We’re at the moment extending our earlier paper on adaptive Proof of Work, which we’ll undergo the IEEE ICBC Convention as a comply with up of final yr’s publication. After that, we plan to combine the adaptive Proof of Work into GoShimmer for testing and parameter tuning.
In parallel, we’re investigating the usage of a Verifiable Delay Operate (VDF) as an anti-spam mechanism. The analysis focuses on producing a public RSA modulus in a distributed manner, which shall be utilized in a Wesolowski-like VDF. In November, we submitted two work in progress papers to the Stanford Blockchain Convention. We are actually writing a 3rd one on tips on how to combine VDFs as a fee management mechanism in IOTA, which we plan to undergo ACM MobiHoc.
Moreover, we’re engaged on the definition of a congestion management mechanism for the Tangle. The principle problem is to ensure that the nodes share the identical imaginative and prescient on incoming transactions (or, equivalently, stopping community splits) by effectively utilizing the community bandwidth. We’ve got sketched a protocol proposal impressed by the Additive Enhance Multiplicative Lower algorithm generally used for the Web, and we’re at the moment constructing a simulator to guage its effectivity. After this validation part, the subsequent process is to offer full specs for Coordicide.