The native governance token of the open-source blockchain network Radicle (RAD) is seeing massive gains this week amid news of a major upgrade.
Sovereign code infrastructure Radicle recently told its 34,300 followers that issues and pull requests are now closed in anticipation of the upcoming Heartwood upgrade.
“Issues and PRs [pull requests] are now closed on our GitHub repo
Heartwood development is now fully transitioned to Radicle.”
Radicle is a peer-to-peer (P2P) network for code collaboration built on Ethereum (ETH). It is a GitHub alternative relying on smart contracts.
The team behind Radicle says Heartwood is a complete transformation of the protocol as the update introduces major changes and fixes to the network’s usability and performance concerns.
“Heartwood is a complete redesign of the Radicle P2P protocol:
A new Noise-based wire protocol is used instead of QUIC, eliminating the need for TLS certificates and enabling Tor support for improved privacy and censorship-resistance.
Radicle no longer restricts users to a specific identity system, focusing on public keys at its core and offering compatibility with decentralized identifiers (DIDs).
The ‘collaborative objects’ system has transitioned away from automerge for conflict-free replicated data types (CRDTs) in favor of custom op-based CRDTs built on Git. This is what powers Issues, Patches and discussions.”
Radicle says among the most notable developments is the protocol’s transition to being self-hosted.
“We’ve started using heartwood internally for code collaboration, and are slowly moving all our development to it.
Patches and Issues are working, and CI/CD (continuous integration and continuous delivery/continuous deployment) is next on the roadmap.”
Amid the upgrade, RAD sees bullish price action this week. From closing for $2.06 on April 29th, the token is now trading for $4.56, up by 75.5%.
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