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I was told that after parachains, one of the next steps is parathreads, where can I find information about parathreads estimated release date on Kusama?

PS: I read the following on Reddit:

Well parathread cannot send state transition proofs for Relay Chain validators for now I think. So yes, they exists, because before becoming a parachain, the previous stage is being a parathread, but they cannot do anything

Does this mean they exist but they are not functional yet? When can we expect fully functional parathreads on Kusama?

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    From what I can find on polkadot.network/launch-roadmap , parathreads are next on the roadmap. But if I go to the frontend, there are already a bunch of parathreads active. Maybe the parathreads are already fully functioning, but it's the launching of a parathread that is being worked on? Can anyone else comment on this? Apr 9, 2022 at 6:17
  • Please always link to source materials you reference 😁
    – Nuke
    Apr 9, 2022 at 23:56

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The Reddit answer is correct. They exist as an abstraction because the lifecycle of a parachain starts from and ends in being a parathread, but the core functionality (i.e. pay-as-you-go, generating para-blocks and proofs) are not active/fully implemented yet.

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  • Any news about when will be parathreads fully functional?
    – Jero Lopez
    Aug 23, 2022 at 20:16

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