The Ethereum Classic Development Team (ETCDEV) have released a detailed roadmap for 2018, as well as goals and objectives for 2019 and 2020.
ETCDEV team focuses on Ethereum Classic core projects, and was officially launched on February 21st, 2017. Its team has worked on a few upgrades including the new monetary policy (ECIP-1017), which was authored by Matthew Mazur (snaproll on GitHub) and implemented on the network last month. ETCDEV brings together 14 software engineers and advisors such as BitEther’s Igor Artamonov, Fundonomy ETC’s Dr. Avtar Sehra, Chinese entrepreneur Roy Zou and Go developers, Alexey Sudachen and Tomasz Zdybał.
The short-term goals listed on the roadmap include:
- Scalability through sidechains
- Help 3rd party developers to build apps on top of ETC
From introducing sidechain architecture and upgrading EVM to releasing Emerald Desktop Wallet, and launching a “fully IoT-compatible infrastructure of ETC”, 2018 will be very interesting for Ethereum Classic users. Classic Geth will also be upgraded to make it more user-friendly. However, the team will focus more on improving security, encryption and inter-operability in 2019 and 2020.
The roadmap is prone to changes in case of sudden challenges, and does not contain ‘secret projects’, or a few insignificant modifications planned for the Ethereum Classic network. To view the entire roadmap, click the link here.