Supernova Milestone #1: Complete

Secret Network
August 26, 2021

Hello to the Secret community!

Two weeks ago it was announced that Secret Network would begin the process of  undertaking its most ambitious upgrade to date – Supernova. Upon completion of the Supernova upgrade, which will include the introduction of IBC, Secret Network will be directly connected to blockchains across the Cosmos ecosystem. This upgrade extends the power of our existing Secret Bridges, including from Secret Network to Ethereum, BSC, Monero (mainnet); Terra, Polkadot (testnet); and more to come!

The core development team at Enigma has been hard at work with the Supernova upgrade which consists of three distinct phases of development. Today we are excited to announce that Supernova Milestone #1 has been completed. Furthermore, the Supernova Public Testnet is officially live for the Secret Network community!

The Supernova upgrade will enable SCRT to interact with cross-chain Cosmos dApps (such as Osmosis & Gravity DEX). Additionally, IBC tokens will benefit by being convertible into privacy-preserving Secret Token equivalents. Alongside Supernova will come new Secret applications launching on mainnet, new partners and collaborators, and millions of new possibilities for users and developers.

Supernova marks a massive turning point for Secret Network, cementing its position as the data privacy platform for the decentralized web by unlocking the next phase of growth, adoption, and utility for Web3. We currently expect the Supernova mainnet upgrade to occur in October 2021 – so keep an eye out on our blog and Twitter for more updates and opportunities as the date approaches!

Milestone #1 – Essential Supernova Updates (Complete)

The core development team has now completed Milestone #1 objectives. Milestone #1 consisted of the following tasks:

  • Upgrade of the Secret Network codebase to cosmos-sdk v0.43.
  • Migrating the compute module – this is the module that handles the encryption, decryption and execution of Secret Contracts
  • Migrated the Foundation Tax module – this module is responsible for distributing a portion of block rewards to the Secret Foundation. It works similarly to the community pool, but is a separate module
  • Migrated the Registration module – this module is responsible for registering new nodes to the network (SGX attestation and key exchange).
  • Migrated codebase tests – now compatible with cosmos-sdk v0.43
  • Updated documentation – all official documentation were updated to work with the new cosmos-sdk
  • Updated tooling – all tools were updated to work with the new cosmos-sdk interfaces

Supernova Public Testnet

With the successful completion of Milestone #1, the core development team has officially released the Supernova public testnet. This is a key step for empowering node-runners/validators and developers to experiment with the new features, set-ups, and interfaces that are made possible by Supernova. A range of Secret Applications and their respective developers are excited to use the new functionality enabled by the public testnet; stay tuned to learn more about the amazing use cases and products on the way.  

Link to Supernova Testnet v1:

Release v1.2.0-beta1 · enigmampc/SecretNetwork
Version 1.2.0-beta1 has been released – Supernova upgrade testnet v1!Highlights Upgraded to Cosmos SDK 0.43. Full changelog can be found here Gas prices are lower – as a result of performance …

Link to Supernova Testnet v1 documentation:

SecretNetwork/docs/testnet/supernova-1 at stargate · enigmampc/SecretNetwork
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Milestone 2 – IBC Integration (In Progress)

The core development team is now working on Milestone #2 which is focused on integration of the new IBC modules into Secret Network. With successful integration of the IBC modules, SCRT will be usable in cross-chain Cosmos applications such as Osmosis and Gravity DEX. Additionally, Secret Network is bringing privacy directly to the entire Cosmos ecosystem. The following are the primary tasks of Milestone #2:

  • Integrate IBC Core and Token module – this will enable the connection of IBC channels to Secret Network. Finally, this will also enable the transfer of assets to and from IBC compatible networks and Secret Network
  • Set up relayers these IBC equivalent of a bridge node are key to handling communication between Secret Network and IBC compatible networks. Documentation for this will be generated, and modifications made to make sure Secret Network is compatible.
  • Minimal CosmWasm changes for IBC interoperability – this functionality will be implemented in a way that does not break existing contracts

So What Now?

We’ll continue to update the community on our progress towards Supernova. In the interim, get started today by contributing directly to Secret Network and the community. Become a Secret Agent, build Secret Applications, run Secret Networks, and help create and secure the privacy platform for the decentralized web.

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