VeChain Improvement Proposals
VIP stands for VeChain Improvement Proposal. It is a design document providing information, or describing a new feature. The VIP should provide a concise technical specification of the feature.
The VIP author is responsible for building consensus within the community and documenting dissenting opinions.
|180||Fungible Token Standard||VeChain||Application||Final|
|181||Non-Fungible Token Standard||VeChain||Application||Accepted|
|190||Personal Sign Standard||Totient Labs||Interface||Final|
|191||Designated Gas Payer||Totient Labs||Core||Draft|
|192||Simple Self-signed Certificate||Qian Bin||Interface||Draft|
Formats and Templates
Each VIP should have the following parts:
- Header: The metadata about the VIP, including the VIP number, title and the author. See [Header Preamble](#Header Preamble) for details.
- Overview: A short description of the technical issue being addressed.
- Rationale: The rationale fleshes out the specification by describing what motivated the design and why particular design decisions were made.
- Specification: The technical specification should describe the syntax and semantics of any new feature. The specification should be detailed enough to allow competing, interoperable implementations.
- VIP: # of proposal
- Title: VIP title
- Category: < Core | Application | Interface | Information >
- Author: List of authors' real names and optionally, email addrs
- Status: < Draft | Accepted | Deferred | Withdrawn | Final >
- CreatedAt: Date created on, in ISO 8601 (yyyy-mm-dd) format
There are four kinds of VIP:
- Core: Improvements requiring a consensus fork
- Application: Application-level standards and conventions, including contract standards
- Interface: Improvements around client API specifications and standards, and also certain language-level standards like method names and contract ABIs
- Information: Describes a design issue, or provides general guidelines or information to the community, but does not propose a new feature
- Draft: A VIP in draft status must be implemented to be considered for promotion to the next status.
- Accepted: A VIP that is done with its initial iteration and ready for review by a wide audience.
- Deferred: A VIP that is not being considered for immediate adoption. May be reconsidered in the future for a subsequent hard fork.
- Withdrawn: A VIP editor may consider to withdraw the proposal for some reasons.
- Final: This VIP represents the current state-of-the-art. A Final VIP should only be updated to correct errata.