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Coordicide testnet coming soon

2020.06.25

Varley emphasized that the features currently being developed by IOTA, such as Chrysalis, Coordicide and Bee, are very complex and require the full attention of the developer community. Chrysalis is making good progress, providing a much improved network with a much higher number of transactions per second, faster confirmation times and reusable addresses.

Furthermore, a new test network called Comnet has been launched by some community members, which so far consists of Hornet nodes only. A transaction throughput of 150 transactions per second with a 99% confirmation rate was achieved. Varley says that the first lab tests are promising and that the test network is running completely without the chrysalis optimizations so far.

Coordicide represents IOTA’s solution for full decentralization. Varley also calls Coordicide IOTA 2.0, which is currently being implemented and tested in GoShimmer. Varley describes that a GoShimmer test network will soon show the complete capabilities of the different components:A GoShimmer testnet will demonstrate how Coordicide and its various components (including consensus, Mana etc.) work and provide an environment for developers to learn about the new possibilities Coordicide will enable (think coloured coins, dApps etc.).

The release of the first Coordicide testnet with value transactions is expected in a few weeks. The testnet will include a number of different developer tools to be able to test all new functions without risk. The Hornet development team is working closely with GoShimmer, as both use the common library Hive.go.

Author : Collin Brown