Hedera Hashgraph, a distributed ledger platform for decentralized applications (dapps), has opened its mainnet to developers and others for testing.
The Hedera Hashgraph Mainnet is now open for testing.
The project has launched its Community Testing Program, which lets developers and other individuals put Hedera’s testnet and mainnet to the test.
Hedera is a distributed ledger platform where developers can build their own decentralized applications (dApps). The network uses the hashgraph algorithm that allows for speed and efficiency absent from other decentralized platforms.
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During the initial stage of the program, selected individuals can develop their own dApps on the networks. In addition, select participants can test a number of Hedera-related products, including the Hedera Wallet and a Chrome extension for micropayments, among others.
In exchange for their hard work, participants will have the chance to earn up to 1,000 HBAR—Hedera’s native token—individually.
Dr. Leemon Baird, co-founder and chief scientist of Hedera, said:
“Opening our mainnet for testing is the next step in delivering Hedera’s vision of an internet where individuals have much greater control over their own personal data and benefit more directly from its value.”
Mance Harmon, another co-founder and CEO of Hedera, added:
“We are especially excited that consumers will get their first taste of the kinds of freedom of data ownership that micropayments can bring to business models, and that developers will have a comprehensive set of resources to start building applications that harness this power to disintermediate a huge variety of services.”
Interested developers and members of the community can register online to gain access to Hedera’s mainnet and testnet.
After raising US$124 million on its institutional round and accredited investor crowdsale, Hedera launched its mainnet on August 24. At the same time, the project has generated 50 billion HBAR.
However, the public has yet to see the mainnet. Prior to the Community Testing Program, access to the mainnet was only available to a few developers and dApp creators. Open access to the mainnet, meanwhile, is projected in March 2019, half a year after the network went live.
Nevertheless, the lucky members of this Program will now be able to see for themselves the features and capabilities of the Hedera mainnet.
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