Cardano Launches First Fully Public Testnet That Supports Smart Contracts

Cardano Launches First Fully Public Testnet That Supports Smart Contracts

Cardano’s Alonzo testnet has entered into the “Purple” phase, according to a Friday announcement made by research and development company IOHK.The new stage—which was preceded by “Blue” and “White”—marks a major step to launching smart contacts on the largest proof-of-stake blockchain.The Alonzo Purple testnet is fully public, which means that all members of the Plutus pioneer program, all stake pool operators and exchanges can participate.For comparison, Alonzo Blue and Alonzo White were limited to 50 users and 500 users, respectively.Cardano will begin the systematic onboarding of cryptocurrency exchanges, according to IOHK CEO Charles Hoskinson.

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