This past week a large amount of features were activated on Devnet. Account realloc, disabling rent-paying accounts, transaction-wide compute budget, and more were activated, giving many more options for developers working on their programs. QUIC can be tested today on testnet and is available currently in the 1.10 release.
The Asynchronous Program Execution proposal touches on removing consensus messages from the general transaction pipeline.
With this proposal, transactions will be isolated in the following domains:
There will be a new System instruction to move SOL across domains. This will be done in order to fund a vote account, and can only be done once per epoch.
This proposal is not final and still being discussed! Join the conversation if you want to add the the discussion.