Zilliqa’s Testnet Version 3 Released –Mining Information To Be Released On December 3rd
Last week, Zilliqa (ZIL) announced the release of its Testnet’s third version. Named Mao Shan Wang, this new Testnet upgrade boasts of new features that will help smoothen the process involved in the eventual launch of its mainnet.
This launch is going to play a significant role in the future of the crypt project. According to Xinshu Dong, Zilliqa’s CEO,
“This is a major technical milestone — as far as we know, this is the first fully-fledged testnet in the world to implement network, transaction, and smart contract sharding. This specific testnet has addressed some of the security issues discovered by our security auditors, and added required safety checks and extra enforcement mechanisms to improve the stability of the system.”
Testnet Version 3’s Similarity To Mainnet
This new launch shares a strong resemblance to what the mainnet will look like upon its launching on the 31st of January, 2019. The testnet currently has the following features:
- The complete propagation of Scilla programming across the network. With this in place, all new nodes will be able to execute smart contracts.
- Smart contract, transaction and network sharding executed on the network
- Ecofriendly public mining of the testnet
- Incentivized reward framework for all participating nodes based on their efforts and contributions to the consensus protocol
- Increased efficiency in protocol upgrade
Mining On Testnet V3
Miners who intend to participate in the mining of ZIL on the testnet will have the full information and documentation on the 3rd of December. The documentation will provide all the necessary information and details necessary to help miners successfully mine the tier tokens.
According to Zilliqa, users who are interested in running a node on the network will need equipments with the following specs:
- Ubuntu 16.04.5 64-bit OS
- Intel i5 processor or later
- 8GB DRR3 RAM or higher
- Optional: GPU cards (e.g 1 x GTX 1060 with 3GB vRAM)
- NAT environment with UPnP feature supported on your router or a public IP address