​ Automata Network Roadmap

Web3 foretold a stateless society governed by the collective will of networked users, executed by code. Leaning in towards a decentralised future, this Roadmap reflects our commitment towards a community-owned protocol as we roll out a privacy middleware platform with the highest standards of security and stability - one purpose-built for Web3.

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Carboniferous Period
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Permian Period
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Triassic Period
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Jurassic Period
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Cretaceous Period
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Paleogene Period
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Neogene Period
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Quarternary Period

Genesis

This marks the beginning of the decentralization of Automata Network. The network will start with a set of authority nodes to bootstrap the block production with more funcionalities unlocked in subsequent phases via a forkless upgrade.

 

Current: Carboniferous Period

The Carboniferous is a geologic period and system of the Paleozoic that spans 60 million years from the end of the Devonian Period to the beginning of the Permian Period. The name Carboniferous means "coal-bearing", from the Latin carbō ("coal") and ferō ("I bear, I carry"), and refers to the many coal beds formed globally during that time.

Carboniferous Period

Native Token

Automata's native token, ATA, will be live on the network with transfers enabled. As the network begins to process token transfers, this will lay the foundation for utilization of the native tokens in every aspect of the network, including network fees, governance voting, staking, and more. 

Permian Period

The Permian is a geologic period and stratigraphic system which spans 47 million years from the end of the Carboniferous period to the beginning of the Triassic period. The concept of the Permian was introduced in 1841 by geologist Sir Roderick Murchison, who named it after the region of Perm in Russia.

Permian Period

Token Bridge

A token bridge will be launched to allow users to convert between ERC20 ATA and native ATA. Existing token holders of ERC20 ATA can bridge their token to Automata Network and obtain native ATA tokens for various purposes, from paying the transaction fee to participating in on-chain governance in the future.

Triassic Period 

The Triassic is a geologic period and system which spans 50 million years from the end of the Permian Period to the beginning of the Jurassic Period. It relates to the corresponding system of rocks marked by the first appearance of the dinosaurs, and is subdivided into three epochs: Early Triassic, Middle Triassic and Late Triassic.

Triassic Period

External Integrations

As the network evolves, more community-maintained nodes will be allowed to join the network to further decentralize the network. This helps with testing of the connectivity and stability of the network. Integration with explorers, wallets, and exchanges will also kick off starting from this stage.

Jurassic Period 

The Jurassic is a geologic period and stratigraphic system which spans 56 million years from the end of the Triassic period to the beginning of the Cretaceous period. The Jurassic constitutes the middle period of the Mesozoic era and is named after the Jura Mountains, where limestone strata from the period were first identified.

Jurassic Period

Use Cases

The first wave of Automata-developed middleware services will be onboarding the network. Users can interact with these services through the bridged ATA tokens. More use cases will be added to the network as the network scales up in the subsequent stages.

Cretaceous Period

The Cretaceous is a geological period that lasted from about 145 to 66 million years ago. It is the third and final period of the Mesozoic era, as well as the longest. The name is derived from the Latin creta, "chalk", which is abundant in the latter half of the period. It is usually abbreviated K, for its German translation Kreide.

Cretaceous Period

Scaling Up

The network will initiate the upgrade to Nominated Proof of Stake consensus to grow the network with external validators. Incentives will be distributed to validators and token holders who nominate the validators. The network size will increase in a controlled manner.

Paleogene Period

The Paleogene is a geologic period and system that spans 43 million years from the end of the Cretaceous Period to the beginning of the Neogene Period. The Paleogene is most notable for being the time during which mammals diversified from relatively small, simple forms into a large group of diverse animals.

Paleogene Period

Governance

Decentralized governance will kick in and replace the previous Sudo privilege safe-guarded by the Automata team. The network enters a higher order of decentralization in terms of the governing structure. Token holders can submit proposals for improving the network. 

Neogene Period

The Neogene is a geologic period and system that spans 20 million years from the end of the Paleogene Period to the beginning of the Quaternary Period. It was coined in 1853 by the Austrian palaeontologist Moritz Hörnes. During this time, many of the great forests gave way to grasslands as the climate cooled and dried.

Neogene Period

Compute Plane

The control plane will enter a stable state after successfully passing the previous phases. Future phases will continue on the expansion of the compute plane where the compute node (Geode) will join the network to host middleware services. More network roles will be admitted into the network, including Geode Providers, Geode Attestors, and Service Vendors.

Quaternary Period 

The Quaternary is the current and most recent of the three periods of the Cenozoic Era, and spans from 2 million years ago to the present. This period is typically defined by the cyclic growth and decay of continental ice sheets related to the Milankovitch cycles and the associated climate and environmental changes that they caused.

Quaternary Period

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