Launch of Nomic Bitcoin Sidechain Testnet v0.1.0
On December 30th, we launched the v0.1.0 testnet of the Nomic Bitcoin sidechain. This is the first step on our mission: enabling decentralized finance on Bitcoin.
The project is still super early, but the foundations are starting to form. We expect the network to evolve a lot in 2020, but here’s how you can get involved today:
- Join the Telegram group
- Familiarize yourself with the code, or open a pull request
- Run a validator by following this guide
- Follow us on Twitter
This release is the first testnet built on our new Rust-based Tendermint stack. It follows the same design as our previous TypeScript-based prototype, but with a strong focus on performance and reliability.
This version targets Bitcoin Testnet, and is missing several important features; but you can run it today, and so far the network has operated without issue.
If you’re interested in running a validator, you can follow this guide to join the network now.Posted on January 21, 2020