The blockchain environment has been improved in a number of ways by Cortina 11 (v1.10.11), which Avalanche has just released. Patrick O’Grady, vice president of engineering at Ava Labs, announced the information on X (formerly Twitter). The development team strongly advises using the upgrade’s features, which are now available as an optional update and are backward compatible with v1.10.0.
The addition of ArchiveDB, refactored RewardValidatorTx logic, and a flexible file tracking package are some of the upgrade’s standout features. The functionality of the platform will be improved, and procedures for developers will be simplified. In order to better serve developers’ needs, the Avalanche proof-of-stake blockchain launched the Cortina upgrade on its mainnet in April.
The X-Chain underwent a significant migration as part of the v1.10.0 update to Snowman++ consensus, allowing the network as a whole to function on a single consensus engine. The incorporation of Avalanche Warp Messaging (AWM) and the ease of intricate X-Chain transactions were both made possible by this consolidation.
Additionally, Avalanche is evaluating the HyperSDK framework, which enables the creation of high-performance Virtual Machines (VMs) entirely from scratch via a network. This framework makes it easier for developers to launch optimized blockchains on the Avalanche platform because it enables them to connect seamlessly with a lightning-fast execution environment without the need for extensive code development.