Posted 9 months ago | by Ben Armstrong
Binance Announces the Launch of Binance Smart Chain Testnet
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The Binance Smart Chain Testnet
Two chains will be launched publicly on July 9 of 2020, according to an official Binance Twitter post, with the chains being Chapel testnet and Ganges testnet.
The Chapel testnet of Binance Smart Chain is designed to substitute Rialto while the Ganges testnet will be substituting Kongo.
The testnet will be available for public access once it successfully completes the comprehensive testing mechanisms.
Binance’s team will inform users once it is done with all the procedural requirements by July 10 by publishing a new official announcement.
Also, Binance is calling on its users to have a backup of all the important data on the Rialto testnet as it will be lost after the new chain deployment.
Upgrades and Changes Coming with the New Testnet
The important addition to Binance Chain Nodes includes new features of v0.7.2, the introduction of the BEP8 Token, as well as the listing and trade of BUSD Pairs.
Binance Chain CLI upgrades include the launch of the Binance Chain Client with BEP8 Support and the addition of governance command of sidechain in tbnbcli.
The new testnet supports the native cross-chain transfer of BEP8 token, seamless binding, transfer, and unbinding of BEP8 tokens across two chains, allows unbinding of BEP2 and BEP8 token.
This allows users to cancel tokens on two chains, provides efficient cross-chain communication implementation with better protocol stack, improved scalability, and error management.
The addition of an API is included in the update of the SDK, releasing v1.2.3-bscAlpha.0 on Go-SDK and v1.1.0-bscAlpha.0 on Java-SDK
Binance’s Strategy for the Future
Binance Smart Chain has already some upgrades planned for the future to continue with the improvement in security, features, and performance.
The launching of the Millau testnet will substitute Chapel, while the Danube testnet will substitute both Ganges and Nile, with the addition of Staking UI.
The launch of a Staking game to encourage staking on the ecosystem, hosting a hackathon in the Binance Chain ecosystem and the creation of a “bug bounty” programs for Binance Smart Chain are also part of the platform’s plan.
In the last stage, the Binance team is going to upgrade the mainnet of the Binance Chain by launching the mainnet of the Binance Smart Chain ecosystem.
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