KB Topic Mainnet

The term MainNet refers to the main P2P network of a cryptocurrency.

Cryptos traditionally have a testnet and a mainnet. When developers are creating cryptocurrency applications they use the testnet in order to get free testing coins.

The mainnet and testnet are identical and run on the exact same software. The only difference is that voluntary miners generate financially worthless testnet coins in order to help other developers. By changing the seed addresses and network ports, the testnet runs completely isolated from the mainnet and perfectly simulates that mainnet system.

Systems created for the testnet simply need to change network ports in order to migrate to the production-grade MainNet network.

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High Performance Blockchain (HPB) is a platform that does exactly what their name says they strive to provide the fastest, most effective blockchain out there, by providing both hardware and software architecture. Their goal is 1 million TPS and a 3-section confirmation time for transactions. On August 24, HPB posted a statement on their Facebook page announcing the launch of their closed mainnet, in anticipation of the launch of their open mainnet. The launch of their open mainnet was meant to occur by the end of August, but in the interest of having the quality of their product up to par, they decided to push the launch date back to September 24, 2018.

Aragon Launches on Ethereum Mainnet: Killer Application of DAOs
-Bitcoin news, price, information & analysis Aragon version 0.6 is now live on the Ethereum mainnet and the release comes seven months after the company announced Aragon version 0.5. The release is considered a major milestone for Aragon, a blockchain startup that managed to raise 25 million in under 1.5 minutes during their ICO. Aragon is a tool, that allows entrepreneurs, blockchain communities and developers to create and manage DAOs. But, unlike previous Ethereum tools, the open source tools of Aragon are more advanced and enable the management of more robust organizations. The idea of DAOs is to create autonomous organizations without any form of hierarchical management by running hard coded rules on top of blockchain platforms. To this end, a DAO is simply a complex set of smart contracts where the by-laws and token governance rules of the organization are embedded into the smart contract.  Autonomous organizations are virtual, efficient but still allow for human collaboration while by-passing controlling legal systems. All transactions are executed on the underlying blockchain through smart contracts.

What is a Cryptocurrency Mainnet - CoinCentral
Even though cryptocurrency values have thus far been difficult to predict, there are a few key components of determining a project's success. One of the biggest factors is technology. While investors don't necessarily have to know about the technical details of a project, it's still important to see some progress in this area. Testnets are able to show a sort of working prototype for blockchain projects. However, mainnets are an even more important aspect of valuing a cryptocurrency's real-world implementation. In this article, we'll discuss everything you should know about mainnets and analyze two of the most recent ones to launch.
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High Performance Blockchain (HPB) Launches Mainnet
High Performance Blockchain (HPB), a hardware-oriented blockchain platform, launched its platform to the mainnet on Monday, September 24, 2018. This follows months of preparatory work that included a wallet launch, exchange listings, partnerships, and closed testing. Dear HPB Family, we have opened our MainNet to the public! We thank everyone who has supported us. Regardless of when you have joined our platform, we thank all of you in this journey. We will continue to build towards a new, decentralized future! pic.twitter.com/zxb654ANP1 HPB Blockchain (@HPB_Global) September 24, 2018 The HPB project distinguishes itself from other projects by merging hardware and software solutions. The former is a customized piece of hardware called the Blockchain Offload Engine (BOE), which the team expects will increase transaction throughput. The BOEs are chipsets comprised of different modules which serve a variety of purposes, and will primarily be responsible for accelerating transaction rates.

Binance Announces Support for ICON (ICX) Mainnet Token Swap - Bitcoinist
Reading: Binance Announces Support for ICON (ICX) Mainnet Token Swap Osato Avan-Nomayo · @3rdPesinSingula | Jun 13, 2018 | 19:00 Osato Avan-Nomayo · @3rdPesinSingula | Jun 13, 2018 | 19:00 Binance, the cryptocurrency exchange platform behemoth, will support the ICON ICX mainnet token swap. The platform announced the move in a blog post on its website on June 13, 2018. The announcement likely brings to an end the confusion over the status of ICX mainnet and ERC-20 ICX tokens. According to the Binance statement, the platform will suspend all ICX deposits and withdrawals beginning June 20, 2018. ICX holders have until that time to transfer their ERC-20 ICX tokens to Binance. The platform will handle the necessary back-end technical processes for the token swap. The exchange also revealed that ICX deposits and withdrawals will recommence once the mainnet stabilizes.

Universal Cryptocurrency Wallet is Now Testing on Mainnet!
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