The Tezos blockchain platform team has activated the 12th iteration of the protocol called Lima.
Thanks to this, the system increased its throughput using a new option for validators and reduced the risk of errors in smart contracts.
Among the new and updated features of the platform:
- further development of the “pipelining” technology for validators (bakers), which speeds up the confirmation of blocks and transactions by dividing them by cost;
- implementation of the consensus key that the bakers use to sign the block and the consensus operation. If the node settings change, the backers can simply change the key, not their public address. This will allow them not to lose delegates due to the need to coordinate with them in such cases;
- improvement of the Tickets solution, a data type for the Tezos smart contract language. Lima does not allow the creation and transfer of zero-sum Tickets, reducing the risk of contract errors.
The update also completed technical preparations for second level scaling solution smart rollups. It is assumed that the L2 network will provide a throughput of up to 1 million TPS. A public test of the feature is scheduled for early 2023.