The first layer-2 scaling solution will be introduced to Tezos very soon! Transaction Optimistic Rollups (TORUs) are the first among many features geared towards mass scalability for the Tezos ecosystem.
In case you’re unaware of all the features within the upgrade, protocol Jakarta will introduce
the following feature sets to the Tezos network.
- Transaction Optimistic Rollups (TORUs)
- Liquidity Baking Changes
- Tickets Improvements/Hardening
- Elimination of “Rolls”
- Bug fixes and other
In terms of scaling, there is no doubt TORUs are the talk of the town. These will allow for the exchange of assets, but will not be used in the execution of smart contracts. If you want to learn a bit more about optimistic rollups, check out Arthur Breitman’s chat with Cointelegraph
or this blog article by Nomadic Labs
That said, recently we learned more about the next protocol upgrade - Kathmandu
. Protocol Kathmandu will introduce Smart Contract Optimistic Rollups (SCORUs). In Nomadic Labs’ blog post
, they describe what this feature will provide to the Tezos network.
SCORUs provide a generic infrastructure to implement any computational device, as long as its semantics can be described as a Proof-producing Virtual Machine (PVM), in the Tezos protocol.
This design allows us to continuously develop and deploy new supported PVMs, and thereby new execution environments, via protocol amendments. In our upcoming protocol proposal, we plan to introduce a first PVM supporting WebAssembly
(WASM) — although only available via bleeding-edge test networks.
As Tezos continues to evolve and grow, so is the growing theme towards massive scalability. As Protocol Jakarta nears activation and we move towards a new era with Protocol Kathmandu, there’s lots to look forward to within the ecosystem.