The stars in our galaxy play a crucial role in bringing light and life to the celestial bodies that orbit them. They are crucial in sustaining life and helping all ecosystems prosper. Every organism in its vicinity is deeply dependent on it to continue existing.
Similarly, there’s a symbiosis between the architecture of a blockchain and its main releases. Think of them as MultiversX star-themed releases. They will bring light and new life to the features, bug fixes and improvements that the builders and the community alike have been eagerly waiting for.
With each new release, we intend to bring forth new progress, milestones and paradigms, shedding light on the path towards the adoption of blockchain technology.
Polaris will be the very first in a new series of star-themed releases for MultiversX.
At the core of these new releases is the goal for a better and more proactive communication between us and our incredible community of builders. They also aim to function as an invitation to engage, contribute and share feedback.
The transformation to MultiversX was accompanied by a lot of hard work to ensure a smooth transition, aligning the existing products with the new vision. These efforts proved productive and fruitful as MultiversX led the global blockchain ecosystem in January 2023, becoming number 1 in terms of development pace across several metrics.
With Polaris, we are taking our commitment towards builders to the next level by making the MultiversX blockchain even more open, user-friendly and accessible to anyone, anywhere. It brings with it a host of exciting new features and improvements. As a planet linked to its respective star.
We have worked tirelessly to make sure that the difficult-to-understand aspects of blockchain technology will be showcased in an accessible way. We are confident that we can push forward in our mission to set new standards in the blockchain industry and bring its benefits to an even wider audience.
A new creation phase is on the horizon, one that will bring tens, hundreds and eventually thousands of new star systems, each expanding on its own and creating a multiverse of chains and worlds. This will all be made possible through the development of sovereign shards, each revolving around the same central anchor point, and expanding in its own unique way.
Every new release, like Polaris, will be named after a star and will be announced ahead of release, to allow for better preparation and to allow for the gathering of wider community feedback.
Join us on this exciting journey and help build this future for MultiversX.
Full notes of the mx-chain-go v1.4.8 upgrade and the new releases page are available here: https://multiversx.com/releases/release-polaris-v1-4-8