Solana Tech Roundup #29

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Published August 8, 2022

Solana Tech Roundup

This past week QUIC has reached its final stages of development. QUIC is being tested in Testnet pretty thoroughly at this point, and mainnet-beta is now running QUIC servers by default. QUIC will not come fully online until RPCs start using the QUIC client. Some RPCs are planning on using the client starting next week. 1.11 will run QUIC by default, deprecating UDP.

Proposal Highlight

Off-chain Message Signing

Off-chain message signing has been a widely requested feature for hardware wallets with Solana support. The difficulty with supporting off-chain signing is that there are a lot of upcoming features to transactions that need to be accounted for, such as address lookup tables and transaction size increases.

The current proposal outlines how off-chain message signing can be accomplished with hardware wallets to enable features such as log-in with wallet and proving ownership over a wallet without a transaction.

The proposal is still being discussed. Join the discussion on off-chain message signing on Github!

Commit Highlights

You can test your anchor verified programs on the explorer again!

QUIC is coming to mainnet-beta soon, enabled by default in 1.11.

List of Changes

July 29

July 30

  • Add withdraw durable nonce
    • This feature is aimed at making it easier to bench test nonce accounts. Doesn't affect app development

July 31

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