So far, we have achieved a “no breaking change” of completeness in addition to releasing the spec with a number of complimenting tools.”