Later today (October 7, ~14:00 UTC), the Sargas release will begin which will bring some new features to Synthetix on the Optimistic Ethereum L2. During this release there will be no downtime on L1, but there will be up to 3 hours of downtime on L2 and deposits to L2 will be frozen during that time. Here’s what’s included in this release:
- SIP-135 – L2 Shorting: This SIP brings shorting capabilities (that have been available on L1) to L2.
To maintain consistency between L1 and L2, this release will also include implementation of two SIP’s on L2 that have already been released previously on L1 (SIP-174 and SIP-145 in the Mirfak release).
This release is called Sargas, which like all releases is named after a star (in order of visual magnitude). If you’ve got any comments or questions about the release, please come join the conversation in Discord.