This Roadmap offers a high-level overview of our forthcoming development plans for $SHDW and shdwDrive v2 powered by D.A.G.G.E.R. It's important to note that features and timelines may evolve as we gain new insights and knowledge. For a more in-depth exploration of the technical intricacies of D.A.G.G.E.R., we encourage you to read the Litepaper. If you want to participate in our testnet by running a shdwNode, please visit our Operator page for instructions.

Testnet Phase 1 (Q3-Q4 2023)


  • Released initial interactive explorer version with the base set of features

  • Found and resolved numerous performance bottlenecks with D.A.G.G.E.R. core and D.A.G.G.E.R. Client RPC

  • Improved memory utilization and efficiency with file uploads and gossip network message processing

  • Improved multithreading in D.A.G.G.E.R. Client RPC, allowing for much more throughput than initially observed for clients not sending transactions directly to D.A.G.G.E.R. shdwNodes.

  • Observed a crash event that caused nodes to fall behind and become unable to catch up under specific throughput conditions. Collected metrics & logs and was able to resolve the node crashing scenario

  • Improved memory management by moving finalized graph history to disk

  • Collected metrics on >250 million transactions and events (excluding peer-to-peer sync events/voting), allowing for insights into detailed system tuning and improvements for Linux hosts

  • Observed various network loads up to 4gbps while sustaining 20k transactions per second + file uploads

  • Improved the D.A.G.G.E.R. node CLI & documentation for node operation

  • Developed graph history snapshot system‍

  • Launched the reference ShdwDrive File Management UI on


  • Complete testing the finalized implementation of dynamic node membership

  • Complete D.A.G.G.E.R. keypair management CLI

  • Client RPC documentation


  • Remote node metrics collection system

  • Typescript keypair SDK

  • Improved event & state distribution system over p2p network

  • Additional interactive features for the reference ShdwDrive File Management UI

Testnet Phase 2 (Q1-Q2 2024)


  • Distribute individual node operator documentation and begin Testnet Phase 2 with decentralized operators

  • Study and improve individual node operator stability

  • Improve metrics and logs on network performance and stability of operators

  • Build out block and graph explorer features

  • Improve RPC documentation

  • Add additional RPC methods

  • Complete epoch testing

  • Complete snapshot testing

  • Run adversarial scenario simulations

  • Address bugs or vulns found during individual node operator testing

  • ShdwDrive v2 implementation - repair bandwidth management

  • Fanout data distribution system & other improvements to comms layer/file system operations

  • ShdwDrive v2 implementation - core feature development and improvements

Testnet Phase 3 (Q2-Q3 2024)


  • Individual node operators for ShdwDrive v2

  • Observe usage / logs / etc and make further system tweaks as necessary

  • Resolve any outstanding bugs or accrued technical debt

  • Publish an updated version of the Roadmap with subsequent phases and features

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