Idea: 254-ultra-light-client
Title: Integration of ULC in Status
Status: Draft
Created: 2018-05-02


Current LES is not yet optimized for ultra-light devices like mobile phones. So in the first step introduce the ULC addressing this kind of clients.

Swarm Participants

Product Overview

Current LES is not optimized for usage on mobile phones. So Status is using Infura with all its assets and drawbacks. ULC is addressing ultra-light clients and distribution without dependency to central providers. Instead a network of trusted LES nodes acts as counterpart for the protocol.

So Status is supporting the development and testing of ULC to accelerate integration into go-ethereum as well as into Status itself.

Product Description

Minimum Viable Product

Goal Date: 2018-07-02 Working board:


Iteration 2018-05-21 - 2018-06-04

Goal Date: 2018-06-04


Iteration 2018-06-04 - 2018-06-18

Goal Date: 2018-06-18

Description: ULC milestone 2018-06-04

Iteration 2018-06-18 - 2018-07-02

Goal Date: 2018-07-02

Description: ULC milestone 2018-06-18


Success Metrics

LES of go-ethereum is extended to use ULC with a similar or better use of bandwidth and CPU as Infura.

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