The Bytecoin Team has released a roadmap for the upcoming year as it is stated in the press release on their website. The most essential updates concern improvements in anonymity, functional and visual redesign, and the addition of useful features.
The release of Amethyst v3.4.1 which is to happen today, on March 7, features a number of important alterations: improvement of interaction between platform software and the memory pool; the computational load for Bytecoin miners will be decreased.
April is an important month on the roadmap. Bytecoin developers are working on an amendment that would introduce Bytecoin software support to the Ledger and Trezor hardware wallets. The mainnet hardfork is tentatively set for the month as well.
In July, the redesigned Bytecoin Desktop app will be introduced to the community, as well as the debut of the anticipated Gateway technology. As of now, all the technology required to form a bridge between Bytecoin and another blockchain. In September, the Team plans to release Copper v3.6.0 to introduce messaging functionality to Bytecoin. Messaging will be processed similarly to regular Bytecoin transactions.
The most interesting update is scheduled for 24th of October — the release of alpha support for hidden amounts. This technology will ensure that transaction amounts will be concealed on the Bytecoin blockchain. This addition is aimed at preventing outside parties from tracking transactions with large or uncommon amounts. Partiers still can use Sendproof, a string of text, generated from Bytecoin, that can be used to verify that a certain amount of BCN has been sent to a given Bytecoin address.
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