Welcome to the second edition of “Chain of Events” our monthly series designed to keep you connected with all the happenings at Avail. You’ll see we’ve added a new ‘Network Update’ section this month so we can continue to provide the community with monthly updates on network related activities. August was a busy month for the team across the board though, so let’s dive in!
- AltLayer’s integration with Avail
- AirChain’s integration with Avail
- We increased our external validator cap from 77 to 100
- We released our OpEVM Rollup tutorial
Avail is on the road to Mainnet. As a result, we're focused on making stability improvements, benchmarking performance, and finalizing network architecture and interface changes. This month, our engineering team has been able to make a number of significant improvements to Avail’s performance and capabilities.
- We have finished deploying and testing a new observability approach that we will be using for our light clients. This allows us to better understand and debug the behavior of light clients in the wild, and to improve their performance and behavior.
- We are progressing with the integration of the new Light client API. Specifically, we are working on the submit endpoint, which can be used by rollups to submit data to Avail.
- A big chunk of our effort is currently going into testing integrations with partners who are building on top of our developer networks, and making optimizations to the node implementation and deployments throughout the process.
- Another set of comprehensive testing is being done with our validators on the Kate testnet. You can read more about that in the Network Update section below.
- Kate testnet is fully operational with 100 validators securing the network.
- Testnet validators will be capped at 100 for Kate testnet.
- Testing of various scenarios are on-going on the testnet.
- We will be releasing details of the incentivized testnet soon!
- Incentivized testnet will have a much larger cap of validators.
- We are also working with internal and external teams for creating dashboards for the testnet and eventually mainnet release.
- We are also operating a separate testnet for our partner Dymension. They have currently deployed hundreds of rollapps on the testnet and their users are actively participating in testnet activities.
Blog Posts and Twitter Spaces
We've shared several blog posts and parcipated in conversations online this month. Here's a brief overview:
- 5 facts you need to know about Avail
- Validator update on battle testing our Kate testnet
- Avail - A Scalable Base Layer for Modular Blockchains
- 7 Myths about Modular Blockchains
Our team was active at Stanford’s Science of Blockchain Conference 2023 this past month. Ljubiša Isaković and Momčilo Miladinović presented Leveraging Kademlia DHT for Efficient Data Availability Sampling: A Pragmatic Approach at KademliaCon. Dan Mills spoke on a Modular Blockchain panel at the Infra Frontiers event.
Our Favorite Tweets
Here are some of our favorite tweets from the community and team this month.
We’re looking forward to sharing more about a new team that has been working hard, hiding away in a secret bunker, deep underground. 🥷 They’re a little thirsty and a bit oxygen deprived but eager to see the light of day and continue exploring uncharted horizons in the modular ecosystem.