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Libra’s second roadmap outlines its final push toward mainnet launch

Yilun Cheng

The Libra Association has published its second roadmap for Libra Core, the key software that underpins the planned Libra network.

Built on open-source software, Libra’s permissioned blockchain aims to allow developers, companies and consumers to build their own projects through the system.

In its first roadmap released in October, Libra announced that five partners were set to go live with full nodes on its pre-mainnet and the association expects 100 more partners to run on the system before the mainnet launch.

According to the new roadmap, developers will now focus on three main areas.

First, developers have finalized the design of most major features for the mainnet including full nodes. The team will now finish all features in priority order. Their work will consist of creating a full set of Libra protocol architecture documents as well as building out the network's application program interfaces (APIs).

Second, developers will work to define a number of metrics regarding Libra Core, the Libra protocol, wallet dependencies, among other items. This will be crucial for measuring success and identifying dependencies, per the roadmap.

Finally, the association is taking steps to increase transparency and encourage the Libra community to contribute to the project. The roadmap claims that Libra's team is currently sourcing product requirements around the Libra infrastructure and APIs directly from client developers.

The association will also provide updates on the project through the Libra Developer Blog and a GitHub scheduling system..