VeChain Thor Mainnet Reaches 10,000,000 Blocks Without Downtime

The VeChain Thor mainnet has just reached 10,000,000 blocks, a major milestone without downtime.


The VeChain Thor mainnet has just reached 10,000,000 blocks, a major milestone without downtime.
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The VeChain team announced the news on Twitter yesterday, saying that the supply chain management platform hits the blockchain milestone ahead of a major consensus upgrade.


The team said,


"Today, the VeChainThor mainnet has just reached 10,000,000 blocks without downtime - a major milestone that is testament to our public blockchain's scalability, security, and rock solid stability."

According to the statement on Twitter, VeChain Thor mainnet now surpassed 10 million blocks. Currently, it processes block number 10,004,141 at the time of writing.


As per the Foundation, there are some infrastructural updates in the pipeline like Proof of Authority 2.0 (PoA 2.0), use cases, community dApps, growth, and more.


Note that, VeChain uses a Proof-of-Authority (PoA) consensus mechanism to process high-speed transactions based on identity and status as a stake, using 101 authority nodes.


According to the company, they plan to upgrade to a next-generation consensus mechanism called PoA 2.0-SURFACE. Moreover, the firm describes the PoA 2.0-SURFACE as a use-case adaptive, and nearly fork-free path of chain extension.


Based on reports, the upgrade would allow higher on-chain throughput. Besides, it would reduce forking probability with the “highest level of data security unfound in any other blockchain platform.”


In July, VeChain launched its public testnet with the 2 two elements of the consensus upgrade. But the company didn't specify a launch date for the final mainnet.