- The governance token of open-source blockchain network Radicle, RAD, has experienced significant gains this week due to a major upgrade.
- The Heartwood upgrade includes major changes and fixes to improve usability and performance.
Radicle’s Heartwood Upgrade
Radicle, a peer-to-peer network for code collaboration built on Ethereum, has made headlines this week with its Heartwood upgrade. The upgrade is a complete transformation of the protocol and brings significant changes and fixes to improve the network’s performance and usability.
The team behind Radicle has said that the Heartwood upgrade is a complete redesign of the Radicle P2P protocol. The update includes a new Noise-based wire protocol, which replaces QUIC, eliminating the need for TLS certificates and enabling Tor support for improved privacy and censorship-resistance.
In addition, the collaborative objects system has transitioned away from automerge for conflict-free replicated data types (CRDTs) in favor of custom op-based CRDTs built on Git. This system powers issues, patches, and discussions. Radicle has also transitioned to being self-hosted, which is among the most notable developments of the upgrade.
Radicle says it has started using Heartwood internally for code collaboration and is slowly moving all its development to it. Patches and Issues are already working, and continuous integration and continuous delivery/continuous deployment (CI/CD) are next on the roadmap.
RAD Token Gains
As a result of the upgrade, the governance token of Radicle, RAD, has seen bullish price action this week. The token closed at $2.06 on April 29th and is now trading for $4.56, representing a gain of 75.5%.
The RAD token is an important part of the Radicle ecosystem, as it is used for governance and decision-making. RAD holders can participate in the network’s governance by proposing and voting on changes to the protocol.
The Heartwood upgrade is a significant development for the Radicle network, bringing major improvements to the network’s usability and performance. The transition to being self-hosted is a particularly notable development, as it brings added security and reliability to the network. The RAD token’s gains show that the market has taken notice of these improvements and is optimistic about the future of the Radicle network.