We are happy to announce the newest release version of our Network, Samrong — the second iteration of the OMG Network. In this iteration, we’ve applied the learnings and improvements we’ve made since the launch of Ari.

What’s so special about Samrong ?

We made drastic improvements on Samrong in terms of the resilience of its services. In other words, our network is becoming more reliable, monitored and less prone to downtime when faced with high network load. Aside from the uptime improvement, we also added more features to it. To name a few:

  1. New transaction signature using EIP 712 standard, allowing you to sign transactions through wallets like Metamask
  2. Frequently requested meta-data field, allowing businesses and decentralized applications to store any arbitrary data into their transactions

We also made significant modifications to the Plasma smart contract itself. It will be MoreVP specification compliant. Since this is a written smart contract that cannot be modified, we will be implementing Samrong as a separate network from Ari.

So there are two networks? What’s going to happen to Ari?

Ari will be up and running for the meantime. However, the network will be brought down in favor of the application development, client library and block explorer to provide their support on Samrong. We will be counting down the days to its closure, which will be signaled by the completed transition of our partners on the Network. This leads us to the next exciting phase: testing our very first plasma network upgrade! Users and applications will have to move their Rinkeby ETH and ERC20 from Ari to Samrong. This of course includes the users of Plasma Dog. Don’t worry, the OmiseGO team will help make the shift as seamless as possible.

We will begin by providing developers of the ODP with private alpha access to Samrong. With private alpha access, developers will have the tools they need to start migrating their funds to simulate the actual process of fund migration between networks. If you are interested to get involved early, please sign up to be part of our ODP here. Stay tuned as we carry out this roll out!

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