The road ahead.

Pre-Mainnet 0.9.

Züs Optimization

Load test smart contract transactions to find hidden bugs and make sure we're able to scale with demand. Refactor smart contracts to optimize storage and blockchain transactions, especially network based token rewards, and other transactions that happen frequently on the blockchain. The database structure is being refactored and optimized with partitioned list of providers and batch updates.

Pre-Mainnet 1.0.

Züs Simulation

A phase that expands load testing to our Active Set - a group, which is comprised of over 100 Miners and Sharders, responsible for maintaining the integrity of the Züs blockchain. Concurrently, the same group will also plug-in their Blobbers to Züs for us to test the storage protocol. An Ethereum/Züs token bridge is deployed on Goerli and Mumbai, bridging ERC-20 ZCN to Züs-native ZCN to help test our digital payment flow. ZCN token pledge submissions from the Active Set will be bridged and locked prior to genesis. Final audits will be completed across our entire network and Züs will officially launch its mainnet, publishing the Fuji Genesis Block on the Züs Blockchain.

Fuji.

Züs Inception

Fuji will give birth to the Züs public mainnet, introducing a new era for cloud storage. The focus of this phase will be application roll-out and core protocol optimization. As we continuously monitor Service Provider performance, underperforming nodes will be analyzed and addressed. The roll-out of Atlus, a Züs block explorer tool, will help to search and query network performance. Additional rollouts of Bolt (Wallet/Staking app), Vult (Storage app), and many other apps will become live and useable following the launch of Fuji. External network audits will be conducted on overall network capacity and utilization, followed by database optimizations. Hardware specs for Miners and Sharders will be analyzed and potentially upgraded based on utilization.

Kilimanjaro.

Züs Expansion

The Kilimanjaro phase will focus on added decentralization. View Change, the primary new feature in this phase, is a built-in protocol where the Active Set (Züs Miners and Sharders) is shuffled every Epoch (a fixed number of blocks). An Epoch is expected to occur every few weeks on Züs, pending test results. The View Change event utilizes a randomized squared-staking selection process to protect against Sybil Miners when selecting the new Active Set. Kilimanjaro will introduce the first View Change round on Züs. Kilimanjaro will also give birth to the ZüsDAO, by way of activating the Self-Governance Protocol. This protocol leverages a ping-pong governance model, which enables the community to vote on issues, veto issues and overrule a veto until one side is unable to exceed the needed threshold. Voting rights are achieved through ZCN token locking, as their token rewards are treated as votes.