We released the ink!
The focus of this beta release was to establish the stable ABI for the final
release. It means that whilst subsequent
beta releases may contain breaking contract
code changes, the ABI will remain the same so that any contract compiled and deployed
v4.0.0-beta continue to be compatible with all future
In order to build contracts which use ink!
v4.0.0-beta you need to use
We also released
substrate-contracts-node., which is compatible with the
If you're interested in digging further, check out the relevant
Parity Retreat in Sardinia 🌞
Our team (and Parity as a whole) spent a few days enjoying the warmth and sunshine of Sardinia.
We talked about the road towards a stable ink!
v4.0 release, improvements to the non-Rust
developer experience, and ways to improve the adoption of ink!. Keep an eye out on the
next few updates to see the fruits of these discussions.
These in-person get togethers are especially valuable bonding experience for a global team like ours. As of this writing we're spread across eight different countries!
Shilling at Sub0 🗣️
Alex and German had a fireside chat session at Sub0, the Polkadot Developer conference.
You can watch the recording here on YouTube.
ink! x OpenZeppelin 🔏
The Polkadot council approved a treasury proposal funding OpenZeppelin's review and audit of ink! and the Contracts pallet.
The tl;dr here is that OpenZeppelin will be taking a look at ink! as a language and will give some recommendations for how to make the language safer.
We'll be sharing more about this in the upcoming weeks once the review gets started!