BNB Greenfield Erdos Hardfork

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The BNB Greenfield network is about to undergo the Erdos hardfork, introducing major updates and enhancements to the platform.

Important information and key actions required:

  • The Testnet Serengeti hardfork is scheduled to occur at block height 8,285,529. Based on the current block interval, it is estimated to take place on May 16th at 07:00 AM UTC.
  • The Mainnet Serengeti hardfork is scheduled to occur at block height 7,861,456. Based on the current block interval, it is estimated to take place on May 29th at 07:00 AM UTC.

Validators and SPs should complete upgrading to the latest version before hardfork: 

Please be aware that the upcoming hardfork will not impact your account balance on Greenfield. All buckets and objects stored on the Greenfield will remain accessible. 

What’s New for Greenfield?

To enhance user experience, the developer community is introducing the following features and bug fixes:

  • Add new cross-chain channel `ExecutorChannel` and corresponding cross-app `ExecutorApp` (PR #595)
  • Implement storage fee paymaster (PR #582)

What’s New for Storage Providers (SPs)?

  • New API to query the recommended virtual group family id for creating bucket  (PR #1392)

For other bug fixes and refactoring, please refer to the changelog in the Greenfield Blockchain and Greenfield SP repository.

User Experience Improvements 

Since its launch on the mainnet in October 2023, Greenfield has attracted various innovative projects to store and develop DataFi on the BNB Chain ecosystem. Based on the feedback received from these new projects, we have made targeted optimizations to improve the overall user experience. 

The key improvements include:

  1. BEP-362: Introducing a Storage Fee Paymaster for project owners to cover storage expenses on Greenfield, reducing barriers for regular users to use the platform.
  2. BEP-363: Providing enhanced cross-chain programming, allowing trigger Greenfield operations on BSC/opBNB without users switching between BSC/opBNB and Greenfield.

In Closing

Greenfield aims to improve user and developer experiences by introducing these BEPs and optimizations. The goal is to streamline app development for Greenfield developers and ensure all users can easily access its decentralized storage services. Let’s work together to build a strong ecosystem.