2022 Roadmap

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A new beginning

Solar is a new decentralized autonomous organization utilitizing the SXP coin. SXP Tokens from ERC20 and BEP20 will move over to the mainnet controlled by the DAO. A new team has been formed and elected to lay the first bricks of the Solar project.

SXP will have its own mainnet blockchain with its own native SXP coins. Most SXP holders will be joining from the ERC20/BEP20 framework. The current holders will have to get familiar with the new framework. By having a testnet, users can already interact with a network that will be similar to mainnet. Developers will be able to deploy and test their tools on testnet without spending gas that has any monetary value. Testnet coins can be obtained from the Solar Discord or from the @dSXPBot on Telegram.

A new explorer has been developed by the Xbridge team. This team will keep on providing updates to the branded Solar explorer. The explorer is already working for testnet. Mainnet will be added after its launch.

New desktop wallets have already been deployed. We aim to release a new desktop wallet right before mainnet launch with several improvements and feature updates.

New SDK libraries and documentation will be released in our dedicated documentation page. https://docs.solar.org. These libraries will be used by exchange organizations that are supporting the SXP coin on their platform.

Solar Side Ledger Protocol (SLP) is our own unique feature that utilizes the smartbridge field on the SXP blockchain. The native SXP coin will be used to pay fees for SLP transactions. SLP will be deployed on testnet at first to allow people to get familiar with SLP and developers of this protocol will be able to modify and finetune the features. SLP will allow users to create fungible and non-fungible tokens. The fungible tokens are a “ERC20” like and can be used for many applications such as ICO’s and funding programs, but also for supply chain management, meme tokens etc. The NFT’s will support metadata from the start and can be used in a wide variety of applications.

We will have our own community audit and test phase on the SLP program that is deployed on testnet. We will launch SLP on mainnet once this phase is complete.

A new whitepaper for 2022 will be released with a better explanation of the Core blockchain, tokenomics, the community, the goals of the Solar project and anything that is being mentioned in the Solar roadmap.

An AMA session will be organized for the project lead of Solar. This AMA has now been announced and scheduled and will be given on the 11th of April at 18:00 UTC in the Solar telegram group.

The delegates are a crucial part of the network. These are community memebers that are running one of the 53 nodes on the SXP blockchain. Delegates are chosen by the voters (SXP holders) and contribute to the network. Contribution proposals are posted on the delegate page so it is important to elect delegates who are doing more than just running a node and sharing rewards. Some delegates can contribute to the security of the network, which is the most vital contribution. Other contributions can be in the form of tools for node operators and the community, or contributions in the form of community and marketing development or simply organizing meetups and spread the word about the Solar project.

As explained in the “Publish Delegates Proposal page”, documentation will be provided for voters and delegates. Delegates are forging blocks on the network. For each block they forge, they will receive 10 SXP. This SXP is usually shared with the voters. It is important to know that voting for the highest sharing delegate can have a negative effect on the network. Sometimes it's more beneficial to the whole project to vote for delegates that contribute more to Solar. More about this will be explained in the documentation.

A fresh blockchain will be deployed during this phase. The block count will start from 1 and new blocks will be forged every 8 seconds.

Staking starts directly at mainnet launch. Block rewards start at block 75632.
The estimated time to start block rewards is around 7 days.
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A complete and detailed swap instructions will be provided in our dedicated documentation page. The document will be available here.

We aim to release updates about Solar every day with fixed topics.

These topics are subject to change and between these regular updates, Solar will also provide quarterly updates to publish current and future developments.
This roadmap item will continue in Q2 with several marketing activities.


The new SXP

A mobile wallet for SXP will be released. The development of the mobile wallet has not started yet as we are looking into developing a PWA that works in browser and as a natified mobile wallet.

A web wallet will be released in this quarter with the same features and style as the desktop wallet.

The core of the blockchain framework is forked from the Ark codebase. While adding our own features and utilities to the blockchain, we will request a third-party for an audit on the code. Since the deadline for this milestone is controlled by the third-party, we can't promise that we will achieve this milestone in Q2.

Dedicated documentation will be published for developers and creators to interact with the SLP features of the SXP blockchain. These features are very rich in certain use-cases for normal end-users, artists, developers and enterprises.

Along with the SLP documentation, Solar is going to provide SDK’s for exchanges and developers to integrate the SLP features in their platform or software.

The desktop wallet and web wallet will be modified and enhanced to support the basic functions for SLP. Such as fungible and non-fungible token creation together with tools to view other SLP assets on the blockchain.

The Solar Side Ledger Protocol (SLP) will be officially deployed on the SXP blockchain. Its main utility is to allow anyone to create dApps, simple tokens or NFT creators to build on the SXP blockchain. The native SXP will be used to cover (gas) on all SLP transactions on the SXP blockchain.

During this stage, we should have an Alpha Release version ready for the Solar Metaverse. The initial whitepaper won’t include any detailed information about the Metaverse, since we are still exploring ideas and opportunities. The main goal of the Metaverse is to create a “game-like” experience for users to interact in a 3D open world with other users and explore the blockchain. Several blockchain features will be focused on selling space in the Metaverse for building blocks and advertising blocks. Account creation and quests to earn SXP will be included in the Alpha release. Only a selected amount of people will be able to participate in the Alpha release. After a successful release, we will update the whitepaper with the new details regarding this topic.

The updated whitepaper will now include detailed information about the Solar Metaverse and minor changes to existing plans might be made.

In collaboration with “delegate nft” and the xbridge project, we will release a beta version of the NFT Marketplace for SLP tokens. After the beta, we will provide an update in the updated whitepaper of Q3.

The Solar project will review potential partnership opportunities with third-parties to integrate SXP features on their products. This could be anything from payment platforms, to exchanges and academics or universities.

The Solar project will launch a foundation and will have the community elect board members. The foundation will receive grants from the community or the founders of Solar to boost third-party development of Solar.

Proof of Concept using LoRa.


Governance, Funding and more!

The Solar Community Foundation is a non-profit organization that is able to review small projects on the SXP blockchain. These projects can request funding by offering proposals to build, create or host for the Solar project. The board members will review these projects and accept or reject the grant. Several bounty programs will also be introduced by the founders of the project.

An initial grant for the Solar DAO will be provided by the founders of Solar. This grant can be used by the Solar DAO for marketing or development purposes. The Solar DAO wallet address is: Sdao2USyAz9B6RBgZeFyNDePuQAxfzZZHE

In collaboration with xbridge.sh, we are going to release a browser wallet that will have the similar feeling and experience as the well-known MetaMask wallet. The Armor Wallet will allow you to connect to other blockchains using the same codebase and interact with advanced SLP features.

xbridge.sh is currently building a cross-chain decentralized exchange to bridge Ark-based blockchains. SXP with its SLP tokens will be listed on the “crosschain.sh” exchange and users will be able perform atomic swaps.

The whitepaper will be updated with detailed information about the NFT marketplace.

The governance module is a plugin that can be enabled in the Solar Desktop Wallet. This module will allow SXP holders to vote for project decisions, blockchain features and elect new members of the team. More information about this feature will be described in the final whitepaper of 2022.

This roadmap item was meant to be released in Q3 but has already been completed in Q1.
With the mainnet launch, 90% of all transaction fees will be automatically burned on protocol level.


Moving forward with True Governance

The Solar Launchpad is a platform where users can present their projects that are created on the SXP blockchain using the SLP features.

Solar or SXP will be in full control of the community. Anyone could run for a project leader. The community can vote during these elections and elect a new project leader for 2023 by using the governance module.

A final update will be given on the Solar Metaverse, with the aim to release a final product without bugs or stability issues.

New milestones and proposed goals can be offered through the governance module. These new milestones will be chosen and described in the whitepaper and released by the newly elected project leader.