Facebook’s Libra digital currency developers have released a new roadmap outlining steps toward its mainnet launch.
The update from the Libra Foundation published on Oct. 2 highlights various points of interest for both developers and those who operate the protocol’s nodes.
Devs focus on mainnet preparations
Currently running as a testnet, Libra aims to iron out technical challenges prior to a mainnet launch, yet without an official launch date. The roadmap reads:
Pre-Mainnet gathers nodes
Libra developers have also created a staging environment dubbed “Pre-Mainnet”. It is currently only accessible to partner nodes to allow them to connect to each other. Several partners “have already deployed their nodes and have them communicating,” the roadmap states, adding:
Libra’s issues with regulators
As Cointelegraph reported, Libra continues to face various hurdles following its initial announcement several months ago.
This week, it emerged several potential node operators had concerns about their regulatory standing by being involved in the project. Prior to that, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg appeared unwilling to confirm previous assumptions Libra would launch in late 2020.