Ellaism is an Ethereum based network and intends to use exclusively “proof of work” to secure the blockchain. It benefits from a zero pre-mine and has no mandatory developer fees with all support and development donated freely by the community. We believe this makes our coin one of the most honest pure Ethereum projects, and something that is uniquely interesting as a platform for serious developers, educators, and enthusiasts.
Below are lists of our roadmap plan. You can submit your suggestions regarding this roadmap to the public Discord server, or privately to [email protected] Note that we only list things we plan to implement this year. That means many other exciting features that are planned in the future will not be listed here. This includes:
- Sharding and blockchain scaling.
- Light client.
- Decentralized bulk storage integrated with blockchain.
- And many others.
- Develop the go-ellaism client and multi-geth client.
- Maintain support for Parity client.
- Develop the ellawallet.
- Optimize the performance of Ethereum Virtual Machine which will help the network handle more transactions.
- Port and maintain other developer tools for the Ellaism chain, if needed.
- Implement a public interface to incorporate CarbonVote and MinerVote. So everyone can easily find out the current network opinions.
- Support additional rules, such as voting delegation (you delegate your vote to other community members you trust).
- Work on specifications to standardize CarbonVote and MinerVote.
- Difficulty and total difficulty fix related to uncle and GHOST protocol.
- zkSNARK support with transaction privacy (EIP197).
- Big integer operations support for RSA related operations (EIP196 and EIP198).
- New EVM opcodes, including REVERT, RETURNDATASIZE, RETURNDATACOPY, STATICCALL.
- Create a clearly defined editor process for protocol specifications.
- Fill and correct missing pieces in the current protocol specifications
Funding and Community Efforts
One of the most important things that users care about is how Ellaism Core is funded and how the team may impact the community. Here we make several points about what we are and what we aren’t. Core is run by donations. Everyone owns the Ellaism blockchain, thus they have the choice of whether they want to support Core or not, by making donations. We will have complete financial transparency, so you know exactly where your donations go. Most of the donations will be used to pay the salary for developers. Core has a public inspectable roadmap. And it is what you’re seeing right now. Every year, we publish a new short-term roadmap, for the coming year, three months in advance (November to February next year). The community always has the chance to propose changes to the roadmap. Core is replaceable. Ellaism has no pre-mine. Every time the community is not happy with Core, it has the chance to replace Core by another team, by switching its donations.
- All changes and upgrades to the protocol should strive to maintain and reinforce these Principles of Ellaism
- Monetary Policy: 280 million coins.
- No censorship: Nobody should be able to prevent valid txs from being confirmed.
- Open-Source: Ellaism source code should always be open for anyone to read, modify, copy, share.
- Permissionless: No arbitrary gatekeepers should ever prevent anybody from being part of the network (user, node, miner, etc).
- Pseudonymous: No ID should be required to own, use Ellaism.
- Fungible: All coins are equal and should be equally spendable.
- Irreversible Transactions: Confirmed blocks should be set in stone. Blockchain History should be immutable.
- No Contentious Hard Forks: Never hard fork without consensus from the whole community. Only break the existing consensus when necessary.
- Many feature upgrades can be carried out without a hard fork, such as improving the performance of the EVM.
Technically, nearly all of the Ethereum networks have similar capabilities in terms of functionality because they share many common parts. Some networks might have additional ones, but they can be easily ported to other networks in terms of weeks. So for this comparison, we focus on pre-mine, coin distribution, philosophy, and community. For more details