The ARTIS Mainnet is now LIVE!
We have an exciting announcement to make for our community: After a technical pivot during the summer months and much preparation, we have now launched the ARTIS Mainnet. We call it Sigma1 or Σ1 for short.
The biggest technical change is the planned use of Plasma technology to connect the ARTIS chain with the Ethereum chain. Having said that, and as any developer will tell you, a working Plasmachain with full smart contract functionality is a long way down the road(map) for anyone working on this today! There are still several technical hurdles to take and burdensome usability factors to consider.
As a starting point for ARTIS, we are building a bridge to Ethereum and are working towards Sigma1 becoming a Sidechain that connects to the Ethereum mainnet. We also made significant changes in our consensus protocol, governance mechanism and network architecture. If you would like to know more about these improvements, there is a technical blog post on Medium.
On November 14, the ARTIS Mainnet, Sigma1, was started and our Master of Ceremony currently holds all 300M pre-minted ATS coins. We are now working on getting the first Trustnodes ready to join the network. Trustnode operators will be known to the public and they will add blocks to the ARTIS blockchain every 5 seconds, making it one of the faster chains out there.
ARTIS is a living, breathing, ever-evolving blockchain project that grows to meet the challenges of this exciting time while staying true to its vision of a free, fair and educated society. We want to create an environment where everyone can participate and benefit from real-world applications of the blockchain technology. If you would like to learn more or get involved, please contact us.