There are lots of interesting updates planned by the Monero team for 2020. They implemented Dandelion++ protocol in April 2020. Dandelion++ is the better and upgraded version of the Dandelion protocol that was used for Bitcoin. The Dandelion++ protocol
would make it very very difficult for an attacker to find connections between the network address of a transaction issuer and the transaction.
Monero has other notable plans for 2020
and these include Onion address, wallet scanning speedups, and the implementation of Triptych: logarithmic-sized linkable ring signatures with applications, concise linkable spontaneous anonymous group (CLSAG) signatures, launching Kastelo: open-source hardware wallet, and implement second-layer solutions to improve the speed and scalability of transactions. #2. DASH
Dash has pretty exciting plans for 2020
and these plans are focused on improving both the privacy features of their coin along with the user experience.
Some of the UX-focused plans that have already been completed by Dash includes Dash wallet redesign, the launch of uniform UX across its Android and iOS applications, improve the ease of access for Dash wallet's most commonly used features, implementing unified UI across the android and iOS applications of Dash wallet for making it look more consistent.
The Dash team also updated their desktop wallet and now it sports an updated UI. It now matches with the Dash's newly updated branding. The unnecessary elements have been removed from the UI, the desktop wallet has updated color and style have also been changed as per the style guide of Dash. Dash's desktop application has also got new icons.
Some of the security-related changes that have been implemented already so far in 2020 are updating Dash with Bitcoin V0.15.2, and post-stress enhancements. The Bitcoin v0.15.2 will benefit Dash through optimization and several fixes.
The development plans by Dash for the second half of 2020 include Dash Core, which will include Bitcoin V0.16 jackpots too. Other major developments under the plans of the Dash team are the rollout of the Dash platform and DashPay.
ZCash has planned for developments in 2020
from the engineering as well as the general ecosystem point of view. In terms of engineering updates, they are working to improve their consensus known as Zebra. It has brought in best-in-class privacy to ZCash users. The ZCash team aims to make Zebra the bedrock of their engineering output now. Thus, they are implementing a new architecture for it.
Also, the team planned to come out with light wallets in 2020 as to fulfil the demands of their clients with low bandwidth and low storage. This development is specifically aimed at mobile users needs. ZCash found in its internal survey that only a few hundred of their users run a full node and hence, the light wallet was added into their roadmap of 2020. #4. Komodo
There are three major technology lines of Komodo and these are Komodo Core, Antara Framework, and AtomicDex. The key development plans
for Komodo Core includes core hardening, integration of new features, and development of its DPoW 2.0.
As for Antara Framework, they have planned to launch developer tools and enhancement of its framework. For AtomicDex, the Komodo team has planned to launch desktop and WASM applications, roll out of its full production API, and add new advanced features and integrations. All development initiatives are focused on improving security, scalability, interoperability, and decentralization. #5. Horizen
Horizen is a privacy-focused crypto coin and they have also planned for development
in 2020. However, the overwhelming majority of its focus is on the engineering side of the platform.
They have goals to develop their Sidechain beta program and by Q3-2020, they will have completed testing Sidechain Beta 2.0. Thereafter, they will officially move it to the test net. By Q4-2020, the Horizen team will add Sidechain SDK extended model 4Q in the test net. #6. ZCoin
ZCoin is one of the other major privacy coins and they have some really interesting development plans in 2020
. They have categorized their development plans into categories such as Privacy and Znode Infrastructure.
The ZCoin team is also going ahead with many development projects to strengthen the Znode infrastructure. These include deterministic masternodes for certainty and greater reliability, long-lived master nodes for increased security and scalability, and Chainlinks, which will provide finality about the transaction as soon as after the first transaction is confirmed.
They are also going ahead with development plans for their tokenization platform known as Elysium. It will be supported by the ZCoin's sigma protocol and Dandelion++ routing. Other plans are ZCoin Token Manager, Revamped Desktop Wallet and they are also working on providing swap capability within the wallet. Additionally, the ZCoin team is planning to offer Sigma privacy support on their iOS & Android applications. #7. Beam
Beam is a privacy coin with lots of potentials. They have got some interesting development initiatives in the pipeline for 2020. The most interesting thing they are working on in 2020 is the web wallet and API of their atomic swap exchange. Other similar plans for 2020 include opt-in auditability in the wallet, Lelantus testnet, and wallet fiat value indicator.
Their privacy and infrastructure-related development plans for 2020 include sidechain research, scriptless script, GhostDAG, sync Tx history & addresses over the same seed,