The Holochain dev team has reached two new milestones including Opening & Closing Chains for App Updates and Clonable DNAs in hApps. Opening & Closing Chains allows Holochain applications to be upgraded which is critically important for real world viability, and is something very hard to do with smart contracts.
Clonable DNAs in hApps is a significant new feature that allows for many different kinds of applications to be built. When incorporated, the feature will allow end users to create their own smaller networks within an application that is segregated for a subset of the application's users. This would allow, for example, private chat rooms, collaboration spaces, or art canvases.
Checkout where these milestones are on the Holochain roadmap.
The Holo team is continuing the QA test of HoloFuel with countersigning as well as focused development towards the Hosting Payments Alpha milestone. Preparatory works are also underway on the HoloFuel and HOT reserve milestone.