A lightning fast first dev test of the latest release of Elemental Chat for Hosts just took place between HoloPorts in NY and Gibraltar. Message speeds were essentially instantaneous. The Holochain team worked hand in hand with the Holo dev team to troubleshoot issues yesterday and then late last night a change was deployed on Holochain that modified "the query cascade to have gets not require a network call if we have the data." This small change made all the difference - at least for now - to the p2p transaction speeds for chat messaging on HoloPorts. There is still important testing and a couple of small UI improvements that we need to do in the coming days but we are proceeding into QA and will keep sharing details of our findings as we expand the numbers of users and other load tests we need to perform.