Cardano Launches EVM-Compatible Sidechain Public Testnet

Input Output Global, the company behind Cardano’s blockchain, has opened the public testnet for its proof-of concept Ethereum virtual machine (EVM-compatible sidechain).

This launch comes after a last month announcement about a new toolkit that allows developers to create custom sidechains for the Cardano network.

Sidechain EVM Sidechain Proof-of-Concept

According to official tweet The testnet will be made available from IOG for a brief period. It will also be regularly updated during the pilot phase.

Test token transfers can be made between test environments. Users can connect their wallets and deploy smart contracts or decentralized apps (dApps) to test the connection. The platform is open to developers and stake pool operators (SPOs).

This proof-of-concept testnet is temporary and will be periodically respun during its pilot phase. It is meant to be a community resource, and we encourage developers to get involved and to collaborate,” IOG stated.

As reported By CryptoPotatoThe previously released toolkit would enable sidechains to use their own consensus algorithms and features. Through a bridge, they would be connected with Cardano’s root chain via cross-chain transfers. Mainchain consensus mechanisms would also ensure block finality.

The smart contracts that will be deployed at the moment can only be written using Solidity. IOG plans to explore technical variations in order to make the toolkit more widely available for adoption by other networks. This toolkit was created to empower developers so that they can build in their native languages.

IOG will use the testnet to expand Cardano to other communities, while keeping the network’s security features intact. IOG plans to collaborate with Cardano to collect feedback and improve the solution.

Cardano Waxes Stronger

Cardano has been a pioneering platform in the blockchain sector over time. The network was founded with the goal of launching and building new concepts that will help crypto grow and be adopted.

CryptoPotato reported Last month, Cardano and Ethereum emerged as the two most active blockchains in 2022. Cardano had an average number of 151 developers per day for the entire last year.

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